Calling all Washington, DC area singers! Compete for your chance to perform in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® on Saturday, April 4, 2020 and receive a $500 cash prize!
The first round of the Sing into Spring Competition is entirely comprised of video entries posted to YouTube.com. Video entries must showcase you or your group singing. We will not accept entries in any other manner or media for this competition.
PLEASE NOTE: your video must remain UNLISTED on YouTube; your video may not be longer than 30-seconds (:30), and must be submitted no later than November 15, 2019 by midnight (EST). If your video is longer than 30-seconds, received after 11/15/19, or we are unable to open your YouTube URL, your submission will not be considered.
The Festival will select up to 20 finalists to sing live before a panel of industry judges in Washington, DC on January 27, 2020, at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.
Judging criteria for the live competition will consist of:
• Stage Presence & Professionalism
• Technical Ability
• Audience Impact
• Overall Performance for the Parade
Competition RULES to be considered:
-- You must be a legal resident of DC, VA or MD.
-- You or your group may only submit one 30-second (:30) YouTube video entry. All YouTube video entries must be unlisted.
-- You must complete and submit the online application in its entirety, including a URL to your YouTube video.
-- You must be at least 15 years old.
-- If you are under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian submit your video and verify parental consent with your entry.
-- All applicants must be available for the live audition event on Monday, January 27th. Please note that finalists must be available for the entire live audition show and rehearsals (call time at 5 PM, show from 7 PM-10:00 PM).
-- Festival employees and families, and those of Festival sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies may not enter.
-- Past individual Sing into Spring finalists may enter but winners may not enter. Past school group finalists and winners may apply.
We will select soloist(s) and/or group(s) to perform in the 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®. Soloists will perform in the opening number and song selections will be provided by the Festival. Group performers will perform pre-approved song material. Additional opportunities to perform in the Parade and during the festival may be offered.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS STRICTLY A VOCAL COMPETITION. Dancers and other musicians should check the National Cherry Blossom Festival website for additional performance opportunties: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/get-involved/performing-arts/
Additional information contact:
Senior Events Manager
National Cherry Blossom Festival