Season 2 Contest 3 presented the Apollo community with new creators to support and three new winners/future participants in the upcoming Season 2 All Stars Contest. Musical Theater Performer Elena Rosales took first place, with Jewelry Maker Nicole Hendricks taking second place and Musician Carl Scogland taking third. The total prize winnings was $2,219.60!
A huge congratulations to each of these winners, and as always thank you to the Apollo community for voting for, and interacting with, these creators as they went about this contest. We could not do what we do without you.
Elena Rosales’s Entry – 1st Place
Hi Everybody! My name is Elena Rosales and I am a 20 year old Musical Theatre Performer from Dallas, Texas. I will be graduating from college with my Bachelor of Fine Arts this May and then it will officially be time to get out in the real world and start making my dreams come true. I discovered my love for performing at a young age and have been running towards Broadway, Film, and TV ever since. There is nothing that makes me happier than being able to escape my reality for a few hours and tell someone else’s story instead!
As an artist there are so many hidden financial obligations that can inhibit your dreams. I would use the funds to cover travel to auditions, equipment for filming auditions, agency fees, voice (dance and acting) lessons to continue growing, backing tracks for virtual/filmed auditions, yearly subscriptions to platforms such as Backstage and Casting Networks so I can view upcoming auditions, and the cost of sheet music. With help from the Apollo Community, I would be able to focus on my craft instead of worrying about the financial burden. I’m excited about the possibility of the Apollo community helping me to achieve my dreams, thank you so very much for taking the time to learn about me and all of my heart’s desires! Vote vote vote!
Nicole Hendricks’s Entry – 2nd Place
I’m Nicole Hendricks, owner of CrackerBoxCo! I’m a jewelry maker who loves to learn new things and know people for who they are. This whole business started with amazing people around me and my desire to give others something handmade for Christmas. Now, I get to be a part of building confidence and encouraging others to branch out while I do the same with clay!
I’d love to use the funds for a clay roller created for polymer clay, and miscellaneous tools to create quality jewelry. Most of all, I’d like to invest in turning my Etsy shop into a full-blown website!
Carl Scogland’s Entry – 3rd Place
Hi, my name is Carl Scogland and I just released my third album “Identity” on October 14th, 2022. The album’s theme is self-reflective and focuses heavily on personal growth. Whether you are in the mood for happy, sad, energetic, or reflective songs, I think I have a little bit of everything on there. Identity is a summation of my experiences and life happenings over the past 5 years. I’m thankful to finally be able to share my art and creativity with everyone. I’m also super grateful for the people who helped me bring it to life, especially local artist Clint Manning who helped engineer and produce it.
If I win, the prize money will go towards promoting my new album “Identity”. As you can imagine, the cost of promotion can be very challenging and expensive for musicians. This is especially true when it comes to social media and influencer marketing. Winning this competition would not only be a great honor for me but would also help in allowing my art to reach more audiences on social platforms.
Apollo Creator Contest
The Apollo Creator Contest is our way to give back and support creators. Each week, creators of all kinds—artists, musicians, writers, poets, etc—enter the Creator Contest. Apollo Community members vote for their favorite Creator and the winning creator receives the prize wallet to fund their passion.
Visit the Apollo Creator Contest site to check out the contests and creators.