Competitions - Music and Arts

Competition Prizes

Judging will take place in July the judges decisions will be final.

Judging will take account of originality, presentation and adherence to the subject matter. Downloading from websites is not accepted.

Music and song winners will recieve;

1st  - £1200  

2nd - £600

3rd - £300  


Creative Artwork winners will receive; 

1st - £1200

2nd - £600

3rd - £300   

As well as the prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd..

Runners up for each of the arts and music sections, some work experience prizes will be given. These will include a day behind the scenes at Manchester Museum, many more to come!

 

 

 

 

 

In addition work experience prizes in art and music will be collected during the course of the competition and allocated to the shortlisted entries.

These prizes will be announced over the next 9 weeks.  

All prizes are to be shared with school/college. The monetary prizes are to be shared in a ratio of 2:1 with the school receiving the larger share.

Judges are  now compiling a shortlist.

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