ZII holds its Talent Hunt competition annually in March to provide an opportunity for high school students in the Delaware Valley to display their talents in the performing and visual arts. Our overall winner goes on to compete at the annual Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Second District Talent Hunt competition where the competition features the overall winners from more than a dozen chapters representing the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS GRADES 9-12
DANCE / VOCAL / INSTRUMENTAL / DRAMA / VISUAL ART
WINNER IN EVERY CATEGORY
GRAND PRIZE WINNER RECEIVES TRAVEL EXPENSES TO DISTRICT COMPETITION
APPLICATION & CONSENT FORM
Please download and complete the Talent Hunt Application and Parental Consent Form below. Completed applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, submitted directly to a chapter member, or mailed to the chapter at:
Zeta Iota Iota Chapter
PO Box 28967
Philadelphia, PA 19151
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By way of ourTalent Hunt Souvenir Ad Journal, we seek to offset the costs associated with conducting our annual Talent Hunt Competition through ads taken out by organizations, groups, and individuals. If you have already submitted an ad, we are grateful and honored, for your support of our upcoming Talent Hunt. History has shown that attendance increases annually, which we feel offers increased exposure to your ad.
Thank you for your consideration of this cause of helping to support students involved in fine arts.
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ZII TALENT HUNT COMPETITION-AT-A-GLANCE
ABOUT THE TALENT HUNT
The Talent Hunt program is one of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's internationally-mandated programs. The first Talent Hunt was held April 19, 1946, in Charlotte, NC. 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 high school students.
The original statement of the Talent Hunt idea included this expression: "Creative and outstanding capacities in any honorable activity should be eligible for consideration." As a matter or convenience in presenting a public program, the public displays were limited to the field of music. Since that time the Talent Hunt program has been expanded to include all of the arts.
On the local and district levels, the project is competitive. At the international level, the program is a demonstration. The international program showcases district winners, who -- by their talent, diligence, ability, and potential -- appear as guests of the fraternity. At this stage of our growth, the Talent Hunt is proceeding on the international level along three lines:
At each session of the Grand Conclave, a Talent Hunt demonstration is presented to the public.
In addition, Omega is also interested in what it calls a "Fundamental Search for Talent." Here, the Fraternity hopes to develop the process and resources through which it can help discover and provide assistance, as may be needed, to young people who have shown and possess talents of outstanding and exceptional quality. The field of interest will not be limited to music but all areas of the performing arts.
In our projected planning, we hope to further encourage the contestants on our Talent Hunt programs by recommending them to our chapters and other organizations throughout the United States for presentations in their respective communities.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Talent Hunt contestants have appeared on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour, at the Apollo Theater, Radio City Music Hall, Philadelphia Academy of Music, Philadelphia Civic Center, New York City, Washington, DC Centers for the Performing Arts, the Eastman Theater, etc. The Talent Hunt program has been very rewarding to the brotherhood of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and to many talented youth. We will continue to search for and support our gifted youth!