A local teen has won a competition to have his original fanfare composition played at some of the countries most iconic cultural venues.

Out of nearly one hundred entries in the “Artology” competition, Woombye’s Ben Lau was one of the eight winners from around Australia.

He’s the first Sunshine Coast winner ever in the five years the competition has been running.

The prize includes having the piece professionally recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra then played instead of the “bells” at venues like the New South Wales Art Gallery, Q-PAC in Brisbane and the Arts Centre in Melbourne.

It’s not his first crack at the competition though.

He had a go last year and with only a week’s preparation pulled out a highly commended.

Instead of feeling defeated, he felt inspired to see what he could do with a bit more preparation and effort.

Hear the interview…