*Rules subject to change.

Eligibility
Eligible participants must be a Canadian resident between the ages of 6-21 on or before July 14, 2018.

All senior competitors must be at least 13 years of age and not more than 21 years of age on or before July 14, 2018.

Junior performers must be at least 6 years of age and no older than 12 years of age on or before July 14, 2018.
Open auditions
The Open Auditions will be looking for acts and performers that are entertaining, promising and fulfill the general rules of judging which include: Technical Execution, Creativity, Stage Presence and Overall Impression.
Performance Act
Performers must audition with the act they intend to use in the competition. NO CHANGES after audition (with the exception of wardrobe) are permitted.
Act exceptions
Any act that could be dangerous to performers, support staff or the audience such as Baton twirlers or similar acts using batons, machetes, knives, etc will not be accepted.
Act time restrictions
Auditions: All audition performances will be limited to 2 1/2 minutes in length. Acts may select and portion of their entire act to audition with.

Competition: All performances must be NO LONGER THAN 4 1/2 minutes in length.
Numbers of members allowed per act
Group acts may not exceed 6 members.
Use of backup vocals for vocal acts
Vocalists using a CD or Mp3 player must not have any vocal backup whatsoever, including themselves.
Required information for invited contestants
Entertainers invited to perform in the Stampede Talent Search must attend a contestants meeting and will have the opportunity to attend a special workshop that is designed to enhance their performance and improve their overall performance skills.
Professional services
The services of a professional band will be made available to any performer in their performance during Stampede. Full details will be outlined in the successful candidate's acceptance letter.
Grand Prize Winner
The Grand Prize Winner(s) cannot compete in future Stampede Talent Search competitions after they have won, but may be invited to perform in future shows, parades, and various venues as a Grand Prize Winner of the Stampede Talent Search.