NAACP ACT-SO Begins, Set for Vegas Competition and Awards Show

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NAACP ACT-SO is kicking off at the 105th NAACP National Convention this week, taking charge of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Rehearsals began Thursday July 17 with youth from around the country gathering around the hotel's convention center, preparing to show off their talent. To kick-off the event, an opening ceremony is being held Thursday night.

The National ACT-SO competition is being held Friday July 18, featuring music, oratory, science, dance, writing, filmmaking and entrepreneurship categories, to name a few, are held throughout the afternoon. The science and visual arts viewing begins at 6pm. Both events are open to the general public. A talent showcase and social event will also be held for ACT-SO participants.

Saturday’s competition will include a culinary portion at 7am with special celebrity guest judges and a Masters class, beginning at 9am.

ACT-SO 2014 will culminate on Sunday, 1pm with an awards ceremony featuring the R&B/pop group, McClain. Participants of the awards show are asked to post selfies during the show using the hashtag #ACTSOSelfie. Some of the best photos will be shared on NAACPConnect social media throughout the weekend.

View the entire 105th NAACP Annual Convention program schedule here or download the convention app on Google Play or iTunes.

Follow @NAACPConnect on Twitter, Google +, Facebook and Instagram for updates and live tweeting during ACT-SO events.


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