If you’re an amateur performer who’s ready to be discovered, here’s your chance win cash prizes and perform in front of talent agents. Wellington has extended the deadline to July 16 for amateur Palm Beach County performers to enter the first-ever Wellington Talent Search competition.
The grand-prize winner will take home $500 and a full scholarship sponsored by Talent Inc. to attend the Talent Inc. National Talent Convention & Showcase in Orlando — a prize valued at nearly $2,000. Four runners-up will walk away with $250.
The competition welcomes both individual and group acts of all genres including singers, dancers, actors, comedians, magicians and anything else that will wow the crowd and the panel of judges. Contestants must be at least 8 years old by June 30, and individual performers and at least half of the participants in each group act must reside in Palm Beach County.
If you have what it takes, rush to the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) by July 16 with a completed application form, proof of age (such as a driver’s license or birth certificate), a headshot, and a CD or DVD with a three-minute sample of your performance.
Discs must be clearly labeled with each performer’s name, title of the piece, phone number and category. Wellington will also accept YouTube links in lieu of discs. The Wellington Community Center will accept registrations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
Entries selected for a live audition will be contacted no later than July 19. Live auditions will be held on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater. Contestants who advance will perform in the semifinals on Friday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. The top 12 contestants will then compete in the finals on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m., and the night will end with the dramatic announcement of the winners.
The complete rules and application form are available at the Wellington Community Center and at www.wellingtonfl.gov/community/parks-and-recreation/special-events. For questions, contact Cultural Program & Facilities Manager Joe Piconcelli at (561) 791-4756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.