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

North Texas's Got Talent Logo

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 COVID19 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 and audiences are encouraged to give generously, and not share ticket access information with those that have not purchased a ticket. 

Participants can submit their Video entries to ANY or ALL of the Competitions outlined below and can be awarded CASH PRIZES and NTPA Scholarships! Entry fees are just $20 per entry. 

In light of the Covid-19 crisis, we know that many adult artists have lost jobs. Because of this, we are thrilled to offer entry to this contest for FREE to any adult age 18+. We are asking that those who can, support the fundraising efforts with a $20 donation. Thank you for your support during this difficult time. We know that “Together We Can Beat This!”

Submit Your Video Entry Today!

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.

Check Out the Contestants!

Competition Rounds

There will be TWO ROUNDS in this competition, a “Regional” round hosted by an NTPA host city, and a NORTH TEXAS ROUND! Any Participant may compete in either or BOTH competitions.

Round One:
Regional Competition

Submission Deadline
0
0
0
0
Days
0
0
Hrs
0
0
Min
0
0
Sec
  • Submission Due Date: Midnight, Sunday, April 5
  • There will be FOUR regional competitions hosted by the following North Texas host cities. Any participant in the world can participate in any or all of these events. All entry fees support the host city’s NTPA programs. Support these NTPA locations by competing in their regional competition!
    • Plano’s Got Talent
    • Fairview’s Got Talent
    • Frisco’s Got Talent
    • Dallas’s Got Talent
  • Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded in each division in each host city:
    • Youth Divisions: 50%-off Tuition Scholarship to an NTPA production and a $50 CASH PRIZE in each division. Trophies will be awarded to first, second, and third place finalists in each division in each regional location.
    • Adult Division: First Place Adult Award Recipients in each host city will receive a $50 CASH PRIZE!

Round Two:
North Texas’s Got Talent Competition

Submission Deadline
0
0
0
0
Days
0
0
Hrs
0
0
Min
0
0
Sec
  • Submission Due Date: Midnight, Friday, April 24
  • All FINALISTS from the Round One: Regional Competitions AUTOMATICALLY ADVANCE to the Round Two: North Texas’s Got Talent Competition. All other participants must re-enter and resubmit to compete in Round Two.
  • Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded in these divisions:
    • Youth Divisions: 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 $100 cash prize!
      • Second Place: 50% off of an NTPA Production and $50 cash prize!
      • Third Place: 25% off of an NTPA Production and $30 cash prize!
    • Adult Division: Trophies will be awarded to First, Second and Third Place finalists in addition to the following CASH prizes:
      • First Place: $100 cash prize!
      • Second Place: $50 cash prize!
      • Third Place: $30 cash prize!
sing dance act icons

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 Youtube. Make sure it is marked as “not made for kids.”
  3. Click the button on this webpage to “Submit Your Video Entry”
  4. Complete the form questions including the link to your video on Youtube.
  5. Complete payment for your entry.
Submit Your Video Entry and Purchase Tickets to Watch the Full Competition!

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. 
  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. Participants simply pay the $20 entry-fee for either individual or group performances online at NTPA.org. There is no limit on the number of entries participants may purchase.
  5. Performers are encouraged to create and upload their submissions from the safety of their homes, and virtual-group productions are encouraged. 
  6. Upon paying the entry fee, participants will be asked to submit a link to a Youtube video of the entry for viewing and judging. All videos must be marked as “not made for kids,” (they are intended for a general audience including all ages), so they can be shared to a playlist for judges and ticket purchasers.
  7. The top three finalists in each category are AUTOMATICALLY advanced to the NORTH TEXAS’ GOT TALENT” FINAL ROUND and will not be required to pay a second entry fee.
  8. ALL other participants may ENTER AGAIN for the ‘NORTH TEXAS GOT TALENT’ Final Round and may offer a new performance or resubmit their original.
  9. A participant can enter the regional competition, the Overall North Texas competition or both, regardless of how they placed in the regional competition!
  10. If a GROUP act, the division will be determined by the age of the OLDEST participant.
  11. The NTPA Academy of Directors will determine the top three entries in each age 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. All contestants will be required to agree to the North Texas’s Got Talent Release Forms.
  15. All Staff Members of North Texas Performing Arts and it’s family of theatres are ineligible to compete in this competition.