With a targeted $100,000 in prize money at stake, schools will rally their entire student populations, parents and even broader community members to vote for their contestants in the online preliminary rounds, and bus loads will come to support their finalists as they perform live in front of judges and a massive audience!

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    The CT Public High School State Championships!

      The Verge Awards and our partners will host four contests in Singing, Dance, Visual & Media Arts, Comdey & Novelty Acts

      • At least $50,000 and up to $100,000 in cash and prizes contributed by our partners will be awarded to winning students and their schools (or magnet programs / nonprofits that serve them); additional product prizes will be accepted to award to teachers/mentors
      • Contests start with free online entry to county-specific preliminaries in eight (8) counties
      • Judges and public voting determine 35 total finalists per contest from across 8 counties to win prizes and advance to the LIVE State Championship and Celebration!
      • The live statewide championship at The Toyota Oakdale Theatre will cover all four contests, in a single full day celebration and festival, with live streaming to engage CT and nationwide audiences
      • Partners will access our audience through media partners such as iHeartMedia, 20+ days of online public voting, community-based rallies (driven by schools themsleves), live state championship, custom video and digital content, social media, and marketing and activation programs leading up to and after the championship

      Partner with us and help make this day-long, family-oriented celebration a day to remember!

    • From small businesses to global brands, your business can play a highly visible role in leading this

      uplifting, community-galvanzing and impactful movement!

      Partnership Levels

      CT Statewide:

      Presenting partner
      Official category partner (several available)
      Statewide supporting partners


      Specific geographies:

      County-wide (one or several of 8 counties)
      Community-specific (e.g. city/town with multiple schools)
      School-specific support


      • Packages are available at the local and county levels.
      • For all statewide (and nationwide) partners, we look forward to working with you to design the best program to help you meet your marketing, CSR, charitable and employee engagement objectives! CLICK HERE or call Linda Neaton at 203.449.5044 to get started!