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2015 Rise 2 Fame 

Preliminary Dates | Preliminary FormOnline Video Submissions

Rules & Regulations | Eligibility

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To enter, fill out a PRELIMINARY FORM for one of our 18 preliminary locations or SUBMIT A VIDEO of your performance

How it Works

Do you SING, DANCE or PLAY and are between the ages of 6 and 21 then the Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search is looking for you.
The Youth Talent show has been a highlight of the Western Fair for 32 years.  Since its inception in 1981, the ‘search’ has touched the lives of thousands of talented youngsters from across the province and appreciative audiences have been captivated by their amazing performances.  This contest along with the preliminaries has been the start to many careers
Every year the Western Fair District organizes in conjunction with fairs and festivals across South Western Ontario a Youth Talent Search to give the Youth in our communities a chance to perform in front of a live audience.  There are 18 Preliminary contests across Southwestern Ontario for you to choose from.  Preliminaries are held all summer in communities from Teeswater to Essex. The winners of those regional competitions will travel to London, compete in the finals during our 10 day fair.
Social media is playing a big part with the youth of today and we in the Western Fair District are excited to be a part of that.  The video preliminary is back for a second year by popular demand Entries can be sent in by July 12th.   From here our panel of judges will select 30 entries to perform live at our preliminary on Aug 10th, in the Carousel Room in the district.  At this preliminary the judges will chose 5 youth and 3 juniors to participate at our annual fair.   
The Rise 2 Fame competition continues   to be an integral part of the Fair. This year’s multi-gifted line-up will be back on the Anne Eadie Stage, with an array of young people ages 6 to 21 will include musicians, dancers, singers and entertainers.


2015 Prizes

Youth: Rise 2 Fame

Overall Winner:

$ 1,500.00 Cash prize plus a trophy.


$ 750.00 and a trophy. 

$ 150.00 Cash will be given to each of the remaining 10 Finalists.


Junior: Rise 2 Fame Talent Search:

First Place Winner:

$250.00 Cash and a trophy

2nd Place Winner:

$200.00 Cash and a trophy.

3rd Place Winner:

$150.00 Cash and a trophy


People's Choice (Online Video Submission)

First round winner (highest votes between May 1st & August 15th, @ 12pm)

Fair prize pack – Fair admission & Ride all Day passes

(For solo acts, winner would receive 4 admissions & Ride all day passes.)

(For group acts, each winner will at least 1 admission & 1 ride all day pass per member)



2014 Youth Talent Winner

Winner:  Avery Kadish

Runner Up:  Marina Salis


2014 Junior Talent Winner

Winner:  Isabella Grace Lecomte 

1st Runner up:  Emma Wright

2nd Runner up:  Maggie Watherdon




2013 Youth Talent Winners

1st Place: Brontae Hunter : Vocal Solo


Runner Up:

Madison Hamm: Vocal Solo

2013 Junior Talent Winners

1st Place: Madeline Hodgson  - Vocal Solo

Runner Ups:

1st Runner Up:  Avery Kadish 

2nd Runner Up:  Serena Rutledge 

2013 Peoples Choice Video Winner

1st Place: Courtney Maslen  - Vocal Solo


2012 Youth Talent Winners

1st Place: Samantha Davey: Dance Solo 

            Qualified:  Paris Fair

Samantha also came in 3rd at CAFE (Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions). Congrats Samantha!


Runner Up:

Jocleyn Fairman: Vocal Solo “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”

Qualified: at Hamilton Fair

2012 Junior Talent Winners

1st Place: Avery Trask & Alexandra Chaves  - Dance Group

                  Qualified: Paris Fair

Runner Ups:

1st Runner Up:  Abigail Slack-Neves singing  “Flat on the Floor”

2nd Runner Up:  Logan Thompson dancing to “Knight at the Museum”

2012 Peoples Choice Video Winner

1st Place: Kayla Stewart  - Vocal Solo

                  Qualified: Western Fair District Video Submission


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