Fee
Applications Accepted Starting May 1st 2018


Information and Prizes

A maximum of 125 Contestants may enter.
Preliminaries will be held in
Snyder at the Holiday Inn Saturday June 2nd,
Lubbock at the MCM Elegante Hotel on Saturday June 16th,
in Odessa at the MCM Elegante Hotel on July 14th,
and in downtown Midland on July 21st at the Doubletree Hotel.

All Preliminaries start at 2pm.

The Semi Finals and Finals will be held at the MCM Fun Dome on Sept 1st and 2nd.

Contestants can complete for a top category prize, fan favorite, top judges score, or 2018 Winner. (Contestants may only win one top prize, contestants in winner's category may compete for any prize but the 2018 Winner) Contestants may compete in age category and original theme category and pay one entry fee.

Categories are:
Child Performer Age 14 and Below (Finals Held Sept 2nd at 3:00PM Winner will move on to the Final Contest on Sunday to Compete for Grand Prizes)


Original Performance Based on the theme "World without Art" ( Highest Prize is the $500 Cash Prize. (Finals will be Held on Saturday Sept 2nd at 3:00PM  Winner will move on to Compete Sunday for Grand Prizes)


Student Performer Age 15 to 23 (Semi Finals Sept 2nd at 8pm Up to 6 Finalist will compete on Sunday)
Adult Performer Age 24 and Up (Semi Finals Sept 2nd at 8PM Up to 10 Finalist will move
on to Compete on Sunday)
Winners Category (Performers who have won their category or contest)
Top Category Prize is $500 (Ten people must enter in a category to pay full prize, if 9 or less enter cash prize is $250, exception is winner category which is 5 or more)


Prizes
Winner will receive $1000 in cash and prizes which include $150 Worth of Services from Squarespace to build your own web site. $250 in Cash. $600 in Southwest Airlines Gift Cards.
Fan Favorite ( From on-line and in person voting) will receive $750 in Prizes including two tickets to see Cher Nov 9th valued at $345 and $405 in Southwest Gift Cards.
Judges Highest Final Score will receive $500 in Prizes from Musicians Friend.
Directors Prize Worth $250 cash will be given to a non winning contestant who has shown great ability and promise in the competition.
Entry fee to compete in just the original portion is $10
To compete for Grand Prize, Fan Favorite, Judge's Choice entry fee is $25 (Fee May be paid by Sponsorship)
Final Day to enter is July 20th



Application and Rules




                      Pay Contestant Fee Here











2018 West Texas Talent Search



Up to$5000 in Cash and Prizes


Prizes include Two Tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines Flies, Two Tickets to see Cher in Las Vegas Friday Nov 9th, and a $500 Gift Card to Musician's Friend.  ( Restrictions Apply See Rules)


Contestants must do steps 1 through three, four is a helpful optional choice:

1) Fill out application and agree to the rules (Print a copy for yourself)

2) Send a picture (Selfies will not be accepted)

3) Pay $10 or $25 Entry Fee ( See below for details) Entry fee includes admission for 2 to your chosen Preliminary.

4) Optional Submit a 3 to 5 minute Video that includes name, why you are competing, your influences, and a sample of your work. (Submit this and picture to westtexastalent@gmail.com)