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Teens who are tired of Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff getting all the press can show off their own talents in the Army Europe Teen Battle of the Bands and Stars of Tomorrow competition.

The event takes place at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Zone in Hohenfels, Germany.

Teens interested in performing must sign up through their local teen centers or Child and Youth Services at any U.S. installation in Europe by Nov. 5.

Any teen aged 12 to 18 and registered in CYS can participate, but the event is limited to six slots for bands and 18 slots for individuals, according to Heidi Fedak, marketing account executive for the 282nd Base Support Battalion, Hohenfels.

The band competition has categories for best of show, best vocalist, best drummer, best guitarist and best bass guitarist. The Stars of Tomorrow portion has categories in best male and female vocalists, best duet, best instrumental solo and best specialty act.

At least three judges will select the top performers in each category.

The first place prize for best of show is $300. For individual categories, the top prize is $75, Fedak said.

Each winner’s community youth service office will also get a cash award, Fedak said.

Although the Army Europe Battle of the Bands competition has had a teen category in the past, this is the first time the event has been held strictly for teenagers, Fedak said.

For more information about the competition, contact Kay Berube, Hohenfels Teen Center, at civilian 49-9472-83-4492 or DSN 466-4492.

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