The competition began Monday with a three-week submission period.
Actors can enter either the Adult or the Minor Competition. Adults will be judged privately, while minors will be voted on by the public.
The submission period ends on November 29, 2013. ABC will announce winners in both Minor and Adult contests on January 31, 2014.
The Minor Competition winner receives a six-month $10,000 Talent Holding Deal with ABC. ABC selects a group of minor finalists whose videos will be posted on both the ABC Make Me a Star website and the ABC Casting Facebook Page for the public to vote on.
The Adult Competition winner will receive a one-year $25,000 Talent Holding Deal with ABC. ABC will review the entries to select the finalists, and then will review the finalists to select a winner.
ABC Make Me a Star is part of ABC Casting's ongoing talent outreach initiatives, which include the New York and Los Angeles Talent Showcases, the Latino/Hispanic Domestic and International Outreach, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic and International Outreach and the Actor Audition Workshops.
Now in its 12th year, the New York and Los Angeles talent showcases, with over 480 participants, continues to discover, train and mentor diverse actors. Former participants include Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy), Liza Lapira (Super Fun Night; Apartment 23).