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The Next Gen: Singing Contest (formerly Sauga Teens Got Talent) is a yearly juried singing competition for youth hosted by Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival, produced by Mississauga Arts Council, sponsored by Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute.

The Next Gen: Singing Contest is open to youth aged 16-22. This year’s competition is on June 1, 2024 at Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival’s Community Stage. Youth vocalists will perform in a juried competition with established jurors from the Mississauga music community, competing for prize money and experience courses from Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute!

Want to perform at Next Gen?

Interested in performing? Please fill out the short form below with more information about you including the following:

  • Contact Information (or parent/guardian’s contact information if under 18)
  • Short bio & headshot (for promotional purposes)
  • What you will be performing (each performer gets one song)
  • Social media handles (if applicable)
  • Link to a video or audio recording of you performing

Deadline to submit is May 22 at 5 PM.

Prizing

  • 1st Prize – Cash prize of $300 from MAC, and 2 Student for a Day Experiences: Live Music Experience & Studio Recording Experience for winner(s) plus two friends from Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute.
  • 2nd Prize – Cash prize of $200 from MAC, 1 Student for a Day Experience: Live Music Experience or Studio Recording Experience for winner(s) plus two friends from Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute.
  • 3rd Prize – Cash prize of $100 from MAC, 1 Student for a Day Experience: Live Music Experience or Studio Recording Experience for winner(s) plus one friend from Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute.
  • ***All winners also receive a free subscription to SoundsUnite ($120 value) and a complimentary 1-year student membership from MAC

FAQ

  • Please note, you must be between the ages of 16-22 and be a resident of Mississauga in order to qualify to perform. If your parent or guardian is submitting the form on your behalf, please have them put their contact information alongside your information.
  • Submitting an online audition does not guarantee a performer slot. We will contact you if you are selected to perform.
  • We are looking for vocalists only for this contest. Up to 15 performers will be selected. If you are selected to perform you will perform one song (backtrack provided by you) between the timeframe of 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on the date of the event Saturday, June 1st. Your timeslot will be provided to you ahead of time.
  • Once the performers have all finished their chosen songs, the jurors will deliberate and then the winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd places) will be announced at the end of the event around 4:00 PM. Please stick around until the end of the show to find out the results of the contest.
  • Mics and other audio equipment will be provided.
  • This event will be recorded/photographed and may be used for program-related marketing for Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) and/or Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival. This is a family-friendly event and as such, your performance must be suitable for all ages.

Questions? Please contact Sherri Parliament, MAC’s Communications Manager at sherri@macarts.ca.
Please allow up to two business days for a response.

Congratulations to our 2023 Winners!

L-R: Natalie G Music, Jay, and Hanna Alaei
  • 1st Prize – Jay
  • 2nd Prize – Hanna Alaei
  • 3rd Prize – Natalie G Music

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

L-R: Ramya Ramnath, Bianca Espino, Jasy
  • 1st Prize – Jasy
  • 2nd Prize – Bianca Espino
  • 3rd Prize – Ramya Ramnath

Thank you to our Host and Sponsors

Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival

Host

breadandhoneyfestival.ca

Metalworks Studios

Sponsor

metalworksstudios.com

Metalworks Institute

Sponsor

metalworksinstitute.com