Wanted: Talented youth to perform in this year's ChildAid 2013

The organisers for ChildAid 2013 are looking for young talents to be part of this charity calendar event, which will be staged on Dec 6 and 7 at Marina Bay Sands.

ChildAid is organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times. Since it started in 2005, the annual ChildAid concerts have raised a total of $7.823 million. Last year's show raised a record $2.016 million.

The organisers are looking for dancers, musicians, emcees and other talented youths between the ages of six and 19 who want to help the less fortunate by raising funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BAF). Past ChildAid performances have involved youths who have earned top accolades. These include jazz singer Nathan Hartono and Kevin Loh, recipient of the HSBC Youth Excellence Award in 2010.

Those interested in performing at ChildAid 2013 should submit their entries to childaid@sph.com.sg between April 25 and June 8. They must also send in a video recording of their performance and include a short write-up on why they want to be part of ChildAid 2013. More details and rules on submissions can be found on www.straitstimes.com.sg/childaid, and queries may be sent to childaid@sph.com.sg