Relentless Here To Be Heard is giving YOU the change to get involved with the biggest and best music events 2014 can offer. Spearheaded by world-renowned DJ Zane Lowe, the competition is on the lookout for one blogger, one band, one DJ and one photographer – giving each a money-can’t-buy opportunity to make it big in the music biz.

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The winning blogger will become the official Relentless Energy Drink writer for a year, while the DJ opens the Relentless Stage at Leeds Festival alongside Zane himself. Meanwhile, the winning band will play alongside Zane at a Relentless event in London at the height of summer, and the photographer will get to display his or her work on an NME.COM gallery – as well as at the Relentless @No.5 venue.

Last year’s winning band Broken Men called the prize “a real confidence boost” and went on to play key gigs at festivals including Liverpool’s Sound City, while the winning DJ Killer Tom played the Relentless Stage at Leeds Festival and then toured across the UK.

Speaking about what kind of people he’s on the lookout for as the main judge in the competition, Zane enthused: “I think you have to have a voice or an eye or an opinion or a style that’s very unique to yourself. Even if it’s not fully realised or it’s not the slickest or the most professional sounding song, or your photography isn’t necessarily framed in the most obvious way, I think that’s better. We’re looking for an individual or individuals who are forging ahead.”

Zane will be joined by an esteemed panel of experts to judge the competition, including photographer extraordinaire Dean Chalkley, Reading And Leeds Festivals’ head booker Jon Mclldowie, NME’s New Bands Editor Matt Wilkinson and the head of Relentless Energy Brand Marketing Sam Grant.

Each of the judges are on the lookout for the most talented go-getters out there, keen on furthering their own careers and showcasing their amazing skills to the wider world. So, if you think you fit the bill and want to be in with a chance of winning the prize of a lifetime, what are you waiting for?! The competition is open now – head to to enter.