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Win a week's work experience at LS-Live!

BACKSTAGE ACADEMY® has launched an exclusive PLASA Show competition for one lucky student to win a week’s work experience at LS-Live, helping on the set build of a major touring artist.


Sponsored by leading trade publication L&Si, the first prize will enable a young student to gain valuable experience at our internationally renowned set design and construction business, based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. We have worked on stage shows of famous artists such as Kasabian, Jay-Z, Tinie Tempah and Robbie Williams, with many of them rehearsing in our arena-sized production rehearsal studio.


The second prize, sponsored by the UK’s biggest distributor of Apple and Adobe products, Jigsaw Systems, is an iPod and a 50% voucher off any Short Course or Career Course at BACKSTAGE ACADEMY®. There are also 25 third prizes; 10% off vouchers for BACKSTAGE ACADEMY®’s Short Courses and Career Courses.


Any student who signs up their details on the BACKSTAGE ACADEMY® stand (2-S37 in the Colleges section of EC2) at the PLASA 2012 exhibition in Earls Court, London from 9-12th September will be automatically entered into the competition.


Following the PLASA Show, students will still be able to enter the competition by signing up their details on the BACKSTAGE ACADEMY® website, until the closing date of midnight on 8th October 2012.


BACKSTAGE ACADEMY® Short Courses cover specialist skills for working in live events such as Event Safety Passport, Rigging, Stage Pyrotechnics, Working with Electricity, WYSIWYG and Final Cut.


Its month-long Career Courses include Introduction to Working in Live Events Production, Concept Design & Presentation, Live Visuals, Lighting, Live Sound and Contemporary Issues in Live Events. These courses are the modules that combine to make up the Foundation Degree in Live Events Production – validated by The University of Bolton – for which there are still places available this November.


* Winners will be notified via email or telephone on 9th October 2012. Due to the nature of tour rehearsals, BACKSTAGE ACADEMY® cannot guarantee the date of the week's work experience and reserves the right to change the given date at any time. The 1st prize will be offered within 6 months from the competition closing date. The above prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. All course vouchers are valid for one year, until 8th October 2013.