Healthfirst Sponsors the 2013 Long Island Youth Singing Contest
Open to Nassau and Sufffolk County Residents
HEMPSTEAD, NY,September 26, 2013 – Healthfirst announced today that they are sponsoring the annual 2013 Long Island Youth Singing Contest. Children ages 9-18 who reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties are eligible to showcase their singing talent and compete for the grand prize of $600. This is the first year the contest is extended into Suffolk County.
Registered contestants will be split into two age groups – youth, ages 9-13 and high school, ages 14-18. Those who are selected from the preliminary round will move on to subsequent rounds, culminating with the grand finale on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Each age group will be awarded prizes of $600 for 1st Place, $400 for 2nd Place, and $300 for 3rd Place.
“We are excited to extend this contest to both Nassau and Suffolk County residents for all children in the Long Island area to not only express their creative talent but also be recognized by the community,” said George Hulse, Vice President of External Affairs. “This is our fourth year hosting the contest and we look forward to welcoming the hundreds of gifted children that turn out for this event year after year.”
Registration for the contest closes on October 28, 2013 followed by preliminary rounds. Registered participants may sing in English and Spanish for five minutes or less. Additional contest rules can be accessed on the Healthfirst website at www.healthfirst.org or the registration hotline at (917) 208-0086.
Established in 1993, Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization offering health insurance to individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area. It provides a variety of low-cost or free government-sponsored health insurance, including New York State Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and managed long term care, as well as Medicare Advantage. It is also a Qualified Health Plan on the New York State of Health, New York’s health benefit exchange. For more information, visit the company's websites at www.healthfirst.org and www.healthfirstnj.org.