Musicians, singers and film-makers are being urged by Cambridge MP, Julian Huppert to take part in a prestigious competitions to showcase their talents.
Rock the House and Film the House are Parliament’s largest competitions and are designed to celebrate the best creative new talent across the country.
People are urged to nominate their favourite local artists, bands, music venues and film makers as part of a cross-party initiative to raise awareness of intellectual property rights and the importance of British cinematography.
Julian said: “We have so much talent and some excellent music venues in Cambridge and these competitions give us a chance to show the best our city has to offer.
“This competition also gives artists and film makers the chance to raise their profiles nationally and win some great prizes. I hope everyone will take this opportunity to nominate their favourites so that we can put Cambridge on the map for creativity.”
This year the competitions are being opened up for the first time to the U.S. congress, Australian Parliament and the European Parliament.
Rock the House has a range of categories for solo artists and bands and a category for music venues. The winners will perform on the House of Commons terrace or a similar prestigious venue in front of artists, the press and industry executives and prizes include slots at a music festival and music equipment among other things.
Previous prizes for the Film the House competition have included a private screening of the winning film in a Paramount cinema and other prizes include work experience at Lionsgate Films and the documentary department of ITN.
The competition organisers have teamed up with BandApp to streamline applications.