You read it right! Talent Time has just gotten Bigger and Better!!!

Talent Time is a multi-day cultural, art and literary competition for tiny tots to youth and adults held in the Washington D.C region. It has come a long way from being a one-day event with under 100 participants and around 15 competitions to now 450 participants, 30 competitions across 3 days!

Talent Time is an excellent platform made possible by KAGW committee and volunteers to explore and display ones creative, intellectual and artistic aptitude. Participation helps build confidence and interpersonal skills through collaboration and engagement while fostering a sense of belonging and togetherness within the community.

Several months of planning and preparation, countless dedicated volunteer hours, hard work and sincere contribution from both kids and parents make Talent time a successful one every year! And most importantly… it’s so much fun to be a part of it that we are confident you will look forward to the gala every year!

Day 1 – April 8th, 2017 at Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, MD
Day 2 – April 22nd, 2017 at Kilmer Middle School, VA
Day 3 – May 6th, 2017 at Luther Jackson Middle School, VA

2017 Highlights

  1. Introducing 5 new competitions
    • Just Color – Cat 0 (K and under)
    • Mathemagician - Cat 3 (7th, 8th, 9th, 10th)
    • Scienstein – Cat 3 (7th, 8th, 9th, 10th)
    • What’s cooking – Above 10th grade (no upper limit)
    • App Champ – Above 10th grade (no upper limit)
  2. Opened a total of 11 competitions for Cat 4/adults
    • Public Speaking Malayalam
    • Poetry Recitation Malayalam
    • Cinematic Music
    • Painting Water Color
    • Pencil Sketching
    • The Great Debate Competition
    • App Champ
    • What’s Cooking
    • Cinematic Dance (Group)
    • Dubsmash
    • Reel Deal
  3. Dropped base price to allow for increased participation from the young and adults. See here for 2017 pricing
  4. Increased transparency to competition rules and judging criteria. View all the rules here
  5. Revamped registration portal making it customer friendly - You can now upload sound track, youtube video, powerpoint as required for the competition within the portal! View video tutorials here
  6. View easily accessible general rules and competition guideline document here
  7. View tutorials to create and manage groups here

Day 1 (Saturday, April 08, 2017)
Venue: Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, MD

  • 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
  • Story Writing English

Day 2 (Saturday, April 22, 2017)
Venue: Kilmer Middle School, VA

  • Carnatic Music
  • Cinematic Dance Single
  • Cinematic Music
  • Fancy Dress
  • Fancy Dress - Cat 0
  • Let’s be CrafTee
  • Painting Water Color
  • Pencil Sketching
  • Poetry Recitation Malayalam
  • Poetry Writing English
  • Public speaking English
  • Spelling Bee (Finals)
  • The Great Debate Competition (Group)

Day 3 (Saturday, May 06, 2017)
Venue: Stuart High School, VA

  • App Champ (Group)
  • App Champ (Group)
  • Cinematic Dance (Group)
  • Classical Dance (Group)
  • Dubsmash (Group)
  • Scienstein (Group)
  • The Reel Deal
  • What's Cooking (Group)
  • What's Cooking (Group)