The 2010 Valley Teen Idol contest, sponsored by San Ramon Valley Rotary, is taking applications from contestants ages 13-19. The grand prize is $1,000 plus a professional recording session. And the winner will be star for a night at the final Gala Event.
The first 200 teen who apply will receive auditions, limited to 60 seconds; the entry fee is $25.
Initial auditions will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, March 27; and noon-5 p.m., Sunday, March 28, at 2010 Crow Canyon Place in San Ramon.
Semifinals will be held Wednesday, April 21, at the Crow Canyon Country Club.
The Final Competition Gala is Saturday, May 8, at the Canyon View Dining Hall in San Ramon. At this event the first-place winner is chosen and awarded $1,000 and a recording session. The second-place winner receives $500; the third-place winner, $250; and winners from fourth-tenth receive $50.
Proceeds from the Valley Teen Idol benefit the local and worldwide charity work of the Diablo-San Ramon Valley Rotary Foundation, a 501(c) non-profit organization.
Last year's winners were:
• Grand prize: Braden Sweeney
• Second: Alissa Anderegg
• Third: Ariel Valle
• Fourth: Ross Bronzan
• Fifth: Lauren Carreno, Isabella Ohlmeyer, Kylie Rothfield, Jennifer West
Applications are available at local high schools and at www.sanramonvalleyrotary.com. For sponsorship or questions contact Debora at 855-5529, 260-4565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.