Announcement: Talent Time – Ode to Old Ipoh

Despite the many uncertainties of 2020, the Sharpened Word team is determined to wrap up the year on a positive note.

Therefore, December’s instalment of Sharpened Word calls out local talents to showcase their best act in the “Talent Time – Ode to Old Ipoh” contest.

Working closely with Tourism Perak (TP), the top five contestants will win cash prizes, courtesy of TP.

First prize : RM500
First runner-up : RM400
Second runner-up : RM300
Fourth: RM200
Fifth: RM150

Talent Time - Ode to Old Ipoh
Talent Time – Ode to Old Ipoh

Do take note that strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will be complied by both venue and event organisers prior, during and post event.

All genders and talents are welcome, minimum age 15 years. Participants below the age of 18 must have written consent from parents or guardians.

Maximum number of participators: 15

For group, maximum number of members is 3.

Pre-register interest via FB Messenger at with the following information:

Date of birth
Mobile number
Description of performance

Registration fee RM10 per entrant, payable on the day of the event.

Walk-in registration is possible provided that there are still empty slots available before the cut-off time at 1:30 pm on the day.

Contenders are allowed to do a sound check and survey the stage 2 hours before the event. The show will start from 2.30pm.

Each participant is given a 3-minute stage time. All prolonged performance will be penalised in points by the panel of judges.

Competitors who require background music for their session are required to provide the organiser with a thumb drive/USB in mp3 format, or bring their own instruments.

All performances should avoid topics that involve politics, sex, religion and animal stunts.

Please do take note of the date as it may be subject to change in view of movement restriction policies.

For further information, contact Sharpened Word via Facebook at

With love

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