• NOVEMBER 22, 2019

  • KEY DATES:

    Oct. 20 - Nov. 5,

    Upload Entries

    All students age 13-19 in CT's public high schools upload their entries for FREE to

    https://verge.awardsplatform.com/.

    NOVEMBER 4-10

    Preliminary voting

    Judges select 8 finalists in each category to advance to the live state championships Nov. 22nd, but public voting sends 2 more!

    NOVEMBER 11-21 People's Choice voting

    Schools and entire communities rally around their finalists to vote for statewide People's Choice winners, to be announced at the championships!

    NOVEMBER 22

    LIVE statewide championships!

    Finalists perform (or present their artwork or technical inventions) at the Oakdale Theatre! Winners in each category and overall champions are crowned!

  • Verge Awards Contest Categories

    Ten finalists in each category will advance to the state championships at The Oakdale Theatre! Judges determine eight (8) finalists, public voting determines another two (2) per category - so be sure to get everyone to vote for you!

    Sign up here!

    SINGING

     

    Open to: soloists, duets, small bands with singer(s). Finalists receive individual mentoring from Hunter Hayes!

    This is not a competition for choruses or choirs or acapella groups, look for them next year!

    MUSIC GENRE: Any genre of music!

    Download Competition Details Here

     

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: Nov. 5th, midnight

    DANCE

    Open to: soloists, duos, small groups, large groups

    DANCE & MUSIC GENRE: Any genre of dance and music!

    Download Competition Details Here

     

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: Nov. 5th, midnight

    MUSIC

    Open to: soloists, duos, small instrumental groups

    MUSIC GENRE: Any genre of music!

    Download Competition Details Here

     

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: Nov. 5th, midnight

    VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS

    Open to: All visual artists

    MEDIUM: All physical and digital

    Download Competition Details Here

     

    UPLOAD ENTRY BY: Nov. 5th, midnight

     

    Special Challenge: Design The Verge Awards trophy!

    COMEDY & NOVELTY ACTS

    Open to: Soloists and groups

    FORM: Virtually any additional type of entertainment!

    Download Competition Details Here

     

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: Nov. 5th, midnight

    TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    Open to: Invitation only! (Sorry!)

    Selected finalists from CT's 2019 science, tech and innovation contests will be invited to participate.

    Next Year? Open to all!

  • Special Auditions (teens only)

    Earn a spot to perform at the Oakdale Theatre! Open to CT's public high school students age 13 or older only

    Perform with Hunter Hayes!

    5 time Grammy nominated, CMA, People's Choice, Teen Choice Award Winning Artist!

    An experience of a lifetime for four exceptional teenage musicians (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard) and a background singer or two! Do you have a band already assembled? Awesome! Your band can audition too!

     

    Download Audition Details Here

     

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: Nov. 5th, midnight

    Drumlines

    Seeking two drumlines to kickoff the event with a bang!

    School band or your own, formal or informal, military or stage, Let's see what you've got!

     

    Download Audition Details Here

     

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: Nov. 5th, midnight

     

    Show co-host, correspondent

    Do you have an uplifting personality? Contagious energy? Boundless positivity? A kind demeanor? Compassion?

    Help us host the live championships and be our back stage correspondent! Audition via video upload.

     

    Download Audition Details Here

     

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: Nov. 5th, midnight

     

    Teen garage, mariachi and jazz bands, ensembles, DJ's and more

    Perform in The Dome at Oakdale

    Entertain the crowd on stage in the massive Dome at the Oakdale Theatre between 3-6pm! All kinds of acts are welcome to audition.

     

    Download Audition Details Here

     

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: Nov. 5th, midnight

     

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    We're launching in CT, but everyone can sign up now. In fact, the more who do the more funds we can raise !

    SUPPORTERS: Fans and Voters

    Students, families, friends and more!

    Want to witness greatness? Follow our contests, and vote for your favorites. You'll be part of an uplifting movement to celebrate and support all kinds of teens, just by participating!

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    Teachers, administrators, counselors, etc.

    Encourage your students to enter, then rally all of your students, parents, faculty and even community members to vote for them! We'll even give you tools to make it easier.

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