Singing competitions have been organised for children and youth from rural areas by the Spotlight Film Institute here.

In a release here on Monday, institute director Srinivas Gujral and secretary Veeresh Wali said there were two categories — one for children below 15, and the other for those in the age group 15 to 30. The first three rounds would be held on the institute premises, while the final round would be at Kandagal Hanumantrai Ranga Mandir here. The dates are yet to be announced.

Music director V. Manohar, film director B. Ramamurthy, singers Shamita Malnad, Gona Swamy, Shabbir Dange, Malashri Kanavi and Kumar Kanavi would judge the participants.