About This Contest
In 2007, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. announced an inaugural Elvis tribute artist contest event that was a search for the "best representation of the legacy of Elvis Presley." Twenty-four of the best ETAs from around the world, who had each won a preliminary round of the competition, traveled to Memphis during Elvis Week 2007 to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
In response to the excitement generated by the first contest, Elvis Presley Enterprises has held the contest each year since, with winners of preliminary contests traveling to Memphis each August to compete for the title.
For information on this year's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, visit the official Graceland website.
For 2020, we will be accepting up to 15 Professional competitors. All competitors will compete in two rounds of two songs on Saturday (morning and afternoon), performing with tracks.
Ten (10) ETAs will move on to the semi final on Sunday morning and five (5) ETAs will compete in the final Sunday evening. Sunday competitors will each perform two songs in the semi final and three songs in the final with The Casino Brothers Band.
Judging will be cumulative through the two preliminary rounds AND the semi final round. The overall winner will be determined by the performance in the final Round.
The winner of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest will be eligible to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis in August. Prize money will be paid in Canadian Dollars to the top three ETAs.
- First Place: $2,000
- Second Place: $1,000
- Third Place: $500
- ETA representing Niagara Falls Elvis Festival at Graceland will be awarded $1,200
From B&K Enterprises Costume Co. Inc.:
- 1st place winner gets $1,000 off a purchase of $2,500
- 2nd place winner gets $800 off a purchase of $2,000
- 3rd place winner gets $500 off a purchase off of $1,200
Peoples Choice Award
Fans will have a chance to vote for the People's Choice award after the Saturday afternoon performances. Winner of the People's Choice award will be announced Sunday night at the Finale.