G2bY talent quest



YOUTH of the Tweed area are being encouraged to enter the Got to be Youth (G2bY) festival talent quest heat being held at Centro Tweed this month.

Organiser Mandy Beylacq said the festival was a fun and exciting initiative which aimed to challenge and boost the skills and talents of thousands of young people aged from 15 to 25.

Ms Beylacq said through the unique approach and outstanding rewards of G2bY, it engaged young people in a safe and accepting environment that encourages participation and rewards success.

Got to be Youth has eight sections. There will be one major overall winner per category and an overall Got to be Youth Achiever of the Year. The sections include fashion, entertainment, design, visual arts, journalism, sports and motoring, hospitality and tourism, and youth and community.

South Tweed Christian rock band, Maximum Impact, have already entered the heats to be held at Centro Tweed and are hoping to win some studio recording time to put out their first CD.

Lead singer of the band Alistair Pillay said the band had been together for two years and had five members ranging in ages from 15 to 17.

"We write our own songs and do covers of other Christian rock music," he said.

The Centro Tweed heats will be held on September 15, 17, 22, 27 and 29.

For details check the website www.g2by.com.au



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