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SVF Talent Contest - Application Due May 1

$3,200 in Prize Money for Talent Show!

There are many talent shows on television these days but the Salinas Valley Fair has hosted its own talent show for over 40 years and the tradition continues with the Salinas Valley Fair Amateur Talent Show Thursday, May 14 at 7PM on the Steinbeck Stage.
Each year the annual Talent Show discovers and presents the top amateurs in Monterey County with cash prizes. There will be $3,200 awarded to the Salinas Valley Fair Amateur Talent Contest winners. There are four competitive divisions:
Individual or Group, ages 8 and under
Individual or Group, ages 9-12
Individual or Group, ages 13 -18
Individual or Group, ages 19 and up
The prize money will be awarded: $450 for first, $250 for second and $150 each for third place in each division. Contestants in the finals will be judged on talent (60%), overall performance (25%), and stage presence (15%).
The local talent makes this a wildly popular event! Come by the Steinbeck Stage and see for yourself.

Entry Form

2020 Amateur Talent Contest

Salinas Valley Fair

AMATEUR TALENT CONTEST

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020

The Salinas Valley Fair is presenting an Amateur Talent Contest! The purpose of the contest is to discover and present on stage, during the Fair, the top entertainers of Monterey County. In keeping with our mission, the Salinas Valley Fair endeavors to recognize and reward the talent of our community.

$3200 IN CASH AWARDS!

COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR AGE GROUPS

STEINBECK STAGE :: SALINAS VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS :: KING CITY, CA

ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY, MAY 1,2020 5 pm NO EXCEPTIONS

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE ALL INFORMATION AND RETURN TO THE SALINAS VALLEY FAIR BY THE DEADLINE.

Personal Information

of the oldest contestant
of the oldest contestant

Age Categories

Please check appropriate age category as of May 14, 2020.
Category



Description of Talent

Contestants will receive entry confirmation prior to May 8th and will receive order of line-up at check in.Please check in at Steinbeck Stage at 6:00 p.m., one (1) hour prior to contest.Contest begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14th. By signing this form, I (we) do hereby state that I (we) have never appeared for any actual salaried performance, and that I (we) do not belong to a musician’s union.

I agree to the Terms & Conditions
Required in place of signature  

AMATEUR TALENT CONTEST

INFORMATION AND RULES – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Our Amateur Talent Contest will be presented as a part of the Salinas Valley Fair, on the Steinbeck Stage in King City.

  1. Contestants must be residence of Monterey County and MUST have an amateur status.Anyone who receives payment for talent performances in a professional or semi-professional capacity is considered professional and is NOT eligible to enter the contest.
  2. Contestants will be entered in the following categories: 8 years old & under, 9 thru 12 years old , 13 thru 18 years old, 19 years & up; If entry is a duo, trio or group the oldest member will determine the age category.
  3. One entry per individual or group will be accepted.Entry forms must be filled out correctly and returned by deadline date.
  4. The contest must perform in apparel suitable for public performance.Contestants must be covered appropriately for a family show at a public venue. Clothing with offensive, derogatory or demeaning statements will not be allowed.
  5. Performances must be a minimum of two (2) minutes and shall not exceed five (5) minutes; must be memorized and shall not include any special lighting such as black lights or strobes.
  6. NO fire or pyrotechnics.
  7. If recorded accompaniment is used, it must be on a CD (no compressed music files on the CD) or mp3 player. Mp3 player must have a headphone jack.No identical voice line may be accompaniment CD for vocal entries, contestant will be marked down.
  8. Only one song may be recorded on CD.CD must be labeled with song and the name of the performing individual group.
  9. The Salinas Valley Fair will furnish a CD player and two (2) microphones and sound system and sound technician.
  10. Contestants must sit in the designated area by the contestant chairperson at the competition and must refrain from talking or making any unnecessary noise.
  11. There shall be no communication with any judge by the contestants, parents or accompanist’s at the competition.Failure to comply may result in disqualification.Decisions of the judges shall be final.
  12. Cash prizes for first, second, third places will be awarded in each age categories.
  13. First place winners are not eligible to compete the following year.
  14. First 30 applications received are guaranteed a performance spot.Additional applications received by the deadline will be placed on a wait list.Any cancellations will be filled by performers on the wait list based on the date/time application was received.
  15. All contestants must abide by these rules. Any infraction thereof is cause for disqualification.Anything not covered in this contest information and rules shall be governed by Salinas Valley Fair Entertainment Committee.

Scoring for judging is as follows:
Talent………………………………………..60%
(Quality of singing and technique or execution and technique of dance)
Overall Performance…………………..25%
(How well the contestant performed signing or dancing)
Stage Presence……………………………15%
(Confidence and personality on stage)

ENTRY FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO: Salinas Valley Fair Talent Contest

625 Division Street, King City, Ca 93930 831.385.3243 svf@SalinasValleyFair.com


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