Joan Prior Award

The Festival is, once again, hosting the Joan Prior Award. Applications for 2019 have now closed. If you have applied to be part of the 2019 Award, someone from Acoustic Routes will be in touch with you shortly.

Run by Acoustic Routes, the Wellington folk club, the award is named in memory of Wellington folkie stalwart, Joan Prior.

The competition is for young performers (soloists or duos), from the greater Wellington region, who are aged 15 to 25 at the time of the competition (Labour Weekend 2019). Entrants will perform at a special concert at the Festival in front of guest judges. The prize is $500 and a performance invitation to Acoustic Routes.

Applications for 2019 have closed.