TeenFest Foundation, in partnership with Youth Thrive of Wake County, holds two auditions for students ages 14 – 19 to compete in a talent showcase with cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250. All acts must be original and must have an anti-drug, anti-violence or HIV prevention theme. Audition dates are Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. at Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC and Saturday, March 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lyon Park, 1309 Halley Street, Durham, NC. The top scoring acts are invited to compete at TeenFest(ival)
2K13 for the prize monies on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Raleigh Convention Center.
A panel of local teen and adult judges scores the auditions based on originality, creativity, clarity of message, and other criteria. “Each year we are amazed at the time and energy teens put into creating their performance pieces,” said TeenFest Foundation founder and program manager Donna-maria Harris. “We are thrilled that they want to add their own creative voices to the call for safe and drug-free communities.” Teens interested in auditioning can log on to http://TeenFest.org for the registration form and rules.
National celebrities Trina Braxton of hit reality TV show Braxton Family Values and Lou “Bowlegged Lou” George of Grammy award winning music group Full Force have already confirmed their participation as judges for TeenFest 2K13. They will help select the top three winning acts at the April 13 event.