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The Stouffville Strawberry Festival is introducing its first ever Youth of Tomorrow Skill and Talent Contest. Youth of Tomorrow is a contest for young people over 15 years of age and under 19 years of age (as of January 1st, 2022). The contest showcases their talent, skill or art in an opportunity to win scholarship funds towards their future. The contest is also intended to give youths of Stouffville an opportunity to showcase their passion in front of a live audience. The contest entry will run in two stages. 


The First Stage (Application Form and essay): Along with the application, the applicant will include a 1,000 word essay about something you are passionate about, a meaningful community engagement that is relevant to Whitchurch-Stouffville or a project you are passionate about that would benefit Whitchurch-Stouffville.


In addition, the Applicant must submit a brief video demonstrating themselves performing some type of talent or special ability; i.e. singing, dancing, magic, artistic ability (Painting drawing etc.) or even solving a Rubic’s Cube in record time!!!! The applications will be assessed by a panel of judges and up to ten applicants will move forward to the “Second Stage”. 


The Second Stage: If chosen, the finalists will be invited to attend the Finals showcase at the Stouffville Strawberry Festival in front of a live audience and our panel of judges. The finals will be in three parts;

  1. Give a five minute presentation (a TED® Talk type presentation) regarding a subject of their choosing (that is socially relevant), 

  2. Provide a short performance demonstrating a talent (For example but not limited to: singing, dancing, perform an instrumental, magic, etc..) in front of our live audience. 

  3. Answer a socially relevant question posed to them by our panel of judges in front of a live audience.

Up to ten finalists will be selected to participate in the “live” portion on the main stage at the Strawberry Festival on Friday, July 1st (Canada Day) 2022.  The finals will take place between 12:00pm and 4:00pm, and all finalists must be available to appear in person that day. The winners will be presented during the official Opening Ceremonies of the Whitchurch Stouffville Strawberry Festival and will be considered the 2022 Strawberry Festival Youth Ambassador.


Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place finishers.
 

  1. First Place $1,000.00 

  2. Second Place $500.00

  3. Third Place $250.00

If you are a youth connected to Stouffville and have a talent, skill or art that you are passionate about and want to showcase it, feel free to fill out the application form by June 3rd, 2022. 
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email (yot@strawberryfestival.ca),  with your name, phone number and email. 

We are excited to see your passion! Good luck!