It's your last chance to vote for your favourite Hamilton band in the first round of CBC's Searchlight music competition.

Round one voting ends Sunday night at midnight ET. Then the votes will be tallied, and the list will be whittled down to a shortlist for round two of the competition. To cast your vote, head over to

Round two of the Searchlight competition opens Monday night at 9 p.m. ET.

By voting, you could help a Hamilton band win the title of Canada's best new artist — along with $20,000 in gear from Yamaha, an opening slot on a high-profile music showcase and a recording session with CBC Music.

There have been 2,888 entries into the contest nationwide, and 115 of those bands call Hamilton home.

So head over to and vote for your favourite artist. You could help a Hamilton band rise to the top of the heap.