The entry deadline is Monday, Feb. 11 for the Youth Talent Contest sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council.

The competition will be Saturday morning, Feb. 23, at First Christian Church, 900 Jackson Street, in Chillicothe, but entrants must be pre-registered by the Feb. 11 deadline to compete. Area youth instrumentalists or vocalists are invited to enter this juried competition. There is no entry fee.

The competition includes two performance categories — individual or group, and two age categories, 6 to 12 years of age, and 13 to 18 years of age. Monetary prizes will be awarded in each category and in each age group with $75 for first place and $50 for second place.

Entry forms are available by emailing the Chillicothe Area Arts Council at and requesting a Youth Talent Competition Form, or forms may be picked up at the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce office, 514 Washington Street.

This year, the public is invited to attend the contest. Entrants will be scheduled to perform between 9 a.m. and noon on Feb. 23, and the public can watch all or part of the competition. For more information, contact the Chillicothe Area Arts Council at 660-646-1173.