2019 Bill Riley Talent Search
The mission of the Bill Riley Talent Search is to serve as a developmental platform for young Iowans involved in the performing arts. By maintaining a nurturing and educational environment, the Talent Search aims to promote self-esteem, self-discipline and self-confidence, while helping performers to achieve their goals and shoot for the stars, one performance at a time.
The Talent Show is open to legal residents of the state of Iowa only. Acts must appear in a locally sponsored/Iowa State Fair sanctioned show somewhere in the state of Iowa and be the show qualifier to be eligible to compete at the Iowa State Fair. Judges decisions are final.
Sprouts are 2 through 12 years and Seniors are 13 through 21 years. A person’s age for the Iowa State Fair competition is determined at the time they win a local show: July 10, 2019. A 12 year old (or 21 year old) could turn 13 (or 22) by the State Fair and still be eligible in the Sprout (or Senior) division, as they met age requirements at the time of qualification.
Entry Deadline: June 30, 2019
Bill Riley Talent Search Rules 2019 and Entry Form will be posted soon. If you have questions, contact Business Manager Mary Fitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563.419.1902
Iowa State Fair Competition:
August 8-18, 2019
There were seven acts in the Sprout division and 8 in the Senior division.
Winners: Sprouts: Ariana Meyerhoff , New Hampton, performing Acro Solo—“Twisted Sister.” Seniors: Kiana Carlson and Kylie Carlson, Cedar Rapids, performing dance duet “The Light that Never Fails”
2016 Senior Winners