SWIC Shining Stars Talent Show | Southwestern Illinois College

Virtual talent show and scholarship initiated by Graphic Communications student Gabrielle Andruska.

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Calling all SWIC students!

If you have a talent, we want to see it!

Submit a video or photo of your talent for a chance to win gift cards from your favorite on campus location and SWIC Swag!!! (Starbucks, Bookstore or Café)

All talents will be accepted if they are appropriate, submitted by a current student, can be viewed by the talent show team and follow all contest rules.

Students do not have to donate to participate as a student talent entry. However, students can also donate to vote on their favorite act if they want!

Get creative, make a video, or send us photos of your art!

Donate to Vote

Share with family and friends!

All donations will go into a COVID-19 Allied Health Scholarship Fund. Funds will be evenly disbursed to student(s) in health related programs.

Every $5+ donation will give you a chance to vote for your favorite talent.

Popular vote will get a gift card.

Important dates

Winner’s will be contacted by email, announced on the website as well as social media.
Winners can pick up their prizes as early as the announcement on the website at Student Life across from Financial Aid in the Information Technology building.

Contest
Starts

Aug. 23

Talent Submission form will open on Aug. 23rd.

Last day to
Enter Talent

Sep. 20

Talent Submission form will close at midnight on Sep. 20.

Donations
And Voting

Aug. 23 – Oct. 18

Donations and vote submissions will be open until midnight Oct. 18th.

Winners
Announced

Oct. 22

Winners announced via social media and website.

Ready to enter?

How do I vote?

Not sure what to do? No problem!

Here’s some examples of what you could do

Art

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photo manipulation
  • Speed drawing
  • Graphic design
  • Digital Artistry
  • Fashion design

Music

  • Singing
  • Acapella
  • Instrumental
  • Dubstep
  • Music mixes
  • Original songs
  • Covers

Performance

  • Comedy
  • Acting
  • Video editing
  • Card tricks
  • Magic
  • Improv
  • Dance

Still not sure?? Check out the archive for inspiration from previous entries!

Prizes

Category Prizes

Gift Cards from your favorite on campus location!!!
(Starbucks, Bookstore, Café ETC.)

There will be three winners in each category.

1st place will get a large gift card and SWIC swag!

2nd place will get a medium sized gift card and SWIC swag!

3rd place will get a small gift card and SWIC swag!

Donation Vote Prize

If you donate $5 or more to the COVID-19 Allied Health Scholarship Fund you will be able to vote on your favorite act.

All donations will go into a COVID-19 Allied Health Scholarship Fund. Funds will be evenly disbursed to student(s) in health related programs.

The entry with the most votes will receive a medium sized gift card and SWIC swag!

Donations and Vote submissions will close midnight on 10/20.

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 Judging

Submissions will be judged in your choice of one of these three categories, with these requirements below.

There will be a team of 4-7 impartial judges of faculty, staff, and students.

The scale will be on a 1-10 rating.

Music Judging Criteria


Singing, Instrumental, Original songs, 30 sec Covers, Acapella, Dubstep, etc…

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Effort
  • Quality
  • Organization
  • Presentation
  • Overall Appeal
  • Category Judging
    • Sound
    • Timing
    • Performance

Artistic Judging Criteria


Drawing/painting in any medium, Graphic Design, Digital Art, Clay Modeling, Fashion Design, etc…

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Effort
  • Quality
  • Organization
  • Presentation
  • Overall Appeal
  • Category Judging
    • Contrast
    • Composition
    • Color Theory

Performance Judging Criteria


Acting, Magic, Skits, Comedy, Pet performances, improv, etc…

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Effort
  • Quality
  • Organization
  • Presentation
  • Overall Appeal
  • Category Judging
    • Confidence
    • Showmanship
    • Performance