Arts & Humanities Commission “Rowlett Sings” Competition

To all those who submitted entries to Rowlett Sings and all the fans looking forward to attending:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Rowlett has made the hard decision to postpone all non-essential city events for the immediate future, including Rowlett Sings. We are just as disappointed as all of you, and look forward to resuming as soon as possible. We enjoyed listening to your submissions and appreciate all of the hard work and talent of our citizens.

Conversations are taking place about holding this year’s competition in the fall, so stay tuned and we will keep you updated. We are absolutely committed to resuming this competition and having all of our wonderful singers up on that stage!


Guidelines:

  • “Rowlett Sings” is an amateur singing competition open to all Rowlett residents.
  • Contest categories include individuals or groups:
  • Group (Limited to 16 performers)
    Youth (Ages 15 & under)
    Adult (Ages 16 & up)

    Solo
    Youth (Ages 12 & under)
    Young Adult (Ages 13-18)
    Adult (Ages 19 & up)
    Senior (Ages 60 & up)

  • Contest will have 2 rounds:
  • Preliminary round - Submission of a performance video (maximum time 3 minutes)
    Final round – Live performance (maximum time 3.5 minutes)

  • Applicants must submit an entry form which includes complete contact information.
  • Title on the entry video must match the name used by the individual or group.
  • Performance videos may be submitted via YouTube, or by recording to disc or a flash drive.  (See entry form for directions.)
  • Performers may sing either a cappella or use an instrumental track.
  • Finalists are expected to provide a performance track or accompaniment not to exceed 3.5 minutes.
  • All performances must be family-friendly and free of profanity.
  • A trophy will be awarded to each 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner.
  • All contest finalists will receive a participation certificate.
  • Winners may be invited to perform at a City function at a future date.
  • All finalists will be asked to sign a release for possible use of their performance in City media and news releases.
  • Should there be limited participation in the Adult and/or Senior categories the Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission reserves the right to combine the 2 groups.

Submission Instructions:

  • Video entries may be submitted via the online form, by mail, by email, or in person.
  • To submit online, upload a video of your performance to YouTube, then copy and paste the link into the online application form.
  • To submit via email, download and fill out the application form. Then email your completed application, as well as the link to your YouTube video, to rowlettsings@rowlett.com.
  • To submit via mail, print and fill out the application form. Then mail your completed application, along with a copy of your performance video on a DVD or flash drive to

“Rowlett Sings”
Rowlett Public Library
3900 Main Street Suite 200
Rowlett, TX 75088

  • To submit in person, print and fill out the application form. On one of the two drop off dates (see below), bring your completed application, along with a copy of your performance video on a DVD or flash drive to

City Hall Annex
4004 Main Street
Rowlett, TX 75088

In person deliveries can only be made on
Friday, March 20 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm or
Saturday, March 21 from 10 am to 12 pm.

DVDs and Flash Drives will not be returned.
Incomplete entry forms and video files sent as email
attachments will not be accepted.

Download a PDF copy of contest instructions and entry form.

Questions? Contact rowlettsings@rowlett.com.

Deadline for Contest Entries:  Saturday, March 21, 2020

Final Round Rehearsals will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Rowlett Community Centre, 5300 Main Street.

Final Round Live Performances will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Rowlett Community Centre, 5300 Main Street.