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 the first round of auditions to online video submissions this year. All auditions will be home videos emailed/uploaded to prevent any contact. At this point in time, we are planning to host semi-finals and finals as in-person events, with the audience fully masked and observing social distancing rules. This message will be updated as we get closer to the performances. For updates please check back here are email: with questions or concerns.


David Deutsch - Chair
Jeanette Andrews
Ron Amon
Maria Cesar
Don Dowling
Alexander Falk
Wilson Lautner
Blair Lord
Pretty Meier
Arthur Schwartz
Rosie Segil
Linda Sullivan
               First prize                                      $6,000
               Second prize                                 $4,000
               Third prize                                     $3,000
               Fourth prize                                   $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 24th.
  4. Contestants must sign a permission/waiver 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 24, 2022
Semi-finals will be held on February 3, 2022
The Finals will be held on February 17, 2022


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 at the Marblehead Little Theater or the PAC (to be announced). There will be an audience vote and the four students with the most votes will be given a fourth place award. At the end of the semi-finals, the top seven student contestants or eight if there is a tie, will go on to perform at The Finals. The Finals will be judged live by celebrity judges, whose names will be listed later in the program.
Scholarship Awards will be made by March 30, 2022.


Please direct any questions or comments to: