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 broadcast producer and podcaster 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 perform? How should a concert be programmed? Are we teaching young people in the right way? Is there a right way, given music is still not compulsory in some schools across Australia?
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 protected] 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.