Aventura STAR Talent Competition

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Community Recreation Center at 305-466-3883

When is the competition?

The Aventura Star competition will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the City’s 24th Annual Founders Day celebration. The final event is free and open to the public.

How can I compete?

flyer-aventura-star Opens in new windowThe brightest performing artists of all ages including (but not limited to) singers, actors, musicians, dancers, magicians, circus acts, or specialty acts are invited to open auditions as an individual or in a group of no more than five.

Please complete the online audition application prior to the audition date.

Open auditions will be held at the Community Recreation Center located at 3375 NE 188 Street on the following dates and times: 

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 from noon – 2:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from noon – 2:00 p.m.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate must contact the Community Services Department at least 48 hours in advance.

Audition Requirements

Each contestant (individual or group member) must be an Aventura resident and is required to complete an online audition application form; all members of a group act must place their group name on their individual application form. If a contestant is a minor under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of the audition.

Rules and Regulations

City of Aventura Waiver Form 

Participants 18 years of age or older must sign a City of Aventura adult waiver form.  Participants that are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the City of Aventura minor waiver form. In addition, a parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of the audition. Waiver forms will be available at the audition.

Aventura STAR Categories

  • Junior Star   Ages 5 – 8 
  • Rising Star   Ages 9 - 12  
  • Teen Star   Ages 13 – 17 
  • Shooting Star   Ages 18 – 54 
  • Shining Star   Ages 55+

Awards for Winners

  • First-place winners will receive a $65 gift certificate to the Aventura Mall. 
  • Second place winners will receive a $35 gift certificate to the Aventura Mall. 
  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation. 

Audition Day 

Please bring your completed registration and the City of Aventura waiver to the front desk at the Community Recreation Center. If you are doing a performance with music please bring the music on a CD ready to be submitted on the day of the audition. All cuts and edits must be done prior to the day of the audition. Please provide proof of current Aventura residency with your application such as: Florida Driver License or Identification Card, Voters Registration Card, electric, telephone or utility bill, mortgage deed or lease 

Competition Rules 

Aventura Star is open to individual and group performers.  A group can consist of up to 5 participants at any Star category.  Groups that participate will be placed in the appropriate age category according to the oldest member. All of the group members must complete an application, City of Aventura waiver and show proof of Aventura residency. 

Aventura Star is based on overall performance. Participants are only allowed to perform in one act. Contestants will be judged on the quality of performance, stage presence, talent, and audience response. All decisions made by the judges are final.  

Performance Guideline 

A sound technician is available the day of finals.  Participants must have already provided CDs (with a backup on hand), marked with the name, track number and any stage directions on the day of the audition. Performances are limited to three minutes. The finals will be live and lip-syncing is not permitted.  Finalists will be contacted by the phone number that is listed on the application no later than Friday, October 25, 2019.