The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza National Vocal Competition is a traditional mariachi event for elementary, middle school, high school and college/university students. It is the largest and most competitive mariachi vocal competition in the world and the only one of its kind judged by members of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 26thAnnual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza National Vocal Competition will be held online. More details are forthcoming in regards to the date.
Students are invited to submit an audition video, and upload it to YouTube, for the preliminary phase of the competition. Videos are reviewed by a panel of judges made up of accomplished entertainment industry professionals.