The Mayor of Hackney's Music Award is open to local schools' music departments in three categories.
The Pupil Award of up to £1,000 for achievement in instrument learning, the Instrumental Ensemble Award up to £5,000, and the Excellence in Music Education Award of up to £3,000.
Jules Pipe said 'Hackney is home to some incredible young musicians, so it's exciting to be able to formally acknowledge them and help them to further develop their talents'.
For more information and to request an application form email email@example.com.
The winners are to be announced at the Hackney Music Gala at the Hackney Empire on 7th November.
Full details are on the council website.