The Judges have decided that the 2011 NBBCC finalists are Cameron Earl VIC, Alice Humphries WA and Joseph O'Connor QLD (in alphabetical order).
The Finalists travel to Melbourne to rehearse and conduct the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra in a finals concert as part of the Stonnington Jazz Festival. The three finalists receive a copy of Finale 2011 with the winner, decided after the concert, receiving a cash prize of $3,500 courtesy of APRA.
There was some stiff competition this year, with the level of the 22 compositions received being the best yet. A special commendation for Cam MacCallister NSW and Elliot Hughes WA who missed out by the narrowest of margins on being finalists this year.
NB THE JUNIOR DIVISION WAS CANCELLED DUE TO A LACK OF ENTRIES