WCOPA Scholarships and Prizes- 2022 

Contestants at WCOPA 2022 will receive $500,000 in scholarships and prizes. 

Here are some examples of what contestants have won. 


Partial Scholarships/tuition discounts totalling $350,000 and a $36,000, full year tuition scholarship towards one year Acting for Film Conservatory Program, Los Angeles.  Value $386,000

New York Film Academy (NYFA), the regionally accredited College of Visual and Performing Arts, is designed for a new generation of storytellers – artists who share a driving passion and want to learn by doing, creating their own projects in a hands-on, intensive environment.  NYFA is honored to be the film and acting school of choice for many Hollywood filmmakers’ families, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, and Jodie Foster. 

Full 1 Year : Vongai Dhliwayo – South Africa

Long term:

Anna Behrmann –  Germany 

Graytin Pretorius –  South Africa

Georgia  Billington – Australia

Anna Leavy – Ireland

Crazy Louise – France

Mathilde Morin – France

Kelly Rose Kerins – Ireland

Sofia Naccarato – USA

Maria Mercedes Molina Godoy – Guatemala

Kielan Jacob – Trinidad & Tobago

Short Term:

Carla Schonfeldt – South Africa 

Vianca Bravo – Puerto Rico 

Ruanco Ueckermann – South Africa

Ledion Selmanaj  – Kosovo

Hailey Knowles  – USA

Emma Byrne – Ireland

Nadhapassorn Chalermrattawongz – Thailand

Mayah Murrell – Trinidad & Tobago

Maelan Junod – France

Luke Kerins – Ireland

Marc Williams

Indasoul Entertainment/Los Angeles

Indasoul Entertainment will write and produce a full song. Inclusive of studio time, producer costs, engineering costs, mix down and editing. Indasoul will also assist with the release and marketing of said composition.  Value $10,000

MARC M. DOC WILLIAMS, Indasoul Entertainment is a music production company located in Los Angeles California that specializes in artist development and facilitating deals for aspiring artists through music licensing placement and alternative marketing initiatives. Williams and his company have written, produced and remixed hits for such artists as Madonna, Chris Brown, K-Ci and JoJo, Kelly Rowland (Destiny Child), Jordan Sparks, Janet Jackson and many more. 

Sariah Harvey – USA

Jeff Weber

Weberworks Entertainment Group

Each 30 minute consultation will be devoted to creating a plan specifically designed to elevate the career of the recipient.  We evaluate material, vocal ability, musicianship and management expectations, thus creating career development perspectives that allow the performer to excel.  The consultation is designed to offer insights and options to assist the sustainability of each performer’s career. Total value for the six consultations is $15,000.

During Jeffrey Weber’s forty-five year career in the music industry, he has founded, ran or participated in various label capacities from A&R, Music Supervision for TV and film, Music Production, Concert and Festival Production, Interactive Programming, Marketing, Sales, International Relations, Business Affairs and Art Director for dozens of independent labels as well as his own labels, Weberworks Entertainment Group and Stark Raving Records.

Kelly Rose Kerins – Ireland 

Ingrid Vingelen Digre – Norway 

Georgia Billington – Australia 

Antonella Khodr-Chah – Australia 

Damien Beer – South Africa 

Mary Ashley Entrina – Philippines 

Manny Mijares


Upscale Records/Los Angeles

One song production and recording deal which will include: establishing your genre and music preference, creating customized tracks, writing and producing your demo.  Value: $10,000

Manny Mijares has penned and/or produced songs for industry legends like Stevie B, Snoop Dogg, Craig David, Frankie J & Shock G (of digital Underground), but also for today’s superstars like Dua Lipa, Kelly Rowland (of Destiny’s Child), Pitbull and is the manager & producer of teen sensation, Stefan Benz. His music credits include X factor, America’s Got Talent and Dancing with the Stars, to name a few.

Winner to be announced

Darienne Arnold


1 hour consultation on having a modeling career.  All your questions answered about the type of model you are, the business of modeling, training, headshots, networking and more.  Value $1,500

Darienne Arnold appeared in Vogue, Marie Claire, Mirabella and Harper’s Bazaar magazines and graced runways from Japan to the runways of Paris and TV. Darienne has become a highly sought after scout, placing talent across the globe and mentoring the next generation of models.

Drew Abdul-Wahab – USA

Millennium Dance Complex

TWO – 2 week scholarships to all classes regularly scheduled at Millennium Dance Complex, Studio City.  Value:  $750

The Millennium Dance Complex is known worldwide as the premiere studio of the commercial dance world and is widely referred to as ‘’the place where it all happens’.  The studio’s A-list clientele and a faculty of the most sought-after dancers and choreographers in the world has catapulted MILLENNIUM to a global brand.  However, it still remains notably grounded, welcoming and dedicated to the highest level of service and instruction.

Liam Wilson  – Australia

Belinda Ban Tonder, South Africa

Eugene Biscardi

Photo shoot includes: 3 – 4 looks with 4 – 5 changes, and includes 4 hi-res photoshopped images.  Value: $1,500

International photographer, Eugene Biscardi has enjoyed a long and varied career in both the fashion and entertainment industry for over thirty years. Mr. Biscardi’s work has been published in magazines such as L’Uomo Vogue and Marie Claire among others; and his celebrity photographs have appeared in lifestyle and entertainment publications worldwide.

Drew Abdul-Wahab – USA 

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