eTalent Season 6

KCSMW presents eTalent Season 6, the online talent search. We aim to bring together the best of talents to this creative platform through social media... So, to all artists, get ready to unleash your energy and creativity.

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eTalent Season 6 General Rules and Guidelines

Registration Guidelines:

  • All participants must register through our website HERE
  • Participants must be residing in the MD/VA/DC metro area.
  • Registrations are open until February 25, 2024.
  • After February 25, 2024, registrations will be accepted until the respective submission deadlines for each item, however, there will be a late registration fee of $10 per item for Members and $12 per item for Non-Members
  • Multiple events registration discount will not be available for late registrations
  • All registrations and competition entries must be submitted by midnight on their respective deadlines.
  • The date for submitting entries will be on the dates indicated below. Submissions received after their respective deadlines will not be considered.
  • Members: The registration fee for each participant per item is $8.00 each to a maximum of $30.00 for four or more items.
  • Non-Members: The registration fee for each participant per item is $10.00 each to a maximum of $35.00 for four or more items.
  • For duet and group events, each participant will have to register individually by paying the respective registration fee and will be considered as a single entry for other awards and calculations.
  • The registration fee should be submitted online along with the registration form.
  • Registration fee will not be refunded after registration and registration is not complete without receipt of payment.
  • KCSMW reserves the right to terminate or extend the contest at any time, or to accept

Events and Categories:

  • Competitions will be conducted in three event sections and three age categories
  • There will be three sections for competitive items. Section A, Section B and Section C. Please refer to the event specific guidelines for each category.
  • Last Dates for submitting entries for each section are:
    • March 10 – Section A
    • March 24 – Section B
    • April 7 – Section C
  • All events are common for male and female participants. Group events may be performed jointly or separately among males and females.
  • For duet song and dance, one participant cannot contest more than once in the same item.
  • If the participants in a duet or group item are from different age groups of that competition, the entry will be considered for the judging in the age group of the older participant.
  • Even though you are performing from your home for the eTalent competition, please perform with utmost seriousness wearing the most suitable /professional attire and manners.
  • KCSMW reserves the right to add or modify categories at any time.
Category NamesGroup by Age
Juniorunder 11 Years as of January 1 st 2024 (born on or after January 1st  2013)
Senior11 to 18 Years as of January 1 st 2024 (born between January 1st 2006 and December 31st 2012)
Adultsabove 18 Years as of January  1st 2024(born before January  1st  2006)

Video Submission and Guidelines:

  • All participants who submit the entries should be registered for that event. Any submissions received without registration will not be considered for judging.
  • Record your videos using a smartphone, camera, or camcorder.
  • All videos should be recorded in landscape mode.
  • Your video should not have anyone else other than the contestant(s).
  • Contestants should be visible throughout the video for duet and group items.
  • Your video should be taken just for this competition. YouTube video upload date should be after the commencement date of each contest announced by KCSMW.
  • Registration number must be visibly displayed in the video either on the background/wall or pinned onto the participant’s clothing. For duet events, at least one participant’s registration number should be displayed.
  • Videos submitted without the registration number displayed WILL BE REJECTED.
    Note - For TikTok/YouTube Shorts and Movie scene Photo competition it is not required to display the registration number.
  • Edited videos, with the exception of TikTok/Youtube Shorts, are not allowed and will be rejected.
  • You need to upload your video to YouTube and mark it as “unlisted”. Do not make it “public”. Provide the YouTube video link when you submit the entries. (For submitting videos for TikTok/YouTube Shorts, please refer to the individual rules for TikTok/YouTube Shorts competition).
  • Your YouTube video should be titled  "KCSMW eTalent Season 6 – item name -Your registration number(s)"
  • Once the form is submitted, participants cannot change their YouTube video link.
  • KCSMW will not be responsible for any copyright violation in any of your
    YouTube videos.
  • Your eTalent registration number along with your YouTube link must be received by midnight of the deadline. Any entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

Judging and Results:

  • Winners will be decided based on the marks provided by a panel of competent judges selected by the KCSMW eTalent team, and their decisions will be final.
  • Even if there is only one entry for an item, the competition will be conducted, and prizes will be awarded. If there are fewer than 3 entries for an item, participants can win first, second, or honorary prizes based on judges’ scores. Honorary prizes are not awarded any points and therefore WILL NOT count towards eTalent Superstar.
  • Winners will be announced via KCSMW website and other electronic media. Awards will be distributed at a special event of KCSMW.
  • Winning videos will be published on KCSMW website and other electronic media only after the eTalent Season 6 Superstar award ceremony.
  • KCSMW eTalent team judgments are final.

eTalent Superstar:

  • There will be a Special Grand Prize Winner “eTalent Superstar” (mentioned ETS hereinafter).
  • Participants from the Junior and Senior categories only will be considered for ETS.
  • ETS must win at least one first, second, or third prize from any two of the three sections mentioned above. The winner with the overall highest points will win the ETS. He or she must score more points than any other contestants who participated in all items. The points from duet/group items also will be considered in the determination of ETS. If there is a tie, the person with the maximum number of first prizes will be declared as the winner. The second Tie break will be based on the number of second prizes. If there is no winner still, the person with the highest points from all the single items will be considered for the title.
  • If such a person does not exist, the total points earned will be considered for determining the ETS.
  • The first, second, and third prize winners will be awarded 5, 3, and 1 point respectively for determining ETS. Honorary prize winners will not be awarded any points.

 

eTalent Star Adult:

  • There will be a special prize winner “eTalent Star Adult” for participants from the adult category. Eligibility rules for the eTalent Star Adult will be the same as eTalent Superstar.

Events:

Visit the individual event pages shown below for further details on specific events.

Any questions, please email etalent@kcsmw.org