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National award for young music writers (Expired)

**Entries now open for the 2017 CutCommon Young Writer of the Year Competition**

No experience necessary - just a passion for music and words.

In 2016, we launched our inaugural CutCommon Young Writer of the Year Competition to celebrate the value in Australian arts journalism. This year, we’re back – and we want to showcase your talent across our national platform.

As 2017 CutCommon Young Writer of the Year, you will receive:

  • The opportunity to be profiled in a feature story on CutCommon
  • Your writing featured across all areas of the publication (including blogs, interviews, live and/or CD reviews) throughout CutCommon Young Writers’ Month this August
  • Professional editing and guidance on your submitted folio with CutCommon Editor Stephanie Eslake and Deputy Editor Lucy Rash
  • Industry mentoring session (via Skype) with leading arts broadcaster, podcaster, and writer Ben Nielsen
  • CutCommon prize pack featuring our original design manuscript and a two-year subscription for you and a friend (runners-up receive a one-year subscription for you and a friend)

So how can you get involved to be our next winning writer?

To enter, we’re after your written response to the following topic (minimum 400 words):

The future of classical music in Australia is in our hands. Are your likes and interests reflected in the performances you see or present? How should a concert be programmed? Are we teaching young people in the right way? Is there a right way?

We want to know what you think. Classical music: what’s in it for young people?

Enter the 2017 CutCommon Young Writer of the Year Competition by sending your CV, blog response, and phone number to editor@cutcommon.com before midnight, 20 July 2017.

The winner will be contacted and must accept the award between 26-31 July, ready for announcement on CutCommon this 1 August.

Judges of the 2017 CutCommon Young Writer of the Year Competition include:

  • CutCommon Deputy Editor Lucy Rash
  • CutCommon Founding Editor Stephanie Eslake
  • 2016 CutCommon Young Writer of the Year Myles Oakey

For more information, visit the website.

Good luck!

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Starts
Friday 14 July, 2017
Ends
Friday 21 July, 2017
Venue
CutCommon
Venue Address
cutcommonmag.com
Location

National, All cities

Website
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Category
Awards & Prizes