Singer Emeli Sande has teamed up with bosses at Yamaha to launch a keyboard competition for budding pop stars.

The Next to Me hitmaker has signed up to promote the Community Clavinova programme, which offers groups and organisations a chance to win a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano.

Entrants can nominate potential recipients of the prizes via the Yamaha website, and the contest will be judged by Sande along with music mogul Harvey Goldsmith, Bbc radio broadcaster Mark Radcliffe, and Jazz pianist Julian Joseph.

Sande says in a promotional video, "I'm delighted to be supporting Yamaha's exciting Community Clavinova programme. Just send us your thoughts on why your nominee should be awarded a Clavinova and you never know, you might just get one! I'm really looking forward to meeting the winners in London next year."

A total of 20 pianos will be awarded at a gala event in London next year (15).