The Coast News Group

Local teen bands, filmmakers and artists wanted

COAST CITIES — Calling all musicians, filmmakers and artists ages 13 to 19. Enter your work in the city of Carlsbad’s eighth annual Teen Scene for a chance to showcase your talents and receive opportunities and prizes.The eighth annual Teen Scene will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at Calavera Hills Community Park, 2997 Glasglow Drive. In addition to enjoying the Battle of the Bands, film screenings and art gallery, guests will have the opportunity to create their own original art on slam boards, play video games in the Gametruck and find their groove in the dance room.

The contest will highlight 11 teen bands chosen to take center stage and battle for the title of champion of Teen Scene’s main event: the city of Carlsbad Battle of the Bands. Bands will be judged by music-industry professionals for on-stage presence, vocal ability, instrumental talents, originality and crowd response.

The winning band will receive a one-day recording session in Hurley’s professional recording studio, Big Bear Mountain Resort ski lift tickets and paid gigs with the Rock the Library concert series. Band entry deadline is Jan. 10.

Filmmakers are asked to submit a short film of up to five minutes for showing in the Teen Scene film festival. Judges will select 12 films to showcase at the event. Films can have any subject matter and must be created, produced, directed and edited by teens. They will be pre-screened for appropriateness and to ensure they are suitable for viewing by young audiences. Film entry deadline is Jan. 18.

In addition, artists are invited to share original artwork by submitting it for display in the Teen Scene art gallery. Paintings, drawings, ceramic pieces, photos and works in any other art medium are welcome. Artwork entry deadline is Jan. 18.

To enter your band, film or artwork in the 2013 Teen Scene event, download an application at or call the special events hotline at (760) 434-2843. Fill out the application and mail or drop off in person to City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department, Special Events, 3096 Harding St., Carlsbad, CA 92008.