Marblehead's Got Talent - Rules & Regulations

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.

PURPOSE

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.

COMMITTEE

The descriptive word committee refers to the officials of the overseeing committee of Marblehead’s Got Talent. This group consists of 11 people:
 
Julie Livingston – Co-chairman & Secretary Marblehead Rotary
David Deutsch – Co-chairman
 
(alphabetically)
 
Ron Amon
Alexander Falk – Past-President, Marblehead Rotary
Blair Lord
Gail Novack – President, Marblehead Rotary
Arthur Schwartz – President-Elect, Marblehead Rotary
Jeff Tucker
 
Joan Stomatuk – Interact Liaison MHS
Co-presidents, MHS Interact
 
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR MARBLEHEAD’S GOT TALENT
               First prize                                      $5,000
               Second prize                                 $3,000
               Third prize                                     $2,000
               Audience award                           $1,000 (= 2 x $500)
Scholarship awards may be utilized for college tuition and/or related expenses, or to a summer music or performing arts program.

IMPORTANT RULES

  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 perform at a scheduled audition, or with permission in advance, provide a video by midnight prior to the final audition date.
  4. 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 & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

VOTING & JUDGING

Rotary Club members and artists residing in Marblehead will be judges for the Auditions, and will select the group of acts that proceed to the semi-finals. A similar panel of judges will select the top 6 acts to go on at the semi-finals.
 
Audience voting at the Audience Awards Night will determine the two winners of the audience award. Those winners will be announced at the Finale, together with the overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners.
 
A panel of celebrity judges will be selecting the top three winners at the Finale.
 
Scholarship Awards will be made by June 30th.
 
Tickets to the semi-finals and dress rehearsal, will be sold with all money going directly to the Interact Club of Marblehead High School. Profits from the sale of tickets to the finale, t-shirts, sponsorships, program ads, and sale of auction items will go directly to the Marblehead Rotary Club to support this event and other scholarships and camperships.