AWARD CATEGORIES

Please check the age ranges for each category to ensure you are eligible to enter.

We have categories and opportunities for all ages.

FUTURE ACTOR

Do you regularly practice your Oscars acceptance speech in your bathroom mirror? If so, then you will be right at home in this category just as much as you are at home on the stage.

In the Future Actor category we are looking for a young aspiring actor, male or female, who captures our attention with their excellent characterisation and their believability. We have two categories for Future Actor: either our Dramatic Actor or Comedy Actor category. 

WHAT TO PREPARE: Prepare a monologue, no more than 2 minutes in length. Film it horizontally and send it into us. Please state when entering which category you are entering, either Dramatic Actor or Comedy Actor.

We have two categories for this award. Junior (ages 6-12) and Seniors (ages 13-21). When you apply please state which category you will be entering.

FUTURE MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMER

Do you envision yourself lighting up a West End stage? Then this category is perfect for you! 

We are looking for a young aspiring musical theatre performer, male or female, who we can't take our eyes off. We are looking for someone who is a master of storytelling either through their movement or their voice, or both! 

WHAT TO PREPARE: Prepare a song or dance from a published musical theatre production, no more than 3 minutes in length. Film it horizontally and send it into us.

We have two categories for this award. Junior (ages 6-12) and Seniors (ages 13-21). When you apply please state which category you will be entering.

FUTURE POP STAR

If seeing those famous faces like Beyonce and Ed Sheeran inspires you to get up and perform, we want to see your talents! This award is for those that can sing and perform pop. This is not just a vocal competition, it's about the whole package. The look, the moves, the style, the attitude!

WHAT TO PREPARE: Prepare a pop song performance no longer than 3 minutes, then film it horizontally and send it in to us.

We have two categories for this award. Junior (ages 6-12) and Seniors (ages 13-21). When you apply please state which category you will be entering.

FUTURE CHOREOGRAPHER

At Future Stars Festival, we really value a creative performer. If you fancy yourself as a future choreographer, then this is the award for you to enter. You can either choreograph a piece for another dancer to perform, or you can perform your own choreography. The only rule is it MUST have been created by you and had no teacher or coach involvement in the creation of the piece of movement.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Prepare a choreographed performance, no longer than 2 minutes. You can use music or sound if you wish. Film it horizontally and send it in to us.

We have two categories for this award. Junior (ages 6-12) and Seniors (ages 13-21). When you apply please state which category you will be entering.

FUTURE SINGER-SONGWRITER

If writing music is your thing, we want to hear from you. No fancy recordings needed! Just grab your guitar or microphone and let's hear your original songs. 

WHAT TO PREPARE: An original song, no longer than 3 minutes in length. Film it horizontally and send it into us.

You must be over the age of 12-years-old to enter this category and under the age of 25. 

FUTURE FILM-MAKER

If you have an expressive, vivid imagination and love to create on film, then this is the category to enter! 

We are looking for an aspiring film-maker with a passion for creating inspiring short films. You don't need expensive equipment these days, there are free editing software packages and just use your phone's camera - get creative!

WHAT TO PREPARE: A short film no longer than 3 minutes in length. We would like you to tell a captivating story in the space of 3 minutes and the only rule is that it must include Harrogate in some way, whether that be using location, features or people. It is up to you! Send it in to us.

You must be over the age of 12-years-old and under the age of 21 to enter this category.

FUTURE WRITER

If writing is your thing, then this award is up for grabs! We aren't looking for novels or stories that are just to be read, we are looking for stories or poetry that moves from the page to the stage. We want writing that screams 'I need performing!' and if you can perform it too, even better!

WHAT TO PREPARE: A short script lasting no longer than 3 minutes when performed, or a spoken word poem lasting no longer than 2 minutes when performed. Film it horizontally or write it out and send it in!

There are no age restrictions for this category.

Over 21 - STAR PERFORMER

We know that Harrogate is bursting with talent and it isn't just coming from our younger generation!

This category is for anyone aged 21 or over who would love the opportunity to showcase their talents. Whether you are a singer, dancer,  actor, choreographer, film-maker, singer-songwriter, original writer or pop singer, we want to see your talents! You can be 'qualified' or 'experienced' or a complete beginner and only ever sung in the shower - make 2020 your bravest year and share your talents with us!

WHAT TO PREPARE: Prepare a performance of your talent lasting no longer than 3 minutes in length. Film it horizontally and send it into us.

You must be over the age of 21 to enter this category.

This year we are entirely online...

In the days of the Covid-19 pandemic, with many social distancing rules and regulations in place, we are launching Future Stars Festival entirely online this year. Next year we hope to be in a physical space, but for this year we will be taking over cyberspace.

Entries will be seen online, voted for by a panel, with the best of the best going through to the judges final round to be in with a chance of winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the award category. All entries receive a graded certificate from our in-house Future Stars Festival team and the winners receive exclusive prizes. If you haven't already seen the impressive lineup of prizes, don't forget to go see what's up for grabs!

So, what are you waiting for?

Check out the award categories now and start putting your plans into action!