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RULES

Before applying it is recommended to read the contest rules first. There are some key rules to keep in mind before your application: 

1.DESCRIPTION:  

American Equestrians Got Talent, “AEGT” was founded by Robert Dover, USA six time Dressage Olympian. In its eleventh year, “AEGT” is the largest  Equestrian fundraising talent show in Florida. "AEGT " is supported by Discover Dressage, a 501c3, founded by Kimberly Van Kampen, partnered with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) ‘Emerging Athlete Program,’ is part of the USEF/USDF Pathway to the Medals

2. PARTICIPANTS:  

All contestants will have access to the Green Room to wait prior to their performance. All participantes must sign release form. Minors must have parents or guardian signed release form. Each contestant must check in at 3pm for sound check the day of  live auditions and the day of the Finale.

The last year AEGTUSA winner is not eligible to compete in this year’s competition.Contestants must prepare a two minute performance for Live the auditions. All Golden Ticket winners must prepare a two minute performance for the Finale.

3. ONLINE & LIVE AUDITIONS:

Contestants are required to apply online at www.aegtusa.com. Ten finalists will be selected for the Finale on Satudary, April 13th, 2024, by the AEGT Show Committee. Contestants will be selected from two live auditions AS WELL AS from online applications in circumstances.  All audition participants  will have a chance to receive a Golden Ticket to ensure their inclusion in the Finale. Live auditions will be held in Wellington, Florida. (February 7th) and in Ocala, Florida (March 6th).   Applicants who live outside of the State of Florida may be selected as finalists, at the discretion of the Show Committee. All travel expenses are the responsibility of the contestant. The Show Committee will contact every applicant with information about the live auditions.

4. SELECTION:

The top 10 finalists will be personally contacted and announced on our website and social media accounts. All finalists (Singers) must have two minute performance prepared to perform in the Finale (one performance). 

5. FINALE VOTING SYSTEM:

The FINALE will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 2024, 6:30 p.m., at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club, 8300 NW 31st Lane Rd, Ocala, FL 34482

All the Judge’s scores are final, and all contestants agree to respect the judges’ score 

-50% Judges’ score at Finale

-25% Total $$ raised through text-to-vote

-25% Total Individual text-to-vote voters

6.  PRIZES 
The top 3 contestants will be rewarded with:
  • First Place: $10.000

  • Second Place: $5.000

  • Third Place: $2.500

7. ABOUT FINALE

  • Performance Duration: Each finalist is required to prepare one 2-minute song for their performance at the Finale. We encourage you to select a song that is  exciting and uplifting,  to move and inspire the audience with your talent.

 

  • Rehearsals and Soundcheck: The soundcheck is on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 3pm.  It is imperative that all finalists attend the soundcheck to familiarize themselves with the stage setup and ensure optimal sound quality for their performance. Soundcheck will be at 3:00 pm and the Green Room for talent will open at 6:00 pm. All talent will remain in the Green Room until it is their time to perform. The order of go will be selected by random.com  Please provide your music with  A flash drive or you can send the track to Lily at aegtusa@gmail.com  (in the email subject line write:  AEGT April 13 th 2024 Finale- music). 

 

  • Confirmation of Participation: Please confirm your participation in the Finale by replying to this email no later than Thursday, March 14th, 2024, before 6:00 PM. Your prompt response is essential to finalize arrangements for the event.

 

  • Additional Information: If you have any questions or require further clarification on any aspect of the guidelines, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at aegtusa@gmail.com.  We are here to assist you and ensure that you have a memorable and successful experience at the AEGT Finale.

 

  • Companions: The AEGT Finale is a Fundraiser and tickets are available to purchase at www.aegtusa.com to attend the fundraising event. Talent or companions are not allowed in the Ballroom unless they have purchased a ticket to the AEGT Fundraiser. Each contestant is allowed to bring a maximum of  two companions in the green room only.  Please let us know the name of your companions who will be joining you at the event so that we can make the necessary arrangements.After your soundcheck, please leave the stage and ballroom for the next talent’s soundcheckWe advise you to go relax, eat,  and be back at the venue by 6 pm.  The show starts at 7:00The green room will be open for talent at 6:00pm

 

 

Documents to read,  sign up and attached on the PDF. 

- Video Release Form 

- IRS W-2 form

- Guidelines 

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