No One Alone, a domestic violence shelter serving those in Lumpkin and Dawson Counties, is hosting its first ever talent show to benefit victims of domestic violence this October and is still accepting video auditions for performance spaces.
Interested parties have until Aug. 26 to register and submit a video audition for the first ‘North Georgia’s Got Talent’. Videos don’t have to be professional quality- just have someone record your act on a smart phone. Auditions should feature a 90 second demonstration of a talent.
Those interested in auditioning can register online at www.noonealone.org/talent. There is a $25 fee to audition and a $20 fee to watch the show Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center next to Dawson County High School.
Videos can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First place will receive $500, second place $250 and third place $100.
People’s Choice, which is determined by the act that gets the most votes in the form of one vote per $1, will receive $150 or 15 percent of their “votes” (whichever is higher), and second and third place People’s Choice will get 10 percent of their votes.
Votes can be made by cash, check (by mail before October 7th) or credit card online and are due at or before the event.
Votes and donations can be made up to 15 minutes after the show in the contestant’s boxes.
If the selected acts want to get votes by selling advertisements for the program, sponsorships, tickets and/or donations they must be submitted by Sept. 1 and will count toward People’s Choice votes.
Participants under the age of 18 must have parental consent and be accompanied to rehearsal and the event by a parent or legal guardian.
Northside Hospital, along with Chestatee Ford and State Farm Insurance, are sponsoring the event.
All donations and proceeds from the fundraiser allow NOA to educate the public and help victims of domestic abuse. NOA provides shelter facilities, crisis intervention and ongoing support programs, counseling and legal advocacy to families in crisis as well as community awareness programs to the general public.