Seven days of dance, song, music, speech and drama start in Blenheim on Friday when the 2012 Marlborough Performing Arts Competitions is held at the FloorPride Civic Theatre.
Blenheim is one of the few centres in New Zealand where competitions for all performing art disciplines are still held at the same event, says competition society secretary Lynda Roche.
This year's competitions will attract 250 contestants to show off their skills before judges and audience members in 1500 individual performances.
Marlborough Express readers have a chance to win one of two family passes for free entry to any of the morning, afternoon or evening sessions held before the final gala concert, at 7pm on Thursday, October 11.
To go in a draw to win, send your name, address and contact details to Performing Arts Competitions, firstname.lastname@example.org or txt 029 261 8081 by Thursday, October 4.
- The Marlborough Express