T-Shirt Design Competition

We are challenging you to go totally out of this world with a design for this year’s official Nozstock merchandise. One winner will see their design featured on a branded Nozstock t shirt, which will be on sale at the festival. You might even see it on a tote bag. You’ll also get a free ticket to the festival, so you can see your artwork being worn by real-life humans/intergalactic hitchhikers, and you’ll be profiled with a dedicated blog on www.nozstock.com.

We’re looking for creative, imaginative and striking ideas that really represent the ethos of Nozstock and this year’s crazy, space-tacular theme. Go wild and fanciful, we just ask that you consider these few details:

– Nozstock’s audience spans all generations, so your design needs to cross genders, ages and cultures.
– We love inventive use of the Nozstock logo but please keep its proportions intact and keep the logo recognisable!
– Take into account that the design may be printed on different types of merchandise of various colours, and at different sizes.
– Please use no more than 3 colours.

Submissions deadline: Mon 1st June 2015
Successful artist notified: Mon 8th June 2015
Print-ready designs submitted: Mon 22nd June 2015

Please send your designs electronically to: submissions@nozstock.com or via snail mail to: Nozstock Arts, Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LS

The successful designer will be asked to supply the final hi-res design as an .ai file. They will also need to supply an image to be used in the profile blog.

Full terms and conditions here.

Nozslam 2015

Literary linguistics your love; poetic pondering your passion?

After the rip-roaring success of last year’s debut event, we’re excited to announce the glorious return of Nozstock’s very own poetic pugilism platform “NOZSLAM” for 2015! Slam is performance poetry, but with a playful competitive edge. Poems can be funny, sad, angry, happy, political, topical, rhythmic, lyrical, sky blue polka dot pink with orange stripes… whatever it is that tickles your cerebrum, just so long as it is tickled in less than three and a half minutes! Each performance gets scored out of 10 by our five judges, the highest and lowest scores are dropped, the results are tabulated, totted up and the top scorer takes home the trophy!

If you’d like to throw your metaphorical hat in the ring, then all you need to do is make a little video of you performing your poem, and send it to nozslam@nozstock.com along with your name, contact number and a description of up to 50 words to be featured alongside it. We suggest WeTransfer is a good way to send your videos for free but please submit your entries by 5pm on Wednesday 10th June.

We’ll upload all the submitted poems to the Nozstock YouTube channel on Thursday 11th June where they’ll remain for 2 weeks. The ten videos that receive the most YouTube ‘likes’ will be short-listed, and then it’s up to the whole Nozstock team to discuss, disagree, debate, and eventually somehow decide on the five slammers who’ll receive free tickets to come and compete in the live Sunday night final at this year’s Nozstock Festival! The finalists will be announced on July 1st.

The winner of our main event slam will receive a whole host of Nozstock goodies including tickets, a poets profile on our website, an array of free merchandise and travel expenses for 2015 and 2016. All that plus heaps of adoration and, most importantly, a coveted spot in the Tent Of Temporary Thought line-up next year!

So whether you’ve always felt there was a poem burning in you that you’ve just gotta get out, or you’ve been doing this spoken word lark forever, it’s time to sharpen your pencil, limber up your larynx and show the world why you deserve to be Nozslam Champion 2015!

 - One entry per poet
- Entries may be no longer than 3.5 minutes
- All entries must be received by nozslam@nozstock.com before 5PM on Wednesday 10th June to be eligible for consideration
- The five poets selected by our judges from a pool of the 10 most liked YouTube submissions will win free artist tickets to come compete at Nozstock.
- The four winners will take part in a final live round on the theatre tent on Sunday afternoon.
- The NozSlam Champion title and the prizes detailed above will go to the poet who receives the highest combined score from our panel of judges in the live final.

Pair of tickets for the ultimate Sci Fi impression…

Nozstock have joined up with Wye Valley Brewery to share a pair of Nozstock tickets to whoever can pull off the most inspired, innovative and downright hilarious sci-fi character impression of all time.

That’s right – are you a yodelling Yoda, a dithering Dalek, a voluptuous Vogon or a heuristically programmed HAL 9000? Take this opportunity to shine in a resplendent other-worldly starlight, good humans of earth.

To enter, prepare your hilarious photo or video and post it via YouTube, Instagram or Twitter tagging it with the hashtag #nozstar – the winning image or performance selected by Wye Valley Brewery and Nozstock will be shared across the multitude of Nozstock social media, posted in a blog on the website and the winner gets two freebies to this year’s festival. Join the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Fuse ODG, Beardyman, DJ Hype, Neville Staple Band, Hospitality and so many more in this interstellar adventure.

Deadline for all entries: 13 July 2015

Have a gander here for the full terms & conditions for entering Nozstock competitions.

Make it so.

 Calling all Fancy Dressers!

If there’s one thing we can say about you Nozstockers it’s that you know how to do fancy dress good and proper … and as a little token of our appreciation we’re going to make sure that the best dressed amongst you get a reward for your endeavours!
At Nozstock 2015 we want to see your fancy dress cranked up to 11 –  we’re thinking glitter, silver facepaint, anything glow in the dark and shiny- the list is endless. Get practising your Princess Leia buns and polishing your space helmets. After all, if you can’t let your hair down in the Hidden Valley, then where can you?!
Judges will be scouring the site on Sunday to find the festival-goers whose costumes are simply out of this world. The winners will be revealed in the ultra-prestigious Bandstand award ceremony on Sunday and will be the lucky recipients of tickets for 2016’s festival, as well as the respect and admiration of all your fellow campers. Can’t say fairer than that, can we?

Live long and prosper, space cadets…

Clean Campsite Competition

Right then you lovely lot, it is so important, as we think you will agree, to make sure that the farm we are partying on is left how we find it. The cows and sheep need their home back after all! So to make sure we are all as clean and green as we can be, we will be holding the Clean Campsite Awards. Who’s the cleanest of them all? Throughout the weekend our judges scouring the campsite, looking for tidy campsites to reward and encouraging untidy campers to clean up! There will be an awards ceremony on Sunday, on the Bandstage stage,  so to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, including tickets to 2016 as the Welsh say; “keep it tidy!”