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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Talent Hunt Page


The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Talent Hunt idea was created in the Fraternity's Sixth District (North and South Carolina) in 1945, and the first District Talent Hunt Program was held in  Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 19, 1946. The need for such a program was born out of the unequal opportunity afforded to some American youths to develop and give full expression to their talents.


The original statement of the Talent Hunt idea included this expression: "Creative and outstanding capacities in any honorable activity should be eligible for consideration."


In presenting the first public program, the displays of talent were limited to the field of music.


    • A. Participation in the Talent Hunt is open for the following areas of performing and visual art:

      • 1. Music: Vocal and instrumental; classical, contemporary (i.e., broadway, gospel, jazz, movie score, Top 40). . A printed copy of the music (score) is required for the judges to analyze.

      • 2. Dance: hip hop, ballet, modern dance, jazz, and tap.

      • 3. Dramatic Interpretation: rap, poetry, oration, monologue, etc. (Printed script must be provided for each judge).

      • 4. Visual Art: sculpture, photography, drawing and painting. (3 to 5 pieces for judging)

    • B. Rules for Participation in the Local, State, District, and International Talent Hunt Programs:

      • 1. The contestant must be a high school student who has not advanced beyond a senior at the time of the local Talent Hunt competition.

      • 2. Contestants who are homeschooled must present verification from their school district that they are enrolled as a high school student.

      • 3. All presentations including instrumental numbers must be memorized, dignified, and in good taste. Presentations which are not memorized cannot be considered for prizes.

      • 4. Track music may be used for accompaniment if there is no lead instrumental or background vocals included on the track.

      • 5. The Talent Hunt is a competition on the local, state, and district levels.

      • 6. At the international level, the Talent Hunt is a demonstration only! There is no adjudication at this level. All guidelines at the district level will apply for the international demonstration.

      • 7. The presentation performed or presented at the local level shall be the same as performed at the state, district, and international levels.

      • 8. The chapter is responsible for all expenses incurred with taking its contestant to the district Talent Hunt.

      • 9. Where there is a state competition, the state is responsible for all expenses incurred with taking its contestant to the state Talent Hunt.

      • 10.The District is responsible for expenses incurred by taking the district winner to the International Talent Hunt Demonstration during the Grand Conclave or the Bro. Dr. Moses C. Norman, Sr. International Leadership Conference.  

To apply to the 2024 Psi Nu Chapter Talent Hunt, please fill out the forms below. Upon completion, you can send the completed forms to .

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