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OAA Poster Contest & Okaloosa's Got Talent

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) invites all Okaloosa County school students from K-12th grade to enter the 14th annual poster contest.  The deadline to enter the poster contest is this Friday, April 21st by 3 pm.  Posters will be on display at Enlightened Studios from April 22- May 6th.  There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for elementary school students (K-4th), middle school students (5th-8th), and high school students (9th-12th) in Okaloosa County. Poster winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced during the intermission of Okaloosa’s Got Talent. There will also be a viewer’s choice winner. Prizes are sponsored by Eglin Federal Credit Union. All details can be found online at Error! Filename not specified. or email Amy at
All Okaloosa County residents are invited to participate in Okaloosa County’s Got Talent (OGT), which will be Sat, May 6, from 6-9 p.m., hosted by Enlightened Studios.   All performing artists are invited to participate including dancers, musicians, and theatre groups/individuals.  The performance space is not large, so we recommend either solo acts or small ensemble acts. Local artists from K-12th grade will be in one division and all 18+ artists will be in the second division.  Enlightened Studios is located at 142 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
The K-12th grade performances will be from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. The 18+ performers will be from 8-9 p.m. The winner will receive $100, and the runner up will receive $50. Prizes are sponsored by Eglin Federal Credit Union. The student winners will be announced at 7:45 p.m., following the announcement of the poster contest winners.  The winners from the 18+ group will be announced at 9 pm. OGT winners will be voted on by the audience. Reserving your time to perform is strongly recommended. You can find more information and reserve your performance time online at or email Amy at for more information about the contest.

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