JUNIOR Category- Ages 4-11
TEEN Category- Ages 12-17
ADULT Category- Age 18 & Up

Audition Registration Fee is $25.00
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Register today for your chance to showcase your talent and win CASH PRIZES!

Ages 4 to 144, we want to have YOU performing LIVE on our stage!


Registration Fee: Registration Fee is $25 and INCLUDES a commemorative Clayton's Next Big Thing T-Shirt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Deadline for registration is Friday, September 1, 2017. Payments accepted are check, money order, or credit card. CASH PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please make all checks payable to the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and send payments to/bring payments by along with registration forms to our office: 301 East Main Street, Clayton, NC 27520. Credit Card payments can be provided via phone by calling the Chamber at (919) 553-6352.

Auditions: All Clayton's Next Big Thing participants must be available for preliminary auditions on Tuesday, September 5th and Wednesday, September 6th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. You will be notified of your scheduled time prior to the audition date. Your audition MUST BE the same routine you plan to perform on stage, and your performance time must be 4 minutes or less. Finalists for the Clayton's Next Big Thing competition will be chosen based on highest score received at preliminary auditions and finalists will be notified by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017. If you are selected as a finalist, you must be available to perform in our live finals on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Competition Details: Clayton's Next Big Thing Talent Competition will be held on the McCullers, Whitaker & Hamer, PLLC Main Stage located in Town Square on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. (the competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until, contestants must arrive by 6:00 p.m.). All contestants moving onto the finals must provide their own music (via CD), props, costumes, etc. If you are using a CD, it must be brought to the Clayton Chamber of Commerce NO LATER THAN Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Please provide 2 LABELED COPIES of your music. All acts MUST be family appropriate! The 3 age group winners and the Overall Winner selected during the finals will also perform at the Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Cash Prizes: The person/group with the highest score in each category will be the WINNERS of their category, and the OVERALL HIGHEST SCORE of the competition will be our OVERALL WINNER! Cash Prizes of $100 will be awarded to the winner of each age group. The 2017 Clayton's Next Big Thing Overall Winner will receive $250.

Judging: Contestants are judged independently and all decisions of the judges are considered FINAL and MAY NOT be appealed through the Chamber of any sponsor. The Chamber is not responsible for CD's that will not play on the sound equipment provided.

Questions: Please contact Hannah Pellas at (919) 553-6352 or email her at


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