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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity – Omicron Chi Plainfield Chapter

 Full Talent Hunt Guidelines

Contestant (Student) Eligibility Requirements:


W      Be in high school, grades 9 – 12.  No students in grade 8 or below are eligible even if they attend a high school that has those grades!

Parent Release and Consent Form must be completed

Winning contestant and chaperone must attend and perform in the Omega Psi Phi Final Second District Talent Hunt Competition. The Plainfield Omega’s will bear all costs associated with the production of their local Talent Hunt Competitions, and the travel, meals, and hotel lodging for their contestants and chaperones for the Talent Hunt Competition.

Be present for the competition in order to win.  

W        Contest Prizes – 1st Place $200.00, 2nd Place $50.00 and 3rd Place $25.00

W        Participate as soloists.  No group performances are allowed!  One accompanist is allowed for each vocal or instrumental performance.  Vocalists and instrumentalists may use pre-recorded music on CD.  However, pre-recorded music may not contain any lead or background vocals or lead instruments!!

W       Enter to compete in only one of the seven categories:  Classical instrumental; Classical vocal; Contemporary instrumental; Contemporary vocal- no rapping; Dance – to include ballet, tap, or modern – no krumpin’, poppin’ or hip-hop; Dramatic interpretation; and Visual arts to include painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography.  No contestant may be adjudicated in more than one category!

W       Submit required materials by established deadline. 

W       Memorize their performances and refrain from using profanity or vulgar language. 

W       Provide their instruments (except for baby grand or grand piano which will be provided by the 2nd District) and any props needed for their performances.  Easels and tables will be provided for visual artists to display their pieces.  Other equipment and supplies must be provided by the contestants.

W       Submit at least 3 – 5 pieces to be adjudicated if entering the Visual Arts category.   It is suggested that each piece be labeled with the artist’s name, title of piece, medium used for the piece, and date the piece was constructed. 

W       Dress appropriately:  Females – dress/gown and Males – dark suits with shirt and tie.  NO JEANS OR SNEAKERS!  Contestants in the dance or dramatic interpretation categories may dress according to their presentations.

W       Adhere to the performance time limits.  All instrumental performers will have a maximum of 6 minutes.  All other performers will have 4 minutes.