September 21 -23 2018 - Downtown Dwight

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Harvest Days Karaoke Competition!

The competition will be held on

Saturday, September 16, 2017, starting at 1:00 pm on the main stage,

which will be located on the corner of E. Main Street and Franklin Street.

Qualifications to Participate

This year, the competition will be broken into two age brackets. We anticipate the lower age bracket consisting
of grades 1-8 and the upper age bracket consisting of grades 9-12, but the cut-off age may be adjusted after
sign-up to equalize the size of the groups.

Only contestants in grades 1-12 in the 2017/2018 school year may compete.


Each age bracket will have 3 prizes available. First place will win a gold medal and $200 cash. Second place

will win a silver medal and $100 cash. Third place will win a bronze medal and $50 cash.

Song Selection

Your song should be no longer than 6 minutes (preferably under 5). Be sure that you know the proper title of

your song and the artist who performed the version you want to sing when signing up. If you like, you may find

a karaoke version of the song that you like on Youtube and submit a link to John, who will download the file for

your use. You may also submit to John an .mp4 video file or an audio file if you don’t need the words.

Otherwise, John will locate a copy of your song and will send it to you so that you can practice with it. You may

use a recording that includes appropriate background singers, but you may not use a recording that includes

singers singing the main part / melody.

Signing Up

You may sign up in person at The Paper’s office, located at 204 E. Chippewa St. in Dwight between Tuesday,

August 15 and Thursday, August 31. The office is open between 8:30 and 5:30 Monday through Friday. If

you are unable to visit The Paper during those hours, please e-mail John at with the

following information:

• Contestant name and grade level in 2017/2018

• Parent or guardian name (required for grades 1-5)

• Contestant or contact e-mail address and phone number

• Song title and artist

Sign-up deadline: Thursday, August 31


An optional (but recommended) rehearsal will be run the week of Harvest Days. Contestants will be able to

draw their order number and practice performing their song with a microphone at that time. John will send

more details about the rehearsal by e-mail after the sign-up deadline.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Ideas?

E-Mail John at (Note – that’s an “E” at the end of John’s last name.)