Young songwriters stun on the stage
THE winners of the Young Songwriter of the Year Competition are Hannah Parrington and AKA Lui.
There were 12 finalists who performed on the weekend at Southern Cross University.
The competition is run in partnership with headspace Lismore and the Northern Rivers Social Development Council, with the support of Lismore City Council.
NRSDC organiser, Deb Hall, said the competition gave young people a unique opportunity to launch their career.
“The opportunity young people have to win prizes such as studio recording time is made possible by the generosity of SAE Byron Bay, Southern Cross University Lismore and LoveStreet Studios in Currumbin,” she said.
“This year our male and female songwriters of the year, Hannah Parrington and AKA Lui, were given the opportunity of playing at Crankfest at the weekend which by all accounts was sensational,” she said.
“This competition has incredible local support from organisations who every year are generous with their sponsorship, and who make this competition possible.”
Aspiring young musician/songwriters can now submit an entry for the 2017 competition.
TALENTED: Male Young Songwriter of the Year, AKA Lui, is presented with his award by Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell.