The James Etherington Award was set up in 1980 to support young people who wish to further their training in singing or the playing of musical instruments. The Award is presented annually following a competition between selected entrants. Young musicians who reside, or attend an educational establishment within the DH postcode area, are invited to apply for the Award which is set at £500. The Runner-up receives £250 and all other selected entrants receive £75.
The competition for the award will be held on Saturday the 11th February 2023 at the Methodist Church (Cornerstones), Chester-le-Street.
Please see the attached poster which gives details of how young people can apply together with the closing date for applications.