The final round of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Artist Concerto Competition will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 15, at First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St., Vancouver, and is free and open to the public. Nine of the nation’s finest young musicians will compete in three categories: piano, strings and winds or brass. Gold medal winners in each category will perform with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 20 and 21 at Skyview Concert Hall. Gold medalists will be awarded $5,000 each; silver medalists, $2,000 each; bronze medalists, $1,000 each. A special prize that may be awarded to one or more of the finalists includes a mini residency at the El Paso Pro-Musica Festival, at the discretion of the judges. The final round will be judged by a panel of performers and educators. Learn more at www.vancouversymphony.org.