Basics: 13 - 19 years old as of June 1st, 2016 ( may be able to accept applicants if birthday is near the cut off - request exception from S10Qualifications@TeenIdol.org include your name, school date of birth and phone number to call you or your parents. See below on age.) Must be attending private, public or online school in grades 7th thru 12th. If you are home schooled or early graduates - you need to be age 13 as of April 1st and still be 18 on July 1st - This rule is consistent with most school district rules for school age teen participation.
Early graduates must be no more than 18 as of July 1st.
19 year olds must be graduating in 2016 and in the 12th grade at a public or private school.
Must be a US citizen or legally able to live and work in the United States and intend on doing so thru July 1st, 2017.
Must live within 35 miles of the city of Portland (97201) and be willing to commit to attending all competition rounds and perform at least 4 times during the June - October tour. Those living near the 35 mile boundary may be eligible - email to ask S10Qualifications@TeenIdol.org.
Must not be a trained finalist of a national talent competition with an unfair advantage over other students - ask to be sure you qualify at S10Qualifications@TeenIdol.org.
No professional artists with albums, public tour experience or distributed comedy routine. Having an album may or may not disqualify you - ask to be sure S10Qualifications@TeenIdol.org.
Contestants in standup may volunteer to help any other program but will not provide and advantage over any other contestant.
Standup comic winner will be invited to be part of the tour and to host performances and go to formal comic clubs to perform.
Content must be clean and appropriate for a young audience.