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Voters select winner of KGW Sunrise Superstars for week 1 of July

Artist Matthew Thomas has the chance to compete for the grand finale prize of performing on KGW News at Sunrise.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The KGW Sunrise Superstars competition is underway and voters have selected their favorite contestant for week one of July. Artist With 77% of the votes, Matthew Thomas was announced the winner on KGW News at Sunrise on Wednesday. He has the  chance to compete for the grand finale prize of performing on live TV.

Thomas, who lives in Salem, drew a portrait titled 'Calik.' The piece is named after his friend that he drew. He competed against a 16-year-old musician named Ayden, who has been playing the piano for three years. 

Each Tuesday through August 16, two talented KGW Sunrise viewers will be selected for the competition and you can vote for who you'd most like to see make it all the way to the final round.

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How to submit a video

Email your performance video to mykgw@kgw.com and then fill out this qualifying form: https://woobox.com/d5hjr6. You must be a legal resident of Oregon or Washington to enter. If you are under 18, you must have permission from your legal guardian.

Entries must be submitted by Monday at 1:30 a.m. each week. Entries must be all original content. If music is used as part of the performance, contestants must own the composition, or the music performed must be a part of public domain. Videos should be 45 to 90 seconds or less.

See official contest rules: https://woobox.com/d5hjr6/rules

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