Contest Registration

TD Canadian Talent Showdown

AUGUST 12 – AUGUST 13, 2017

The annual TD Canadian Talent Showdown is once again held in this community. If you think that you’ve got talent and between the ages of 13-20, this is your chance to shine!
The person or crew who puts on the most amazing performance for our judges will win the competition and receive BIG PRIZES!
What are you still waiting for? Let’s discover your talents and invite all your friends to participate this FUN and EXCITING competition.

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Find Your Application Form Below

This year for the TD Canadian Talent Showdown, there will be 2 divisions available for contestants!

If you are between the ages of 5 and 12, please use the JUNIOR form. You can register by either filling out our online form, or print out a physical form to mail it to the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society office.

If you are between the ages of 13 and 20, please use the YOUTH form. You can register by either filling out our online form, or print out a physical form to mail it to the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society office.

Don’t forget to read our contest rules below before you register!

  • Read full contest Rules and Regulations.
  • Download and complete the Application Package.
  • Mail/Drop off the completed Application Form, Release and Waivers, along with CAD $20 registration fee to Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society (106 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1X4 or fax: 604 632 3809).
  • Please make cheque payable to Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society. All registrations must reach Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society by Monday June 26th, 2017, 5pm.
  • Practice and get ready for the auditions!

Any type of performers, solo or a group, between the ages of 13 to 20, register today to perform and kick it!

Registration Deadline: Monday June 26, 2017, 5pm

Audition: Saturday July 8, 2017, 12noon- 5pm @ Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society Office

Finals: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 3pm @ TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival Main Stage

  • First place winner may win a prize consisting $500 cash, a trophy and gifts (the “Prize”).
  • Second place winner may win a prize consisting $300 cash, a trophy and gifts (the “Prize”).
  • Third place winner may win a prize consisting $200 cash, a trophy and gifts (the “Prize”).
  • People’s Choice Award winner may win a prize consisting $100 cash and a trophy (the “Prize”).
  • In the event the winner is a group, any cash and prizes won by the group will be split amongst all members of the winning group.
  • All awarded non-cash prizes may not be sold and are not redeemable for cash.

Contest Rules & Prizes

 

A. Eligibility
  • Contest is open to any legal resident of British Columbia between the ages of 13 and 20 on August 13, 2017.
  • A performance must not be longer than five minutes. Any performance not suitable for a family audience and/or contains profane language, swearing, or any suggestive lyrics or actions, will be disqualified. Acts using machetes, knives, fire, and/or pyrotechnics, cannot enter. Only limited audio/visual equipments are available. Contestants are responsible for providing all other equipments needed.
  • Completed application forms and a non-refundable fee of CAD$20 must be received by VCBIA by the application deadline.
  • No purchase is necessary.
B. Procedures

Step I: Application (deadline by June 26, 5PM)

  1. The Application Form must be completed and signed by the Contestant, and, if any, the Nominator, and the Contestant’s Legal Guardian/Parent if Contestant is under 19.
  2. Completed Application Form and a non-refundable application fee of CAD$20 must be submitted by 5PM, June 26, via mail or in person (please do not mail cash) to: Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society, 106 Keefer Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1X4 Tel: 604-632-3808 Fax: 604-632-3809 E-mail: yts@vancouver-chinatown.com

Step II: Audition (Saturday July 8, 12noon — 5pm @ Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society)

  • All received applications will be contacted for an assigned audition time. Contestants must bring valid proof of age and photo identification (e.g. GoCard, Student I.D. Card, etc.) to the Auditions.

Step III: Finals (Sunday August 13, 3pm)

  • The Ten Finalists* may choose to perform a different act than was performed in the Preliminaries.
  • Finals will be held on Sunday, August 13, on stage at TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival.
  • A panel of judges will select Three Winners from the Ten Finalists*.
  • The odds of winning will vary according to the number of entries received.

* The number of finalists is subjected to change according to judges and the festival committee.

C. Judging
  • Members of the Judging Panel will be selected at the sole and absolute discretion of VCBIA.
  • Contestants will be judged on i) Quality of Performance; ii) Stage Presence; and iii) Appropriateness of Dress or Costume.
  • Judges will break all ties if necessary.
  • Score sheets will not be available for review.
  • All decisions of the judges are final.
D. Prizes
  • First place winner may win a prize consisting $500 cash, a trophy and gifts (the “Prize”).
  • Second place winner may win a prize consisting $300 cash, a trophy and gifts (the “Prize”).
  • Third place winner may win a prize consisting $200 cash, a trophy and gifts (the “Prize”).
  • People’s Choice Award winner may win a prize consisting $100 cash and a trophy (the “Prize”).
  • Best Fashion Flair Award winner may win a prize consisting a trophy (the “Prize”).
  • In the event the winner is a group, any cash and prizes won by the group will be split amongst all members of the winning group.
  • All awarded non-cash prizes may not be sold and are not redeemable for cash.

For more information please contact the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society


Tel: 604-632-3808

Fax: 604-632-3809

Address: 106 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6A 1X4

Email: yts@vancouver-chinatown.com