National Youth Jazz Orchestra - Young Concert Critics Competition
National Youth Jazz Orchestra - Young Concert Critics Competition

National Youth Jazz Orchestra - Young Concert Critics Competition

Enjoy Music? Writing? Critiquing? Enter our NYJO Young Critics Competition.

We are looking for young people 18 years and under, who are attending the National Youth Jazz Orchestra event on April 15 2016*, including the pre-concert event, to review the event in under 350 words. Perhaps you are an aspiring critic or journalist, or are just interested in music, and talking about it afterwards? Either way this is a great opportunity to have your voice heard!

The winning entrant will have their piece published throughout the Guildhall marketing channels, in the Portsmouth News and will receive a £30 National Book Token.

Our judges will be looking for entrants that have that creative flair, with a powerful, persuasive voice and strong opinions.

For anyone interested, you will need to write your 350 word review (accompanying pictures encouraged but not a necessity) and send it along with the application form here via email or post to Hayley Reay: hayley.reay@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk // Portsmouth Cultural Trust, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, PO1 2AB, by April 30th 2016**

To lend a helping hand, below is some recommended reading to help you prepare and structure your review:

. https://bachtrack.com/youngreviewer-how-to-review

. http://www.classicaldiary.com/the-lab/blog/5-tips-writing-great-concert-review

*All entrants and companions must have a valid ticket (£5 for under18’s) and those aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Tickets available directly from the Portsmouth Guildhall Box Office, via www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk or via phone on 0844 847 23 62.

** Those interested in attending the pre-concert event must email hayley.reay@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk or call 02393 870 193 to register your details. Those 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult, and all of those under 18 must have a parent signature on the application form to consent to their review, name and age being published if chosen.

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