Talent Contest

The ‘Iolani Fair Talent Contest is open to all current Hawaii high school students in Kindergarten thru 12th grade.


Grades K – 7: Friday, April 20, 5:30 pm
Grades 8 – 12: Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm


Saturday, April 7, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday, April 9, 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

‘Iolani School, Castle Building, Band Room (click here for directions)
Contact the Fair Office at 943-2339 or email fair@iolani.org to schedule an audition.

Following information is required for audition signups:

Category & Number of participants
Name/Grade/School of all participants
Contact info. (Phone & Email) of one member or parent
Preferred audition time (see above for audition dates), please list 3 times

Talent Contest Rules:

  • Performance Time Limits: Vocalists 3 minutes, Bands 4 minutes.
  • All potential contestants must audition using the same musical selection and instrumentation with which they plan to compete. No exceptions will be made at time of competition. Any such changes will result in immediate disqualification.
  • ‘Iolani School will supply drums, bass amplifier, guitar amplifiers, microphones and a digital piano for competition event(s) only. An acoustic piano, drum set, and CD player will be available on audition dates. ALL band members must meet qualifications.
  • Vocalists who require pre-recorded accompaniment will need to provide a CD (No MP3) with ONE track – no longer than three (3) minutes in length. CD must be labeled with both the CONTESTANT’S NAME and SONG TITLE and may be picked up immediately following each competition.
  • Contestants must be present at least 30 minutes before start of respective competition. Late arrivals may be disqualified.
  • Contestants will be notified via email by April 13, upon being selected to compete.
  • By auditioning, contestants agree to abide by rules of the competition.