Sculpture contest

2018 Entries closed

We transform garbage into art

In recycle city everything is made from used materials and waste get a second life by becoming part of a Defqon.1 stage as a form of art. Q-dance challenges you to get creative, and make your own Defqon.1 sculpture from used materials. By doing so you are in the running to win the ultimate Defqon.1 experience package!

How to enter

There are no minimum requirements of maximum limits on the size of your sculpture (just keep in mind that your sculpture needs to be transportable). It is also completely up to you to choose the materials you use. This is your chance to express all your creativity! In terms of what your sculpture looks like or represents, please remember that it needs to fit within the Raw, energetic, and colourful Defqon.1 environment. To give you some inspiration, you can check out some sample images of previous sculptures here.

3 Grand prizes up for grabs!

All the best and most creative sculptures will get a primary spot on the Defqon.1 Australia Festival site, so everyone can enjoy their sight on event day. On top, the creators of the 3 most impressive sculptures will be rewarded by Q-dance with the ultimate Defqon.1 experience package, containing:

  • 2x VIP tickets to Defqon.1 Australia 2018
  • 2x Helicopter ride
  • $200 worth of drink tokens
  • $200 merchandise voucher
  • Signed canvas

Entry conditions

When building your sculpture, please keep in mind it needs to be transportable to the Defqon.1 Festival site. Transport to the Sydney International Regatta Centre needs to be arranged by yourself.

Your entry must be submitted by midnight August 28 AEST. Entries must be submitted via email to Alongside images of your sculpture, please feel free to attach as much info about your sculpture as you want (videos of the building process are welcome!)