July, 2012 – One Week Left for Palm Beach County Residents to Enter Wellington Talent Search


One Week Left for Palm Beach County Residents to Enter Wellington Talent Search


If you’re an amateur performer who’s ready to be discovered, here’s your chance win cash prizes and perform in front of talent agents! Wellington has extended the deadline for amateur Palm Beach County performers to enter the first-ever Wellington Talent Search competition to July 16th, 2012. The Grand Prize Winner will take home $500 and a full scholarship sponsored by Talent INC. to attend the Talent INC. National Talent Convention and Showcase in Orlando – a prize valued at nearly $2,000. Four runners-up will walk away with $250.


The competition welcomes both individual and group acts of all genres including singers, dancers, actors, comedians, magicians, and anything else that will wow the crowd and the panel of judges. Contestants must be at least eight years old by June 30th, 2012, and individual performers and at least half of the participants in each group act must reside in Palm Beach County. If you have what it takes, rush to the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard) by July 16th with a completed application form, proof of age (such as a driver license or birth certificate), a headshot, and a CD or DVD with a three-minute sample of your performance. Discs must be clearly labeled with each performer’s name, title of the piece, phone number and category. Wellington will also accept YouTube links in lieu of discs. The Wellington Community Center will accept registrations from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.


Entries selected for a live audition will be contacted no later than July 19th. Live auditions will be held on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th at 8:00 pm at the Wellington Amphitheater. Contestants who advance will perform in the Semi-Finals on Friday, August 3rd at 8:00 pm. The top 12 contestants will then compete in the finals on Saturday, August 4th at 8:00 pm, and the night will end with the dramatic announcement of the winners.


The complete official rules and application form are available at the Wellington Community Center and at www.wellingtonfl.gov/community/parks-and-recreation/special-events.html. For questions, contact Joe Piconcelli, Cultural Program and Facilities Manager, at (561) 791-4756 or jpiconcelli@wellingtonfl.gov.


For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.