The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra invites audiences to hear nine young musicians who will compete in the final round of the National Young Artist Competition at 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St., Vancouver. Open to young artists up to age 18, the Young Artist Competition awards $24,000 in cash prizes and gives winners in the categories of piano, strings and brass/woodwinds the opportunity to perform with the orchestra under the baton of Maestro Salvador Brotons on Jan. 21 and 22. All finalists receive generous cash prizes. Gold medalists are awarded $5,000 each; silver medalists, $2,000 each; bronze medalists, $1,000 each. The competition will be livestreamed at vancouversymphony.org.