Wellington is now taking registrations for its fifth annual Wellington Idol singing competition. Enter now for a chance to win the $500 grand prize or one of three $250 prizes for the runners-up.
Contestants must be individual singers at least eight years old as of March 1, must reside in Wellington or attend a Wellington school and cannot be professional performers. All previous grand prize winners from Wellington Idol or the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Wellington will also accept non-returnable CDs or DVDs, of a maximum four minutes in length, in lieu of a YouTube entry.
Registration packets can be submitted at the Lake Wellington Professional Centre (12161 Ken Adams Way, Suite 300) between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The deadline to register is Monday, Feb. 22.
For the official rules and application form, visit the Lake Wellington Professional Centre, Village Park or download them online at www.wellingtonfl.gov/idol. For questions, call Piconcelli at (561) 791-4756 or e-mail email@example.com.