Arts & Humanities Commission “Rowlett Sings” Competition

Rowlett Sings 2021 has been cancelled.
We know this past year has been challenging and that the pandemic continued much longer than anyone anticipated. Organizations like the Arts and Humanities Commission have attempted to modify events into virtual affairs and have discovered that not all endeavors are successful. Unfortunately, this has been the case with Rowlett Sings as we did not receive enough entries to make this a viable competition. Due to the incredibly low number of entries received, the Commission has made the heartbreaking decision to cancel this year’s event.
The Commission is diligently working to plan next year’s Rowlett Sings competition with the hopes that 2022 will be the normal we’ve been craving for over a year now.



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 – Recorded 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

Rowlett Public Library
3900 Main Street Suite 200
Rowlett, TX 75088

In person deliveries can only be made on
Friday, March 26 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm or
Saturday, March 27 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 27, 2021