THE third annual Lismore Young Songwriters Competition is now open to all Northern Rivers young people aged between 12 and 25 with a finals event scheduled to be held during Youth Week, April 13 to April 22, at the Lismore City Hall.
The annual Youth Week competition attracts scores of entries and according to Lismore City Council's Youth and Community Development Officer, Lizette Twisleton, it is a great opportunity for young people to gain experience with live public performance.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in our region who want to increase their musical profile and learn more about how the industry works," Lizette said.
"Each year I have been totally inspired by the talent, range and calibre of the entries and I am really looking forward to seeing what comes forward this year.
"With the closing date coming up at the end of March, I would encourage any young people who are keen to submit entries in the competition to start writing and recording now, so they have material they are really happy with to enter in the competition."
There are four categories in the Lismore Young Songwriters Competition: Pop/Rock, Folk/Country, Hip Hop/R&B and Electronica. All entries must be original material. There will be a runner up and finalist in each category.
Prizes include studio recording time, a sound system, musical equipment such as microphones and leads, music store vouchers and cds.
For more information and full entry details you can 'like' Lismore Young Songwriters Competition on Facebook, visit 'Council News' on the Lismore City Council website at www.lismore.nsw.gov.au or contact Council's Youth and Community Development Officer, Lizette Twisleton on phone, 1300 878 387.