Local teen bands, filmmakers and artists wanted

Calling all musicians, filmmakers and artists ages 13 to 19! Enter your work in the City of Carlsbad’s eighth annual Teen Scene for a chance to receive exciting opportunities and prizes.

Calling all musicians, filmmakers and artists ages 13 to 19! Enter your work in the City of Carlsbad’s eighth annual Teen Scene for a chance to showcase your talents and receive exciting opportunities and prizes.

Eleven teen bands will be chosen to take center stage and battle for the title of champion of Teen Scene’s main event: the City of Carlsbad Battle of the Bands. Bands will be judged by music industry professionals for on-stage presence, vocal ability, instrumental talents, originality and crowd response. The winning band will receive a one-day recording session in Hurley’s professional recording studio, Big Bear Mountain Resort ski lift tickets and paid gigs with the Rock the Library concert series. Band entry deadline is Jan. 10, 2013.

Submit your short film of up to five minutes for showing in the Teen Scene film festival! Twelve films will be selected and showcased at the event. Films can have any subject matter and must be created, produced, directed and edited by teens. They will be pre-screened for appropriateness and to ensure they are suitable for viewing by young audiences. Film entry deadline is Jan. 18, 2013.

Share your original artwork with neighbors and friends by submitting it for display in the Teen Scene art gallery! Paintings, drawings, ceramic pieces, photos and works in any other art medium are welcome. Artwork entry deadline is Jan. 18, 2013.

“The caliber of talent that Teen Scene attracts as well as its high-quality production, professional judges and prizes have made it one of the largest teen events in North County,” said Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the City of Carlsbad. “The City of Carlsbad is proud to offer this venue for creative expression to its young residents.”

To enter your band, film or artwork in the 2013 Teen Scene event, download an application at www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec. Fill out the application and mail or drop off in person to City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department, Special Events, 3096 Harding St., Carlsbad, CA 92008.

The eighth annual Teen Scene will take place Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Calavera Hills Community Park, located at 2997 Glasglow Drive. All ages are welcome to join in this evening of creative expression by local teens. In addition to enjoying the Battle of the Bands, film screenings and art gallery, guests will have the opportunity to create their own original art on slam boards, play video games in the Gametruck and find their groove in the dance room.

For more information on entry rules and event Visit www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec or call special events hotline 760-434-2843.

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