VARIETY OF GEORGIA ANNOUNCES VOCAL COMPETITION, ENCOURAGES YOUNG TALENT

Third Annual ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ Benefits Charity, Shines Light on Emerging Stars, Brings Teens Together

ATLANTA (Oct. 1, 2013)Do you know a Star of Tomorrow? Variety of Georgia is once again looking for bright teenagers who fit the bill! The Stars of Tomorrow competition launches on September 23 as Variety of Georgia searches for talented teens. This fall, the non-profit organization lights up its latest initiative with the inaugural talent competition. Brilliant hopefuls 13-19 years old can get in on the vocal action to gain experience, exposure and the opportunity to pursue their dreams as the next Star of Tomorrow.

Stars of Tomorrow benefits Variety of Georgia initiatives across the state and aims to shine a light on Georgia’s promising young talent. Event co-chairs Carolyn Lee Wills and Former Chief Barker Mike Dangerfield help further the organization’s commitment to enhancing the lives of area youth. Through this competition, teens not only showcase their chops for industry leaders but develop skills they will use for years to come.

“The Stars of Tomorrow competition is a wonderful chance for Georgia’s youth to showcase their talents,” said Variety of Georgia Executive Director Chase Evangeline Andrews. “Variety is thrilled to be able to use our connections in the entertainment industry to offer teens a platform, as well as guidance and access to talent professionals who can help them follow their dreams.”

The 2013 competition starts with a state-wide talent call. Now through November 23, eligible teens across Georgia can submit contest entries, including videos of their best performances electronically at http://www.varietystarsoftomorrow.com/competition/contest-entry.html After event coordinators approve each submission, they will upload entries beginning October 25 at www.youtube.com/varietyofgeorgia.

Contestants can also share their videos among friends and family to leverage their networks and gain exposure.

Stars of Tomorrow hosts its final competition at celebrated city landmark The Buckhead Theatre on February 16, 2014. The showcase raises the curtain on the top 10 vocalists as they perform highly anticipated acts for an eager audience. Friends and family join show-business veterans and community influencers for an evening of fun, philanthropy and dream-chasing as Starts of Tomorrow crowns its champion.

The winner of the Stars of Tomorrow singing competition will receive a $2,500 cash prize. The talented teen also have the opportunity to perform on the Fox Theatre stage, custom-made demo CD with two tracks, and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

The first and second runners-up each receive a custom-made demo CD and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

Georgia residents between the ages of 13 and 19 are eligible to enter the Stars of Tomorrow competition. Contestants must be amateur, unsigned, individual talent and have no professional experience. Contestants over 18, or legal guardians of contestants under 18, must sign a waiver before the contestant is allowed to compete. Video submissions will be reviewed to ensure they showcase singing talent without any harsh language.

For more information, contact Chase Evangeline Andrews at 678.994.4210 or chase@varietyofgeorgia.org.

About Variety of Georgia, Tent 21
Tent 21 was established in Atlanta in 1939 as the 21st chapter of Variety International, commonly known as the World’s Greatest Children’s Charity. Variety of Georgia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The charity’s mission is to enrich, improve ad fulfill the lives of children living with disabilities and disadvantages. Echoing the first Variety fundraising event, a circus-themed affair held under a big-top, clubs are often called “Tents” and members “Barkers.” Following the tradition of the founders of the first Tent in Pittsburgh, Pa., 80 percent of the members of Tent 21 hail from the motion picture industry, though membership is open to all who care about children.