Talent Time continues to evolve as one of the largest diverse multi-cultural competition in the Washington D.C area. It has come a long way from being a one-day event with under 100 participants and around 15 competitions to now 600+ participants, over 25 competitions across 3 days! And what's even better - the competitions are open to tiny tots to youth and adults! Yes - you read it right - Age is not a barrier to unveil your talent at KAGW's Talent Time - where Time Waits For Talent!

Participation in Talent Time helps build confidence and interpersonal skills through collaboration and engagement while fostering a sense of belonging and togetherness within the community. Achievements through competitions motivate young and adult alike to perform and excel as well as uncover personal aptitude. They offer a lot more reward than just winning a prize!

KAGW's Talent Time is a 100% volunteer driven effort. In addition to providing a unique platform to display ones creative, intellectual and artistic aptitude, it is simply so much fun to be a part of it that we are confident you will look forward to the gala every year!

Day 1 - Time 8AM to 6PM - March 24th, 2018 at Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, MD
Day 2 - Time 8AM to 6PM - April 7th, 2018 at Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, MD
Day 3 - Time 11AM to 8PM - April 28th, 2018 at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, MD

Note - Competition time schedule for each day to be published 3 days before event date

2018 Highlights

  1. Introducing 2 new competitions
    • Cinematic Duet (at least one participant must be grade 11 and above) - Group event
    • Yoga (Cat 3 and Cat 4) - Individual event
  2. New "Malayala Bhasha Ratnam" award for highest combined ranking in Malayalam event participation (i.e. Malayalam public speaking and Malayalam poetry recitation). See General Rules and guidelines for details.
  3. Expanding the below competitions to additional categories
    • Cinematic Dance Solo - Opening Cat 4
    • Classical Dance Solo - Opening Cat 4
    • Mathemagician - Opening Cat 1 and 2
    • Cinematic Group Dance - Opening Cat 5 (30 yrs and above)
    • Classical Group Dance - Opening Cat 4
  4. We removed the following competitions in 2018
    • Scienstein
    • AppChamp
    • Cooking Competition
    • Dubsmash
    • Cinematic music - for Cat 4 only replacing with Cinematic Duet

Day 1 (Saturday, March 24, 2018)
Venue: Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, MD

  • Cinematic Music (Duet)
  • Classical Dance Single
  • Essay Writing English
  • Folk Dance Single
  • Instrumental Music (String)
  • Instrumental Music (Wind)
  • Just Color
  • Little Prince/Princess
  • Mathemagician
  • Poetry Recitation English
  • Public Speaking Malayalam
  • Spelling Bee (Prelim written)
  • Story Writing English

Day 2 (Saturday, April 07, 2018)
Venue: Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, MD

  • Carnatic Music
  • Cinematic Dance Single
  • Cinematic Music
  • Fancy Dress
  • Fancy Dress (K & Below)
  • Let's be CrafTee
  • Painting Water Color
  • Pencil Sketching
  • Poetry Recitation Malayalam
  • Poetry Writing English
  • Public speaking English
  • Spelling Bee Finals (oral)
  • The Great Debate Competition (Group)
  • Yoga

Day 3 (Saturday, April 28, 2018)
Venue: Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, MD

  • Cinematic/Non Classical Dance (Group)
  • Classical Dance (Group)
  • The Reel Deal