The Eta Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is proud to present its very first Virtual Talent Hunt Competition, with final video performance submissions due January 22, 2021.   

 

Founded in 1911, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has as its cardinal principles, Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift.  Our organization has created a number of programs and projects centered on these virtues.  With over 900 chapters worldwide, the fraternity conducts a number of internationally mandated programs and the Talent Hunt Competition is just one of the many such programs. 

 

Despite the pandemic, Eta Nu is happy to sponsor this Talent Hunt Competition for the students in our community.  Not only is this program wonderful opportunity for young, talented students to compete and to display their skills in the performing arts, it also provides a superb setting for exposure, encouragement, and possible financial assistance.  Local winners of this competition are awarded recognition for their talents and compete on a regional level. 

Due to Covid-19, this year’s Talent Hunt Competition will ONLY accept video submissions for performances. Videos MUST be submitted in the accepted format of MP4 or MOV. The video performance must be recorded from a full-length side view for musicians (pianists, xylophone, drummer) and a full-length front view for instrumentalists (i.e. string or brass), vocalist, spoken word.  The video shall not be edited. Student’s performance will be authenticated, verified and validated by the Talent Hunt Chairman. The Talent Hunt Competition’s video submittal deadline is January 22th, 2021.

Upon submitting the Talent Hunt application, the contestants will be contacted by a Talent Hunt committee representative with further instructions on how to submit the video performance.

The Eta Nu Chapter, “Virtual Talent Hunt Competition” 2021 performances will be presented on “You Tube” at a date and time to be announced later.  The local winner will advance to compete in our statewide Florida Competition.

 

Who May Enter 

  • Participation in the Talent Hunt is open for the following forms of performing and visual art:  
  1. Music: Vocal and instrumental; classical, semi-classical (i.e.Broadway Musical production, Movie score), gospel and jazz. A printed copy of the music (score) is required for the judges to analyze. No top 40 musical performances are allowed unless they meet the criteria listed for semi classical. No hip hop or rap performances are allowed. 
  2. Dance: ballet, modern dance, and tap. 
  3. Dramatic Interpretation: Poetry, oration, monologue, etc. (Printed script must be provided for each judge). 
  4. Visual Art: Sculpture, photography, drawing and painting. (3 to 5 pieces for judging)

 

Basic rules for participation: 

  • Contestant must be a high school student (grades 9 – 12) at the time of the competition. 
  • All presentation should reflect good taste. 
  • No performance should exceed five minutes. 
  • Pre-recorded accompaniment may be used for musical presentations/ 
  • Three copies of all musical instrument compositions to be performed must be provided to the Talent Hunt Chair by the date of the competition before contestants are allowed to perform. 
  • For the participants, recommended dress is formal  
  • Females – long formal gowns or appropriate dress for performance 
  • Males –    dark suit or black tuxedos/black tie 

 

JudgingWinners will be based on who achieves the highest combined score from all judges. 

 

District Competition.  The 1st place winner must agree to represent Eta Nu at the talent hunt program.  (Eta Nu will pay related expenses.)  The 2nd place winner will be an alternate.  The State competition location and time has yet to bet determined but the 1st place winner will be notified as soon as possible in order to prepare. 

 

Prizes: 

First Place$250.00
Second Place$150.00
Third Place$75.00
 
 

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