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Welcome to Yorkshire, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and award-winning classical opera singer Lizzie Jones MBE have launched a music competition to help celebrate and promote the county as we all adapt to life with COVID-19.

The LNER Song for Yorkshire contest is aimed at aspiring singers and songwriters of all ages who are being invited to compose an original song to shout loud and proud about why the county is such a great place to live, study, work and of course to visit.

Lead judge Lizzie Jones MBE is joined by a panel of esteemed Yorkshire talent including Kaiser Chiefs’ Simon Rix, Capital presenter JoJo, stage and screen star Natalie Anderson, TV presenter Luxmy Gopal, LNER Commercial Director Suzanne Donnelly and theatre producer Dan Bates.

The judges will be looking for a song that best describes how special Yorkshire is, its diversity of landscape, people and places.

Entries must be in by 13th November 2020. The judges will then choose four finalists which will be revealed on 7th December. These four entries will be professionally filmed before being put to a public vote, with the winner announced on 11th December.

The winning song will receive a cash prize of £1000 and be celebrated across social media with the opportunity for regional press coverage. There will also be the chance to perform the song live in front of an audience (in line with any current COVID 19 guidelines).

The song can be performed solo or by a group, band or choir, and can be any type of music – from rap, hip-hop, or soul, to pop, dance or even folk or classical. The more diverse the entries the better.

All that is being asked is that it must be an original song all about Yorkshire, is no more than four minutes long and a video file is submitted online at Full details of how to enter can also be found there.


Published: 28/09/2020
Audience: All
Contact: Rebecca Smith

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