RISING STAR MISSION:

To educate families and the community about the value and benefits of music & theater arts, motivate young children to discover and develop their special talents, so they can empower themselves to develop confidence, self-discipline, creativity and capabilities they can use further in life.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Carmel Arts Rising Star Competition is open to young pianists, singers, actors, dancers, and freestyle performers.
  • In 2021 the competition will be held online only.
  • The Competition accepts and encourages beginner, intermediate, and advance levels of performance and all styles of performing arts.
  • The competition will have competitive and non-competitive divisions.
  • Please, read the detailed rules for each division below.
  • There is no preliminary round. All applicants will be accepted to the final round of the competition.
  • Applicants of each category will be placed in the appropriate age group(s) based on experience.
  • Incomplete applications or those not including the required documents and fees will not be taken into consideration.
  • All rights for recordings, photos or broadcasts are reserved by the Carmel Arts Rising Star Competition and no fee is payable to any competitor for performances, photos, recordings or broadcasts.

CATEGORIES:

  1. Solo
  2. Duet/Ensemble (up to 6 people)
  3. Original Work (composition)
  4. Parent/Child Act

FINAL RESULTS will be announced on May 23, 2021 on the ITA’s Rising Star Facebook Event Page.

LOCATION: ONLINE. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES & FEES:

Registration Opens on March 15th.

Registration deadline: May 1, 2021

  • The registration will close earlier if the maximum number of participants is reached before the deadline.
  • Duets/Ensembles: Each performer fills out their own registration form and pays separately.
  • FEES: Solo – $40; Duets/Ensembles – $20 per person
  • LATE FEE: $15 late fee will be applied after May 1st, 2021
  • Full payment must be made upon registration.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PERFORMANCE:

  • Upload the video to your personal YouTube Channel as unlisted and include the link in the registration form.
  • Include child’s name, age, division, name of your performance piece in the file’s name.

Video Requirements: unedited, horizontal, MP4 format, good sound and light, clean background.

AWARDS: 

  • All competitors will be evaluated by a panel of judges and awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd, honorable mention awards for Pre-Elementary, Elementary A & B, Intermediate A & B, and Advanced categories. These awards are based on skill, presentation and general entertainment value of the performance.
  • All winning performers will receive a Diploma and be featured on ITA’s YouTube Channel and the event’s Facebook page.
  • All participants will get a certificate of recognition of the Rising Star competition in different nominations.
  • Special prizes will be considered as they become available.
  • Limited registration fee assistance is available for eligible youth.

NON-COMPETITIVE DIVISION:

Students who would like to get a competition experience, but do not wish to participate in the competitive division, may enter a non-competitive category. Students will not be evaluated by the panel of judges but receive a participation certificate. All application rules and deadlines apply.

RISING STAR RULES:

PIANO COMPETITION RULES

VOICE COMPETITION RULES

THEATER ARTS COMPETITION RULES

ORIGINAL WORK (COMPOSITION) RULES

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