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Rising Star Month – January 2025

Rising Star Month takes place in January and it aims to encourage all the talented individuals out there to step up and show everyone what they’ve got. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of people around us who are the future rising stars in their areas of expertise. Unfortunately, many of them don’t have the confidence to enter the limelight just yet. Well, this is what this month is all about. Throughout January, local organizations will be hosting competitions in different areas of talent to figure out who the next rising star is. So get ready to compete, or nominate someone who you know will blow everyone away!

History of Rising Star Month

A rising star is a person who possesses the talent to grow quickly in a particular field. While many television shows aired today focus on rising stars in the field of singing and dancing, talented individuals are not merely restricted to these fields. For instance, someone who is a great writer or poet is also a rising star. After all, William Shakespeare was once seen as a rising star in his era before he made it big. Similarly, since there are numerous careers today, there could be a rising star in the field of application design, music, fashion design, art, software development, public speaking, and many more.

In short, a rising star is a person with great promise. He or she is an individual that will outshine others since they are destined for greatness. Well, this is what this month is all about — promoting people who are stars in various aspects of life! Since ‘rising stars’ tend to bring something new to the table, psychologists have long been studying how such people can be identified. Moreover, how can one adapt qualities that make them outshine the rest? This is where talent psychology comes in. Regarding this particular area of research, Dr. Mary Jacobsen has made certain discoveries since the year 1998.

According to Dr. Jacobsen, talented people and high organizational performers are inescapably linked. Talent psychology also reveals that ‘rising stars’ often possess qualities that make them great leaders. This includes resilience, soundness of mind, curiosity, intelligence, and exceptional adaptability. Talented individuals, however, are different from people termed as ‘geniuses.’ While the concept of talent revolves around aptitude, a genius is original and can work on areas the world has not yet explored.

Rising Star Month timeline

The Extraordinary Search

The radio talent show “Opportunity Knocks” airs in the U.K. and aims to recognize extraordinary talent.

Finding The Stars

The T.V. show “Star Search”, produced by Rysher Entertainment, starts in the U.S.


The first season of “American Idol,” a singing competition show, is released.

The Special Ones

“The X-Factor” is released to narrow down rising stars by offering the winner a record contract.

Rising Star Month FAQs

What is a rising star?

A rising star is a person who is quick to grow in a certain field. They possess extraordinary talent in that field that makes them stand out from the others.

What is a rising star on Facebook?

Facebook recognizes new members within the first month of a group contributing to a community. A person who receives the most comments and likes on their posts will receive a “Rising Star” badge.

How many seasons of “Rising Star” are there?

There are currently three seasons of “Rising Star.”

Rising Star Month Activities

  1. Host an event

    If you want to encourage numerous people to show their talent, host a competition that focuses on areas such as dancing, singing, poetry, writing, cooking, and so on. You will be giving people the opportunity to rise above their shyness and showcase the talent that they have been hiding.

  2. Nominate a rising star

    If you know someone who is super talented and is the next rising star, now is the time to push them into the limelight by having them participate in a competition. Sign them up to local competitions, or if they have enough confidence, go for the big ones and register them for larger, international competitions.

  3. Post on Facebook

    Want all the rising stars to recognize they are special and showcase their talent? Promote the month on social media and create awareness. Share some of your family and friends’ talents and encourage your followers to share their special talents. Let no talent go unnoticed!

5 Fun Facts About Talented People

  1. Talented people and flexibility

    Talented people have what it takes to remain flexible to accomplish their goals.

  2. Asking the right questions

    Talented people are curious and always ask questions that may help them learn.

  3. Risk takers

    Talented individuals take risks to make big achievements.

  4. Talented people are results-oriented

    They use their passion to prioritize results and focus on the positive.

  5. Communication is key

    They have good communication skills and can interact easily with different types of people.

Why We Love Rising Star Month

  1. It brings attention to the rising stars

    Throughout the month, rising stars across the nation receive the attention they deserve and their work is brought to the forefront.

  2. It boosts confidence

    January is important since it boosts the confidence of individuals who may be excelling in a certain field or hobby but have been too shy to come forward.

  3. It presents opportunities

    People who are highlighted as rising stars may get noticed by someone important and be allowed to further shine in their field of interest.

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