The Illinois Scholarship Association and Dolphin Entertainment, a producer of children's and young adult programming, seek individuals and groups to compete in the first Illinois Talent Competition. The event is May 23-24 at Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield. Entrants will compete for a prize that includes $1,000 cash, $2,500 tuition for the LA Experience from Dolphin Entertainment and the chance to compete in August in Orlando, Fla.
The LA Experience is a weeklong event offering a chance to perform for and meet key players in young adult entertainment in Los Angeles. Dolphin produces TV shows such as "Zoey 101" and the Nickelodeon TV movie "Gym Teacher."
The entry fees for the show in Springfield are $75 for individuals, $100 for duets and $200 for groups of three or more. The deadline is April 15. For information, go to www.missillinois.org/talent.htm or contact director Scott Billadeau at email@example.com.