A creative community -led initiative which combines mental health, music and young people is launched today. The Brighter Berkshire song-writing competition will involve every secondary school in Berkshire to increase the awareness of the benefits of music on mental health.
Pete Doyle, Founder of Reading Rock Academy Foundation is leading a team of volunteers from the music industry, schools, parents, and mental health through the competition. The aim is to encourage young people to use music to help with their experiences and demonstrate how music can support people through mental health issues. He says “Music is medicine for mental health and this competition is an unique opportunity to find talented young songwriters across Berkshire schools and have their song judged and recorded by music industry professionals”
We want to get young people talking about mental health and wellbeing and if you are aged 11-19 and in full time education you can enter into one of the three competition categories:
- Instrumental/Classical Composition
- Solo Singer/Songwriter Artist
- Group Performance / Choir / Band
There will be a live final in October at the Hexagon in Reading and the chance to win some amazing prizes!
Fill out this super easy form and send us a link to a YouTube clip to your song.
All entries must be received no later than 12 midnight on 30 June 2017.
More details on the rules and terms & conditions can be found here.