The JCDC has extended the deadline for entry to the 2019 Jamaica Festival Song Competition to Monday, April 1.
The deadline extension is aimed at giving all potential participants additional time to further sharpen their entry songs.
The JCDC added that this year's competition will feature a series of road shows and special performances, which will give the top ten finalists necessary exposure, while giving members of the public the opportunity to get to know the songs and the artistes.
The Jamaica Festival Song Competition is one of the longest running original song competitions in Jamaica and continues to unearth and showcase several talented individuals each year.
The competition boasts past winners like Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Decker, Eric Donaldson, Roy Rayon and Stanley Beckford.