The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department just made an exciting announcement. They're launching a brand new youth talent contest and the winner is going to snag a $4,000 scholarship!

The City of Owensboro and Owensboro Parks and Rec are teaming up with Independence Bank for Dugan's Got Talent. The show is open to high school students in Owensboro-Daviess County.  Contestants must be between 14 and 18-years-old and attend high school at one of the five high schools in the area- Apollo High School, Owensboro High, Daviess County High School, Owensboro Catholic High or Heritage Park High.

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Jason Rosewell/Unsplash


Auditions will open online on Monday, July 18, 2022 and will remain open until Friday, July 29th. To enter, each contestant must submit a 30-second (maximum) video that showcases his/her best talent. Acts MUST be family-friendly, which means foul and inappropriate language are prohibited.

Also, no more than five people can be in a single act, and each individual can only submit and participate in one act.

Dugan's Got Talent is open to a wide variety of talents- singing, dancing, comedy, art, magic, etc.

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Simon H/Unsplash


Once auditions close and all entries are received, 24 semifinalists will be chosen for a public vote that will ultimately determine TEN finalists. Those ten finalists will then perform their acts live on Saturday, September 24 at Dugan Best Recreation Center here in Owensboro.

There, the grand-prize winner will be selected by a group of local celebrity judges and the champion will be awarded an impressive college scholarship. In fact, awards are as follows.

WINNER- A one-time $4000 scholarship

2ND PLACE- A one-time $500 scholarship

3RD PLACE- A one-time $250 scholarship

4TH PLACE- A one-time $250 scholarship

For more information on eligibility, rules, and or to enter, CLICK HERE!

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