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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 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!


Friday 14 July, 2017
Friday 21 July, 2017
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