Quest for Talent – Rules

All contestants and others attending Quest for Talent do so at their own risk.

    1. Acts are defined as a specific individual or group of individuals.
      1. Groups must perform with the same individuals at the heats and finals. Substitutions are not permitted.
      2. Individuals can enter in multiple acts as members of groups.
  1. Entries are to be submitted by completing the entry form available on our web site: www.goodnajacarandafestival.com/talent-quest/
  2. Entries are accepted via category requirements.
    Cateogory Information

    1. Dance – Any genre including Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary. Hip Hop is a separate category.
    2. Hip Hop – Available to all ages where it be groups or single acts.
    3. Variety – This category is for everything that doesn’t fit into any other category. This could be a musical theater act, a magic act, or a spoken piece. This category is unique to those bringing something extra to the stage. (Please note that singing a song and having a routine in the background or with an instrument counts as a Vocal Act).
    4. Original Piece – This category is reserved for those who have written their own songs, poetry or other forms of vocal arts. Three copies of the lyrics are to be submitted upon registration at the heats & grand finals.
    5. Vocal – Any song can be sung as a group or single act.
    6. Country – Any song can be sung from the country genre.
  3. Entries close September 29th, 2017
  4. Payment is to be received immediately, if payment is not received by closing date of the competition, entry may be forfeited.
  5. Entry will be confirmed via email shortly after registration.
  6. Contestants who placed first last year are not eligible to enter in the same category in which they won this year. These contestants are still able to enter into any other category in which they did not place first.
  7. Age Restrictions for Groups – group acts will be determined for Senior or Junior categories based on the age of the oldest performer.
    1. The competition age group for a duo or ensemble will be determined by the age of the oldest member.
  8. Any stage requirements and backing music must be given to the coordinator at the time of reporting in for each performance.
    1. Backing audio is to be on an AUDIO CD containing only one track per performance item.
    2. The part being performed must not be duplicated on the track.
  9. Performance time is limited to a maximum of 4 minutes.
  10. The judges’ decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.
  11. Contestants will be notified on the same night as the heat if they will proceed to the grand finals.
  12. Inappropriate behaviour towards judges or other officials will not be tolerated.
  13. Substitute judges may be used.
  14. No person other than competitors and one parent/supporter per act will be allowed back-stage without the Stage Manager’s approval.
  15. Management retains the right to alter or amend the program in any way, or to combine any categories in which insufficient entries have been received. Any decision in this respect will be final.
  16. All entrants must accept the terms and conditions upon entry.
  17. Monetary prizes for the Quest winners will be paid by cheque at the conclusion of the event.
  18. All contestants will be required to sign a publicity agreement at registration. The terms of this agreement can be found on the “Terms and Conditions” page.