NEVADA COUNTY YOUTH TALENT CONTEST
Calling all talent in Nevada County! The Nevada County Fair will be hosting a Talent Contest on Saturday, September 17th at 5:00 p.m. The Talent Contest is open to citizens of Nevada County between ages 4 to 21 years.
Competition categories include:
Vocal Solo-You may accompany yourself with a musical instrument such as a guitar or piano.
Instrumental Solo-Music must be memorized.
All acts will be judged on talent, appearance, preparedness, and entertainment value. Awards will be given in each category. The judges will be selected by the Nevada County Youth Talent Contest Director. They will be persons well-qualified to judge a contest of this kind. The decisions will be final. Judges scores are confidential and critiques are not allowed to be given to anyone.
Winners will be eligible to compete in the District Fair and the Arkansas State Fair Youth Talent Contest. Entry fee is $15.00 per category. Deadline to enter the Talent Contest is Friday, September 10th, 2021.
Entry forms for the contest are available on the Nevada County Fair Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NevadaCountyFairPrescott, www.nevadacountyarfair.com, or at the Chamber of Commerce office.
For more information or questions please call Talent Contest Director Patsy Laughard at (870) 796- 1480.
Talent Content Rules
The purpose of the Nevada County Fair Talent Contest is to discover, develop and encourage talent in the citizens of Nevada County. It is designed primarily for amateur talent and to offer an opportunity for the youth to demonstrate their artistic ability.
Contestants must be 4 to 21 years of age by the date of the fair to compete. Any contestant appearing younger or older than the age limits specified below should be prepared to furnish proof of age to the officials.
There will be three different age groups for the competition.
Kids’ Talent - 4 to 9 years of age by the opening day of the state fair
Junior Youth Talent - 10 to 15 years of age by the opening day of the state fair
Senior Youth Talent - 16 to 21 years of age by the opening day of the state fair
Any act must not exceed the 3.0-minute time limit (including recorded introduction.)
Contestants must not have ever been convicted of any crime nor have any criminal charges pending.
No substitution of individuals, change in category, or change in music will be allowed for the contest after the entry form has been received.
All acts must be performed on stage. Verify in advance of the contest the dimensions of the stage.
Contestants are required to be on time for all rehearsals and contests. Absent or tardy contestants are subject to disqualification, at the discretion of the Nevada County Youth Talent Contest Director and/or Nevada County Fair Manager.
Entry forms must be filled out completely and signed by each of the following: (1) contestant(s), (2) contestant’s parent or guardian.
Entry forms should be received or postmarked no later than Friday, September 10th, 2021.
Entry Forms should be sent to Nevada County Youth Talent Contest, 615 East 3rd South D4, Prescott, AR 71857.
Any display of poor sportsmanship and/or unbecoming conduct, any interference and/or disturbance, or any other behavioral problem created by a contestant, parent, official, relative, or even a supporter of a contestant could result in disqualification of the contestants.
Dress code is Sunday Best. No holes or rips in pants or shirts.
Inappropriate lyrics of a song in the vocal and variety categories or inappropriate movement in the dance and variety categories will result in immediate disqualification. A contest official has the right to interrupt a performance if it is not deemed suitable for the Nevada County Youth Talent Competition.
No decorative or background props of any kind will be allowed. A prop must be used as a functional part of the contestant’s act. Questionable props must be discussed and approved by a contest official.
THE CONTEST OFFICIALS OF THE NEVADA COUNTY YOUTH TALENT CONTEST RESERVES THE FINAL AND ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO INTERPRET THESE RULES AND ARBITRARILY SETTLE AND DETERMINE ALL MATTERS, QUESTIONS AND DIFFERENCES IN RE- GARD THERETO, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST, AND THE RIGHT TO AMEND OR ADD TO THESE RULES AS THEIR JUDGEMENT MAY DETERMINE. ANY CONTESTANT WHO FAILS TO ABIDE BY ANY OF THE ABOVE RULES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COUNTY CONTEST BY THE COUNTY CONTEST DIRECTOR.
These rules and regulations are exactly what the Arkansas State Fair goes by also.