Make your voice heard at the South Dakota State Fair! Become the next “Dacotah Star” at the Dacotah Star Talent Competition presented by Dacotah Bank. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Dacotah Star division winners.
Applications for the 13th Annual Dacotah Star Talent Competition presented by Dacotah Bank are now available online at http://www.sdstatefair.com or at the State Fair office. The deadline for entering the talent competition is Friday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m.
The grand prize winner in the adult division wins the title of “2015 Dacotah Star,” along with a cash prize of $1,000 and the opportunity to star in his/her own commercial promoting Dacotah Star on KTTW Fox. The winner will also have the opportunity to perform on the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage during the 2016 South Dakota State Fair and emcee the 2016 Dacotah Star talent competition.
The 2014 Dacotah Star is Tyler Halverson from Canton, S.D.
There are three age divisions for Dacotah Star – Children (up to 11 years), Junior (12 through 17 years) and Adult (18 and older).
Preliminary competition begins on Friday, Sept. 4, and ends on Sunday, Sept.6. Dacotah Star finals will be held on Monday, Sept. 7. The talent competition is held daily on the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage.
Sponsors of the 2015 Dacotah Star are Dacotah Bank and KTTW-FOX. Dacotah Bank serves dozens of hometowns across South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota, providing banking, insurance, mortgage and trust services to over 60,000 customers at local branches and online at dacotahbank.com.
The 2015 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Sept. 3, through Monday, Sept. 7. Channel Seeds Preview Night will be Wednesday, Sept. 2. This year’s theme is “Sew it. Grow it. Show it.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit http://www.sdstatefair.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter.