NEWTON, NJ  - Do you enjoy singing? Have you ever wanted to audition for American Idol? Now you have your chance to become a singing sensation and be a Sussex County Idol! Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.

The Sussex County Chamber of Commerce is looking for talented singers, kindergarten through 12th grade only, to audition for the 2017 Sussex County Idol Contest. Finalists will appear at the 3rd Annual Sussex County Day at Champion of the Grill on Sunday September 17, 2017 from 12 - 5 pm at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. To qualify, entrants must be Sussex County residents and submit a DVD or YouTube link by September 1, 2017 to be considered. Finalists will be notified by September 8, 2017.

Entries (entry form and sample song) may be submitted in person to the Sussex County Chamber office at 120 Hampton House Road (Route 206 inside the Chase Bank building), mailed to: S.C Idol Contest c/o Sussex County Chamber of Commerce, 120 Hampton House Road, Newton, NJ 07860 or emailed to: mail@sussexcountychamber.org. Entry fee is $20.00.

Information, entry forms and official contest rules are available at www.sussexcountychamber.org (click on FORMS AND CONTRACTS) or call 973-579-1811.