Secondary school students are being encouraged to start planning their entries for Showquest, a music, dance and drama event that will run in 10 regions, from Dunedin to Whangarei, starting next month.
Showquest will replace the popular Stage Challenge and is being run by Rockquest Promotions.
Event director Matt Ealand says Showquest is an opportunity for students to express themselves by drawing on their personal experiences and cultural heritage.
“They design and direct their own performances and can write and perform their own soundtracks as well,” he said. “Showquest is structured on a competitive framework, but the driving rationale, as with Smokefreerockquest, is to encourage participation, creative growth and teamwork.”
The first event will be held at Whangarei’s Forum North on June 20. A national online final will name the top entry nationwide in September.
Schools can enter at showquest.nz