Adult Categories

  1. ಭಾವಗೀತೆ / ಜಾನಪದಗೀತೆ (Virtuoso) - Age 15+
  2. ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರ ಗೀತೆಗಳು  (Virtuoso) - Age 15+
  3. Singing  - Any Songs (Budding Stars) - Age 15+
  4. Standup Comedy (Age 15+)
  5. Classical Dance (Virtuoso) / Age 15+
  6. Sandalwood Dance - Age 15+

Children Categories

    1. Singing  - Any Songs (Children Age 10-15)
    2. Singing  - Any Songs (Children Age 4-9)
    3. Classical Dance (Children Age 10-15)
    4. Classical Dance (Children Age 4 - 9)
    5. Sandalwood Dance (Children Age 10-15)
    6. Sandalwood Dance (Children Age 4 - 9)
    7. Folk Dance (Children Age 10-15)
    8. Folk Dance (Children Age 4-9)
    9. ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆ (೪ ರಿಂದ ೯ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ)

*Virtuoso means the participant is highly skilled in music and professional

*Nominations are to be for the solo performances only. Group performances are not considered for the KGT

Registrations Update

*Total Kannada Kali Registrations = 25 out of 25 slots

*Registrations will be updated daily around 9PM

What do you need to do?

Once you register, a 3 minutes performance video to be submitted to KUK Events WhatsApp number +44 7459 168680 on or before 18th October 2020, 5PM

Refer to the Guidelines provided in the sections below.

Registration is now CLOSED for the KGT Entry

Participants Timeline

Round 1 - Preliminary - Guidelines

Preliminary Round Video Submission Guidelines

(applicable to all Categories except Kannada Kali)

  • Record your performances from Indoor/Outdoor and KUK Events WhatsApp number +44 7459 168680 on or before 18th October 2020, 5PM
  • The video must be in a good quality .mp4 format should not exceed 50MB
  • The video performance should not be more than 3 mins duration
  • Video must be recorded in a landscape mode
  • Along with your video submission, please mention your Full Name as registered with the category you are submitting the content

Preliminary Round Voting

To make it more fair and consistent to the talents going into the top 3 for the Rajyotsava day, the KGT committee has looked into the preliminary round assessment and decided to adopt final scoring with 50% weightage to social media popularity votes and 50% from the average score of two independent judges from  our supporting organisation Chirantana academy.

Here is how the preliminary round ranking works:

  1. Total number of likes will be taken on 28th October at 9PM
  2. Based on the Social Media Votes, we rank the performers for each category. For example, if there are 7 contestants in the category, we rank them from 1 to 7 based on the number of overall Likes on the post (Include Blue thumbs ups, Love and Care as on 28th October 9PM)
  3. 1000 votes are allocated to the performers for the popularity. The popularity rank is turned into Popularity Weighted Score. Taking the example above, 1st ranked will get 7/7 portion of 1000 and 2nd ranked one will get 6/7th of the portion and so on…
  4. Two independent judges will rate separately providing a score out of 1000 (This is captured online through an automated form)
  5. Average votes from two of the judges will be added to the total vote tally
  6. Popularity vote and averaged vote from the judges will be added up to make the total vote for the performer under each category.
  7. Top 3 with the highest vote will be selected for the final Rajyotsava Day performance in front of the judges
  8. The Popularity Weighted Score and average judges score will be made available on or before 5PM on 29th October.

ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆ (೪ ರಿಂದ ೯ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ)

🟠KGT (KUK Got Talent) ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ೨೦೨೦ ರ ಪ್ರಯುಕ್ತ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿ ಚಿಣ್ಣರಿಗೆ ಸ್ವಚ್ಛ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತನಾಡುವ ಒಂದು ವಿಶೇಷ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆ
🟠ವಿಷಯಾಧಾರಿತ ಮಾತು - ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಅನುಕೂಲವಾಗುವ ಯಾವುದೇ ವಿಷಯದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ೩ ನಿಮಿಷದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ವಚ್ಛ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತನಾಡುವುದು (ಉದಾಹರಣೆಗೆ ಶಾಲೆ, ಬಸ್ಸು, ರೈಲು, ಬಣ್ಣಗಳು, ಗಿಡಗಳು, ಪ್ರಾಣಿಗಳು ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ)
🟠ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ದಿನ ನೋಂದಾಯಿತ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಅವಕಾಶ
🟠 ತೀರ್ಪುಗಾರರಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿಯರು ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಾಧಿಕಾರದ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ
🟠ವಿನ್ನರ್ ಹಾಗೂ ರನ್ನರ್ ಅಪ್ ಟ್ರೋಫಿ, ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ವಿಶೇಷ ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ಸರ್ಟಿಫೀಕೆಟ್ಸ್
ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಲು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹಿಸಿ ಮತ್ತು ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ನೋಂದಾಯಿಸಿ.🙏

Key note to the Participants

  • KGT (KUK Got Talent) although a competition, we acknowledge that everyone is a WINNER here. 
  • You must be residing in United Kingdom and be a Kannada Speaking diaspora member to participate in the KGT
  • Your talent is important and ensure you bring that talent out and lets all come together and celebrate the UK Kannadigas talent 
  • The preliminary round voting is based on the social media popularity and assessment provided by two independent judges.
  • For the social media popularity
    • KUK will post your Video on its Page or Group 
  • Audience can 
    • Like the post (counted for voting are Likes, Loves and cares)
    • Comment on the post (not counted for Voting)
    • Like comments on this post (i.e., vote by liking)
    • Message our Page
    • The voting count will not include 
      • The count of likes if you share the post on your timeline
      • Share the post on your friends timeline

There are some technical criteria to follow for those selected for the final R - Day performances, please watch this space for more updates.

Audience Registration


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 8, 2020 10:00 AM London

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

More Interesting Contests for the Audience Coming Soon!

Watch this Space....

Chirantana Davanagere

Radio Partner - NammRadio

Supporting Media Partner