VBGT Contestant Guidelines and Submission Form

Thank you for your interest in being a VB’s Got Talent contestant! There is so much talent in our area, and we are thrilled to have a platform where we can share our local talent with the community while also helping out the animals of the VBSPCA.

Here is how it works –

Submission Guidelines

  • Talent must live within the 7 cities of Hampton Roads – Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, or Suffolk
  • Talent will compete in one of 4 categories – Music, Dance, Comedy, or Other
  • Each category accepts individual and group acts
  • No acts with fire, knives, or any danger element will be accepted
  • Children are welcome to compete in any category
  • Each act gets a maximum of 3 minutes to perform

Selected Contestant Requirements

  • Selected contestants are required to pay a contestant fee of $1250 and can choose from one of the following payment options:
    • Fundraise to pay the full $1250 (All donations will go directly to the animals + we have tools to help with fundraising!) 
    • Sell 50 tickets to the show – tickets are $25 a piece (all ticket sales go directly to the animals!)
    • Do a combination of selling tickets + fundraising to come up with the $1250 contestant fee. 
    • Secure a business to sponsor your participation in the event. 
  • Please note that all contestants must pay a deposit of  $500 to commit to participation, and the $500 is then deducted from total contestant fee. Deposit is due April 1st. 
  • Selected contestants must participate in a video/photo shoot at the shelter to be used in promotion and the contestant spotlight which will be aired at the event.
  • Selected contestants must commit to promotional requirements, including social media posts, (e)mailed invites, and distribution of flyers and postcards.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the contestant requirements, please email talent@vbspca.com and we can discuss options and ideas to help make your efforts a success.

In exchange for participation, each contestant will receive

  • Contestant promotion on all VBSPCA digital channels and inclusion in our printed newsletter
  • A feature contestant page in the event program
  • 2 tickets to the show + 3 tickets to the afterparty

If you would like to submit your talent, please fill out the following form. Please note that submissions require a 30-60 second video or audio file giving us a sneak peek of your talent. If you have trouble uploading video, you can email the file or a link to the file to talent@vbspca.com. The form also asks you to share why the VBSPCA is important to you. If you have any questions, please contact talent@vbspca.com.