Crop Circle wins triple j Beat the Drum competition

The winner of the 2004 Triple J Beat The Drum competition (pictured) is
affectionately known as the ‘Crop Circle’ within triple j.

This entry is a 1.5km high and 1km wide triple j drum, ploughed into a field in
South East Queensland. It’s big enough to be spotted from passing air traffic at 9000
ft up. And in fact the first report triple j received of this huge drum was from an
air traveler with a camera.

The two things a winning entry in Beat The Drum must have are creativity and
exposure. And this entry has both on a grand scale. The creators, knowing that not
that many people would be strolling past their drum, took the initiative of making a
website showing it off to the world.

The winners, Michael Cook and Shannon Parsons, can now claim first
prize for their mighty efforts. They have won 4 ’round the world airfares. And while
they’re on their world trip, they’ll get to stop off at their choice of 4 of the world’s
biggest and best music festivals: Glastonbury, Reading, Fuji Rock, Roskilde, Low
Lands, and Cochella.

Both winners were over the moon when they were told of their win in
Adam & Wil’s breakfast show on triple j on last Friday.

Over 100 entries were received in the triple j marketing competition, with literally hundreds of people Beating The Drum for triple j across the country.

The winners of the Groups and Schools categories were yet to be