Monday, October 12, 2009 - 11:04

Young people from all over the South West are being invited to show off their talents at the Eden Project in January 2010.

Eden is set to find new talent of the future by hosting the popular talent show Bright Young Things for the second year.

Eden is looking for the future Danny Boyles, Tracey Emins and Wayne Hemingways - the movers and shakers of the next generation.

Young people aged 13-21 are being invited to submit examples of their talents in eight categories - dance/performance, film/animation, music, art, creative writing, ideas & innovation, building & landscape design and photography.

Eden education officer Sam Kendall said: “The theme for all the entries is Real Cool Futures, and Eden wants to discover what a real cool future looks like. Maybe your future, your community’s future or even the future of the world.

”Eden knows that the 21st century will be a time of radical changes as the world adapts to challenges like climate change. The theme is set to inspire thinking about how the future can be shaped in a positive ways.”

The winners selected from each category will perform or display their work at Eden in January 2010 and join the long list of artists who have shown or performed at the Project, including The Verve, Oasis and environmental enthusiast, KT Tunstall among many others.

Sam continues: “We know there is an incredible wealth of young talent across the South West and we want to hear from any young people out there who are interested in using their creative talents to build a brighter and more positive future.

"Eden is a natural stage for young talent and a platform for voices all over the UK to have their say in creative and innovative ways so sign up, send in your entries and give us something to shout about for the future.”

Along with having their work displayed at Eden or performing on site all winners will be invited with their guests to the event in January.

For more details of each brief and an application form please visit: