The Navya Nataka Samiti, Hyderabad, will conduct the 40th All India Competition in music and dance during the last week of January, 2007. The competition will be conducted in the following disciplines. Music - carnatic (vocal, veena, violin and mridangam), Hindustani (vocal, sitar and tabla) and dance — Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Andhra Natyam and Kathak. Each category will have three groups: seniors (16-25 years); juniors (11-15 years); sub-juniors (6-10 years). Winners in the senior category will be awarded the Niranjan Shaw rolling trophy worth Rs. 10,000 and individual prizes will be given to all the winners in the senior, junior and sub-junior category. For outstation participants, both boarding and lodging will be arranged free of cost. Entry fee for the competition is Rs.60 (seniors), Rs, 50 (juniors) and Rs. 40 (sub-juniors). Entry forms duly filled in should reach the samiti or the YMCA, Hyderabad, on or before November 30. Rules and syllabus can be obtained from the samiti at 1-8-522/12, Chikkadpalli, Hyderabad - 500 020 (Ph: 2766 1403/6636 1660) or YMCA, Narayanguda, Hyderabad - 500 029 (Ph: 2756 4670).