Talent Showdown

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Atlanta’s kid stars will shine at Atlanta Parent’s Talent Showdown.  The top applicants will be invited to perform at our annual Family Block Party, with more than 5,000 attendees, on October 10, 2015 at Atlanta’s Mercer University.                                               


Congratulations to our 2015 Talent Showdown Winners!


Abbey and Dudley
Hanah Hwang
John Gadson, jr.
JAC Band


 Be sure to come check out the 2015 great young stars on the main stage! Join us October 10th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for our 12th annual Family Festival. Tickets go on sale in September. 

Dream of seeing your child’s name in lights?  Atlanta Parent Magazine is looking for kids to show off their unique talents through our annual Talent Showdown.  If your kid has a passion to be an actor, singer, dancer, musician or something totally original, sign up to compete for a spot to perform at Family Festival!

Judges will determine winners to perform at Atlanta Parent Magazine’s Family Festival. on October 10, 2015 at Atlanta’s Mercer University campus.  Family Festival is Atlanta’s best family festival with more than 5,000 attendees. his is a great opportunity for kids to show off their talent and gain valuable performing experience, plus it is sure to be a lot of fun for everyone involved. 

How to Participate:

Talent Showdown will be through a new online submission process. 
Deadline is July 17, 2015.

Please submit application, application fee, picture and demo (web video, cd, dvd or web site link) to be selected to audition to perform at Family Festival. Participants may only enter one category.

Application Fee(non-refundable):

One to four persons performing = $25
Group performance= $50 (4-6 performers)
Dance Studio = $75 (6-15 performers)

Application fee also includes admission and activity tickets for 4, a $25 value. 

Snail Mail to:
Atlanta Parent Magazine
Attn: Talent Showdown
2346 Perimeter Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Audition/Entry Process:

•All auditions will be two minutes long. 
•Please keep performance family oriented. 
•Winners performance time will be longer depending on talent.
•Judging will be broken down by age group (Ages 5-9, 10-13 and 14-18) and category.

Rules for each category:

•Dance: (all types, including ballet, tap, step, modern, etc) (no more than 6 persons in a dance performance)
•Performance time at Family Festival will be 5 minutes.
•Judged on originality, level of difficulty, showmanship and team work

Singing: (individual or group)

•Please choose age appropriate, family friendly music
•Performance time at Family Block Party will be 5 minutes.
•Judged on vocal quality, stage presence and appearance

Variety: (including monologue, drama, instruments, juggling, jump rope, magic, comedy etc.)

•Performance time at Family Block Party will be 5 minutes, but may vary based on act.
•Judged on originality, showmanship and stage presence

Selection Process:

•Judges decisions will be final.

Posting of winners:

•Finalists will be selected and be posted at www.atlantaparent.com on July7.  Winners will be called and emailed. 


•Winners will perform at Family Festival on October 10, 2015, be listed on Festival Guide and on signage at event, also will receive entry to festival to enjoy. 

Good Sportsmanship is a requirement for participating in this event!  It is expected that all participants and their families/supporters will conduct themselves with grace and behave in a positive manner toward each other and all the performers.  Any unsportsmanlike behavior from the performers themselves or their parents and/or supporters during the show will result in immediate disqualification!  Any complaints, comments or suggestions regarding the show may be addressed to the coordinator following the program.

For questions contact Special Events Coordinator, Jordan Lisvosky at Jlisvosky@atlantaparent.com or 678-222-1911.