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2018 News

Document copies for this year's Spotlight on Talent competition

December, 2017

link for registration process

solo paper application

group paper application

solo application Regulations and Information

group application Regulations and Information

cover letter to schools for registration mailout (8.5 x 14" paper)

cover letter to schools' announcers for registration mailout (8.5 x 14" paper)

cover letter to studios for registration mailout (8.5 x 14" paper)

preliminary time letter

preliminary schedule

preliminary welcome letter

finalist Act 1 letter

finalist Act 2 letter

non-finalist letter

old link for registration process

2017 News

Document copies for this year's Spotlight on Talent competition

January 1, 2017

solo paper application

group paper application

solo application Regulations and Information

group application Regulations and Information

cover letter to schools for registration mailout (8.5 x 14" paper)

cover letter to studios for registration mailout (8.5 x 14" paper)

preliminary time letter

preliminary schedule

preliminary welcome letter

finalist Act 1 letter

finalist Act 2 letter

non-finalist letter

old link for registration process

 

2016 News

Document copies for this year's Spotlight on Talent competition

January 2, 2016

solo paper application

group paper application

solo application Regulations and Information

group application Regulations and Information

cover letter to schools for registration mailout (8.5 x 14" paper)

cover letter to studios for registration mailout (8.5 x 14" paper)

preliminary time letter

preliminary schedule

preliminary welcome letter

finalist Act 1 letter

finalist Act 2 letter

non-finalist letter

 

2015 News

Document copies for this year's Spotlight on Talent competition

January 12, 2015

solo application Regulations and Information

group application Regulations and Information

solo paper application

group paper application

preliminary time letter

preliminary schedule

preliminary welcome letter

finalist Act 1 letter

finalist Act 2 letter

non-finalist letter

Announcement of change in schedule for finals day of competition

December 1, 2014

In light of the news that Pasco High School's Junior / Senior Prom was scheduled on the same day as our finals competition, we have decided to change the schedule that we have followed since the split into 2 Acts in 2008. To allow contestants, studios, family and friends to plan their day, here is how the schedule is planned.

*** specific category designations will be determined after preliminary competition is complete and we have our list of finalists. ***

Act 1 - starting at 11:00 a.m., doors open at 10:30, sound checks should start between 8-9:00

1st half -

     solos for juniors and seniors (in 1 or 2 categories), followed by older groups

     Announcement of Pasco Heritage Scholarship winner

          Intermission

2nd half -

     solos for middle / junior high school students

Act 2 - starting at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:30, sound checks should start between 3-4:00

1st half -

     solos for youngest contestants, followed by younger groups

          Intermission

2nd half -

     solos for older elementary / middle / junior high school students

We have taken into consideration this scheduling conflict for our East Pasco high schoolers, as well as trying to keep our youngest participants from having to compete too late in the evening.  Although this change will feel different for all involved, we believe this is the best option for this year.  If you have any questions about this change, please contact the producers at spotlight@heritagearts.org.  

Dates are chosen for Preliminary and Finals Competitions

September 1, 2014

The dates have been reserved for this upcoming Spotlight on Talent competition.  Preliminary competition will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and the Finals competitions will be Saturday, March 28, 2015.  Details to follow.

 

2014 News

Document copies for this year's Spotlight on Talent competition

January 1, 2014

solo paper application

group paper application

preliminary time letter

preliminary schedule

preliminary welcome letter

finalist Act 1 letter

finalist Act 2 letter

non-finalist letter

 

2013 News

Preliminary competition is completed, Finalist list is announced

February 16, 2013

The contestants this year were second to none!  On this record-breaking preliminary competition day, the panel of 5 professional judges sat from 8:45 - 6:30 pm, seeing talent ranging from pointe to pop vocal, bubbles to violin.  Below is the list of finalists.  Congratulations to each and every participant - the talent was simply amazing!

Finalist list

 

Document copies for this year's Spotlight on Talent competition.

January 1, 2013

solo paper application

group paper application

preliminary time letter

preliminary schedule

preliminary welcome letter

finalist Act 1 letter

finalist Act 2 letter

non-finalist letter

 

Announcement of 2013 dates

August 31, 2012

This year's competition will be held again at the beautiful Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel.

The dates for the competitions are the following -

Preliminary competition - Saturday, February 16, 2013

Final competitions - Saturday, March 16, 2013

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact spotlight@heritagearts.org.

 

2012 News

Preparing for Finals Competitions March 10, 2012

February 18, 2012

This year's preliminary competition ran smoothly, and the talent displayed was second-to-none!  Preparations are underway for a superb finals competition.  Below are copies of letters that were handed out or mailed to our contestants during this process.  Please make copies for yourself if needed.  If you have any questions about contestant preparations or details about the finals day, please contact spotlight@heritagearts.org.

