Marblehead's Got Talent - Rules & Regulations


Marblehead’s Got Talent is presented by the Marblehead Rotary Club, and is our annual competition that presents high school aged students in a performing arts competition. These talented performers will compete to win both prestige and scholarships at this year's benefit finale.


Marblehead’s Got Talent is a performing arts scholarship program hosted by the Rotary Club of Marblehead to support our scholarship activities, for all our scholarship programs, especially those in the performing arts. Other scholarship/campership programs may also be supported through this event.


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health continues to respond aggressively to COVID-19 and keep our residents updated, informed and safe during this challenging time. The Rotary Club of Marblehead will do whatever it can to keep all participants safe. In order to keep our student-contestants, audience members, crew and administrators safe, we have moved to a "virtual" performance this year. All auditions will be home videos emailed/uploaded to prevent any contact. Semi-finals and finals will be presented as video-webinars. The videos for the finals will be filmed privately at the Marblehead Little Theater with minimal crew and administrators, all who will be tested prior to the single day of videos of the seven to ten final acts. Each act will perform separately and the stage, instruments and microphone will be sanitized prior to the student's performance. There will be no one on stage other than the student and masks and sanitizers will be used and available for all. This message will be updated as we get closer to the performances. For updates please check back here are email: with questions or concerns.


Julie Livingston – Co-chair 
David Deutsch – Co-chair
Ron Amon
Blair Lord 
Arthur Schwartz - President
Interact Liaison - Christine Sloss
MHS Interact President - Lydia Hurley
               First prize                                      $5,000
               Second prize                                 $3,000
               Third prize                                     $2,000
               Audience award                           $2,000 (= 4 x $500)
Scholarship awards may be utilized for college tuition and/or related expenses, or to a summer music or performing arts program.


  1. Any student enrolled in high school may enter this competition.
  2. Winners must be residents of Marblehead that are not affiliated with Marblehead Rotary, it’s board, or members of the Marblehead’s Got Talent committee.
  3. Contestants must either submit a video audition by January 15th.
  4. Contestants must sign a permission form if they are over 18 and have a parent sign the form if they are under 18.
  5. Checks will be issued directly to students, but students must show proof of enrollment, e.g.
  1. Class schedule
  2. Receipt of tuition
  3. Letter of intent, not a letter of acceptance


Auditions videos will be accepted through January 15, 2021
Semi-finals will be held on January 22, 2021
The Finals will be held on February 5, 2021


Rotary Club members will be judges for the Auditions, and will select the group of acts that proceed to the semi-finals. The semi-finals will be held as a zoom-like webinar and there will be an online poll during each quarter of the event. The winner of that poll will be given a fourth place award. There are four fourth places awards, one for each quarter. At the end of the presentation, the top seven student contestants or eight if there is a tie, will go onto perform at The Final. The Final will be judged live by celebrity judges, whose names will be listed later in the program.
Scholarship Awards will be made by March 30, 2021.


Please direct any questions or comments to: