Students! Show off your talent!

Entry deadline: March 8

The BB&T “This School’s Got Talent” competition is back! South Carolina’s most exciting, fan-voted, statewide student talent contest is returning for its third year.

Celebrity judges from the GRAMMY Award-winning super-group Hootie & The Blowfish will help select the top entries. The final videos will then be posted online and the public will vote on the winner.

The student deemed most talented will earn the opportunity to perform live at the televised “South Carolina Teacher of the Year Celebration” on May 1 in Columbia. The winner will also be invited to perform at the opening concert for the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation on May 17. BMW, the presenting sponsor of the state Teacher of the Year Celebration, will allow the talent show winner to perform with members of the Hootie and the Blowfish Band and other celebrity performers.

The contest is open to public school students in grades one through 12 in all South Carolina school districts. To enter, adults 18 or older may submit videos of students showcasing their skills. Videos must be at least 30 seconds in length and may not exceed five minutes in length. Visit the SC Future Minds Facebook page to enter.

The submission period for video entries began February 4, 2013, and ends at midnight on March 8, 2013. Finalists will be announced on or before March 15, and public voting via Facebook will begin. Viewers may cast their vote for each video one time per day during the voting period. There are no age restrictions on voting. Voting period will end at midnight on March 31.  

The winner will be announced on April 1, 2013.

Visit the SC Future Minds Facebook page for more information and to watch a performance of the 2012 winner, Hannah Peeples.

Via: SC Future Minds