Your time to shine!

After having to sadly cancel last year’s event, Platform is back!

Platform, previously called the Y Factor, is an event for young people to express their talents in a professional, supportive environment and be in with a chance to win a share of some large cash prizes, allowing them an opportunity to go on and further advance their abilities.

Our three main categories are Music, Dance and Variety. We are looking forward to showcasing the best youth talent in Christchurch in our brand new Black Box Theatre, supported by our professional tech crew and our youth leadership programme Kaiwhakatere.


If you are aged between 13 and 21 years of age, its time to get your act together now and show us what you have to offer.
We are welcoming audition videos from those aged 13-21 years, performing their favourite genre. Those selected to go through to the live final are not only in with a chance to win a share of $6,000 in cash prizes, but will walk away with a professionally filmed video of their performance.

Video the audition

the better the quality, the better we can see your talent

Upload your audition to YouTube

or another video sharing platform, ensuring the settings are adjusted so we can view it

Fill out the Application Form

and don’t forget to copy and paste the URL of your clip

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED finalists will be notified by Wednesday 10 July via email


Winner – Best Singing Performance

/ solo singers, duos, choral groups, bands with vocals

Winner – Best Dance Performance

/ solo performers, group performances, any dance genre

Winner – Best Variety Performance

/ instrumental performers, bands with no vocals, circo, acting, acrobatics, comedy, get creative!
+ $500 runner-up prizes for each category AND an extra $1,500 for the OVERALL WINNER!
Sat 20 Jul, 7pm, Papa hou


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Come along to the show