A unique karaoke competition is being organised by the Japan Universities Alumni Society of Hong Kong to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The singing competition is open to the public and prizes include air tickets to Japan and hi-fi equipment. The catch, however, is that Japanese singers will have to sing in Chinese while non-Japanese singers will have to perform Japanese songs. The organisers have even invited a Japanese language expert onto the judging panel to check contestants' pronunciation. The entrance fee for the competition is $100 and registration forms can be found at www.juas.hk . The deadline for entries is May 14. Professional singers and those who have won singing competitions before are not eligible. Preliminary competitions will take place on May 22 and 23. Finalists will battle it out at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts on June 26.