Are you from Illinois and interested in taking part in Talents For Christ? Illinois has an expansive program to encourage your investment in the local church and prepare you for the national competition in the process.

Date: April 7, 2018
Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church of Naperville
Contact: Dale Williams
Emmanuel Baptist Church of Naperville
3S465 Briggs St.
Warrenville, Illinois 60563
630.393.2565

Registration Deadline: March 5, 2018

All scholarship categories are available in Illinois. The 1st place competitor on the state level will receive a $1,000 at one of the participating colleges and the 2nd place competitor will receive a $500 scholarship. Any student who receives a rating within the 1 or 2 range will be eligible to compete for the $5,000 and $2,500 scholarship at nationals. The registration fee for the scholarship categories is $55. Register online OR download the scholarship registration form. Scholarship categories are as follows:

  • Brass
  • Female Public Speaking/Teaching
  • Female Voice
  • Preaching/Teaching
  • Male Voice
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Woodwinds

Illinois also offers a number of open categories for those who want to develop their skills and invest in the church, but are not interested in competing for scholarship. The registration fee for open categories is as follows: $30 for individuals and $60 for group.  Register online OR Download the open registration form. Here’s a listing of the categories available in Illinois:

  • Bible Knowledge
  • Brass
  • Female Public Speaking
  • Female Voice
  • Male Voice
  • Oral Interpretation of Scripture
  • Piano
  • Preaching
  • Strings
  • Visualized Bible Teaching
  • Woodwinds
  • Writing
  • Art
  • Digital Media
  • Instrumental Ensemble (GROUP)
  • Small Vocal Ensemble (GROUP)
  • Large Vocal Ensemble (GROUP)
  • Puppet Team (GROUP)
  • Drama Team (GROUP)