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2018 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest

PbS invites all youths living in a participating facility or program to showcase their talents during the annual PbS Kids Got Talent Contest. PbS has seen an incredible lineup of performances over the years from sports enthusiasts to gifted dancers. Talented youths submit entries from across the nation to show the judges what they’ve got.

To get started, print out the 2018 Kids Got Talent Flyer and hang it around your facility to get the word out.
Then review the contest guidelines and upload your entry below.

Eligibility Criteria
All youths living in a PbS facility or program at any time between Feb. 1 – March 31, 2018 are eligible to apply. Youths may submit more than one performance and all submissions must be recorded while the youth is at the facility or program. All participants must complete the PbS release form and submit it with their entry. Performances may include but are not limited to:

  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Acrobatics
  • Acting
  • Magic
  • Sports
  • Drawing
  • Comedy
  • Spoken Word

Performance Guidelines
Youths have a total of three minutes to perform
Group and Solo performances may enter
Language and actions must be appropriate
Appropriate clothing must be worn

Contest Dates
Submissions accepted Feb. 1 – March 31, 2018

All contestants' entries will reviewed and scored by PbS in April to develop a list of finalists. Finalist entries will then be sent to a panel of expert and celebrity judges to determine the 2018 PbS Kids Got Talent Winners in May. Previous guest judges include an NBA All-Star, Hollywood movie producer, contestants from national television talent shows and more!

The top scoring individual entry will be invited to perform at the national 2018 PbS Awards Ceremony in August. Travel and one night hotel accommodations for the youth and a chaperone will be paid by PbS. If the winner is unable to travel their entry will be shown at the ceremony and the next runner up that is able to travel will be invited to perform.

The top scoring group entry will have their performance shown at the national PbS Awards Ceremony.

All contestants will receive a PbS Kids Got Talent award certificate.

The current entry period is now closed. Please check back for updates.