Blog — ACT-SO

Why I ACT-SO - Alfred Dudley

We caught up with Alfred Dudley III at this year's NAACP Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

Dominique Phillips: Why I ACT-SO

We caught up with Dominique Phillips at #NAACP105. Why do you #ACTSO?

Korie Richardson—Why I ACT-SO

We caught up with ACT-SO dancer, Korie Richardson at #NAACP105.

2014 NAACP ACT-SO Awards Show

2014 NAACP ACTO-SO Awards Show featuring McClain.

2014 ACT-SO Re-cap



The crowd was electrified at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV during the 2014 NAACP ACT-SO Awards Show. Bresha Webb hosted the program, keeping the audience energized. There was an amazing tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou, based on her legendary poem, I Rise. R&B/pop group, McLain's performance included an ode to hip-hop legends TLC. The show concluded with the crowd participating in a sing-along of Pharell's Happy.

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We are pleased to announce our 2014 NAACP ACT-SO medalists. Click here for the full list.

NAACP ACT-SO Begins, Set for Vegas Competition and Awards Show

NAACP ACT-SO is kicking off at the 105th NAACP National Convention this week, taking charge of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Rehearsals began Thursday July 17 with youth from around the country gathering around the hotel's convention center, preparing to show off their talent. To kick-off the event, an opening ceremony is being held Thursday night.

The National ACT-SO competition is being held Friday July 18, featuring music, oratory, science, dance, writing, filmmaking and entrepreneurship categories, to name a few, are held throughout the afternoon. The science and visual arts viewing begins at 6pm. Both events are open to the general public. A talent showcase and social event will also be held for ACT-SO participants.

Saturday’s competition will include a culinary portion at 7am with special celebrity guest judges and a Masters class, beginning at 9am.

ACT-SO 2014 will culminate on Sunday, 1pm with an awards ceremony featuring the R&B/pop group, McClain. Participants of the awards show are asked to post selfies during the show using the hashtag #ACTSOSelfie. Some of the best photos will be shared on NAACPConnect social media throughout the weekend.

View the entire 105th NAACP Annual Convention program schedule here or download the convention app on Google Play or iTunes.

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#ACTSO participants, ready for the show in Vegas

#ACTSO participants, ready for the show in Vegas

Alexus Monroe and Matthew Bautista, Jacksonville, Florida NAACP #ACTSO 2014 participants

The Man I Never Wanted by Chloe Adams

Enjoy and share ACT-SO's Chloe Adams' original poem.

More Than Journalism

Rubin Seymore explores broadcast journalism for his ACT-SO Filmmaking project. Rubin is from Tennessee and won a local gold medal for this film.

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