Welcome to the 39th Annual SPotlight on talent application 

Before you apply: Please read carefully


 Solo Application fee is $40,  and Group  Application fee – $40 1st participant, $5 each additional person, up to $85 max.    Please have your credit card ready. 

Payment must be made before February 12, 2022, although payment is preferred at the time of application. Our exception process does allow credit card payment as a separate step if someone other than the applicant is paying.  Please select Check or Pay Later when completing the application. To Pay Later online with credit card, send an email with the payer’s email address to and an email will be sent with a link to pay. If you don’t receive an email within 24 hours of sending us an email, check Junk Mail. Checks must be sent to HACA, PO Box 1131, Dade City, FL 33526. Your application is on Hold until payment is received.


If you have an Accompaniment MP3, you must RENAME and UPLOAD your MP3 from your computer or thumb drive as part of the application.

BEFORE uploading the MP3, it must be RENAMED.  Do NOT use the name of the song.  Rename to  ContestantName (firstlast).mp3 or GroupName.mp3, again NOT the name of the song.  If the naming convention is not applied, it will be returned to you and your application is on Hold.

For example,  solo-  barbarafriedman.mp3  or   group-  dancingstars.mp3

If someone other than the applicant is uploading the MP3, there is a separate step to upload an MP3.   Click here  MP3 upload to upload.

Regulations and Information

The first step of the application is to Accept the  SOT 2022 Competition Regulations and Information. You will be asked to “Agree”; once you agree you will complete the application.  To read before you apply, click this link: Regulations and Information

Apply now! Please click below to proceed with your SOLO or GROUP Application

Spotlight Solo Application

Spotlight Group Application

Please note that starting with our 39th Annual, 2022 SOT Event, we will no longer accept Paper Applications. If you have any questions or have issues with the online application, please contact us at or contact Lauretta Brown at 240-285-6677.