This spring, the first Public Radio Talent Quest will reach out to thousands of new voices with the opportunity to showcase their talent, and a chance to win $16,000 to produce a pilot show for national distribution on public radio.
On PublicRadioQuest.com anyone can take a turn behind the microphone for a shot at stardom, public radio style.
Public Radio Talent Quest contestants will compete in four rounds of auditions and on-air challenges. Thousands of public radio listeners will cast their votes online and a panel of public radio professionals and celebrity judges will help winnow the field from hundreds of entrants to the final group of three — each of whom will get to produce a pilot show for public radio.
Public radio stations around the country and major national shows will help spread the word about The Quest, encouraging contestants to enter and listeners to vote.
When all is said and done, the three winners and their pilot shows will be posted online and presented to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for possible further funding and national distribution.
Open submissions begin Monday, April 16 and will close on Monday, May 14. For details, visit Public Radio Quest.