Talent

5th Most Popular Contest Type!

Talent contests are always a big hit with every type of audience. Running a battle of the bands is a great way to appeal to a younger, alternative audience – and can be a great idea to run in conjunction with an outdoor music festival, like the Minneapolis Star-Tribune did with “Are You Local?” Or, consider running a “Sing [Insert-Artist-Here] to Win!” like WITN-TV did with their Taylor Swift Tickets. Just remember that talent contests are not limited to the singing type. You could run design-centered contest, a reality show audition, or whatever else you can think of. Be sure to also check out these eight tips for creating awesome video contests!

Talent is our 5th most popular contest type. To see the rest of the most popular contest types, check out our 30 Contest Ideas in 30 Minutes.


High School Video ContestWRAZ-TV
Durham, North Carolina
DMA 24

The Fox 50 Lip Dub Project

  • $200,000+ in Revenue
  • 4 Sponsors
  • 44 Submissions
  • 2.2 Million+ Votes

Lip Dub Contest High School




Video Talent ContestWCKX-FM
Columbus, Ohio
DMA 32

Power 107.5 King of the Booth

  • $12,000 in Revenue
  • 1 Sponsor
  • 82 Submissions
  • 724 Registered Users
  • 2,706 Votes

Music Talent Contest




Band Talent ContestOrange County Register
Santa Ana, California
Circulation 285,000

Music Festival & Showcase Contest

  • $15,000 in Revenue
  • 1 Sponsor
  • 139,294 Pageviews
  • 90 Submissions
  • 606 Registered Users
  • 104,138 Votes

Battle of the Bands Contest




Talent CompetitionWGN-TV
Chicago, Illinois
DMA 3

WGN Midday News Breakthrough Band Contest 2012

  • 1 Outdoor Vendor Sponsor
  • 4.1 Million Pageviews
  • 111 Submissions
  • 7,500 Video Views
  • 4 Million Votes

Singing Contest




Voice Talent ContestConnect Savannah
Savannah, Georgia
Circulation 14,000

Rockin’ on the River

  • $7,000 in Revenue
  • 2 Sponsors
  • 10 Submissions
  • 520 Registered Users
  • 6,613 Votes

Lip Dub Competition




High School PromotionWENZ-FM
Cleveland, Ohio
DMA 18

Home Jamz

  • 183 Submissions
  • 4,169 Registered Users
  • 15,785 Votes




Promotions for High SchoolWBEE-FM
Rochester, New York
DMA 80

Sing Like Carrie Underwood

  • 62 Submissions
  • 1,471 Registered Users
  • 762,265 Votes




Contest for High SchoolsArkansas Democrat-Gazette
Little Rock, Arkansas
Circulation 204,000

Oh Say! Can You Sing?

  • 57 Submissions
  • 1,687 Registered Users
  • 71,255 Votes




Video Talent ContestPittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Circulation 175,000

High School Lip Dub

  • 20 Submissions
  • 3,519 Registered Users
  • 95,657 Votes




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