**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 email@example.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.