Wellington Idol Deadline Approaching

The deadline for entering this year’s Wellington Idol competition is approaching. Enter now for your chance to win the $500 grand prize, or one of three runners-up $250 prizes.

Contestants must be individual singers at least eight years old as of March 1. They must reside in Wellington or attend a Wellington school, and cannot be professional performers.

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 ages 18 and up.

To register, contestants must submit an application form, proof of age, 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 & Facilities Manager Joe Piconcelli at jpiconcelli@wellingtonfl.gov. Wellington will also accept non-returnable CDs or DVDs of a maximum of four minutes in length in lieu of a YouTube entry. Be sure to label discs 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 March 5.

For the official rules and application form, visit the Wellington Community Center, or download them online at www.wellingtonfl.gov.

For questions, contact Piconcelli at (561) 791-4756 or jpiconcelli@wellingtonfl.gov.