Sunday September 17th, 2017 - 12 PM


HOW IT WORKS

Do you SING, DANCE or PLAY an instrument and are between the ages of 6 and 20, then the Richmond Fair Rise2Fame Talent Search is looking for you.

The Talent show has been a highlight of the Richmond Fair for 7 years. Since its inception in 2010, the ’search’ has touched the lives of hundreds of talented performers from around the area and appreciative audiences have been captivated by their amazing talent.

The contest is open to non-professionals only. An individual cannot be part of an act at the Richmond Fair.

Contestants must be at least 6 years old and not have reached his/her 21st birthday on or before the opening day of the current year’s Richmond Fair. Proof of age may be requested.

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. It is strongly recommended that an act run no more than three (3) minutes. Under no circumstances may an act run more than four (4) minutes. ANY ACT RUNNING OVER 4 Minutes WILL BE DISQUALIFIED ... NO EXCEPTIONS! The act is timed from the first vocal utterance in any vocal category; the first musical sound in any instrumental category; the first body movement in any dance category; the first movement, gesture, utterance or musical sound in any variety category. Timing does not include a spoken introduction.

  2. Baton twirlers may enter, but acts using machetes, knives, etc., will not be accepted. No fire, smoke or smoke-effect will be allowed on stage at any time.

  3. In the Vocal Solo and Instrumental Solo accompaniment by the person in the act or others is allowed, but is not judged. It must assume the pure character of accompaniment. The test shall be whether the performance would stand alone.

    Note: Recorded backup may be used, subject to the restrictions in rules 4, 5 & 6. A recording (except CD’s) must contain only the piece of music required for the performance, and must be cued properly. We cannot be responsible for any material which is not picked up following your performance. Please label each CD or USB with your name for identification.

  4. No voice or voices, vocal utterance or synthesized vocal utterance may be used for accompaniment by contestants entered in the Vocal categories. This includes recorded live voices and voices that are produced and recorded synthetically (i.e. synthesizers or digitally sampled). ANY BACKGROUND VOCALS = DISQUALIFICATION.

  5. In the Variety categories, live or taped accompaniment is allowed, but must assume the pure character of accompaniment. The test shall be whether the performance would stand alone. The use of any instrument(s) for accompaniment of the same type as instrument(s) being judged is not allowed. If the playing of an electronic keyboard is to be judged, no pre-programmed music is allowed; the contestant must create all sound live on stage.

  6. In the Dance Solo and Dance Group categories, accompanists are permitted on stage but must not assume visual importance in the performance. There must be no taps or tap effect (e.g. "rimshots") on a taped recording used by a dancer or dancers.

  7. Solo performers who wish to be judged on any combination of singing and playing, plus all performers who wish to be judged on any combination of singing & choreography, singing & drama, etc., as well as all comedy or novelty acts, magic acts, ventriloquism acts, etc., must enter in the Variety category. While a combination of categories is allowed, the individual rules will apply, and contestants must give sufficient prominence to each element of the performance for the judges to properly evaluate the individual talents.

  8. Organizers reserve the right of final decision on any matters pertaining to the Talent Search not covered by the rules.


Performance Categories

Categories of competition are:

    (1) Vocal Solo & Instrumental Solo;
    (2) Dance Solo & Dance Group;
    (3) Variety Solo & Variety Group (including bands).

Categories of competition are for the purposes of scheduling performers, clarifying eligibility and determining judging criteria. Each act will be judged against each other act, regardless of age of performance.

JUDGING

All contestants will be judged on the following basis:

  • Natural Ability 25%;
  • Quality of Performance 25%;
  • Showmanship 25%; and
  • Audience Rapport 25%.

*** Audience rapport is the judges’ evaluation of how the act would be received by an appropriate, impartial audience in an appropriate setting, and is not based on the size or enthusiasm of an act’s "fan club".

The decision of the contest judges is final, and no discussion regarding any decision shall be entered into by Talent Search organizers at any time.

PRIZES
Vocal & Instrumental Solo

First Place Winner: $250.00
2nd Place Winner: $150.00
3rd Place Winner: $100.00

Dance Solo & Group

First Place Winner: $250.00
2nd Place Winner: $150.00
3rd Place Winner: $100.00

Variety Solo & Group

First Place Winner: $250.00
2nd Place Winner: $150.00
3rd Place Winner: $100.00

ENTRIES

READ THE RULES THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY, AND BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND ALL OF THEM. WHEN YOU SUBMIT THE ENTRY FORM, YOU INDICATE YOU HAVE DONE SO.

For more information, please contact Rob Petten at richmondfairtalent@gmail.com.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8th, 2017.

REGISTRATION FORM
(* mandatory fields)
* Category: (select one) Vocal Solo &Vocal Group
Dance Solo & Dance Group
Variety Solo & Variety Group (including bands)
* Contestant’s First Name:
* Contestant’s Last Name:
* Date of Birth:
* Address:
* City:
* Postal Code:
* Phone:
* Email:
Please provide a list of names and Group Name if you have specified you are part of a group.
Group Name:
Group Member Names:
CODE HINT: uppercase "Q", number nine, uppercase "J", number two


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