Their music may still sound a little raw and off-key, but they are all determined to make their mark on the local entertainment scene tonight at the annual Hong Kong Teenage Band Competition. Ten bands will be rocking the house at Ko Shan Theatre with their latest tunes. Not all of the musicians are 'teenagers' as anyone under 25 is eligible to enter the competition, organised by the Warehouse Teenage Club. Having beaten 43 other bands in the preliminary round, Daughter, D. L. U., Pixel Toy, Grass Puppet, System Map, Eclipse, Alter, Throw, Agony and Dispair Factor will be slogging it out for the championship. The winner will walk away with a $3,500 gift coupon and a cash prize of $1,500. In tonight's final gig, each band will play two songs which are either original compositions or covers. Four-man band Daughter have decided to play two of their own songs in the competition. 'We want people to know about our music, which represents us. Besides, we have also got something to tell people through our songs,' Yu Chung-hang, of Daughter, explained. The 20-year-old said: 'We want to check out what music other bands are playing and we want to know how our band compares with others.' For Agony, also made up of four young men, the competition is like an examination. Vocalist Benny Ng Chun-fai said the band would play Cantonese songs because they hoped to promote original local music. While helping to bring local bands into the spotlight, the competition also gives young musicians a chance to exchange ideas. 'It's a really good opportunity to meet other bands,' Kevin Li, 21, a member of the five-man band, System Map, said. 'Before and after we get on stage, we would chat and share our music with other bands.' Warehouse spokesman Tom Chu Chi-fung said more than 700 people attended the final contest last year. 'The response from the audience was really good last year, so we decided to hold the final in Ko Shan Theatre again this year,' Mr Chu said. Tickets are now available at Urbtix outlets at $60 (for members) and $90.