We’re searching Aotearoa for one special talented young person to perform with AARADHNA at Ngāpuhi Festival!

Entries are now closed, voting is now open!

How to vote for your favourite video

  1. Voters are only allowed to vote/like/love ONCE per video submission/entry. Voters may vote/like multiple videos/entries
  2. 1 Facebook like/love = 1 vote
  3. Voting will be actively monitored and the Iwi Idol Coordinator reserves the right to remove any suspicious votes

How the winners will be determined

  • Ten finalists will be chosen through online public voting via the festival Facebok page. 1 like/love = 1 vote.
  • At the end of the voting period, the 10 entries with the most likes/loves/votes will be the finalists, win prizes and be invited to perform on stage at Ngāpuhi Festival.
  • The ultimate IWI IDOL winner, will be chosen, by a panel, from the list of finalists, to perform with Aaradhna at Ngāpuhi Festival 2018.

Important dates

Competition launch / opens Wednesday 15th November
Video submissions open Wednesday 15th November
Video submissions/entries close Friday 1st December, 5pm
Videos uploaded to FB

Online voting opens

Monday 4th December
Online voting closes Wednesday 13th December, 5pm
Ten finalists contacted Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th December
Ten finalists announced Friday 15th December
Final Iwi Idol winner contacted Friday 15th – Wednesday 20th December
Final Iwi Idol winner announced Wednesday 20th December
Stage performances Saturday 27 January 2018

All enquries regarding the Ngāpuhi Festival Iwi Idol competition should be directed to the Iwi Idol Coordinator at entertainment@ngapuhi.org or 09 401 5530.

Check out the official festival Facebook page to stay updated with news, competitions & information.


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