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Image credit: Alex Charilaou

We’re excited to announce the finalists and winners for the first ever Young Performer ‘Into the Spotlight’ monologue competition

Following the amazing response we’ve had to our monologue competitions over the last year, we decided to launch the first ever Young Performer competition with three different age categories.

Our Spotlight team watched every monologue performance, and we narrowed it down to 30 finalists, 10 in each age category. The categories were the following: 

  • Ages 4-7 – Theme: Superpower
  • Ages 8-12 – Theme: Joy
  • Ages 13-18 – Theme: Change

We then sent these shortlisted entries to our special guest judge, Kate Bone, who selected the three winners. 

We’d like to thank Kate for taking the time out of her very busy schedule to judge this competition, and even going on to provide feedback to some entrants. 

Without further ado, we are delighted to announce the winners:

Age 4-7 – Theme: Superpower

Winner: Luka-Rose James-Andrews

Headshot credit: Shoot Me Now


Luka-Rose James-Andrews

Alana Baharil Koppen

Edith Farnan-Passmore

Róise Quinn

Avery Daniel 

Cora Knowles

Alaz Ozdemir

Miyu Watanabe

Effy Oteng Amankwah

Freya-Rose Garcia Simoes

Age 8-12 – Theme: Joy

Winner: Beatrice Hope Henley

Headshot credit: Sarah Hart


Beatrice Hope Henley

Bumble Clarke

Harry Kingston-Cromwell

Eva Mairéad Johnson

Felix Hooper

Abbey Ward

Betsy Pearl Smedley

Jamie Lee Martin

Emma-Louise Shirlow

Alexander Joseph

Age 13-18 – Theme: Change

Winner: Aria Hart

Headshot credit: Alex Vaughan


Anna-Sophia Eden

Aria Hart

Evie Templeton

Felix Gillingwater

Kirath Dhillon

Layla Rozelle

Lydia Ward

Olivia McGeachy

Rupert Wade

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From all of us at Spotlight, we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the competition. We were blown away by the talent we’ve seen over the last few weeks. Congratulations to our three winners and all those who were shortlisted!