By John Curry, Stittsville / Richmond EMC
EMC news – It’s new this year – a youth amateur talent contest at the Richmond Fair.
A total of $1,000 in prize money will be up for grabs in the contest which will happen on Richmond Fair Sunday, Sept. 16, starting at 12 noon on the outdoor stage at the fairgrounds in Richmond.
Right now, contestants are being sought. The entry form is available on the Richmond Fair website, with Saturday, Aug. 25 as the deadline date for the receipt of entries. Spots in this youth talent contest are limited, so contestants will be selected based on availability, talent and originality. Successful applicants will be notified by Saturday, Sept. 8.
In the show itself, each contestant will have one minute for set up and three to four minutes of performance time. A fiddler and pianist will be available for accompaniment if needed.
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