CALLING ALL BAYSIDE BANDS
Get ready for another year of Battles, with Boombox Productions now taking applications for the annual Battle of the Bands. The battle will be held on August 15 and the winners will go on to perform at the annual Push Start Battle of the Bands grand final.

For more information and updates, keep an eye out on the Boombox Facebook page at www.facebook.com/baysidefreeza.


ON THE HUNT FOR FRESH TALENT
Frankston Freeza Committee, Fresh Entertainment, are taking applications for the annual Battle of the Bands. Depending on the number of applicants, Fresh will host two or three heats, where winners will walk away with cash and prizes, and of course proceed to the regional finals! The first heat will be held in July at the Seaford Community Hall where past battles have been held, with winners including Myyth, The Fuzzbirds, Blackwater Riff and Astral Flight.

For more information and how to enter, contact Chris Hoffman at Fresh Entertainment on 9293 7110, or email him at chris.hoffman@frankston.vic.gov.au.


DO YOU HAVE A KNACK FOR SHORT FILMS OR STILLS?
Kingston Youth Services is proud to present it’s annual Lil’ Flicks 2014 Short Film Competition, and a ‘Picture This 2014’ photography competition.

The Lil’ Flicks competition is designed to give young people the chance to showcase their creative talents in film-making. Various prizes are on offer including a film-making intensive for the winner, and three gift vouchers for the top three. Films will be screened at the Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale on December 4, with entrants to be aged between 12yrs and 25yrs and either live, work or play in the City of Kingston. All entries must be G-Rated, run between 2-7mins and be submitted by November 7.

Entrants for the ‘Picture This’ competition must also be aged between 12yrs and 25yrs, with the winner awarded a photography workshop and a $500 gift card. Second and third place will also score gift cards of $300 and $200. Entries for this comp close on May 16.

For more information and to enter these competitions, contact Paul at Kingston Youth Services on 1300 369 436, or email him at paul.corb@kingston.vic.gov.au.


National-Youth-Week
A HUGE YOUTH WEEK PLANNED FOR CASEY
With National Youth Week just around the corner, get ready for a week of fun, entertainment, and competitions in the City of Casey between April 4 and 13. Activities on offer during the week include ice cream workshops, popcorn and movie days at the Casey information centres, a hip hop and break dancing workshop, open days at the Casey Youth Information Centres, and the main event – the Rock ‘N’ Skate Festival.

The Festival will be held on Saturday April 12 at the Shed Indoor Skate Park and the Factory Rehearsal Centre For the Arts, on Holland Drive in Cranbourne. The festival will kick off at 10.30am, with registration for the scooter competitions at 10am. The Casey Freeza group, Spectrum Entertainment, will run a stage at the festival featuring For Our Hero. Also on the day will be a silent disco tour, ZAP circus performance, photography and art exhibitions, music workshops, show bags, prizes, and much more!

For more information and the Youth Week Program Guide, visit www.casey.vic.gov.au/youth, or contact City of Casey Customer Service on 9705 5200.


YMCA SOUTH EASTERN SKATE LEAGUE IS COMING
Keen to get your skate on over the next few months? Don’t worry you’ll have plenty of opportunities, with the YMCA hosting various skating events in the coming months. YMCA South Eastern skate events will be held regularly until May all over South Eastern Victoria. BMX registration will be at 11am, and skate registration at 1.30pm for the categories of 12 & Under, 16 & Under, Open Male, and Open Female.

Scheduled YMCA events include: April 12 – The Shed Skatepark, April 13 – Pakenham Skatepark, April 19 – Wonthaggi Skatepark, May 3 – Knox Skatepark, May 10 – Box Hill Skatepark, May 25 – Balnarring Skatepark & May 31 – Junction Skatepark.

For more information contact YMCA on 9663 0495 or visit www.skatepark.ymca.org.au.

ALIYAH STOTYN