PORTLAND — The Maine Academy of Modern Music has announced that the duo The Veayo Twins have won this year’s MAMM Slam.

The Veayo Twins are sisters Katherine and Kristen. Between them they play guitar, keyboards and drums atop vocal harmonies.

The prize was $1,000 in cash, recording time, gigs, studio tours, and TV and radio appearances. The duo beat out 11 other area high school bands in last weekend’s competition at the Asylum.

“Winning MAMM Slam helped boost my confidence and has made my passion for music blossom,” states Katherine Veayo in a press release.

“It’s made me more confident about myself, my music and my artistic ability…and makes me more determined than ever to follow my dream of being a well known musician,” adds Kristen Veayo.

The Veayo Twins’ acoustic set heavily emphasizes original melodies that revolve around relationships, life experiences, and overcoming obstacles.

The sisters and their music are featured in the documentary film “Bullied To Silence,” which premiered on April 16 at The Boston International Film Festival.

Gigs include the Jonas Brothers softball challenge in New Britain Stadium, New York City’s historic Webster Hall, Patriots Place at Gillette Stadium, and Boston’s Hard Rock Café. Kristen & Katherine have opened for Nashville’s Grammy award winning country rock band, Emerson Drive. They have been featured on CBS TV, Fox TV, 92Moose, WKIT, and WTOS radio shows. For more, go to TheVeayoTwins.com.

“Katherine and Kristen have been working very hard for a number of years and it definitely shows. It was a very close competition this year, and the girls’ hard work really paid off,” said Jeff Shaw, executive director and founder of MAMM.