Urban Quest (NT)
- Created on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 10:43
Mission Australia’s Urban Quest, our annual talent competition, is once again giving young Territorians the chance to shine and learn from the industry’s best!
What is it all about?
It’s much more than just a singing competition. This celebration of music and community helps young people build self-esteem and confidence. It also raises awareness of services that help young people overcome challenges at home, school and in the community.
Promoting diversity and acceptance, Mission Australia’s Urban Quest is open to young Territorians aged between 10 - 19 years. All musical styles – from rock to rap and country – and bands and solo acts are welcome.
When is it held?
Heats will be held in Darwin, Malak, Katherine and Alice Springs in May. Twenty acts will then perform at Mission Australia’s Urban Quest Semi Finals at Casuarina Square on 28 June.
The top 10 will be mentored by music industry veteran Mark Holden and country star Paul Costa. Over three days, they’ll learn techniques and tips to wow the crowds at Mission Australia’s Urban Finals Concert – a family-friendly show at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct on 6 July.
James Mangohig from Darwin electronic soul duo Sietta will join Mark and Paul to judge the Finals Concert.
If you think you’re the next Jessica Mauboy or Dan Sultan, have a go! Best of all, it’s all free!
- 11 May, 9am – 3pm - Mission Australia’s State Office, 6 Frances Drive,
- 12 May, 9am – 3pm - YWCA Youth Centre, 11 Malak Crescent, Malak
Alice Springs heats
- 15 May, 3pm – 6pm - Youth Hub, Wills Terrace, Alice Springs
- 19 May, 9am – 3pm - McDouall Stuart Hall, Katherine Showgrounds, Katherine
Urban Quest Semi-Final
- 28 June, 3pm - Casuarina Square, Food Court Area
Urban Quest Finals Concert
- 6 July, 6pm - Darwin Waterfront Precinct
How to get involved? Enter Urban Quest!
If you think you have what it takes, fill in our registration form and submit it by 3 May.
Urban Quest Committee Mission Australia
PO Box 2498, Palmerston, NT 0831
(08) 8935 0900 if you need help.
- Registration forms will be accepted in person at the heats
- Performers aged under 18 need a parent or guardian to sign their registration form to be eligible to enter
- Please include a current photo (not wearing sunglasses!) with your application.
Support Urban Quest in person or online
Get along to your local heat or the semi-final and finals concerts – and bring your mates!
You can see the latest photos from Urban Quest at Facebook.com/MissionAust
Join in the discussion on Twitter @MissionAust using #UrbanQuest.
P: (08) 8935 0900