The event opens on Monday 12th November, when entrants can submit their demos to: Diesel U-Music at 55 Argyle Street, London WC1 8EF. Closing date is Saturday 2nd February 2002. The entries will be divided into six distinct categories, each hosted by independent record companies and media partners... I can't make out this complex category flowchart, but at least one bit of it is sponsored by Barfly.
The winners will be announced six weeks before the Diesel U-Music Award ceremony, scheduled for May 2002. Among the prizes are the latest DJ equipment, studio time, photo sessions and professional production. Winners will also be featured on a Diesel U-Music compilation album and CD covermounts.
Entries should be all original material and no more than six minutes in duration per track, with a maximum of three tracks. Only Scratch DJ tracks can be longer than the stipulated six minutes. The accepted formats are Mini-Disc, DAT or CD and must be accompanied by a 100-word biography and, where possible, photograph of the entrant.
The content here originally from my very popular (in the tail end of the '90s) site popex.com. Some of this written by other people, so mostly editorial originally created by me. I replicated this content here when popex finally shut down in the early '00s. Hope this brings back memories (if you find it).