Friday, January 30 is the deadline for entries in the 2015 JCDC Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition. The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture is making a final call to persons who want to enter this competition.
The Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition is open to children between the ages of 6-10 and 11-15 years. Entries are accepted from individuals, churches, schools and community groups and the entries can either be covers or original. Persons can enter into three categories, solo, ensemble and choir.
According to Stephen Davidson, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at the JCDC, “Each year we are amazed to see some of the talents that emerge from these competitions. Some of the participants who enter this competition have also moved on to enter our adult gospel competition. One such person is Oshin Levy who was placed second in the Children’s Gospel Competition in 2006 later entered the 2012 Jamaica Gospel Song Competition as part of the Levy’s Heritage and won the Competition.”
Mr. Davidson also noted that in addition to the cash, trophies and other prizes that are given, the competition is a platform for the children to gain confidence and other interpersonal traits and to hone their talent. Entry form for the competition is available online at www.jcdc.gov.jm, the JCDC Head Office located at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10 and all
JCDC parish offices island-wide.