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Become A Contestant

If you've entered in a previous competition, please send fill out our Returning Contestant Form instead of submitting a new application.


Auditions will be held at an assigned location in front of a panel of judges. All decisions are final.

Michiana's Rising Star is a fundraiser for WNIT. Please refer to our FAQ for more information.

So you want to be Michiana's next great rising star? Well, every journey begins with a first step.

Please fill out this form in its entirety and submit it along with a DVD or a link to a website that shows an accurate example of your performance (i.e., YouTube). Your performance will be judged by a jury from the community that will then determine if you will continue on your journey to becoming Michiana's Rising Star.

Do you know someone in the Michiana community that should apply for Rising Star? Invite them to apply now!

  1. Basic Info
  2. Contact Info
  3. Performance
  4. Agreement
Tell us about you or your group.
Tell us about parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
Where are you from in Michiana?Why?

Why do we need to know what city you live in?

In order to compete, contestants must reside in WNIT Public Television's viewing area (generally referred to as "Michiana"). Go to the complete list of rules and considerations before finishing this application.

What is your name?
How may we get a hold of you?
(Optional) Who is your employer?Why?

Why do we want your Twitter handle?

If you appear on the show, we'd love to share your performances via our WNIT Twitter Account and @mention you! If you're a Twitter user, just share your handle with us.

Why do we want to know your employer?

If you work for an area business or organization, we'd love for them to promote you! Just let us know where you work and we'll do the talking. Maybe you'll end up in the company newsletter.

What will you be doing?
Enter the URL of your video.

Regional Locations

If you or your group is selected, you will be scheduled to one of the following audition dates at the WNIT studio. WNIT will try to accommodate requested date/time changes to other slotted dates/times in the case of an emergency; however, changes are not guaranteed to be made.

  • Saturday, May 30
  • Sunday, May 31
  • Saturday, June 6
  • Sunday, June 7
Verify that you have read the rules and our terms.