Acts urged to enter talent competition

HAVE you got talent? Then Northumberland is looking for you!

Northeast Press, in association with Northumberland County Council, has launched its search for the best act in the area, whether it is groups or individuals, actors, comedians, dancers or cheerleaders, singers, bands or musicians, or even jugglers and ventriloquists.

Up for grabs is a 12-month management contract with One Voice Productions, which specialises in nurturing new talent, and the chance to perform at the glittering Miss Northumberland final at Newton Hall on June 29.

All you have to do is upload a video of your act to file-sharing website YouTube and use the form to let us know where we can find it, or e-mail us the link.

A shortlist will be drawn up from the best videos and, depending on the number of entries, heats will be staged.

The final will take place at Alnwick Playhouse on Friday, June 8, where the best contestants will battle it out for the title.

A spokesman for Northumberland County Council said: “The event will be a great opportunity to showcase Northumberland talent and we urge people to come forward and give themselves the opportunity to shine.

Who knows where it could lead?”

Under-16s must have the permission of a parent or guardian to enter the competition and usual terms and conditions apply.

The closing date for entries is Friday, May 11, and the judges’ decision is final.

Use the form on this page to enter the Talent Northumberland 2012 competition