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2024 Benjamin Parker “Pops” Wilson Omega Talent Hunt and Scholarship Recognition Program

Eta Nu Nu Chapter has donated more the $25,000 in performance arts scholarships

and cultural programs support

While the idea was conceived in 1945, the first District Talent Hunt program was held in the Sixth District in Charlotte North Carolina. Since its inception, the Talent Hunt Program established by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has been instrumental in supporting youth worldwide in showcasing their artistic talents and giving them a platform to nurture these talents through an objective, unbiased competition both locally and regionally.  The Talent Hunt program is one of several national, mandated programs that our great fraternity facilitates in supporting our youth.  


This year’s competition will once again be held at Mees Hall at the Capital University Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio, on March 10, 2023 at 3pm..  Contestants will be competing for three cash prizes; $1,500 - first place, $1000 - second place $500 - third place, trophies and a paid trip (for 2) to compete in the 4th District Talent Hunt competition during the 4th District Meeting In Cincinnati, Ohio in April 2024.

Your submission material can be up to, but no longer than 3 minutes in length. It must be received by February 9, 2024. Your submission will be reviewed and judged by our panel. You will be notified if you will be advancing to perform during the Omega Talent Hunt.

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The Eta Nu Nu and Iota Psi Chapters of the illustrious Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is excited to showcase the best young talent in the Greater Columbus, Ohio, area!

The 2024 Benjamin Parker “Pops” Wilson Omega Talent Hunt and Scholarship Recognition Program – is guaranteed to be one of the year’s most well-attended and talked about events. This program presents your talented high-school students with the perfect opportunity to SHINE.

For 70 years, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has sponsored an International Talent Hunt Showcase. The program was created to give high school students a chance to realize their dreams of becoming a star by displaying their talents in a variety of different capacities. Today, students perform in vocal, instrumental, dance, spoken word, and visual arts categories.

First Place - $1,500

Second Place - $1,000

Third Place - $500

To make this a first-class event for our youth, we are soliciting your support and cooperation by requesting that you become a sponsor of our event or place an advertisement in the souvenir booklet which will serve as the event program. It is an excellent opportunity to market your business, products or services to others who may have a need or simply offer congratulatory comments. All donations made through the 1911 Foundation 501(c)3 are tax deductible and will support our youth programming and scholarship efforts.