Contest Rules - Judging Info - Prizes

ELIGIBILITY 


Youth Division contestants must be at least 13 but no older than 20 years of age ON October 16, 2021. (Contestants must not be younger than 13 or older than 20 on that date, regardless of their age when they qualified at the city level for that division).  Contestants 21 and older will compete in the 21 & older division.


This is an amateur competition, so if more than 25% of your 2020 income came from singing, then we consider you to be a professional and not eligible to compete.
Only individual contestants are eligible, sorry no multiple singers or additional instruments may be used. 


NOTE: Once a contestant has won First Place at Minnesota Sings, he/she is not eligible to compete again.

So, a new First Place winner is chosen every year.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

Judging at the Minnesota Sings Finals will be conducted by a combination of performers, instructors, and members of the music industry. We have provided a sample of the judges scoring sheet.  City Judges' Score Sheet

 

These are the same criteria that should be used at each city sings competition.
Vocalists will be judged based on the criteria listed below and will receive the judge's brief comments immediately following their performance. All judges' decisions are final.  (There will be no comments during the Final Round).

  1. Vocal Skills: Includes pitch, breath control, dynamics, phrasing, enunciation, and tone.

  2. Presentation Skills:  Includes eye contact, body expression, facial expression, attire, and microphone technique.

  3. Audience Response to Performance: Based on the judge's observation

  4. Judge's Overall Impression of your Performance: At the discretion of judges

  5. Choice of Material: Singer chose a proper song to showcase their abilities

JUDGES POLICY:

For the finals of Minnesota Sings we require all Judges to reside OUTSIDE of Minnesota.  However, for the local Sings events that is not the case. Our judges are carefully selected to assure the most equitable judging team possible. Historically, our judges have represented wide range of backgrounds and experience ranging from Broadway, choral direction, world opera stage, and nationally touring music groups. 

PRIZES FOR MINNESOTA SINGS 2021

13 TO 20-YEAR-OLD DIVISION

First Place:

Will receive…

 

$3,000.00 cash

A recording session at The Garage complete with producer.

An Electro-Voice microphone.

GREAT music gear from Gator and Mackie

 

In addition…

 

Your sponsor (paid the $100 registration fee) will receive $250.00.

 

You will receive a $500 bonus check that you get to present to your favorite hometown charity.

Second Place:

Will receive…

 

$2,000.00 cash

A recording session at The Garage complete with producer.

An Electro-Voice microphone

GREAT music gear from Gator and Mackie

Third Place :  

Will receive…

 

$1,000.00 cash

An Electro-Voice microphone

GREAT music gear from Gator and Mackie

21 AND OVER DIVISION

First Place:

Will Receive… 

 

$4000.00 cash

A recording session at The Garage complete with producer.

An Electro-Voice microphone.

GREAT music gear from Gator and Mackie

In addition...

 

Your sponsor (paid the $100 registration fee) will receive $250.00.

You will receive a $500 bonus check that you get to present to your favorite hometown charity.

Second Place:

Will receive…

 

$2,000.00 cash

A recording session at The Garage complete with producer.

An Electro-Voice microphone

GREAT music gear from Gator and Mackie

Third Place :  

Will receive…

 

$1,000.00 cash

An Electro-Voice microphone

GREAT music gear from Gator and Mackie