List of Finalists, posted to website 2-12-12

Finalist Letter Act 1, mailed 2-16-12

Finalist Letter Act 2, mailed 2-16-12

Non-finalist Letter, mailed 2-16-12

Preliminary Welcome Letter, handed out 2-11-12

Preliminary Time Letter, mailed out 2-6-12

 

2011 News

Spotlight on Talent final competitions complete

March 26, 2011

We had a fabulous, fun and talent-filled day during our 2 Spotlight on Talent shows.  Hundreds of people showed up to cheer on the 63 final acts.  Over $2000 in cash, trophies and ribbons were given out to our titled awards.  Thank you to all our volunteers, performers, judges, and audience for a superb day and night!

 

Copies of Finalist letters Posted

February 21, 2011

The finalists have been decided.  Here is the finalist list.

We have posted a copy of the letter that was sent to all finalist solos and groups.  You can download this if you need another copy of the information before March 26. The letter includes times for sound / mic checks, pre-show meeting for all contestants, instructions about where to be during the show, when you can prepare your make-up and costume, etc.

Act 1 - soloists age 12 and under and younger groups - Act 1 Finalist Letter

Act 2 - soloists age 13 and over and older groups - Act 2 Finalist Letter

 

Preliminary Time Letter Posted

February 16 , 2011

We have posted a copy of the letter that was sent to all participants who are registered for the prelimary round of competitions for Spotlight 2011. You can download this if you need another copy of the information before Saturday. Your audition time can be found here. Click here for the Preliminary Time Letter.

 

Preliminary Schedule is published
February 6 , 2011

The applications have been opened and the schedule for the preliminary competion is finalized.  Click here for your copy of the preliminary schedule.

 

New scoring maximums

January 3, 2011

The board discussed at length the focus participants should have towards perfecting their act, and we decided to change the maximum number of points in the categories to more reflect our thoughts on their importance.  For 2011, the maximum points for talent are now 25, stage presence has been reduced to 3 points, and appropriate appearance has lowered to 2 points.  We hope this will help to de-emphasize the implied importance of overly elaborate or expensive make-up / hair / costume / props.  We want to instead focus on the pure talent of the children who participate.

 

Application Form ready for printing

January 3, 2011

Applications and due date are ready for download and printing.  If you have any questions about the form, please contact the producers at spotlight@heritagearts.org

Due date for application form is Thursday, February 3, 2011.

Click here for 2011 application form.

 

Dates for competition announced

September 2010

The dates have been reserved for the 2011 competition. 

Application forms due Thursday, February 3, 2011

Preliminary competition - Saturday, February 19, 2011

Finals competition - Saturday, March 26, 2011

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2010 News

Copy of Finalist Letter for Act I contestants.

Copy of Finalist Letter for Act II contestants CORRECTED.

Additional opportunities to support the competition and your favorite contestant

January 1 , 2010

This year, we will be incorporating two new ideas for the finals competition. 

First, the program for the competitions will be altered this year to allow for printing personal ads by individuals.  The personal notes will be printed in the program for all to read and will be a hard copy momento of your loudest cheer and support for your contestant.

Click here for copy of the Spotlight program ad return form.

Second, we will be offering an additional cash prize totaling $100 for any contestant who collects the most corporate sponsorship for the competition.  We will be offering this opportunity to any student who wishes to help us spread the word to individuals or businesses and collect their information for sponsorship. The student who gathers the most corporate sponsorships for the competition will win this additional prize money. Students with any questions about their participation in this part of the competition may send an email to spotlight@heritagearts.org.

Below are the letters you need to present to the potential sponsors - the letter explains the importance of their participation as a sponsor, and the Info form is to be returned with their check.

Click here for copy of letter to potential sponsors.

Click here for copy of the Sponsor Info Return form.

 

Description of judging categories modified

January 1 , 2010

The three categories that will be judged during both preliminary and final competitions are Talent (20 points), Stage Presence (5 points), and Appropriate Appearance (5 points).  The modified name of the third judging category was changed to relay the focus on appropriate dress/appearance the judges are asked to judge.  In the judges' information packets, they are told not to focus on elaborate costumes, make-up or props, but instead to award points in the Appropriate Attire category on just that - is the contestant's appearance appropriate for their performance.

 

Applications and information mailout is complete

January 1 , 2010

The producers of the competition have mailed out over 800 applications, information cover letters and flyers to many public and private Pasco schools, studios and teachers throughout the area.  In addition to the music and studio teachers, you can download the application form yourself here.

Spotlight on Talent 2010 mailout information letter

Spotlight on Talent 2010 application form

Any questions about the preparation of your talent, please email the producers at spotlight@heritagearts.org.

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