Talented young chefs and musicians are being encouraged to show off their skills and apply for two Rotary competitions before their deadlines on Saturday.
The Young Musician of the Year and Young Chef of the Year competitions have been held in Banbury for a number of years and members of Banbury Cherwell and the Rotary Club of Banbury are urging youngsters to apply.
The Young Chef of the Year competition is open to anyone of secondary school age who was under 17 on August 31, 2013. It aims to encourage young people to cook a healthy meal and help develop their food presentation, organisation and planning skills.
The Banbury final will be held at Banbury and Bicester College on Broughton Road. The winner will go to the Rotary District Final and if successful there, they will compete in the National Final at Dundee College, Scotland.
Application forms are available from the college and Banbury secondary schools.
The Young Musician of the Year award is split into three different age groups; junior (eight to 11 years), intermediate (12-15 years) and senior (16-19 years). Instruments include piano, woodwind, strings, guitars, singing, duets and ensemble.
The competition will be held at Sibford School and heats are scheduled for Friday, February 18 and Saturday, February 19. The Banbury final will be on Saturday, March 1.
The overall winner of the Banbury Young Musician of the Year also progresses to a regional and possibly national competition.
Application forms are available from One Man Band in White Lion Walk.