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3:30pm - 6:00pm

Vancouver Chinatown

Free to general public

presented by TD Bank Group

TD Youth Talent Showdown


TD Youth Talent Showdown 2011 (hereinafter called "Contest"), is organized by the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society (VCBIA), (hereinafter called "the Organizers") located at 508 Taylor Street, Vancouver, B.C. This is an opportunity for talented youths (hereinafter called "Contestants") to gain exposure and experience in live performance.

A. Eligibility

  • Contest is open to any legal resident of British Columbia between the ages of 15 and 25 on August 7, 2011.
  • A performance must not be longer than five minutes. Any performance not suitable for a family audience and/or contains profane language, swearing, or any suggestive lyrics or actions, will be disqualified. Acts using machetes, knives, fire, and/or pyrotechnics, cannot enter. Only limited audio/visual equipments are available. Contestants are responsible for providing all other equipments needed.
  • Completed application forms and a non-refundable fee of CAD$20 must be received by VCBIA by the application deadline.

B. Procedures

Step I: Application (by June 27, 5PM)
  • The Application Form must be completed and signed by the Contestant, and, if any, the Nominator, and the Contestant's Legal Guardian/Parent if Contestant is under 19.
  • Completed Application Form and a non-refundable application fee of CAD$20 must be submitted by 5PM, June 27, via mail or in person (please do not mail cash) to: Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society, 508 Taylor Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 6M4 Tel: 604-632-3808 Fax: 604-632-3809 E-mail: events@vancouver-chinatown.com
Step II: Audition (Saturday July 9, 12noon- 5pm)
  • All received applications will be contacted for an assigned audition time. Contestants must bring valid proof of age and photo identification (e.g. GoCard, Student I.D. Card, etc.) to the Auditions.
Step III: Preliminarie (Saturday July 23, 8pm @ Chinatown Night Market)
  • Accepted Contestants are required to perform in the same manner as they did in the Audition.
  • Top Ten Finalists* will be selected at the Preliminaries on Saturday, July 23, on stage at the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market.
Step IV: Finals (Sunday August 7, 3pm)
  • The Ten Finalists* may choose to perform a different act than was performed in the Preliminaries.
  • Finals will be held on Sunday, August 7, on stage at TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival.
  • A panel of judges will select Three Winners from the Ten Finalists*.
  • The odds of winning will vary according to the number of entries received.
  • * The number of finalists is subjected to change according to judges and the festival committee.

C. Judging

  • Members of the Judging Panel will be selected at the sole and absolute discretion of VCBIA.
  • Contestants will be judged on i) Quality of Performance; ii) Stage Presence; and iii) Appropriateness of Dress or Costume.
  • Judges will break all ties if necessary.
  • Score sheets will not be available for review.
  • All decisions of the judges are final.

D. Prizes

  • There are four prizes to be won (approximate retail value of over $3,000).
  • First place winner is awarded with cash, a trophy and gifts with an approximate retail value of $1,500
  • Second place winner is awarded with cash, a trophy and gifts with an approximate retail value of $1,000.
  • Third place winner is awarded with cash, a trophy and gifts with an approximate retail value of $750.00.
  • People's Choice Award winner is awarded with cash and a trophy with an approximate retail value of $200.00.
  • In the event the winner is a group, any cash and prizes won by the group will be split amongst all members of the winning group.
  • All awarded non-cash prizes may not be sold and are not redeemable for cash.

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