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  • Talented Jamaicans are being reminded to submit their applications for the 2016 Jamaica Gospel Song and the Jamaica Children's Gospel Song competitions.
  • The closing date for entering the competitions, staged by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), is Monday, November 30, 2015.
  • Entrants for the Children’s Gospel Song competition should be in the age groups 6 to 10 and 11 to 15 years, while entrants for the Jamaica Gospel Song competition must be 16 years and older.

Talented Jamaicans are being reminded to submit their applications for the 2016 Jamaica Gospel Song and the Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song competitions.

The closing date for entering the competitions, staged by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), is Monday, November 30, 2015.

Entrants for the Children’s Gospel Song competition should be in the age groups  6 to 10 and 11 to 15 years, while entrants for the Jamaica Gospel Song competition must be 16 years and older.

Events Coordinator for the Jamaica Gospel and Children’s Gospel Song competitions at the JCDC, Leighton Jones, told JIS News that the Children’s Gospel Song competition is about finding that child who is able to convince and really sing convincingly about the glory of God.

He said that entries submitted must also be original and can either be solo or an ensemble of no more than five.

“The performer does not have to be the writer of the song and the writer does not have to be the performer,” he pointed out, adding that the writer of the song can enter as many songs as possible, but the performer can only enter one song.

Mr. Jones explained that the competitions seek to expose the talents of adults and young Jamaicans and to give them the opportunity to unearth, showcase and develop their creative talent and expressions. He said they are open to schools, community groups, churches, youth clubs, social clubs and the performing arts clubs.

Highlighting some of the benefits of the competitions, Mr. Jones said that participants will be able to attend workshops addressed by professionals, who will provide them with the necessary training and grooming.

Entry forms for these competitions are available online at: www.jcdc.gov.jm and at the JCDC’s head office at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10, and parish offices islandwide.

 

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