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Spotlight on Talent 2018 Group Application Form

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Group Application Regulations and Information

  1. By submitting this application, you agree to allow us to use the following in publicity and on the association’s website including, but not limited to – your likeness (photo/video of performance), name, age, home town, and studio / teacher.
  2. Eligibility requirements – may be amateurs or professionals, children up through 12th grade, no older than 19 years old, and can only compete once as a 12th grader.
  3. Each participant can be in only one solo and one group performance each year, at the most.
  4. There will be a limited amount of time to prepare make-up/costumes and change between acts, so please consider this in your planning for the finals.
  5. Group time limit – 5 minutes. If you have competed before, you may not repeat the same performance piece.
  6. Acts are judged on
    1. Talent - 25 points,
    2. Stage Presence - 3 points,
    3. Appropriate Appearance - 2 points
  7. All dance, costumes, and movement gestures should be tastefully done and age appropriate.
  8. If singing to an Mp3/CD, no other voices should sing your part!
  9. Back-up (accompaniment) music on Mp3 & CD = Label all CD discs with 1) name, 2) song title, 3) length of song. Burn CDs using CD-R's, not CD-RW's.  We prefer Mp3's submitted ahead of time vs. CD's given at prelims.
    1. Mp3 - you'll get an email to submit the file online before prelims, bring a back-up copy on CD to turn in at check in.
    2. CD - bring 2 copies with you to preliminaries, 1 copy won't be returned to you. Turn in both CDs when you check in.  
  10. Preliminary competition is Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High.  Auditions begin around 9:00 a.m.  You will receive a notice via email/mail informing you of your audition time, and the full schedule will be posted on www.heritagearts.org.  Young ages will audition earlier, and judging for older acts later.
  11. Final competition is Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the same theater. (If you have a conflict on that date, contact us before entering.)  We will have 2 shows. Groups may be in 1 or 2 categories, split by average age, if numbers allow.

Group Information

Primary Contact Information:
Biography information for group:*
We need more information about the group (other events they have participated in, how long they have been together, awards, etc. )
Notice – this info will be read by the MC at the finals.

Performance Information

Do you have some type of accompaniment (background music)?*

Additional Performance Info

Which Type(s) of microphone(s) (if any) would you prefer:

If using multiple microphones, please submit details / schematic for stage set-up when you check in at the preliminary competition.

No microphone Boom stand
On stand Headset
Handheld - corded Using your own microphone
Handheld - cordless No preference
Standard backdrop lighting color is a multi-color blend.  If you prefer something different, choose a preference below:
Type any special information about your act (musical false endings, spoken words before music starts, props, staging, etc.)
If you are worried that we may mispronounce ANY information you submitted about your act (i.e. title song, composer, bio info, name), please type it phonetically for us here:

How do you prefer we communicate letters, judges’ comments, instructions?

Contestant Info

How many contestants are in your group?
As you type in the contestant's first name, the text box will search our database to see if the person has previously been entered. Until a quick search has been made, the rest of the text boxes will be disabled. Please be patient, and if there is no matching contestant, feel free to continue completing the contestant's information.
First Name:*
Last Name:*

In a
Solo Act?
First Name:*
Last Name:*

In a
Solo Act?
Add Another Name Remove Name
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