Talent United 2023

Got Talent?

Apply to be the 2023 Talent United Winner!

Seeking Contestants for Dutchess-Orange Region's 2023 Talent United

Contestants must live, work, or attend school in Dutchess or Orange Counties

One entry per person, deadline March 23, 2023.

Voting for the top nominees will be from April 10 - May 8, 2023


The winner will be announced at our Celebration of Service Awards on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

The winner is determined by the most votes.

To enter the contest, contestants must fill out the form online and include a link to your talent video.

Let’s bring a spotlight to you and your community.



  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Playing an instrument
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Poetry or spoken word
  • Acting or monologues
  • Juggling
  • Magic tricks
  • Gymnastics or acrobatics
  • Martial arts or self-defense demonstrations
  • Painting or drawing
  • Sculpture or pottery
  • Fashion design or modeling
  • Cooking or baking
  • Speed Rubik's Cube solving



  • Contest is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Dutchess or Orange Counties
  • Adults and children are eligible
  • Video submission must be no more than 3 minutes long
  • Video submission must be uploaded to YouTube as “unlisted” and link to video must be included with the application form
  • Applications and video links must be received by UWDOR by March 16, 2023
  • All contestants must fill out and upload completed media release form with application. For those under 18, a parent or guardian must provide consent.
  • All videos will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will determine our top entries
  • The top entries will be announced on April 10, 2023
  • The top entries will be voted on by your community from April 10 - May 8, 2023
  • You can share the link of your page on social media with family and friends
  • Voting ends promptly on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 9:00pm
  • Winner will be determined by the highest number of votes received by May 8, 2022 at 9pm
  • All top contestants will be listed in the Celebration of Service program journal
  • The top three winners will be notified on May 10, 2023



  • The top three contestants will be showcased at the Celebration of Service on May 17, 2023 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie
  • The top three winners will be invited as our guests (with a guest) to the Celebration of Service
  • The winner will perform (if possible) at the Celebration of Service
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners
  • The top three winners will be featured in a UWDOR publicity campaign
  • The top three winners will receive a donation to their favorite charity (501c3) located in either Dutchess or Orange County
Please complete the media release form, save, and upload it below (click here for fillable form). If under 18, parents and guardians must sign it for entry into Talent United contest. For more than one contestant, see other notes below.
Upload requirements
Please include a link to the unlisted video you are submitting for the Talent United Contest. Video should be family friendly and be 3 minutes or less. (When uploading to YouTube, please select "unlisted" from the viewing options. If chosen as a finalist this video will be used for voting.)
Please upload a high resolution photo of contestant that will be used for promotional purposes. Image can be a jpeg or png and should be at least 1MB. 
Upload requirements
Please list any additional contestants who perform in the video in other notes below. Each contestant must complete the media release form. If these contestants are under the age of 18, each one of them must have their parents sign it. They should email completed forms to events@uwdor.org (click here for fillable form).

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