INDIAN TRAIL – Local businesses, schools and individuals are invited to participate in the inaugural Union's Got Talent (virtual edition) by submitting performance videos that highlight the skills of youth.
The event supports the performing arts while also giving children the opportunity to grow and share their passions. Lanti Performing Arts and the Town of Indian Trail Parks & Recreation are hosting the competition for musicians, bands, dance troupes or people with special talent.
Acts are judged on creativity, uniqueness and overall talent in two age categories: 12 years and younger or 13 to 18 years old. Within those categories, prizes will be awarded for first place, runner-up, people’s choice and a few specialty categories. Prize packages include cash, trophies and/or business donations totaling over $1,000.
The entry fee costs $10 for individuals and $20 for groups.
In addition to the prize packages, a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Lanti Foundation, a nonprofit that provides performing arts scholarships and outreach opportunities to students.
Competitors may submit videos through April 18. People’s choice voting will run via Facebook from April 20 to May 4. Winners will be announced on Facebook on May 5.
Judges include model Teah Burse, former TopCats dancer Crystal Coleman, Mario the Maker Magician, musician Alex Zurdo and Indian Trail Mayor Michael Alvarez.