Initially unsure of how putting a music competition online would pan out, Gunnedah Eisteddfod conveners have been blown away by the response, and it's not just locals jumping on board.
They say they've received 660 submissions from right across the country, with the youngest performer a tender two years of age, and the eldest 96.
Last year, they had 350 individual entries, meaning they've almost doubled that number for their inaugural online event.
One of the three conveners, Lucy Ravenwood said while some submissions were the same person in different categories, they were "really happy" with the response.
"Normally Eisteddfods in person are only for locals and others around region, so this has broadened the scope much more widely," she explained.
"Most Eisteddfods have been cancelled due to the virus, and we've got a lot of students on board who would have otherwise missed out."
When she was growing up, Eisteddfods were something all music students looked forward to as a yearly highlight, and she couldn't bear to have kids miss out on that opportunity.
It's certainly helping to put Gunnedah on the map as leading the way in support of the performing arts in town and the Northwest, and right across the country.Lucy Ravenwood
"I think in supporting the development of young musicians and providing encouragement to keep playing, they are using their time at home wisely and not just for themselves," she explained.
"Some of the biggest sections we have are in family entertainment or siblings doing duets, we've had great levels of registrations in those, [they are] really getting creative with their own families."
Other categories include Indigenous Music, Golden Oldies (over 65), Pre-Schoolers, performers with special needs, and the Sibling Duets, which have also proven extremely popular.
With registrations now closed and submissions for videos opening soon, the adjudicators Phill O'Neill for Brass and Percussion and Paul Jarman for Vocal and Instrumental, are set to have a "baptism of fire".
"The adjudicators have their work cut out for them going through them all," she laughed.
Yet Ms Ravenwood said the judges were excited at the prospect.
"The whole premise is to support the development of musicians, also creating employment in the arts by holding this. Adjudicators are artists and musicians themselves finding it tough during this period.
"It's certainly helping to put Gunnedah on the map as leading the way in support of the performing arts in town and right across the country."
Video submissions will be made from June 10 to 21, with the final results to be announced on July 1.