Catch a Rising Star!
The Macleay Valley Arts Council (MVAC) is hosting a talent quest for young entertainers aged between 14 and 24 years of age.
Entry is open to any young person or group of young people, who want to show off their skills in music, singing, acting, dancing,
hip-hop or anything that is entertaining! The heats will start in November 2013.
We plan to hold "heats" in six locations across the Macleay Valley, so you won't have to travel too far to show us what you've got.
The "grand final" will be held in Kempsey by the river but we figure if you make the final, you won't mind a bit of travel.
At each location, our judges will pick a winner, and they will automatically go into the grand final. However, at each location, there will also be a wild card entry, chosen by our master of ceremonies. They will also get a chance to appear in the grand final, regardless of where they come in the judges list. But wait, there's more! There will be a "people's choice" winner, voted by the audience at each heat, and that act will also be going to the grand final. So, if you're in the quest, better get your supporters out in force to make some noise and vote for your act.
To enter the quest, you'll have to become a member of MVAC so you're covered for insurance.
This only costs $10 per person and it lasts a whole year, so you only pay once to be in the heats and the final, if you make it that far! You can join MVAC online when you
If you want to come and watch the quest and support your favourite act, it's FREE!
However, despite it being free, you have to get a ticket. That's because we can only fit so many people in the halls where the quests are being held. And once it's full, we can't have any more! Tickets will soon be available online, and only online, so check back here regularly.