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Michiana's Rising Star

December 31, 2012 (Updated: January 22, 2013 @ 2:31 PM)

WNIT Public Television is pleased to announce the launch of "Michiana’s Rising Star," a search for the brightest and best talent in the entire Michiana region.  WNIT will host five regional competitions to be held during May and June, 2013.  The five top performers from each region will then compete at the WNIT studio each evening from Sunday, July 28 through Friday, August 2, to determine the grand prize winner and "Michiana’s Rising Star."

According to WNIT’s Interim Executive Director Steve Funk, "This is a tremendous opportunity for singers, musicians, actors, and other performing artists to showcase their talent.  We invite performing artists from throughout our 22-county broadcast area to submit entries.  Michiana’s got talent and we want to see it!"

Added WNIT’s Vice President for Production Angel Hernandez, "It’s easy to apply.  Just send WNIT a tape or disc of your act.  Applications are being accepted from January 7 to March 15, 2013.  This is going to be an exciting and fun event!"  The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 cash and the opportunity to appear on WNIT programs.  Other awards will be given to each of the top two contestants.  Judging will be conducted by area arts professionals, media personnel, professional performers and local celebrities.  In addition, the public will be invited to call in to vote for their favorites.  Watch for more details to be announced in print, radio, on WNIT’s EXPERIENCE MICHIANA and on posters throughout the region.

For detailed instructions on how to enter, visit the contest web site or call the station at 574.675.9648 x 309.