The Borders Amnesty Group, is inviting youngsters to enter a protest song contest, with a first prize of £500 and three runners-up prizes of £100.
The group’s Felicity Burrows said: “If you are aged between 11 and 18 and feel strongly about anything at all, why not write a song and enter it into the Voices for Change competition?
Entry forms have to be submitted by January 31, but your song doesn’t have to be sent to them until March 14. Your song has to be original and written by you.”
The four finalists will perform in front of a professional panel of judges at the Selkirk String Jam Club’s June session – headed by protest artist Julie Felix, who will also be performing a set on the night.
“You can ask someone else to perform the song for you – it’s the lyrics that are being judged, not the performance. This is your chance to make your voice heard about what really matters to you.”
You can find full details, entry forms and competition rules on Facebook: Voices for Change competition; or visit the Borders Amnesty Group or String Jam Club websites.