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March 8, 2013

  03/11/13 WNIT Public Television is pleased to announce that the Culver Military Academy auditorium will host one of the five regional competitions of “Michiana’s Rising Star,” a search for the brightest and best talent in the entire Michiana region.  The Culver contest will be held on Saturday, June 15, and includes entrants from Marshall, Starke, Fulton, LaPorte, Porter and Pulaski counties in Indiana.  The five top performers from each region will then compete at the WNIT studio each evening from Sunday, July 28 through Friday, August 2, to determine the grand prize winner and “Michiana’s Rising Star.”

It’s easy to apply.  Just send WNIT a tape or disc of your act.  Applications are being accepted until March 31, 2013.  This is going to be an exciting and fun event!

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 cash and the opportunity to appear on WNIT programs.  Other awards will be given to each of the top contestants.  Judging will be conducted by area arts professionals, media personnel, professional performers and local celebrities.  In addition, the public will be invited to call in to vote for their favorites.

This is a tremendous opportunity for singers, musicians, actors, and other performing artists to showcase their talent.  WNIT invites performing artists from throughout their 22-county broadcast area to submit entries.

For detailed instructions on how to enter, visit the contest web site at or call the station at 574.675.9648 x 309.

WNIT Public Television is a not-for-profit corporation celebrating over 39 years of broadcasting in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.

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