You could be next winner.
The Chronicle today launches its Young Reviewers 2007/8 competition ( and you could be part of it. Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr has the details
Everyone has something to say about the last film they saw, show they took in or CD they bought. Now, for the fifth year, we are giving our younger readers the chance to share their views in print.
Today we launch our exciting Young Reviewers 2007/8 scheme to help promote arts in the region, and it promises to be bigger than ever.
Our aim is to recruit a team of 16 to 25-year-olds (although other ages may be considered) from across our circulation area to help us review as many events, films, exhibitions, gigs, CDs and DVDs as possible to complement our existing reviews.
Do you think you have what it takes to review the latest play in your home town, the latest blockbusting movie or the latest pop act to come to play the region?
You may even get the chance to meet some of the acts and actors you will be writing about.
Our Young Reviewers scheme has four goals:
To encourage participation in the arts among young people;
To encourage and support creative writing;
To help promote the many venues in the region;
To further promote our support for the Culture10 initiative.
The Young Reviewers 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 schemes were very popular.
The Arts Council England, North East, is once again lending its support by sponsoring the competition. "We're delighted to support Young Reviewers. It's a great opportunity for young people to get involved in the wide range of world-class arts we have here in the North East.
"Our reviewers will have access to performances, previews and first nights at galleries, theatres, music venues, arts events and festivals," said Alison Clark-Jenkins, director of arts and development, Arts Council England, North East
Fill in the form on this page and send with it two 300-word reviews of a TV show, CD, film, play, exhibition or concert and we will judge the most promising and pick a team to become our new young reviewers.
You don't have to have any experience of writing reviews, but must have a genuine interest in the arts.
At the end of the year, a panel will choose the person they believe to be the best reviewer to receive a top prize.
Over the next few weeks we will be publishing some of the entries at random. Yours could be one of them. So get writing!
Send your reviews and form along with, if possible, a recent picture of yourself, to Young Reviewers 2007/8, c/o Gordon Barr, Evening Chronicle, Groat Market, Newcastle NE1 1ED, to arrive by March 31. Send email reviews, with full contact details and photo if possible, to firstname.lastname@example.org