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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Enter Now For Great Urban Country Prizes

Whether you’re a poet and artist or a performer, there’s a place for you to test your talent and potentially pick up prizes at this year’s Urban Country Music Festival.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said the Moreton Bay Regional Council organised festival, over the Labour Day long weekend was hosting a number of competitions that would give artists and performers their chance to shine.

Story goes here.“Our major competition is Voice of Urban Country, where the winner of our Open competition will be given a helping hand to build their music careers with a prize that includes recording time, organised performances and $2,500 cash,” Mayor Sutherland said.

“There’s also an art competition, where those who submit a work that fits the Urban Country theme can win $500.

“Bush poets can win $150 for their prose in this year’s competition, and junior bush poets under 15 can win $75.”

“We’re keen to foster new and rising talent and I personally hope to see residents of Moreton Bay region give our competitions a shot.

Entries close on April 15 for Voice of Urban Country and the bush poetry competition, while art competition entrants have until April 21.

For more details about any of the festival’s competitions, see the website at

The 2011 Urban Country Music Festival opens on Friday, April 29 and continues throughout the Labour Day long weekend until May 2.

The festival is supported by major sponsors Caboolture Shire Herald and Grand Prix Mazda.

The Urban Country Music Festival is benefiting from funding under the Events Queensland Regional Development Program (EQRDP)

The EQRDP is an investment program designed to extend the flow of economic and social benefits of events to regional Queensland.

A state-wide initiative, the program is committed to enhancing existing events in regional Queensland, as well as assisting in the establishment of new events.

Since the EQRDP began in 2001, more than $16.4 million has been invested in 762 regional events, an indicator of the important role these events play in their communities and wider Queensland.