Song writing skills put to the test
THERE'S still time to show your love for the region through a song for the Airlie Beach Festival of Music's song writing competition.
With a number of locals still requiring time to put their creative pieces together, the closing date has now been extended to Friday, September 30. The Whitsunday Chinatown Investment company has gifted $5000 to the winner, given their entry meets the proposed criteria.
Airlie Beach Festival of Music organiser Gavin "Butto" Butlin said the songs must have a "feel good vibe" about Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays.
"Anyone that's into song writing or wants to give it a crack is welcome," he said.
"We've got about 25 entries so far and ones from America and we've got a couple others from all over Australia."
The festival boasts an impressive line up of music artists this year like The Ramones, Tim Finn (Split Enz/ Crowded House), Sandi Thom, Russell Morris and more.
Visit http://www.airliebeachfestivalofmusic.com for more information, competition entry forms and terms and conditions.
Festival tickets are available from the Whitsunday Sailing Club.