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SHAPE Your Talent Terms and Conditions

  • All acts must be safe and appropriate for family viewing. No profanity, sexual behaviour, nudity, violence, derogatory terms or offensive language.
  • The closing date for online application forms to be submitted is 10 March 2024.
  • All performers must live, work or study for a minimum of 12 hours per week in Sandwell and are aged 8 – 19 (up to 25 for children with disabilities).
  • Any performer under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the audition day.
  • If your act has appeared in a SHAPE Your Talent final on two occasions, you are not permitted to participate this year
  • If you are a winner of a previous SHAPE Your Talent of any category, you cannot enter the competition again.
  • You can only enter the competition once as one act.
  • If you are a solo performer and would like someone older to provide backing music via an instrument, this is permitted however only you as a performer will be judged.
  • Proof of age and connection with Sandwell will be checked. The following documents will be accepted as evidence – Proof of age: 16 and over (Birth Certificate, ID, Passport, any other documents with official birth date). Proof of residency, education or work in Sandwell: Letter from school including school letterhead, council tax bill, bank statement, phone bill, payslip.
  • It is expected that the event will attract media and/or public interest, which may involve photography and video. By entering the contest, you are consenting to such publicity.
  • The council partners will be filming/taking photographs of acts to be used in publicity and social media (including YouTube), by entering the contest you are consenting to such publicity.
  • All personal details and/or information must be truthful, accurate and in no way misleading.
  • You can be disqualified if: False information is submitted, crude or inappropriate talent, act or behaviour. Sandwell Council’s decision is final.
  • All forms of performing arts will be accepted to enter the competition.
  • The company agrees to comply and have adequate measures in place to ensure that its staff comply at all times with the provisions and obligations contained in (as amended from time to time) the Data Protection Act 1998 and shall not share any personal information with third parties.
  • Under data protection law Sandwell council needs your consent to process your data. By submitting the information on this form, you will be consenting to the data you have submitted being used for tracking purposes and for general monitoring and evaluation purposes