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United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) is hosting the 2024 Talent United Contest, welcoming participants of all ages residing, working or attending school in Dutchess or Orange counties. Winners, determined by popular votes, will be announced at the Celebration of Service event on May 8th, 2024, with prizes awarded.

Whether you have a musical, dance, magic, comedy or any other talent, nominate yourself or someone else by submitting a 3-minute talent video and completing the online form by March 13th.

Voting for top entries takes place from April 1st to May 1st, and the top three finalists will be notified on May 3rd, 2024. Apply now for a chance to be the 2024 Talent United Winner and showcase your talent to the community!

For inquiries, contact (845)471-1900 ext 3104 or email khagen@uwdor.org.

Let's shine the spotlight on you and your community!


The Rules:

  • 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 your submission application. 
  • Applications and videos must be received by UWDOR by March 13, 2024 at 5 pm.
  • All contestants must fill out the media consent form. 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 1, 2024.
  • The top entries will be voted on by your community (April 1 - May 1, 2024).
  • You can share the link of your page on social media with family and friends.
  • Voting ends promptly on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm.
  • Winner will be determined by the highest number of votes received by May 1, 2024  at 5:00 pm.
  • All top contestants will be listed in the Celebration of Service program journal.

The Final Three:

  • The top three contestants will be showcased at the Celebration of Service on May 8, 2024 at City Winery in Montgomery.
  • 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.

Annual Sponsors

Premier Annual Sponsors: Central Hudson Gas & Electric, M&T Bank, Orange & Rockland, Pratt & WhitneyAnnual Sponsors: IBM, Resorts World, RBT, TD Bank, Ulster Savings