Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival Creates Young
Artist Platform -
Amid a stellar line-up of established international artists, the
Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival has created a performance
platform for young guitarists with the staging of two competitions.
Students aged 11-18 are invited to submit a video or audio clip of
a solo performance that will be judged by a panel. From the
entries, finalists will be selected to perform live at a special
event held during the Festival in the Baron Suite of the Edinburgh
Corn Exchange on Sunday 26th May 2013.
The Junior category is open to 11-14 year olds, while the Senior
category is for guitarists aged 15-18. This second category is
sponsored by leading Edinburgh reseller and Festival partner Red
The initial stage of the competition focuses on the festival
organisers' video website www.gmftv.co.uk where entrants can submit
their videos and audio clips. They are also encouraged to share
their performances via the Festival's social media (if eligible).
Performances can feature any musical style and any type of guitar.
Those chosen for the final will be informed during March 2013 and
will have the option of performing solo, or with a live backing
Three prizes will be awarded in each category: a 1st prize of
gear worth £1750.00, a 2nd prize of gear worth £750.00 and a 3rd
prize of gear worth £500.00. Schools that have endorsed the entries
of winning students will also receive a gear cash voucher.
Guitar teachers whose students are selected to perform in the
final will be offered free stand space in the exhibition area
during the Festival.
For more information, competition rules, terms and conditions,