Eligibility and Rules

  • Any ASDS member registered to attend the meeting, including Residents, is eligible to participate.
  • Applicants must be amateur performers.
  • Solo, duet and group performances are permissible. The registered member(s) must be the central performer.
  • Registered members whose videos are selected as a Top Contender can encourage their colleagues to vote for them during the meeting. Voters must be meeting attendees to access the poll.
  • All videos must be in MP4 format and not exceed 1 minute. Please verify the video and audio quality before submission.
  • Registered members can only submit 1 video.
  • Absolutely no profanity or insensitive subject matter will be permitted.
  • In all cases, decisions of the judges are final and will not be open to discussion.
  • Contestants and/or their family or associates are not allowed to have contact with any judge before or during the competition.

No contestant will be permitted to participate unless he or she has acknowledged and agreed to these rules and regulations.

Here’s How It Works (and suggested tips for the best entry)

  • Pick your talent; it can include members of your staff.
  • Practice recording your talent.
  • Record a final, quality video, in MP4 format not to exceed 1 minute.
  • Upload your application form and video to the ASDS Got Talent DropBox.
  • All submissions will be reviewed by the Judges listed below.
  • The Judges will select the Top Contenders.
  • By Oct. 1, you will be notified whether or not your video was accepted into the competition.
  • Day 1 of the meeting, Friday, Oct. 9, all videos selected will be promoted and available for viewing at the ASDS Got Talent booth in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite video.  
  • Day 2 of the meeting, Saturday, Oct. 10, those videos that received the highest scores on Day 1 (Final Contestants) will be announced and promoted throughout the day. Attendees will have the ability to vote for their favorite finalist. Voting will end by 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 12, the day before the closing ceremony.
  • Day 3 of the meeting, Sunday, Oct. 11, the ASDS Got Talent winner will be announced during the closing ceremony.
  • No physical prizes will be provided, but the winner will have bragging rights as the 2020 ASDS Got Talent winner and featured in future issues of Currents and the ASDS Weekly Update. 

All video entries submitted will be on the ASDS website for viewing, so that everyone who participated will be recognized.

Enter the Contest

The ASDS Member should complete this form and indicate contact information for any other persons featured in the video. ASDS will email any other featured performer with a release for use of the image in this contest and promotional materials.

Meet the Judges!

Harold J. Brody, MD

Harold J. Brody, MD, co-founded the ASDS Players* who perform at the President’s Dinner and has served as a director-musician-vocalist-producer since its incipience over two decades ago. He received training in music and drama at Duke University and now serves on the National Advisory Board in the Department of Theater Studies at Duke, dedicating the Brody Theater in 2006. After graduation, he studied producing with the late Arthur Cantor in New York City. Regionally and in stock, he has performed principal roles in “Applause,” “Sweet Charity,” “An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein,” “The Fantasticks,” “How to Succeed,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Bells are Ringing,” “Guys and Dolls,” “1776," and “Red, Hot and Cole,” among others.  He has performed in Industrials and on television, and his production company has produced six Atlanta professional productions. He has served on the Board of Directors of two Atlanta theaters, is currently is on the Board of the Atlanta Opera, and was the first dermatologist for the Actors Equity Association network in Atlanta that provides special health benefits to needy AEA members. He has served as a judge at the Gypsy Awards for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the New Amsterdam Theater in NYC. He casted, co-directed and performed in the AAD Talent show at Academy 94, has performed at the AAD President’s dinner and has been the duo-entertainment with John Yarborough for “An Evening with Cole Porter” and with Naomi Lawrence in “You and the Night and the Music” at two American Dermatology Association annual meetings.

*The ASDS Players is a group of mostly ASDS Past Presidents who perform entertainment at the ASDS Annual Meeting.