The Hudson Review, using the "Young Reviewers Competition" held by the London Review of Books as its inspiration, is sponsoring a competition for young critics of film and music. The prize for the best entry in each category is $500 plus publication in The Hudson Review. Film reviewers should cover at least two or three new films (not including Hollywood blockbusters), and music reviewers must attend three or more recent performances.

The Hudson Review offers critics an opportunity to write at greater length and with more depth than daily journalism. Each entrant should submit one original, unpublished review of 2000 words. The editors of The Hudson Review reserve the right to grant no awards should the quality of submissions be found insufficient. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of entries. Entrants should be under the age of 30 at the closing date, October 31, 2008.

Please send submissions, along with proof of birth date and contact details, to (as an attachment), or by mail to: The Editors/ The Hudson Review/ 684 Park Avenue/ New York, NY 10065.