In this stage, applications will be screened and sorted by the organizers of this pageant online, via their registrations and a 60 seconds video, submitted by each contestant.
Qualified participants will be asked to make another 2 – 3 minutes video, displaying their talent (audition and screening) which will be judged by the panel. The panel will consist of men and women who are reputable individuals within the nine (9) Niger Delta States or Nigeria at large.
Judges’ scores together with Participants video presentation will be uploaded on the FONDCUP website for the public to access and give their opinions by casting their votes as we shall be using both Judges Scores and public opinion (vote) as final results to determine the nine (9) contestants that will qualify for the Face of Niger Delta Cultural Pageant (FONDCUP) 2021 competition.
Participants with the highest aggregate votes from both the judges and public will qualify to enter the competition and camped for 22 days in a secluded environment within the Niger Delta region.
The 9 finalists voted for online, will be invited to a location where the test will be conducted on them by NCDC officials. After they are certified with clean bill of health by NCDC officials in the isolation center, they will be taken to the FONDCUP camp house where they will compete for the crown for 22 days.