Laois musical teens still have a chance to scoop a potential €5,000 boost to their career in the Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Awards.
Sponsored by Top Security, this is Ireland’s largest classical music competition for secondary schools.
The awards were created to showcase outstanding young musical talent in Ireland and are open to sixth year students of strings, woodwind, brass and piano.
The €5,000 top prize will be used by the winner to attend a recognised place of tuition, a course of study in Ireland or abroad or on a purchase necessary for the development of their talent.
The finalists will each receive a €250 bursary.
The closing date for entries is this Thursday, October 13.
Full details, including rules and a copy of the application form for downloading, are on www.topsecurity.ie.