Last night was the night for Layten Kramer to shine at the 2014 Stampede Talent Search finals. Kramer was awarded the title of 2014 Stampede Talent Search Champion, $5000 cash, a customized performer development pckage as well as the President’s Trophy and a commemorative one-of-a-kind custom silver belt buckle.

Photo credit to our sponsor Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo.
Photo credit: Benjamin Laird Arts & Photography. A generous sponsor of the Stampede Talent Search.

Kramer stood out from a field of over 300 contestants from across Canada who auditions for the show in May of 2014, and by a panel of judges was selected to be this year’s winner.

“I am so shocked,” says Kramer. “It was such an amazing experience to play an original song on this stage, and tonight, everything came together perfectly”

“The Stampede Talent Search is often the first to shine the spotlight on rising Canadian Talent,” says Stampede Talent Search Committee Chair, Scott Henderson. “This year’s audience will no doubt brag about some of the artists they’ve seen on our stage in 2014”.

The first runner-up was Emma Rose from Calgary, AB.

Lizzy Munson from Calgary, AB was the second runner-up.

The third runner-up was Kaleigh Jo Kirk from Cochrane, AB who also received the Don Welden award for Most Promising Performer.

Kyra Brynne Lake, also from Calgary, received the “Fan Favourite” award, which is chosen through texts and tweets.

The 2014 Stampede Talent Search was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors. The Calgary Stampede, The Calgary Herald, PSAV, CTV, Lammles, Up! 97.7 FM. And, Benjamin Laird Arts & Photography.

The 2015 Stampede Talent Search Canada-wide auditions will open in March, 2015. So if you know of a young talented performer between the ages of 6 and 21 please send them out next year!