DEL MAR — The San Diego County Fair is looking to showcase talented youth, teens and adults to compete for cash prizes during its 2014 summer season. Singers, songwriters, bands, dancers and actors are invited to apply on line at sdfair.com/perform. Application deadline for all contests is April 14.
New this year to the San Diego County Fair is The Battle of the Bands. The contest is in search of the best musical group in the United States. The winning bands will get a chance to compete for $3,000 in the live final round during the fair, on June 27 at the Rock On Stage. Along with the cash prize, the winning band will get a chance to perform at the Casbah in San Diego, as well as recording studio time at Recording Arts and Technology Studio. Winners will also be featured on ListenSD and the Nardcast.
Returning for its fourth year is The Singer/Songwriter contest. This contest will showcase original songs and singers in their quest for the best performance with a grand prize of $3,000. In addition to cash, the first-place winner will have the opportunity for an additional performance during the fair, a chance to perform at the Casbah in San Diego, and recording studio time at Recording Arts and Technology Studio. Winners will also be featured on the Nardcast; tune in to hear your favorites. The Singer/Songwriter contest takes place on June 20.
Do you sing, act and/or dance? Coming back for another year is the Triple Threat contest for performers between the ages of 8 and 17 years. The grand prize is $1,200. Additional prizes include a dance and fitness package from the Academy of Performing Arts, and a one-year subscription to Backstage.com. The finals for Acting will take place on June 14; Dancing on June 18 and Singing on June 25. The Ultimate Triple Threat competition featuring all three mediums will take place on July 2.
Professional and amateur dance groups are invited to compete in Southern California’s Best Dance Crew, a competition on June 15 where dance groups of five or more members will be judged on their technical skills, showmanship, creativity, rhythm and costumes. The grand prize for each division is $1,000.
For more information on all fair talent competitions, go to sdfair.com/contests or contact the Special Events Department at [email protected] or call (858) 792-4259.