The Talent Quest kicked off in 2016 and is now into it's fifth year! This is singing competition open to any style of music, for any amateur singers who can make it to the heats and finals at Trawmanna, in Smithton Tasmania.
There are two categories - Under 16 and All Ages. There are cash prizes for the winners and runners-up in both categories.
As this is a singing competition, you can
- sing by yourself
- play an instrument or use a backing track
- have one other person accompany you (they are not judged)
- enter as a duo (both of you are judged), and use instruments or a backing track
- perform a cover or an original song
- perform any style of music that works for you
This year, the first rounds will be on Wednesday night.
Under 16s will perform one song each, and the judges will choose two acts to go through to the finals on Friday night.
The open section first round will be divided into two groups. Each act will perform one song, and the judges will choose two acts from each group for the second round.
The second round will also be on Wednesday night. The progressing four acts will perform again with a different song, and the judges will choose two acts to go through to the finals on Friday night.
The Talent Quest Finals are on Friday night, and form a part of the show. The finalists will perform a different song again, and the judges will choose a winner from each age group. Prizes will be presented on the night.
The Talent Quest winner of each age group is invited to perform a song on Saturday as part of the main show.
The entry form for the competition is at the bottom of this page, and should be submitted by 31st January 2020.
You can enter the Talent Quest as many times as you like, until you are a successful category winner. At that stage you are an artist, you don't need our Talent Quest!
Previous winners are:
Under 16 - Emily Tuffnell
Open - Judy Bonney
Under 16 - Taylor Dixon
Open - Amy Pegg
Under 16 - Jemma Barnard
Open - Mason Waller
Under 16 - Breah Guest & Amy Spinks (vocal and piano)
Open - Rominy Shackcloth
All Ages Category - First Prize $200 Runner Up $50
Under 16 Category - First Prize $150 Runner Up $50
(All four acts each receive one complementary ticket to Friday Night and Saturday shows)
Welcome aboard! Fill in the form below and we will check your eligibility for the competition. If everything is OK, we will be in contact with you to reserve your spot in the first heats. Good luck!