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Kids & Youth Talent Festival 2021 Competition : kidstalentfestival.co.za

Organization : Kids Talent Festival
Competition Name : Kids & Youth Talent Festival 2021
Applicable For : All residents of South Africa
Competition Deadline : 30 June 2021
Website : https://kidstalentfestival.co.za/

Kids & Youth Talent Festival

Kids & Youth Talent Festival is a competition that offers young talent the opportunity to reach their full potential by learning from the finest local and international artists.

Big cash prizes to be won PLUS Masterclasses and a Scholarship to take part in an International Festival. Art exhibition by Dawid Ras Gallery

Categories & Competition Requirements

The following categories will form part of the 2020 Kids Talent Festival
** Drama – Solo | Groups
** Vocal – Solo | Groups
** Instrumental – Classical | Advanced
** Instrumental – Piano | Strings | Woodwind
** Instrumental – Drum kit
** Instrumental – Percussion
** Visual Art

How To Enter?

Step 1 :
Upload your YouTube videos and mail it to entry [AT] kidstalentfestival.co.za
Step 2 :
Payment – EFT Payment or PayFast

Step 3 : Complete online or send your completed form with proof of payment of registration and entry fees and ID to entry [AT] kidstalentfestival.co.za

Competition Dates

** The entry form with the registration and entry fee, identification documentation and recording are to be received at the email address below by no later than 30 June 2021.

** Semi-finals – Public performance.
Covid-19 depended. Alternatively, it will be on-line.
i. Gauteng 21-25 July 2021.

** Grand finale performance round and presentation of prizes
ii. 21-26 September 2021.
** Masterclasses – Venue and date that suits both parties to be confirmed.

Prizes

** All competitors will receive participation certificates.
** Entry to the following year’s competition for the winners in each category will be free.
** The award of prizes by independent adjudicators is not obligatory if the standard of the performance does not warrant it.

Overall Senior Winners : (Age groups 17-25)
Prizes are for overall categories – Vocal, Drama, Classical and Instrumental each R7 000 cash deposit.
Masterclass to the value of R30 000.

Overall Second Senior Winner :
R5 000 cash deposit

Overall Junior Winners : (Age groups 5-16)
Second place Prizes are for overall categories – Vocal, Drama, Classical and Instrumental each R5 000 cash deposit.
Masterclass to the value of R30 000.

Overall Second Junior Winner :
R3 000 cash deposit.

Winner per age group : (Solo entries)
** Winner of age group 5-7 years – R 500,00
** Winner of age group 8-10 years – R 750,00
** Winner of age group 11-12 years – R 900,00
** Winner of age group 13-14 years – R 1 000,00
** Winner of age group 15-16 years – R 1 250,00
** Winner of age group 17-18 years – R 1 750,00
** Winner of age group 19-25 years – R 1 850,00

Winner per age group : (Group entries)
** Winner of age group 8-12 years – R2 000,00
** Winner of age group 13-18 years – R3 000,00
** Winner of age group 19-25 years – R5 000,00

Prizes For Instrumental Entries :
** Best Junior Piano (age group 5-16 years) – R1 000,00
** Best Senior Piano (age group 17-25 years) – R1 500,00
** Best Junior Strings (age group 5-16 years) – R1 000,00
** Best Senior Strings (age group 17-25 years) – R1 500,00
** Best Junior Woodwind (age group 5-16 years) – R1 000,00
** Best Senior Woodwind (age group 17-25 years) – R1 500,00
** Best Junior Percussions (age group 5-16 years) – R1 000,00
** Best Senior Percussions (age group 17-25 years) – R1 500,00
** Best Junior Drum kit (age group 5-16 years) – R1 000,00
** Best Senior Drum kit (age group 17-25 years) – R1 500,00

Competition Rules

** A certified copy of birth certificate, passport or identification document is required.
** The formal competition will take place over 3 rounds in an elimination format.

** Audition round: A YouTube link played by the entrant representing contrasting styles.
** Semi-Finals is a public performance.
** Grand Final is a public performance.

Please note
:
Entrants may be requested to verify or authenticate their recordings by personal performance of short excerpts from pieces chosen prior to their participation in the Semi-finals.

** The Semi-finals will take place over a two-day period. The venue will be allocated according to the category. Competitors will be notified of their status via email.

** The Grand finale adjudication will take place over a single day.
** The judge’s decision is final.

** This competition is open to persons from the ages of 5 to 25 years. The age of a contestant will be deemed as at 31 August 2020.
** All prize winners from previous competitions may enter.

** The Executive Committee has the right to amend the age category of the contestant if it is established that the contestant has entered the incorrect category.

** If a contestant competes in a round where the adjudicator is also the contestant’s teacher, a second adjudicator will be present for those contestants to ensure that there are no irregularities.

** No agents, coaches, teachers, team leaders or make-up artists will be allowed backstage during the competition. Only one guardian will be able to accompany contestants to and from backstage.

** Parents and guardians will be responsible for their minor children at all times before, during and after the competition.

** The Executive Committee reserves the right to cancel a category or this competition at any time if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances are outside of its control.

Entry fees will not be refunded under any circumstances whatsoever including, but not limited to the contestant wishing to withdraw from the competition.

** No flash photography may be used in any of the venues during the competition and all phones must be switched to silent.
** No intimidation of any contestant by any party or other contestants will be tolerated and all contestants are urged to be highly professional.

** Pictures and performance may be used by the competition for all social media and advertising purposes without remuneration.
** Prize giving will follow shortly after the final performance.

** All competitors must report at least 20 minutes before their allocated time in each round. Clean, unmarked copies of works to be performed must be presented in triplicate. Original sheet music must be available.
** Stage etiquette is compulsory.

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