A COMPETITION set up to showcase the Helensburgh area’s most talented young performers is to return for a second year.

The final of ‘Helensburgh’s Got Talent’ will be held at Hermitage Academy on Thursday, June 20 at 6.30pm, with doors opening at 6pm.

The competition is now open to entries from school pupils throughout Helensburgh and Lomond, and the organisers are encouraging performers of all kinds to take part.

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A representative from Helensburgh Community Council, which runs the competition said: “Helensburgh enjoys such a rich vein of performance talent [such as] amateur musicians, dancers, and other artists.

“To showcase their skills and acts, Helensburgh Community Council, under its ‘Music in the Square’ initiative and together with Hermitage Academy, are holding ‘Helensburgh’s Got Talent.’

“The competition will be judged by a distinguished panel of local independent assessors.

“HCC wishes to thank Hermitage Academy for making available its superb premises for us.”

Prize will be awarded to the top three entries and all other performers will receive a certificate of recognition for taking part.

The prizes have been donated by Lomond Rotary Club.

Applications for the competition must be submitted by Monday, June 3 at 5pm.

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Based on the submissions, candidates will be invited to perform on stage before a live audience at Hermitage Academy.

Tickets to watch the show cost £3 and can be bought at the door on the day.

Refreshments will be on sale at the tuck shop.

Performers from local primary and secondary schools within the Helensburgh and Lomond area can submit demo videos via a Google Doc at tinyurl.com/helensburghtalententryform.

For more information, contact Tariq Durrani and Nigel Millar of the Helensburgh Community Council by emailing tsdurrani@gmail.com or millarnc@btinternet.com.

Last year's competition was won by talented Highland dancer Eilildh Gammons - in the midst of a competition year that, just two months later, would see her crowned world juvenile champion.

Kezia Conran won the second prize with a blues-themed clarsach performance, while the third prize was won by 'Poetry Group Hermitage', who were performing for the first time as a group.

Take a look back at last year's competition, including pictures of all the finalists, by clicking here.