Registration is now open for the seventh annual Wellington Idol singing competition. Enter now for a chance to win the $500 grand prize or one of three $250 runner-up prizes. The deadline to register is Thursday, Feb. 15.
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 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, headshot and a short performer biography, along with a non-refundable fee of $25 payable to the Village of Wellington. Contestants must also submit a YouTube link of their performance to Cultural Programs & Facilities Manager Joe Piconcelli at email@example.com. Wellington will also accept non-returnable CDs or DVDs of a maximum 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 packets can be submitted at the Wellington Community Center (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) or Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) during normal hours of operation. For the official rules and application form, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/idol. For more information, contact Piconcelli at (561) 791-4756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.