“We’re constantly surprised and impressed with the passion, creativity and talent of students across South Carolina,” said Graham, former tour manager for Hootie and the Blowfish. “Since we have months before contest submissions begin, we’re really looking forward to seeing some terrific talent.”
There is no fee to enter, and the contest is open to any public school student in South Carolina in kindergarten through 12th grade. To enter, adults 18 or older may submit videos of students showcasing their skills on the South Carolina Future Minds Facebook page. Videos must be at least 30 seconds in length and may not exceed five minutes in length. Complete rules will be posted on the South Carolina Future Minds Facebook page.
“This School’s Got Talent” competition will open for submissions starting Monday, January 5 and ending on Friday, January 30. The student or group deemed most talented in the will earn the opportunity to perform live before top education, business and government leaders at the “South Carolina Teacher of the Year Celebration” on April 22nd at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
South Carolina has some terrific talent in our schools, and this unleashes the very best of it,” said Trip DuBard, SC Future Minds’ executive director. “We’re also very grateful to Comporium and the Hootie members for helping raise the excitement of this contest to an entirely new level.”