Deadline extended for talent contest

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A COMPETITION proved so popular that it has been rolled out so more young people can attend.

Durham’s Got Talent, sponsored by Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP), was launched last month for young people living in the Durham AAP area.

But so many others from across the county expressed an interest in taking part, it has been expanded.

Organisers are now accepting auditions from 11- to 19-year-olds who live or go to school in County Durham.

Youngsters have until May 31 to visit www.getoutthere.info and send in videos of their skills.

At the end of the audition period, the videos will be judged and narrowed down to 20 semi-finalists.

An online vote will determine the 10 finalists to peform at the Gala Theatre, Durham, on Sunday, July 8.

Youngsters could win up to £250 towards developing their talent.

Durham AAP, one of 14 set up by Durham County Council in 2009, is funding the event with support from the Durham Positive Activities for Young People team.

For more information on the contest call Simon Bourne on 383 4946, or email dgt@durham.gov.uk.