Talented locals have the chance to win cash prizes and a spot in this year's Glo Festival Party line up.

Performers are now able to enter the Glo Spot Online Buskers Competition by submitting a video showing their talent.

If voted into the top 10, they will progress to the Glo Spot Finale at Kuirau Park on December 29.

The top 10 finalists will be announced on December 23.


At the finale, locals will be able to bring an evening picnic and watch the buskers compete for cash prizes and a spot on the Glo Party stage.

The public will be the judges and will receive a voting token on arrival to throw in the hat of their favourite busker.

Whichever performer has the most tokens wins.

Event manager Tia Smith said these days performers were starting with videos and this competition was about providing a platform to help aspiring artists.

Ms Smith said the buskers would be positioned around the park along with couches and furniture so people could sit and watch.

The top three acts from the finale will perform at the New Year's Eve Glo Party.

Rotorua Lakes Council events manager Martin Croft said performing at the Glo Party was a great platform for performers to launch their career and be noticed.

He said sometimes performers were noticed from the Glo Party and asked do other things from it.

The categories buskers can enter with their videos are dance, music act youth, music act adults and entertainment.

For those who want to enter the buskers competition but would like the Glo Festival team to video and upload it for them, there will be a number of pop up sessions they can attend.

Performers will need to bring their own equipment and props to these sessions.

For more information visit www.rotoruaglofestival.co.nz.

-Winner: $1000 and a spot on the Glo Party Line Up
-Runner Up: $750 and a spot on the Glo Party Line Up
-Judge's Choice: $250 and a spot on the Glo Party Line Up

Pop up sessions:
-Friday November 25, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Rotorua Youth Centre, Te Ngae Rd
-Saturday November 26, 12pm to 3pm, Musicworks Rotorua, Pukuatua St
-Saturday December 10, 12pm to 4pm, Rotorua Blue Lake (Wai2go Community Event} (weather dependant)
-Saturday December 17, 12pm to 2pm, Musicworks Rotorua, Pukuatua St
-Monday December 19, 3pm to 5pm, Sir Howard Morrison Arts Centre