- NCF Talent Contest -

 

SEE CONTEST INFO BELOW...

CONTEST DATE & TIME - Saturday, June 30 - 2pm

NCF FREE STAGE AREA

TALENT CHECK IN AT FAIR OFFICE - 12:30  p.m.

TALENT MEETING  - 1:30 p.m.

JUDGES MEETING - 1:45 p.m.

 Four (4 Minute Time Limit Per Entry)

Double Entries May Not Be Registered Due To Time Limitations

Awards to Follow Judging

 Please email the following entry information to: ncftalentcontest@gmail.com

Deadline June 15th, 2012

 

Name:

Talent/Act:

Members in Act:

Ages of Members In Act:

Brief Detail on What You Will Perform (song title, artist, dance track name, etc....)

Division: Preteen (1-12 years)

Teen (13-18 years)

Adult (19 & up)

 

 

              Talent Contest Registration Form

 

                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEE CONTEST INFO BELOW...

CONTEST DATE & TIME - Saturday, June 30 - 2pm

NCF FREE STAGE AREA

TALENT CHECK IN AT FAIR OFFICE - 12:30  p.m.

TALENT MEETING  - 1:30 p.m.

JUDGES MEETING - 1:45 p.m.

 Four (4 Minute Time Limit Per Entry)

Double Entries May Not Be Registered Due To Time Limitations

Awards to Follow Judging

 Please email the following entry information to: ncftalentcontest@gmail.com

Deadline June 15th, 2012

 

Name:

Talent/Act:

Members in Act:

Ages of Members In Act:

Brief Detail on What You Will Perform (song title, artist, dance track name, etc....)

Division: Preteen (1-12 years)

Teen (13-18 years)

Adult (19 & up)

 

 

 

 

 

2012 NORMAN COUNTY FAIR

TALENT CONTEST:

Saturday, June 30 - 2 p.m.

Registration - 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contestant Rules Mtg 12:30 p.m.

Judge's Mtg 12:45 p.m.

Contest - 2 p.m. PreTeen

(limit to 12 entries)

  2 p.m. Teen 

(limit to 12 entries)

3 p.m. Adult (limited to 5 entries)

3:45 Awards

RULES MODELED AFTER

Minnesota State Fair

Guidelines

CLICK HERE FOR MSF

The Cash Prizes in 2012:

$100

to Win, Each Division

Preteen

Teen

Adult

Check out the Premiums to be released in May 2012 or visit this page shortly for updates.

REGISTRATION OPENS 5-1-12

and will be via email only to:

ncftalentcontest@gmail.com

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE

            6-15-2012

 Rules:

2012 Norman County Fair Amateur Talent Contest

Entry Rules and Information

Divisions: All acts compete in one of three different divisions. The Preteen Division is open to acts age 12 and under only. The Teen Division is open to acts ages 13 through 18 only. The Open Division is opento any act, regardless of age. In cases where the act consists of a group of people, choose the division that is appropriate for the majority of the group members. Contestant’s age at audition date determines which division an act competes in. Accompanists, when not a part of the act, may be any age.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all amateur entertainers. Professionals are NOT permitted to compete. his includes Union musicians and anyone whose principle source of income is from their talent. Compensation for performing at weddings, etc. does not constitute principle source of income. With the exception of first place winners in the Open Division, acts that have participated in the past are welcome to compete again. Former Teen Division first place winners are required to compete in the Open Division if they choose to compete again at the State Fair Level. Past Preteen first place winners must also compete in the Open Division if they are not of age to compete in the Teen Division.

Semifinals: Sixty Open Division, thirty Teen Division and thirty Preteen Division acts selected from all auditions advance to the semifinals during the fair. Each act will be scheduled to compete on one of tensemifinal evenings (Aug. 25 through Sept. 3.) Each evening’s acts must attend a mandatory check-in meeting at 5 p.m. on their performance night at the Libby Conference Center. The contest begins at 6 p.m. on the Bandshell stage.

Open Division semifinal competition is August 25 through September 3. Teen Division semifinal competition is August 25 through August 29 and Preteen Division semifinal competition is August 30 through September 3. One finalist and one runner-up from each division are selected each night. Finals: Finals for all divisions will be held at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 in the Grandstand. Five finalists from both the Preteen and Teen Divisions and ten finalists from the Open Division will advance, as will the MSF County Fair Talent Contest's first and second place division winners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL RULES

Admission & Parking: The Minnesota State Fair operates an “All Pay Gate” policy. Acts are responsible for gate admission and parking fees. Discount admission tickets can be purchased through August 24. Free parking and bus service is also available through the State Fair Park & Ride system. Judging: Judges’ decisions are final and scores are not released to acts or the public. JUDGES DECISIONS ARE FINAL AT THE NORMAN COUNTY FAIR LEVEL.

Acts will be judged on:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

quality of performance (including selection)

stage presence

entertainment value

Selection: All semifinalists and finalists must perform the same act or musical selection as used for their Audition. All advancing acts must perform the selection they won with at the Norman County Fair, if they represent Norman County at the state level. This includes the number of people in the act, as well as the musical choice.

Time Limit: Time limit is four minutes (this includes any spoken intros by the act). Points will be deducted for acts going overtime. Acts are allowed to perform a medley of tunes, but must remain within the fourminute time limit.

SOUND AND ACCOMPANIMENT

Sound System: If sound amplification is necessary, all acts are required to use the sound system and sound technician provided by the Minnesota State Fair. The State Fair will also provide microphones, monitors, a piano, and a compact disc player. All other instruments and amplifiers must be provided by act, if needed. The State Fair does not allow microphones supplied by the act. Norman County Fair rules apply as stated above.

Piano accompaniment: The accompanist, if in the act performing, is considered a performer and if only an accompanist, must not sing with or perform with the individual(s) they are accompanying.

Recorded accompaniment: A CD is REQUIRED. Vocalists may use recorded accompaniment, provided it contains instrumental accompaniment ONLY; absolutely no vocals are allowed on the recording. For vocal acts, acts will be disqualified if accompaniment recording has vocals of any kind.

AWARDS

Norman County Fair Level-

$100 to win, $75 2nd, $50 3rd

No funding for transportation will be awarded

Norman County Fair MAY award medals or trophies as determined by Norman County Fair Board

Each Division awarded above prizes

Visit www.mnstatefair.org for State Level Prizes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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