2017 Walmart Associate Talent Search

We are excited to launch WATS –

"Walmart’s Associate Talent Search,” a friendly competition to help discover and appreciate the amazing talent of our 

2.3 million associates in 27 countries around the globe. The talent search competition officially opens Jan. 18, 2017 when associates will be able to submit their entries on the WATS website competing for a chance to perform during Walmart’s annual Shareholders’ week (May 30 - June 3) in Bentonville, Ark. You can see highlights of the 2016 Shareholders' Meeting here, http://corporate.walmart,com/shareholders-2016.



We aren’t just looking for singers

We’re looking for all kinds of talent: dancers, musicians, comedians, magicians and more – any performance-based talent that showcases the amazing talent and unique abilities of Walmart associates. So be thinking about how you will highlight your talent in a fun video that isn’t longer than two minutes. Submissions are open Jan. 18, 2017.



All competition video submissions will be showcased on the WATS site

Voting will take place during March when associates and customers worldwide can vote for their favorites. Approximately 30 videos (of Walmart associates) will be selected for online popular voting and also be judged by a special Walmart Associate Talent Search review panel.


The judges’ scores will be added to the popular votes and the seven videos with the highest combined score from judges and popular voting will be selected as the winners. Those seven winners will travel to Bentonville, Ark. and perform during our annual Shareholders week.


At Walmart, the heart of our success continues to be driven by you

It’s long been our culture to recognize and reward talent while at the same time having fun. We look forward to seeing your amazing gifts in action.



Review Videos - Good to Great!









  • How to enter

  • How to enter the Walmart Associate Talent Search competition. After reviewing the WATS Official Rules, Questions and Answers and get your video from Good to Great, you are ready to prepare to upload your video. Getting the following information together before you start the process of uploading is a great idea. What you’ll need to enter: • Email address • First name • Last name • City • State/Province • Zip/Postal Code • Phone number • WIN (Walmart U.S. associates only) • Job Title • Location type: Store, Club, Distribution Center, other • # of store or facility • Managers full name Video information: • Video title • Description of video • Maximum file size 300 MB. We accept: AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP, 3G2 You are now ready to upload your video by clicking ENTER.

  • Dates & Eligibility

  • Promotion

    Start : January 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am (US/Central)

    End : June 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm (US/Central)

  • Submissions

    Start : January 18, 2017 @ 02:00 pm (US/Central)

    End : February 17, 2017 @ 06:00 pm (US/Central)

  • Voting

    Start : January 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am (US/Central)

    End : March 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm (US/Central)

  • Prizes

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