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Young Tradition Weekend Contest 2017 on May 6

Young Tradition Weekend Contest 2017 is scheduled for Saturday May 6, 11am-3pm, at Kid’s Day at Waterfront Park in Burlington.

We’re now ready for contest submissions. For years young performers have taken the stage in early May to share their talents in singing, dancing and playing traditional music. It’s a great opportunity to perform, and to meet other young performers. It’s also a great way to get connected to mentors and teachers in the community, and has opened doors for many to other performance opportunities. And every year we award the top three acts a cash prize ($1000, $500 and $250, respectively).

You can now apply for a spot!

Please send an email to sophiarella@gmail.com and mark.sustic@gmail.com with the following:
• a video of your performance
• the names and ages of all the performers
• a brief biography of yourself or the group (3-4 sentences)

Please submit your materials at least 1 month prior to the contest.

Videos must be at least one minute long and no more than 5 minutes in length. You may send either a video in the email itself, or a link to a video posted online (at a performer website, or YouTube, for example). All contestants must be at or under the age of 25 on May 6, 2017.

We will post videos and biographies on the Young Tradition Vermont website for public viewing. Young Tradition Vermont board members and past winners of the contest will vote on 10 finalists, who will be invited to take part in the May showcase. On May 6, the audience will add their votes, and prizes will be awarded in the evening at the showcase concert at City Hall.

For a full schedule of YT weekend events, more information about the contest, and previous performers please see: https://youngtraditionvermont.org/2012/06/young-tradition-weekend-2/

Jordan and Tommy Belanger at the 2015 contest