Wellington has announced the return of the Wellington Idol competition, this time with more cash prizes up for grabs.
Enter now for your chance to win the $500 grand prize, or one of three $250 prizes for the runners-up. Contestants must be individual singers at least 8 years old as of Feb. 1 must reside in Wellington or attend a Wellington school, and cannot be professional performers.
All previous grand prize winners from Wellington Idol or Wellington Talent Search are ineligible to compete. Contestants will be divided into three age groups: ages 8 to 12; ages 13 to 17; and age 18 and up.
To register, contestants must submit an application form, proof of age such as a birth certificate or photo ID, one head shot and a short performer biography, along with a non-refundable fee of $25 per individual payable to the Village of Wellington. Contestants must also submit a YouTube link of their performance to Cultural Programs and Facilities Manager Joe Piconcelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellington will also accept non-returnable CDs or DVDs of a maximum three minutes in length in lieu of a YouTube entry. Be sure to label your disc with your name, age group, title of the piece and phone number.
Registration can be completed at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The deadline to register is Jan. 27.
For the official rules and application form, visit the Wellington Community Center or go online to the Parks & Recreation Special Events section at www.wellingtonfl.gov. For questions, e-mail Piconcelli or call him at (561) 791-4756.