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The Bijou Awards
The 2015 Bijou Awards will take place Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 7 p.m.
*Rising Star - New Category (Middle School Singer)
Open audition at the Bijou Theatre on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 - 11am-3pm. No appointment necessary. Please bring cash or check (made out to the Bijou Theatre) for $5 for each category you are auditioning.
Each category has and audition fee of $5.00. You may audition for as many categories as you are eligible.
Auditions will be held all Fall. You must find an audition location before December 5th, 2014.
Callbacks will be the weekend of December 13-14. Time and location TBA.
For Acting Categories, you must be in high school (grades 9-12) or home school equivalent at least 14 years old. Please prepare a 1-minute monologue from a play, movie or poem. Contact your local school for audition information when the Bijou judges will be in your area.
For Singing Categories, you must be in high school (grades 9-12) or home school equivalent at least 14 years old. Please prepare 16 bars or 1 minute of 1 song. You may accompany yourself or bring accompaniment, but you will be asked to also sing a capella. This is a voice competition.
For Creative Writing, you must be in high school (grades 9-12) or home school equivalent at least 14 years old. Choose your favorite book and the character from the book to whom you relate the most. Write a paper describing WHY you identify with the character and how his or her circumstances are relatable to you. Please write no more than 1000 words. It can be an essay, poem or any creative writing format.
Papers will be judged based on:
1. Understanding of the story and character.
2. Explaining the relativity of the character's circumstances with being a Knoxville, Tennessee, Southeast, or American teenager and/or high school student.
3. Using specific examples of action, text and/or dialogue.
· Deadline for papers is December 19th, 2014
· Entry fee is $5/student (this is down from $15 last year)
· English classes that enter together (up to 22) can enter for a flat fee of $50
· Single and Group Entries can be mailed to:
℅ Creative Writing Awards
803 S Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
*please include a check of cash amount of the entry fee.
For Rising Star, you must be in middle school (grades 6-8) or home school equivalent between the ages of 11-14. Please prepare 16 bars or 1 minute of 1 song. You may accompany yourself or bring accompaniment, but you will be asked to also sing a capella. This is a voice competition.
The Bijou Awards Show:
The top 5 finalists in each category will be asked to perform for the Bijou Awards Show on January 16th, 2015 beginning at 7pm.
There will be a panel of celebrity judges who will decide the winners in each category.
The winners will receive a $1000 award, plus an additional $500 to give back to the school or organization of the winner’s choosing.