Cancelled for 2020

6th Annual Spirit of Monticello Talent Contest


First Round – Tryout/elimination round: Tuesday – May 28th, 2018 (5-8pm)
Second Round – Tryout/elimination round: Tuesday – June 4th 2018 (5-8pm)
Third Round – Tryout/elimination round: Tuesday – June 11th 2018 (5-8pm)

12 & Under Finals & 13-17 yr. old Finals: Friday, June 21st on NIPSCO Bandstand during Festival

18 & Older Finals: Saturday, June 22nd on NIPSCO Bandstand during Festival

  • $1,800.00 in total cash awards!
  • This year THREE AGE GROUPS! – 12 & Under, 13 thru 17, and 18 & Older
  • This year TWO CATEGORIES! – Vocal & Non-Vocal
  • Complete your Entry form (below) asap to choose your audition day and time!
  • There NO ENTRY FEE, so what do you have to lose!

    1. Due to time constraints during the auditions, each participant will be limited to 10 minutes. (includes set up)
    2. Performances must be appropriate for all ages.
    3. Committee’s discretion to eliminate any entry. If you are eliminated you may not re-apply.
    4. Entries must provide their own props and music.
    5. A person cannot participate in more than one category.
    6. No Lip-Syncing is permitted.
    7. Judge’s ruling is final.

    Stage presence & Professionalism – 25 pts.
    Technical Ability – 25 pts.
    Overall Performance/Difficulty – 20 pts.
    Appearance/Costume – 15 pts.
    Creativity – 15 pts.
    1. All acts will receive a maximum of 3 minutes for set-up prior to performance.
    2. All acts will have a 7 minute performance time limit.
    3. The finalists will be chosen from each age group and category to compete in the final round on Friday & Saturday night June 22nd & June 23rd.
    4. If a participant is under the age of 18, the entry form must be signed by a parent or guardian.
    5. Professional acts are not eligible to participate. Professional is defined as an individual or act that makes a living from performing.
    6. Any photos taken by the Monticello Spirit Festival Committee may be used for publicity for future events.
    7. Rules are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Monticello Spirit Festival Committee.
    8. Applications will be reviewed by Spirit of Monticello Committee. The Committee has the right to refuse applications.

Download Contest Entry Form