We now have more information on this year's Watermelon Idol competition. The event will be held at Hempstead Hall as part of the "NOT The-Watermelon-Festival-Concert CONCERT" on August 15, 2020. Now is the time to enter!

The Competition is limited to 20 entries. First come, first serve.

According to the press release,

-First Round: Saturday, August 15, 4:PM – Hempstead Hall Amphitheater Stage  

-Final Round will take place immediately following Round 1 on Saturday, August 15 

A Sound System is provided with plugin capabilities.


3rd place - $50 & Trophy

2nd place - $150 & Trophy

1st place - $300, open for South Down Main at the one and only "NOT The-Watermelon-Festival-Concert CONCERT," & Trophy


·         1.) No previous winners are allowed to enter the competition.

·         2.) There are no separate categories for individual and group acts or age.

·         3.) The top 5 acts based on judges' scores will make it to the final round.

·         4.) No arguing with or harassing the judges will be tolerated.

·         5.) If you are late for your time slot, you will be disqualified.

·         6.) Contestants must provide their own instruments and/or soundtracks.

·         7.) Due to COVID-19 precautions, ONLY performers will be allowed on the campus (if a performer is under 18, one parent/guardian may accompany them).

·         8.) Masks must be worn at all times on campus except while performing on stage. Chairs in the waiting area will be socially spaced and 6 feet of distance must be maintained at all times.

For more information, please contact Hempstead Hall at (870) 722-8565 or hempsteadhall@uaht.edu

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