Statement in relation to the
2017 National Talent Quest


Change to National Talent Quest winners

The Capital Country Music Association (CCMA) has advised of changes to the winners list from this year’s National Talent Quest run in January.

Some weeks after the event was staged, it was discovered that the winner of the Junior Instrumental section was more than 18 years of age, not a junior and therefore ineligible to compete in the junior category.

The error was due to the fact that the entrant did not complete an entry form and organisers, who up until now have given some leeway to late entrants so they may still have the opportunity to perform without having completed an entry form, mistakenly allowed the entry.

As a result of this oversight, the winners list has been adjusted with the runner-up in Junior Intrustmental now being named the winner and the third placegetter now named the runner-up.

This situation also means there is a new Overall Junior Winner of the National Talent Quest.



The Capital Country Music Association is a community based group of folk who not only love country music but enjoy the nurturing and promotion of particularly young talent by supporting them with performance workshops and monthly showcases with many special opportunities to perform at shows promoting country music and supporting the community. The CCMA is a non-profit organisation.


© Copyright, Capital Country Music Association, Tamworth