The World’s Largest All-Ages Virtual Talent Competition!

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Open to all children and adults anywhere in the world!

Performers from around the world are invited to enter the world’s largest all ages virtual talent competition, “North Texas’s Got Talent!” This is an opportunity to showcase the amazing talent of North Texas and participants from around the world ONLINE and bring our community of performers and artists together while we are all apart due to the COVID-19 challenge.

This will be a fun and entertaining competition displaying North Texas and the World’s best talent. This is a part of the North Texas Performing Arts “Together We Can Beat This” project to keep alive the largest non-profit youth theatre organization in the country, hard hit by the COVID-19 disaster.

Participants can submit their Video entries to ANY or ALL of the Competitions outlined below and can be awarded CASH PRIZES and NTPA Scholarships! There is no cost to enter!

Contest Eligibility

2020 Contest participation is open to all contestants of any age. Participants may enter as a solo act or in a group of up to 10 participants and may participate by grade in the division below:

  • Rising Stars – Grade 4 and Below
  • Juniors – Grades 5-6
  • Intermediates – Grades 7-9
  • Senior – Grade 10-12
  • Adult – 18+ (Out of High School)

If a GROUP act, the division will be determined by the age of the OLDEST participant.

Competition Rounds

There will be THREE ROUNDS in this competition, a “Regional” round hosted by an NTPA host city, a North Texas Round, and a Social Media Round! Any participant may compete in any or ALL competitions.

Round Three: NTPA Goes Viral!

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  • Submission Due Date: Midnight, Sunday, May 31
  • Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded in two divisions:
    • Youth Division: Trophies will be awarded to First, Second and Third Place finalists in addition to the following prizes:
      • First Place: 100% off of an NTPA Production and $200 cash prize!
      • Second Place: 50% off of an NTPA Production and $100 cash prize!
      • Third Place: 25% off of an NTPA Production and $60 cash prize!
    • Adult Division: Trophies will be awarded to First, Second and Third Place finalists in addition to the following CASH prizes:
      • First Place: $200 cash prize!
      • Second Place: $100 cash prize!
      • Third Place: $60 cash prize!

How to Submit

  1. Prepare and record your entry via video. Don’t stress about the quality of the video itself. Just do the best you can with what you have available at home! Phone videos are just fine!
  2. Upload your entry video of 90 seconds or less to Facebook or Instagram
  3. Tag NTPA (Insta – @ntpaofficial, Facebook – NorthTexasPerformingArts) and use the hashtag #NTPAtalent
  4. Consider making a donation of $20 to support this fundraiser.

Check Out the Contestants from Round 1 and 2!

Announcing the Round 1 Winners!

1st Place Winners!

2nd Place Winners!

3rd Place Winners!

Announcing the Round 2 Winners!

Round 2 Winners!

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Rules of Competition

  1. An entry consists of one to five or fewer participants providing a video entry of a vocal singing, instrumental, musical theatre, dance, dramatic performance. All entries, including music, lyrics, and costumes, must be age appropriate and family friendly. 
  2. The recording MUST BE MADE AFTER MARCH 19, the date of launch of this competition and must demonstrate safe social distancing practices. 
  3. Performances may not be longer than 90 seconds in length, and any performance submitted in excess will be judged on the first 90 second submitted.
  4. There is no limit on the number of entries per participant.
  5. Performers are encouraged to create and upload their submissions from the safety of their homes, and virtual-group productions are encouraged. 
  6. All entries from Round One will be AUTOMATICALLY advanced to NORTH TEXAS’S GOT TALENT Round Two. Participants may submit additional entries before the Round Two deadline.
  7. A participant can enter the regional competition, the North Texas competition, Social Media competition or all three, regardless of how they placed in the previous rounds!
  8. If a GROUP act, the division will be determined by the age of the OLDEST participant.
  9. The NTPA Academy of Directors will determine the top three entries in each category and will award winners with scholarships and cash prizes. Finalists will also be invited to perform before a live audience before an NTPA production when NTPA theatres open this summer!
  10. THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 10 CONTESTANTS IN EACH DIVISION IN EACH ROUND FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED IN THAT DIVISION, AND 30 CONTESTANTS IN A DIVISION FOR EACH HOSTED EVENT FOR THE CASH PRIZES TO BE AWARDED. Trophies will be awarded regardless of number of contestants.
  11. Contestants will be judged on technical skill, stage presence, quality of the performance, and entertainment value. All determinations of the North Texas Performing Arts will be final.
  12. By entering this contest, all contestants agree to the North Texas’s Got Talent Release Forms.
  13. All Staff Members of North Texas Performing Arts and it’s family of theatres are ineligible to compete in this competition.