2019 JUNIOR Talent Competition (14 and younger)

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2019 JUNIOR Talent Competition (14 and younger)


Contestants 14 years of age or under by July 28, 2019 are eligible to participate

  • $20.00 entry fee per act (registration open to the first 12 entrants)

  • Awards: 1st = $100           2nd = $75                 3rd = $50

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Talent Competition Rules

The following rules and information apply to both the Jr. and Sr. talent competitions:

  • The Lake County Fair Talent Competitions are open to any amateur entertainer or group living in IL.

  • This will be a judged competition.  Judging decisions are final.

  • State Contest: The first place winner will be eligible to represent Lake County at the State Talent competition in Springfield in January 2020. State contest rules will prevail and the winner, if interested in participating, will be responsible for all entry fees and associated costs.

  • Entries may include any type of talent. “Lip-sync” or signing/sign language only are not talents. Signing/sign language may enhance a talent.

  • Acts must be four (4) minutes or less and set up must be no more than three (3) minutes in length.

  • A person may compete in more than one act in the same age group, if the talent is different.                                       

  • The 2018 FIRST place winner may not compete in the 2019 contest in the SAME division.

  • Accompaniment music CANNOT contain any like talent (if singing and using a back-up track, there may not be any backup vocals)

  • Applicants may be asked to come to the fairgrounds for preliminary the weekend prior to the fair.

  • Registrations will remain open until all spots are filled. The entry fee is due open registration.

  • Entry fee includes one ticket for each performer in the act to gain entry to the Fair on Sunday, July 28 for the competition.

Judging Categories:     

  • Costume: 10 points

  • Stage Presence: 15 points

  • Professionalism: 10 points

  • Execution of Act: 15 points

  • Total points possible: 50 points