The 57th annual Tauranga Festival of Performing Arts wrapped up at the weekend after a 10-day festival showcasing the best and brightest from across the country.
The festival featured about 300 performers within singing, instrumental, speech and drama, highland and national dance, ballet, tap dancing and modern dance disciplines.
Yesterday, a selection of scholarship winners and nominees for the National Young Performer of the Year Awards performed to an almost packed-out Baycourt Theatre in the Festival Concert.
Festival president Cathy Gifford said people came from many backgrounds and cultures, and many places to compete.
"Our festival is an opportunity for young people to perform to their friends, family and a wider audience."
Ms Gifford said the children involved were "nice kids".
"There's no room for bigheads around. We run a really friendly competition. But it's more than a competition. There's more to it. There's friendships made, new skills, people are learning on and off the stage."
Papamoa dancer Kaitlyn Weaver, Tauranga tap dancer Ella Sussex and Tauranga singer Anna Mahon were among those nominated to compete in the awards.
Ms Gifford said the nominees showcased outstanding emerging young talent and provided inspirational performances for younger competitors.
This year's competitions were the first to be held in the renamed Centennial Theatre, in tribute to the late Bob Addison whose genius and drive did so much for the performing arts in Tauranga.
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Image 1 of 20 Out & about at the Performing arts, Baycourt. Sophie left and Alex Blair - The secret garden. BTG 14Jul14 - SPELLBOUND: The audience sits attentively Image 2 of 20 Out & about at the Performing arts, Baycourt. Jessica Harnett, 16 left and Millie Godfrey, 16 BTG 14Jul14 - SPELLBOUND: The audience sits attentively Image 3 of 20 Out & about at the Performing arts, Baycourt. Robin McGlashen, Sophia Ranson, 14, Erin, 13 and Ganet Christophers. BTG 14Jul14 - SPELLBOUND: The audie Image 4 of 20 Out & about at the Performing arts, Baycourt. Kane Macfarlane - The Bookshop Skit BTG 14Jul14 - SPELLBOUND: The audience sits attentively during one o Image 5 of 20 Image 6 of 20 Image 7 of 20 Performing arts Winner Cameron Smith performing Hip Hop Image 8 of 20 Performing arts Winner Sophia van der Gulik prforming 'Bright Eyes" by Mike Batt, accompained by Leon Gray. Image 9 of 20 Performing arts Winner Anna Lee Image 10 of 20 Performing arts Winners. Emma Bettelheim and Alexadra Vanstone Image 11 of 20 Performing Arts winner of the T.P.A.C.S. Award for instrumental 9 and 10 years. Rosa Hook Image 12 of 20 Performing arts Winners. Emma Bettelheim and Alexadra Vanstone Image 13 of 20 Performing Arts winner of the Dance Education Centre Trophy Modern Dance Scholarship 14 and under18 Laura Harnett Image 14 of 20 Performing Arts winner of the Dance Education Centre Trophy Modern Dance Scholarship 14 and under18 Laura Harnett Image 15 of 20 Performing arts festiveal winner. Rosie Horsley performing "The Duchess" from Alice in Wonderland. Image 16 of 20 Performing arts festival winner. Clara Douglas, 8. Image 17 of 20 Performing Arts. T.P.A.C.S. Nominee for the National Young Performer of The Year Award Kaitlyn Weaver performing Waltz Tap. BTG 14Jul14 - BRIGHT YOUN Image 18 of 20 Performing Arts. Second place in the Major Award Programme Class 18 & under 25 years. TPACS nominee for National Young Performer of the year Awards. Image 19 of 20 Performing arts festiveal winner Emma Linklater and Emma Mitchison performing "The Tale of Two Bad Mice" Image 20 of 20 Performing arts festiveal winner Ella Sussex performing Latin Tap