Junior Amateur Talent Competition

Due to an unexpected loss of funding, the 2020 Junior Amateur Talent Competition Finals have been cancelled.

2020 Qualifying Shows are still welcome to hold their own talent competitions as the winners from those shows will be eligible to compete in the 2021 Junior Amateur Talent Competition Finals. Please note that if you intend to hold a qualifying show during your county fair this summer, applications are due May 1, 2020.

Contestants for the 2021 Junior Amateur Talent Competition Finals will include winners from the 2020 and 2021 Qualifying Shows. Counties that choose to have Qualifying Shows in 2020 and 2021 will have the potential to bring four contestants, two for the Youth Division and two for the Teen Division.

We understand that there may be 2020 qualifiers that age out of the division they qualified in before the 2021 Junior Amateur Talent Competition Finals. 2020 qualifiers will be placed in 2021 age divisions based on their age as of August 1, 2021. 2020 contestants that win in the Youth Division at their county competition and then turn 13-years-old by August 1, 2021 will be placed in the Teen Division at the 2021 Junior Amateur Talent Competition Finals. 2020 contestants that win in the Teen Division at their county competition and then turn 19-years-old by August 1, 2021 will still be eligible to compete in the Teen Division at the 2021 Junior Amateur Talent Competition Finals.

We look forward to bringing the Junior Amateur Talent Competition Finals back in 2021!