TALENT HUNT PROGRAM - Originated in the Sixth District (North Carolina and South Carolina) the Talent Hunt Program is one of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's National Projects. The first Talent Hunt was held April 19, 1946, in Charlotte, NC and made its national debut at the 1953 Cincinnati Grand Conclave. The need for such a program was born out of the limited opportunities afforded to some American youth to develop and give full expression of their talents. This program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people. Currently, some participants at the national level are awarded college scholarships. Presently, the Local and District Talent programs are competitive, whereas the National Program is a demonstration of first place winners from across the nation.
2021 Talent Hunt Winner
The Washington, DC Chapters of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce our 2023 Talent Hunt Competition.
This years competition will be in person. Our audition dates will be held on Saturday, January 28,2023 from 1pm - 4pm and the competition will be on February 11, 2023 at 3:30pm. The location for the audition and competition will be at Blackburn Center Digital Auditorium at Howard University
The competition, which has been one of our fraternity's national mandated programs since 1946, is open to all District of Columbia charter, public, private, and parochial high school students, grades 9-12. The program intends to identify and support our youth in their pursuit of excellence in the performing arts.
The first-place prize in each category (vocal, instrumental, dance, speech/drama and visual arts) is $500, and the second-place prize is $250. There will be over $3,000 in Awards.
The local competition's overall winner will compete with
other winners in our 3rd District competition at The Omni Richmond Hotel, located at 100 South 12th Street Richmond, VA 23219, on April 1, 2023 (time: TBD). This competition includes chapters in the state of Virginia and Washington, DC.
Applications and information sheets will be provided for your convenience. In January, you will receive the final letter stating the venue and other information.
Students must be willing to participate and submit an application and MUST have a signature for parental/guardian consent and release form.
Auditions - Saturday, January 28, 2023, 1pm - 4pm
Competition – Saturday, February 11, 2023, 3:30 pm
Please have applications returned to: Raoul J Daggett, WDC Talent Hunt Chairperson
For additional information, please get in touch with me at 240-604-5805. Thank you for assisting our Fraternity and supporting your students. We look forward to seeing you and your students at the audition and competition.
Raoul J. Daggett,