Saturday, 24 October 2009

Tickets to SFA in Cardiff for young writing talent

Are you a budding music journalist aged 14-19 and living in Rhondda Cynon Taf?

Then don’t miss the opportunity to show off your writing skills and win some great prizes, in a competition run by
Rhondda Cynon Taf Cultural Services.

Winners in the competition will have the chance to see Super Furry Animals play an exclusive gig at the Coal Exchange, Cardiff Bay.

They will also be invited to a writing masterclass with Gail Griffiths, journalist and editor with Plugged In – the music magazine for Wales.

The 20 young journalists selected will also have a chance to see their live review of the Super Furry Animals gig on November 20 printed in Plugged In magazine.
To enter the competition, please email explaining in 50 words why you should be chosen to: by 5pm on Monday, November 2, 2009.

The competition is a
Rhondda Cynon Taf Cultural Services Arts Development and 14-19 Pathways Creative Industries Steering Group initiative.

For more information, go to

PLUGGED IN magazine was launched by Gail Griffiths and her husband, photographer Darren Warner in Pontypridd in 2007.

The glossy magazine is now available across Wales and provides a platform for many young photographers, journalists and up-and-coming bands.

And, don't forget that Welsh Icons is always looking for writers too - see the links below.

Photograph: SFA Live in Barcelona Creative Commons 2 by Flicr user Alterna 2

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If you've got news for us get in touch with the links below - 70,000 people in the Millennium Stadium or 30 in your community hall, of national importance or just for your home town, if it's Welsh we want to know about it.

We're always on the lookout for people who want to share their passion.
We're here as a platform for Wales and all things Welsh and welcome guests posters across all subjects.
We'll produce your work professionally and it'll look good on your CV - one day we may even pay you.

Contact Editor Dom Stockler and Assistant Editor Colin Ricketts.
We look forward to hearing from you.


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