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  • SIX (6) SEPARATE CONTESTS

    $10k prizes, no cost to enter!

    $10,000 total cash and prizes to be shared among winning students across all 6 categories.

    Judges will pick eight (8) finalists in each category to advance to the state championships at The Oakdale Theatre--and public voting will determine two (2) more!

    Entries for all contests are due by midnight March 15, 2020

     

    Sign up here!

    SINGING

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

    MUSIC GENRE: Any

    ENTRY DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 Midnight

    Download Competition Details Here

    DANCE

    Open to: soloists, duos, groups

    DANCE & MUSIC GENRE: Any

    ENTRY DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 Midnight

    Download Competition Details Here

    MUSIC

    Open to: soloists, duos, small instrumental groups

    MUSIC GENRE: Any

    ENTRY DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 Midnight

    Download Competition Details Here

     

    (See additional special music auditions and challenges below!)

    VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS

    Open to: All visual artists

    MEDIUM: All physical and digital

    ENTRY DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 Midnight

    Download Competition Details Here

     

    See additional special challenges below, like designing The Verge Awards trophy!

    COMEDY & NOVELTY ACTS

    Open to: Soloists and groups

    FORM: Virtually any performance besides singing, dance or music

    ENTRY DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 Midnight

    Download Competition Details Here

    TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    Open to: Invitation only! (Sorry!)

    Finalists to be selected from CT's science, tech and innovation contests will be invited to participate. Next Year? Open to all!

  • Special Performance Auditions

    Money-can't-buy experiences!

    Audition to play with Hunter Hayes!

    Five exceptional teenage musicians (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, vocals)

    Perform "Wanted" live with Hunter Hayes at the Oakdale Theatre!

    Download Audition Details Here

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: February 29, 2020 Midnight

    Drumlines/Drumming groups/Beatboxers

    Seeking two entertaining performances to kickoff the main event with a BANG! ;)

    School band or your own, formal or informal - just have fun!

    Download Audition Details Here

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: February 29, 2020 Midnight

    Show co-host, correspondent

    Do you have an uplifting personality? Contagious energy?

    Record video announcements AND help us host the live championships!

    Audition via video upload.

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: January 31, 2020 Midnight

    Opening Acts to Perform at Oakdale

    Garage, mariachi and jazz bands, DJ's, a capella groups, etc!

    Entertain the crowd on stage in the massive Dome at the Oakdale Theatre between 3-5pm! All kinds of acts are welcome to audition.

    UPLOAD VIDEO BY: March 1, 2020 Midnight

  • Create The Verge Awards Visual and Audio Identity!

    These awards are for teens, so they should be designed by teens - right?

    Create The Verge Awards Visual Assets

    Visual and Media Arts Challenges

    From trophy and stage designs to illustrations and animations for contest categories, pictogram and poster designs, multimedia videos and more!

     

    Download Design Challenge Details (Coming soon!)

    UPLOAD SUBMISSIONS BY: February 16, 2020 Midnight

    Produce The Verge Awards Theme Song!

    Music production, writing, performance

    A perfect collaboration that includes music, voice(s), writing, production.

     

    Download Theme Song Challenge Details Here

    UPLOAD SUBMISSIONS BY: March 1, 2020 Midnight

  • Join our Statewide Student Pep Squad!

    We’re forming a statewide pep squad of student leaders and creatives to help us celebrate all kinds of teens on the verge of greatness! This is a capstone and community service learning opportunity to be part of an uplifting, student-designed and -led communications program. If you have spirit, if you're creative, join us!