The Calgary Stampede Talent Search (formerly known as the Youth Talent Showdown) is an annual competition that takes place during the Calgary Stampede for amateur performing artists between the ages of 6 and 21.
The purpose of the Stampede Talent Search program is to discover, develop, encourage, and showcase young amateur entertainers and has often been the first to shine the spotlight on talented youth. Performers compete for over $10,000 in cash and scholarships! Sponsored by CTV, The Calgary Herald, Lammle's, Up! 97.7 and The Calgary Stampede.
What is the Stampede Talent Search About?
The purpose of the Stampede Talent Search is to discover, develop, encourage and showcase young amateur entertainers. The Stampede Talent Search (formerly known as the Youth Talent Showdown) provides young entertainers with the opportunity to:
- Perform at the Stampede and other venues as opportunities arise
- Further a possible entertainment career
- Win cash prizes!
Salute to Juniors
Each evening of the Stampede Talent Search Junior performers will be showcased. Juniors aged 6-12 are not eligible for cash prizes but are given the opportunity to showcase their talent to a live audience.