Joan Prior Award



Applications are now open for this year’s Joan Prior Young Performers Award.

Acoustic Routes established the award three years ago in honour of Joan Prior, who was an inspirational and much-loved member of the Wellington folk community for 30 years.

Previous winners have been Flix Rose in 2014, Daniel White in 2014 and Hunter Giltrap last year.

The award is well worth going for, with a $500 prize for the winner.

The award will again be a fully integrated part of the Wellington Folk Festival. There will be a single concert at the festival where the entrants will perform, with a panel of judges selecting the winner.

The Young Performers Award is open to solo or duo performers aged from 15 to 25 on 30 September 2017, resident in the Wellington region. It is open to singers and instrumentalists, and to performers of traditional as well as contemporary and original material.

The judges will be looking for material that fits the wide range of acoustic music that is played at folk clubs and festivals.

Full details, with conditions and entry form, are on the Acoustic Routes website

The deadline for applications is Friday, 29 September, so could you please help to get the word out by telling young singers and musicians about the award, and the $500 prize.