Introducing the RVF’s new nationwide talent contest: FrancoStar!

Congratulations to all our winners!

$3,000 travel credit : Jessica Lui from Alberta

Young Prodigies, People’s Choice : Flavie Angers et son groupe
Young Prodigies, Judges' Choice : Les étoiles musicales

Young at Heart, People’s Choice : Linda Forgues
Young at Heart, Judges' Choice : Élaine Lavigne

General Public, People’s Choice : Julie Caouette

Between December and February, Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie invited Canadians of all ages to submit a talent video for the FrancoStar contest. The aim of the contest was to promote and demonstrate the vitality of the Francophonie throughout the country. In February, the panel of judges selected 10 videos in each category out of the nearly 150 videos submitted.

Now, it’s up to YOU to decide which video will receive the People’s Choice award in each category. Vote for your favourite video in each of the three categories.

You can vote only once per day. Voting closes on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Participants could register in one of the following three categories:

Young Prodigies – school groups or schools
Young at Heart – Canadians 50 years of age and older
General Public – Canadians of all ages

Click on the video thumbnails to view and make your selection in each category.

Fill out the registration form to submit your vote. Each vote gives you one chance to win a $3,000 travel credit for a trip to a French-speaking region of Canada!

Read the contest rules

ENTRY FORM

Participation is now closed.

Winners will be announced shortly.

All the videos that meet the contest criteria can be found on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/rdvfrancophonie/playlists?sort=dd&shelf_id=1&view=50

Details regarding categories and prizes

Young Prodigies

  • This category is reserved for Francophone and immersion students at the elementary and secondary levels.
  • An accompanying adult must supervise the students and register them for the contest.
  • FrancoStar is a great way to promote professionalism in the arts and in sports and develop a sense of belonging to your school, while fostering positive social relationships between students from various classrooms and levels.
  • PRIZES: Two cash prizes of $2,500 each will be awarded to the winning classrooms or schools.

Young at Heart

  • This category is reserved for Canadians 50 years of age and older.
  • You can present your talent individually or as a group.
  • FrancoStar will give you the opportunity to excel and to impress Internet users with your talent, which must be presented in French.
  • PRIZES: Two cash prizes of $1,500 each will be awarded to participants in the winning videos. The Jury’s Choice Award is presented by the Fédération des aînées et aînés francophones du Canada (FAAFC).

General Public

  • In this category, Canadians of all ages can participate in the FrancoStar contest individually or as a group, in any discipline.
  • The competition is designed to showcase Francophone pride and demonstrate the variety of talents found among Francophones, Acadians and Francophiles from across Canada.
  • PRIZE: A cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to participants in the winning video.