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THE closing date to apply to enter a young people’s talent competition called ‘The Next Big Thing’ is looming.

Fifteen acts will be selected to take part in a grand final at the Gaiety Theatre on February 23 when the winner will take away a cash prize of £500, sponsored by the Steam Packet Company. Second prize is £250, sponsored by the Manx Educational Foundation and the £150 third prize is sponsored by Nigel A. A. McFarlane.

‘The Next Big Thing’ is in aid of Junior Achievement Isle of Man.

Junior Achievement’s chief executive Sue Cook said: ‘When we launched the Next Big Thing in 2011 it captured the hearts and minds of so many people and brought to the fore some truly outstanding young talent.

‘Last year’s winners, the gymnastics troupe Asteria, went on to perform at a number of large-scale events and we’re confident that this year there’ll be similar opportunities for whoever lifts the trophy.’

For more information call Tina Edge on 666266 or email

The closing date for applications is December 7 and auditions will be held in January.

Entry forms can be downloaded here

Entrants must be aged 11 to 17 on February 23, 2013.

Junior Achievement’s website

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