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The Morris Kiwanis is sponsoring a talent contest open to the public. The first 40 entrants will be accepted to compete in the contest. Contestants will compete in one of four preliminary nights in June and the final contest at the opening of the Prairie Pioneer Days, July 11th, 2014. This contest is open to individuals or groups. Each contestant will be permitted to perform two acts with a limitation of 10 minutes total time. .

Participants are asked to enter by providing a $50 entrance fee bond (fully refundable at the close of their participation). Entrants will have their choice of participating on the evenings of June 4, 11, 18 and 25 as long as openings on those nights are available. In the event of inclement weather, the contest will be conducted on the following Friday nights. Prizes for the first and second place winners of the preliminary contests are $50 and $25, with all three places from each evening even eligible to compete for the grand prizes on Friday evening, July 11th, 2014. As an added incentive, prizes for the June 5th contest are $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for the third place finisher. The Grand Prizes are, 1st place, $500, 2nd place, $250, and 3rd place, $100. These events will be held in the Killoran Music Arts Band Stand facility located in Eastside Park at Morris, MN. Each event will begin at 7:00 pm and continue until the evening's program is completed.

Morris Kiwanis will provide a piano and sound system for the contest. Contestants are responsible for their own accompanists if needed. Inquiries may be made by calling 320-287-4468

Students under the age of 18 must have their parent’s permission to participate and should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Group participation is limited to 50 members because of stage space.