Looking For the Hottest Mic on Campus

Bring the heat and you could win up to $10k - from 10/21 to 11/17 only!


Amp is looking for sports fans, music heads, and pop culture aficionados — take the mic and let it rip. If you’re a student in the Atlanta University Center, the Hottest Mic on Campus Contest is your chance to win cash prizes up to $10k! Just jump on the Amp app and host shows about what you love, LIVE.

Want to get in on the action? Follow these easy steps

1. Download the app
2. Create a show using #AUCAmp and #promotion in the show title
3. Host your show about what you love (at least 45 minutes long)
4. Get some friends to tune-in

Hottest Mic on Campus will be live for 4 weeks from October 21 to November 17. Each week, we’ll pick 3 winners to receive $2500 in cash prizes based on total show listeners. The more shows you host, the better your chance, since we count total listeners.

Best part yet, winners can win multiple times so up to $10k could be yours.

Eligibility Requirements

Hottest Mic on Campus is designed for college students, aged 18+, living in the Atlanta metro area. For full Terms & Conditions, see here.

Not in the Atlanta region? Hottest Mic on Campus is heading to more schools in 2023. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know on program update.

Ready to host? Let’s get you prepped

Everything you need to host a killer show can be found at the Get Started Guide. But take a look at these three best practices to nail down the basics.

1.Set Up My Show - Make sure your show is easily discovered by your intended audience.
2. Open the Phone Lines - Bring your friends and fellow students into your show by letting them call in.
3.Promoting My Show- Share your show via your social to get all your friends to tune-in.

For more info on Hottest Mic on Campus, see our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about the Hottest Mic on Campus contest.
Am I eligible for Hottest Mic on Campus?
To be eligible for this contest, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States and currently reside in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area.
  • Must not a member of any guild, union or other organization that may prohibit participation.
  • Must not be an employee or a family or household member of employees of Amazon or its affiliates.
  • Must have access to an iOS device.
  • Must adhere to Amp Terms of Use, Community Guidelines, and Music Guidelines.
For full Terms & Conditions, see here. If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, or violate any intellectual property, local, state, or federal laws, or violate any terms referenced herein, you will be deemed ineligible.
How do I enter this contest?
So you meet the requirements? Now it’s time to get ready to host your show. Follow these step by step instructions to enter:

1. Download the Amp app from the App store
2. Create your Amp account and profile
3. Host a 45-min or longer radio show during the contest entry period. Make sure #AUCAmp and #promotion are in your title to be entered.
4. Promote your show to drive tune-in. Share your show link directly to your social channels on the days prior and day of to have all your friends tune-in.
When is this contest running? When can I enter?
Hottest Mic on Campus will be live from October 21 through November 17, with 4 periods of entry:

Week 1: October 21, 2022 at 8AM ET to October 27, 2022 11:59PM ET
Week 2: October 28, 2022 at 8AM ET to November 3, 2022 11:59PM ET
Week 3: November 4, 2022 at 8AM ET to November 10, 2022 11:59PM ET
Week 4: November 11, 2022 at 8AM ET to November 17, 2022 11:59PM ET

Entries must be received no later than the dates and times specified above for each Entry Period to be considered.

How are winners selected?
All submitted and verified Entries will be scored based on their total Amp show listenership throughout the Entry Period when the Entry was received. Listenership will be calculated by the total listener count attributed to a Participant/Team Amp profile during the applicable Entry Period. In the event a Participant/Team submits multiple Entries during an Entry Period, the cumulative total listener count will be used.

The three (3) Participants/Teams with the highest score for each Entry Period (for a total of twelve (12) Participants/Teams throughout the Competition Period) will be deemed potential Grand Prize winners, subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by a separate additional judge who will score the tied Entries solely on “show originality and creativity”.

In the event a potential winner’s Entry is disqualified, the Participant/Team who submitted the next highest rated Entry will be selected as the potential winner for the applicable prize, and must comply with the requirements in these Official Rules. All decisions of the Sponsor and judges are final and binding.

When will winners be selected? How will I know I’ve won?
For each weekly entry period, 3 winners will be chosen based on listenership, for a total of 12 winners. Winners will be notified on the Monday following their entry period of their potential *win:

Week 1 - Monday, 10/31
Week 2 - Monday, 11/7
Week 3 - Monday, 11/14
Week 4 - Monday, 11/21

*The selected participants are considered “potential winners” until their submission is fully vetted on meeting eligibility requirements as well as completed the necessary forms shared via email. Failure to return any required document by the date requested will deem the submission disqualified.
What is the prize for Hottest Mic on Campus?
Winners will receive a cash prize of $2,500. Winners are eligible to enter each week of the contest, and can win multiple weeks for up to $10k in cash prizes.

How do I improve my chances of winning Hottest Mic on Campus?
To improve your chances of winning, here are some best practices:

1. Create Engaging Content - Amp content is live, shared, and entertaining. Keep your audience in mind and interact with the community.
2. Grow My Community - Build that “appointment listening” and plant seeds to nurture a thriving community of listeners and callers.
3. Reach My Audience - Help your show get discovered and help listeners find you by keeping best practices in mind.
4. Promote Your Show - Share your show via your social to get all your friends to tune-in.

Whether you do or don’t win one of our weekly prizes, as long as you meet the requirements, you will also be eligible to earn from the Amp Creator Fund for your shows on Amp.