The Washington, DC Area Chapters Talent Hunt
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.
TALENT HUNT PARTICIPATION
Participation in the Talent Hunt is open for the following form of trained art:
1. Music: Vocal and instrumental; classical, semi-classical, gospel and jazz. A printed copy of the music (score) is required for the judges to analyze.
2. Interpretive Movement to Music: ballet, modern dance and tap.
3. Speech: Poetry, oration, monologue, etc. (Printed script should be provided for each judge to analyze)
4. Visual Art: Sculpture, photography, drawing and painting.