Become the Next Dakota Star

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Become The Next DAKOTA STAR

Huron, SD - Monday, July 2, 2018
Let your voice be heard at the South Dakota State Fair! Become the next Dakota Star at the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Dakota Star division winners.

Applications for the Annual Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union are now available online at or at the State Fair office in Huron. The deadline for entering the talent competition is Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.

The grand prize winner in the adult division wins the title of “2018 Dakota Star,” along with a cash prize of $1,000 and the opportunity to star in his/her own commercial promoting Dakota Star on KTTW-FOX. The winner will also receive a 3 hours recording studio session with Cathouse Studios in Sioux Falls. In addition, the 2018 Dakota Star will have the opportunity to perform on the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage during the 2019 South Dakota State Fair and emcee the 2019 Dakota Star talent competition.

The 2017 Dakota Star is Dayna Jones from Emery, S.D.

There are three age divisions for Dakota Star – Children (up to 11 years), Junior (12 through 17 years) and Adult (18 and older). Preliminary competition begins on Friday, August 31st, and ends on Sunday, Sept.2nd. Dakota Star finals will be held on Monday, Sept. 3rd. The talent competition is held on the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage.

“As a locally-owned financial cooperative, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union believes strongly in the power of people. The talent found across our great state of South Dakota is worth celebrating and we look forward to showcasing those that take to the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage at the State Fair in 2018,” stated Dawn Mutchelknaus, VP of Marketing at Dakotaland Federal Credit Union.

Sponsors of the 2018 Dakota Star are Dakotaland Federal Credit Union and KTTW-FOX. Dakotaland Federal Credit Union has locations in Huron, Volga, Brookings, Madison, Redfield, Aberdeen, Watertown, DeSmet, Mitchell and Woonsocket. Dakotaland continues to be locally owned and operated offering a full-line of financial services to its membership since 1935.

The 2018 SD State Fair will run from Thursday, August 30th, through Monday, Sept. 3rd. This year’s theme is “Experience the Magic.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

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