Weldmar Hospicecare has launched a brand new talent competition, exclusive to the residence of Dorset, and is looking for people of all ages to register and showcase their talent.

Auditions will be open in various venues throughout the county in February and March: • Saturday 1st February at Weymouth College • Saturday 8th February at Charlton Down Village Hall • Saturday 22nd February at Blandford Corn Exchange • Saturday 1st March at Gryphon School in Sherborne • Saturday 8th March at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park at Burton Bradstock.

Anyone of any age, with any talent, is encouraged to register for their chance to win two top prizes. The winner will receive £500 cash, kindly donated by the Hive Beach Café, and a family holiday at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park.

It has also been confirmed that talent scouts are attending the final, which will be held on Saturday 15th March at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park.

If applicants are successful in their audition, they will be invited back to perform that evening in one of the five Semi-Final events. Two acts from each Semi-Final will be brought through to the Grand Final on 15th March.

The audience at the Semi-Final performances will vote for their favourite act with the one with the most votes automatically going through to the final. The judging panel will then decide out of the next top two acts, which one is through to the final.

Any talent, no matter how big or small is welcome. Singers, dancers, illusionists, animal agility acts, magicians and musicians, all acts are encouraged to enter.

People can register their talent and secure an audition slot by visiting www.weld-hospice.org.uk/talent or by phoning 01305 261800.