NADJ this week announced the winner of its 2016 Scholarship programme, which was set up to give NADJ members a chance to improve their performance skills and grow their business through a series of training workshops, industry events and qualifications, as well as providing them with useful resources, educational material and industry contacts.
Pete Hawkins, the man behind DJ At My Party, was selected as the best candidate, following an application process that was curated by a panel of industry figures. Pete – who is based in the South East and attends the NADJ South Central branch meetings – was chosen for the Scholarship programme by Mark Walsh (BPM) and Eddie Short (Pro Mobile Magazine).
“We felt that Pete’s application for the scholarship really stood out as a clear winner,” explained Eddie Short, Editor of Pro Mobile Magazine. “I am sure that he will make the most of all the educational content and support that is now available to him, and I look forward to welcoming him to the 2016 Pro Mobile Conference at the end of February.”
Now in its second year, the NADJ Scholarship gives mobile DJs a chance to receive educational training, VIP access to industry events and various opportunities to further their career or business. As part of the NADJ Scholarship, this year’s winning applicant, Peter Hawkins, will attend the 2016 Pro Mobile Conference as a full delegate, where he will have chance to network with like-minded DJs, work on his performance techniques and receive vital business advice during an informative two-day educational programme.
Peter will also receive a one-year extension of his NADJ membership; a full year of tuition as part of Derek Pengelly’s DJ Mentor 365 programme; VIP access to BPM 2016, including free drinks in the VIP lounge; the chance to complete a recognised DJ Dynamics (Level 1) qualification in from the London College of Music; and a series of mobile DJ-relevant publications.
Commenting after NADJ announced him as the winner, Pete said: “I thought that as I was already established as a long-standing DJ with a successful business, I may not be eligible, but it really is open to any NADJ full member – I was delighted!”
“I need to set myself up with Derek Pengelly’s DJ Mentor 365 and deal with a few issues that I have been wanting to take on,” he added. “I’m very excited about the future of my performance and business. I look forward to seeing you all at Pro Mobile Conference.”
NADJ will sponsor this year’s Pro Mobile Conference, which takes place from Sunday the 28th to Monday the 29th of February in Oxfordshire. More information about the event can be found on the dedicated Conference website