Unites Way Is Looking For Talent

Seeking Contestants for United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s 2023 Talent United Competition.
Deadline: March 23, 2023Voting for the top nominees will be from April 10 – May 8, 2023

Playing an instrument
Stand-up comedy
Poetry or spoken word
Acting or monologues
Magic tricks
Gymnastics or acrobatics
Martial arts or self-defense demonstrations
Painting or drawing
Sculpture or pottery
Fashion design or modeling
Cooking or baking
Speed Rubik’s Cube solving

The winner will be announced at our Celebration of Service Awards on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The winner is determined by the most votes. To enter the contest, contestants must fill out the form online and include a link to your talent video.

Let’s bring a spotlight to you and your community.


Contest is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Dutchess or Orange Counties.
Adults and children are eligible.
Video submission must be no more than 3 minutes long.
Video submission must be uploaded to YouTube as “unlisted” and link to video must be included with the application form.
Applications and video links must be received by UWDOR by March 23, 2023.All contestants must fill out and upload completed media release form with application. For those under 18, a parent or guardian must provide consent.All videos will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will determine our top entries.
The top entries will be announced on April 10, 2023.
The top entries will be voted on by your community (April 10 – May 8, 2023).You can share the link of your page on social media with family and friends.
Voting ends promptly on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 9:00pm.Winner will be determined by the highest number of votes received by May 8, 2022 at 9pm.
All top contestants will be listed in the Celebration of Service program journal.
The top three winners will be notified on May 10, 2023.THE FINAL THREE:
The top three contestants will be showcased at the Celebration of Service on May 17, 2023 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie.
The top three winners will be invited as our guests (with a guest) to the Celebration of Service.
The winner will perform (if possible) at the Celebration of Service.Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.
The top three winners will be featured in a UWDOR publicity campaign.
The top three winners will receive a donation to their favorite charity (501c3) located in either Dutchess or Orange County.