The city of Gaithersburg and the Kentlands Community Foundation are accepting applications for the 11th annual Young Artist Award competition and concert.
Musicians between the ages of 12 and 18 can apply as vocal soloists or instrumental soloists in the categories of wind, brass, string and piano. First, second, third and honorable mention prizes may be awarded in each category.
Participants will perform before a panel of judges in a closed audition Feb. 1. Winners will be notified by phone within one day of the competition and letters will be sent within one week. Top prize winners must be available to participate in the Young Artist Award Contest at the Rosborough Cultural Arts Center at Asbury Methodist Village at 7:30 p.m. March 22.
Applications are due Dec. 13.