The Song Academy Young Singer Songwriter Competition is an exciting platform for aspiring and talented young singer songwriters.
The competition gives them the opportunity to have their songs heard by industry professionals and the chance to release their own single.
With fantastic prizes and exposure, it’s set to be the best yet.
Judges include the international recording artist Rumer, Jamie Theakston of Heart FM, Rob Davis and Barry Mason, leading songwriters, Nicky Cox editor of First News, Christina Coker of Youth Music, Charles Hazlewood, conductor, and MP Ed Vaizey.
Declare your love for your girlfriend, spouse or even your mum by recording yourself reciting a poem to go on The Times Love Wall!
Need inspiration? The Times has published a special issue of 30 romantic poems to get you in the mood; read them at thetimes.co.uk/lovepoems (please make sure the poem you read is out of copyright, we have marked them on the website). Or of course, you can record a poem of your own creation!
You can either record it here on Audioboo or on our website - and please begin the message by stating your name and who the message is for. From Tuesday, your Valentine will be able to hear your recording on The Times Love Wall; all you have to do is check thetimes.co.uk/lovewall on Valentine’s Day, then send your loved one a link. All recordings will be subject to moderation.
The Times Love Poetry special is appearing in conjunction with the iF poems app, Britain’s first children’s poetry app where you can read, listen to, record and share your favourite poems from a collection of more than 200 classics. A donation of 10 per cent of all proceeds from sales of the app (£1.99 for iPhone, £2.99 for iPad) will go to Save the Children.
Could you be the iF Poems/Times Young Poet Competition of the Year? Enter our young poets'
competition for the chance to have your poem published in The Times.
Are you inspired by William Wordsworth’s Daffodils? Can you write
about something as weird and wonderful as Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky?
The Times together with the new iF poems app for iPad are launching a
competition to find the most creative young poets.
If you are aged 16 or under, we’d love you write us an original poem,
no longer than 24 lines - and why not record yourself reading it out
For more information or to enter your written submission, visit
To submit a recording of your poem, simply hit the ‘Record / Upload’
Thanks for taking part – and good luck!
You must submit a written poem to enter the competition. Entries will
be judged on quality of writing, not performance. Click here for full
terms and conditions.
CAST is a study programme at the Zurich University of the Arts focussing on audio-visual content for new and mobile media. CAST graduates are storytellers specialized in small and short formats: they create "short stories for the small screens".
In a month long project in fall / winter 2010, CAST students explore their personal "question of the day" on this channel.