Entries for the 2014 Young Songwriters Competition open today.
The Young Songwriters Competition provides emerging young talent aged 12 to 25 with a platform to show off their lyrics, musicianship and performance skills.
The annual Young Songwriters Competition is now a joint initiative of Lismore City Council and headspace, which recently opened in Lismore. The Young Songwriters Competition is a chance for young musos to challenge themselves, gain recognition and compete for a range of prizes from recording time to new music equipment.
“A panel of local musos will judge a live concert of finalists in May to determine the overall winners,” explained Council’s Community Development Officer Lizette Twisleton.
“The competition provides a great vehicle for young talent to burst out of the garage and onto the stage.
“Council has been running the event for five years and in our experience, a live concert judged by well-known musicians and in front of peers and loved ones really encourages young people to stretch themselves. It also helps foster contacts between working musicians and young people who wish to have a career in the industry.”
Young songwriters can enter in the following categories: folk/country, hip hop, rock/indie, punk/metal and pop.
Entries for the Young Songwriters Competition are due by 18 April. The finalists’ concert and awards night will be held at Lismore City Hall in May.
To enter the competition, submit your entry in MP3 format with lyrics (attached as a Word document), artist photo and bio to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name, age, contact details and category. For more information phone Lizette Twisleton on 1300 87 83 87 or find the Lismore Young Songwriters Competition on Facebook.
PHOTO: 2013 Male and Female Young Songwriters of the Year, Benn Wilson and Gracie Hughes.