A POPULAR annual young musicians competition is going virtual.

Singers or instrumentalists who will be 18 or under by December 31 are invited to take part in the event, organised by Keighley Rotary Club.

Video clip entries should be emailed to 2020.kym.competition@gmail.com.

A club spokesman said: “For a number of years we have run the Young Musicians Competition each autumn but current restrictions mean it isn’t possible in the usual format this time.

“The club however is conscious that young musicians may well have been using their time in practice, so we wanted to still offer them the opportunity of a competition – so are staging it virtually.

“We hope that the virtual competition may attract new entrants, as it won’t require a live performance in front of the judges. The nature of the competition will also allow us to reflect a ‘people’s vote’ for the first time, as we will post the entries on our Facebook page to allow the public to let us know which performance it likes best.

“More information can be obtained by emailing 2020.kym.competition@gmail.com.”