DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter
St. Pete’s GOT TALENT!
OFFICIAL RULES & REGULATIONS
St. Pete’s Got TALENT is an event showcasing the talent of high school students in Pinellas County. The talent competition provides an opportunity for youth to pursue their dreams. The event is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter referred to herein as DST-SPAC. The competition will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Gibbs High School, located at 1112 34th Street South. Registration required for all acts. Please review all Rules and Regulations below before completing your form.
Winners will be awarded as follows:
1st Place-$500.00 2nd Place-$300.00 3rd Place-$200.00
1. Every contestant in St. Pete’s Got TALENT! must be currently enrolled in a Pinellas County High School. Verification of enrollment must be provided at the mandatory meeting (school ID). Contestants may register for only one act.
2. Interested contestants are required to audition by completing the online registration form and submitting a video recording of your talent by 11:59 pm, December 28, 2018. Once the online auditions have closed, the DST-SPAC St. Pete’s GOT TALENT! Committee (“Committee”) will review online submissions and select the contestants.
3. Contestants progressing to the Semi-Final Round will be notified on December 30, 2018.
4. The Committee has the right, at any time, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility. The Committee reserves the right to disqualify any contestant from the audition or competition process in its sole discretion.
5. By submitting an audition video, each contestant thereby agrees to comply with the DST-SPAC GOT TALENT Official Rules and Regulations. Failing to adhere to the deadlines set forth herein may result in immediate disqualification.
6. Contestants and their parents must attend the mandatory meeting on Saturday, January 5, 2019.
7. The Committee may disqualify any contestant who is late to the competition.
8. Participation in this competition is voluntarily and at your own risk. You may withdraw from the competition at any time.
9. Contestants should review the Official Rules and Regulations carefully. If at any point a contestant determines he/she/group are unable to continue with the competition, the contestant should notify the Committee immediately via e-mail at StPetesGotTalent@gmail.com .
Auditions and Selections
1. All contestants must complete and sign the Online Registration Form, including all necessary Consent and Release forms.
2. Attach an audition video to the Online Registration Form.
3. Contestants will be required to record a short video containing your song selection, instrumental composition, dance or spoken word performance of choice
4. The recorded video performance cannot last longer than two (2) minutes. The Committee will only judge the first two minutes of each video submitted. It is important that we can see and hear you! Please check the audio on your video before uploading.
5. Do not over-edit your video or use professional sound equipment. We would much rather see a straight-forward un-edited performance that displays both your personality and talent.
6. Videos should be in good taste and school appropriate. Videos should not contain any profane, vulgar or sexually suggestive language.
7. The Committee will not share the video with the public unless it is to garner the public participation in the event. The videos must in the one of the following formats: MPG, MOV or WMV.
8. The Committee will review each audition and registration form submitted to determine whether a contestant is eligible to move to the next round. By auditioning, each contestant hereby agrees to comply with the St. Pete’s Got TALENT! 2018-2019 Official Rules and Regulations.
1. All acts will use only the sound system and sound operator provided by the venue; however Instrumentalist may bring their own amplifiers, if needed. All music must be on a CD (good quality, scratch free). There should be only one song per CD. Each CD should be labeled with the contestant’s name and school. All contestants should bring a back- up CD. Mis-cueing will result in a penalty deduction of 10 points.
2. Set-up time for all props, instruments, etc. is two minutes which is not included in your four (4) minute performance. Timing for performance begins when the music begins (when music is used or first movement or vocal utterance or performance without musical accompaniment. Ten penalty points will be deducted if time exceeds the four (4) minute limit.
3. Acts containing music, lyrics, gestures, costumes, or material that the judges consider to be rude or offensive may have points deducted or be disqualified.
1. Instrumental accompaniment is allowed, but must assume the pure character of accompaniment. The test shall be whether the performance would stand alone if the accompaniment was removed.
2. Background music must be free of background vocals.
3. Contestants may use one musical instrument for accompaniment which they are responsible for providing, setting up and breaking down for their performance.
4. Contestants are permitted to sing an entire song for the competition. However, the song should not exceed four (4) minutes. Only one song may be sung during the performance.
5. Contestants are responsible for editing their own music to fit this requirement. Fading of a track is highly recommended for smooth transition.
6. Contestants must submit talent selection to the Committee January 5, 2019.
1. Instrumental performance will be without vocal utterance. Accompaniment is allowed, but must assure the pure character of the accompaniment. The test shall be whether the solo performance would stand alone if the accompaniment was removed. No instrument of the same nature may be used as accompaniment. No props are allowed.
(Dance -Solo or Group-up to five)
1. Accompanists are permitted on stage. Ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, liturgical and lyrical will be judged in this category. Props can be a part of the costume.
1. Poems must be submitted to the Committee.
2. Poems must be recited form memory.
Vocal/Dance/Instrumental/Spoken Word Ability (Quality of Act 30 points)
Stage Presence (20 Points)
Timing (20 minutes)
Articulation (20 points)
Audience impact (10 points)
1. Immediately after each performance, contestants will receive a critique from the panel of guest judges. The judges will provide comments and feedback. The Committee will select the judges.
Judges will be professional, fair and impartial. They will be asked not to research contestants.
2. There will be three winners---one (1) first place winner, one (1) second place winner and one (1) third place winner. The first-place winner will receive $500; the second-place winner will receive $300 and the third-place winner will receive $200 in cash prizes.
3. The committee has the sole authority to disqualify any contestant during any level of the competition for failure to comply with the Rules and Regulations stated herein.
1. The audience will determine the winners of the competition. The audience will vote using their ticket stubs. Voting will take place after all contestants have performed.
2. The panel of judges will intervene in the event audience voting results in a tie. The winners will be announced at the end of the competition on the same day.
3. The winners will be announced on the DST-SPAC website, Facebook pages and through public announcements.
1. Contestants should dress appropriately for a family-friendly community event. The Committee may approve or reject wardrobe. Contestants are encouraged to submit wardrobe pictures along with their song selections.
2. Contestants who use any obscene, offensive, sexual or otherwise inappropriate behavior or gestures (including without limitation those referencing or depicting violence, nudity or explicit activity or that are not in the spirit of the competition or do not meet the Committee’s standards for any reason) will be
disqualified from the competition. This includes before, after or during the contestant’s performance or at any time during which the individual is participating in St. Pete’s GOT TALENT!.
3. Illegal or controlled substances, alcohol or weapons are not permitted at the competition.
4. Contestants are encouraged to invite supporters to the event. Negative comments or actions toward any contestant, audience member, judge or otherwise will not be tolerated. DST-SPAC holds the right to excuse guests from the event if behavior deemed inappropriate continues.
1. Deadline to submit videos and registration forms (12/28/2018)
2. The Committee notifies contestants of Semi-Finals (12/30/2018)
3. Mandatory Orientation/Rules meeting for contestants and parents Deadline f or performance selection (1/5/2019)
4. Semi-Finals Competition(Enoch Davis Center) Time: 4:00pm (1/12/2019)
5. Dress Rehearsal – Mandatory (Enoch Davis Center) (1/25/2019)
6. FINAL Competition (Gibbs High School) Time: 5:30pm (2/10/2019)
For additional information, please contact by Ms. Anita Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your participation.