“Kids with a Knack” Talent Contest 2022 at O’Fallon Public Library

During the month of March, youth services are having a talent contest for kids!

Do you have the knack? Have someone take a short (three-minute or less) video of you doing something you are good at.  Don’t know what to do?  Here are some ideas:

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  • Animal Calls e.g. Duck, Bird, Pig
  • Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical or Contemporary Dance
  • Be a Mime
  • Beatbox
  • Bike Riding Routine
  • Breakdance
  • Build the tallest tower
  • Card-houses
  • Cheerleading
  • Code a Video Game
  • Create a Skit
  • Create a Tik-Tok Video
  • Create an interactive Science Project
  • Create an item out of duct-tape
  • Decorating a Cake
  • Do a Step Routine
  • Do a Ventriloquist Act
  • Face-painting
  • Fold Towel Animals
  • Fruit Carving
  • Gymnastics Routine
  • Hand-clapping Routine
  • Historical skit with costumes
  • Hula-hooping
  • Imitate a Famous Person
  • Juggling Act
  • Jump-rope
  • Lip-sync your Favorite Song
  • Marital Arts
  • Musical Instrument
  • Nail Art
  • Origami
  • Paint/Draw a Picture
  • Perform a Magic Act
  • Playdough Art
  • Poetry Reading
  • Pogo Stick Tricks
  • Puppet Show
  • Put on a Runway Show
  • Rap Improv
  • Recite a Famous Speech
  • Sewing
  • Shadow Dancing
  • Shadow Puppets
  • Show off your DJ skills
  • Sidewalk Chalk Drawing
  • Sing Acapella
  • Sing in a different language
  • Skateboard Tricks
  • Skating (Includes Ice)
  • Stand-Up comedy
  • Synchronized Swimming Routine
  • Telling a story
  • Whistle a tune
  • Yoga Stances
  • Yo-Yo Tricks

Have you picked your “best” talent for the contest? Now comes the fun part! Determine the best way to showcase your abilities. Try a few practice runs and then record your talent for all to see.

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Rules are as follows:

  • Enter anytime between March 1-31
  • One entry per child or group
  • 3 – $25 Amazon gift certificates will be awarded to the top entries, determined by library staff 
  • Participation prizes will be awarded
  • Kids 13years-old and under are encouraged to participate
  • All content must be “G” rated
  • Please keep your video under 3 minutes
  • Please email your submissions to:  youthservices@ofpl.info    Include – Name, age, phone number, and name of your act
  • Filming horizontally (landscape) is encouraged
  • Questions? call  618-632-3783 X 4

If you need some guidance, here are some books at the library or in our library system that may be helpful.

Acting
Art
Dance
Magic
Miscellaneous

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