Amateur Talent

2017 Doddridge Co. Fair  Amateur Talent Show

August 23, 2017, 7:00 pm

Registration Deadline: August 14, 2017



  1. There are two categories: Music (vocal and instrumental) and Dance/Twirl.
  2. There are three divisions of competition: Junior 12 & under, Teen 13 – 17, Adult 18 & up.
  3. Amateur acts only. (No professional/working performers)
  4. Group acts are limited to 5 performers.
  5. The oldest member of the group will determine the division of all group acts.
  6. Acts must be no longer than 5 minutes. (If act is longer than 5 minutes, approval must be received from talent show director.)
  7. Acts must provide recorded music of good quality. Have your music cued to the beginning.
  8. Acts will be scored on appearance, stage presence, sound quality, rhythm and timing, and overall audience appeal. Up to 10 points may awarded for each category.
  9. The decisions of the judges will be final.
  10. Absolutely no information will be released to anyone except the contest director.
  11. Ties will be performed again at the judge’s discretion.
  12. No gifts should be given to any contestants until the contest is over and the contestants have left the stage.
  13. The Fair Board is not responsible for lost articles. Contestants should claim music, costumes, props, etc. at the stage area when the contest is over.
  14. Contestants will pay $5.00 each (max of $25) per entry.
  15. The show is limited to the first 12 entries in each division.
  16. Contestants may compete only once (group or solo).
  17. You must pre-register to perform in the show.
  18. Late entries are discouraged; however, you may contact directors for further discussion.
  19. Winners will receive a cash award along with a ribbon.
  20. A trophy will be given to the performer awarded “Best in Show.”

All contestants must sign in between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. the night of the show at the stage.

Showtime: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Thank you and Good Luck

Melanie Jett, Marilyn Jett, and Keri Jenkins

Committee Members

Melanie Jett, Chair (304)871-0626

Marilyn Jett (304)871-0677

Keri Jenkins (304)557-0000

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