Talent Show Submission

To submit your entry for the talent show please enter your information and link to your entry video below. Please make sure to READ THE CONTEST RULES at the bottom of this page.


By participating in this contest, entrants agree to abide by all of the following contest rules and regulations:

There is no cost to enter. Entrants may be any age. Entrants under 18 must provide approval from a parent or guardian.

Entrants must be living within 45 miles of Bloomington, IN.

Video (2 minutes or less please) must be submitted to newplays.org/talent by November 6. Video does not need to be professionally filmed – a camera phone is perfectly fine! Talent does not need to be holiday themed.

Once the submission deadline has passed, online voting on entries will run November 9 through November 13.

The six entries that receive the most votes will be entered into the final competition. Judges will select six more entries, totaling 12 contestants moving on to the LIVE round. Entries will be judged on:

  • Entertainment
  • Execution
  • Creativity

The 12 selected contestants will need to come into the studio between November 14 and 21 to film a second, new performance to be broadcast to the community (social distancing and safety measures will be enforced). The broadcast will occur on December 10th at 7:30 and tickets are $40/household. Entrants will receive a free ticket.

The winner of the final round wins the grand prize – $1,000.

First round entrants who were not selected to move on to round 2 will still be eligible to win a prize. The live audience on December 10 will vote on their favorite act that was not selected for the finals. That act will win a runner-up prize of $100.

Prizes will be awarded as a check to the contestant. Contestant is responsible for paying all applicable taxes.

BPP retains the right to adjust or shut down the contest at any time.

BPP has the right to investigate possible cheating or tampering before determining a winner.

By participating, each participant is granting BPP the right to use his/her/business name, contest entry, likeness or comments for publicity (or future marketing purposes).

All proceeds from the event benefit Bloomington Playwrights Project & Cardinal Stage Company

Sponsored by German American Bank

Questions? Contact [email protected]

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