Shenandoah Valley Sing Off Judging & Prizes

 
JUDGING:  Musicality / Professionalism

  1. Each round will be scored using a 100-point system as follows:
    • tone production (1-10 points)
    • intonation (1-10 points)
    • diction (1-10 points)
    • balance/blend (1-10 points)
    • rhythmic precision (1-10 points)
    • ensemble cohesiveness (1-10 points)
    • arrangement (1-10points)
    • overall musical effect (1-10 points)
    • stage presence (1-10 points)
    • visual appearance/attire (1-10 points) (only factored into first round)
  2. New score sheets will be used for each round, but points will be cumulative.  The winners will be determined by the group receiving the most total points throughout the competition.
  3. All decisions and interpretations regarding the contest, its rules, and the selection of the winner remain with the judges, SVCC, its agents, and representatives, and are final.

 

JUDGING:  Audience Favorite (First round only!)

  1. Audience response judges will rate each participating ensemble on the following:
    • decibel level(1-10 points)
    • audience applause and enthusiasm (1-10 points)
    • obvious presence of fans (1-10 points)
  2. Audience response points will not be factored into the cumulative points associated with the musicality/professionalism portion of the contest until the final round.
  3. All decisions and interpretations regarding the contest, its rules, and the selection of the winner remain with the judges, SVCC, its agents, and representatives, and are final.

 

PRIZES

  1. The first place a cappella group for musicality and professionalism will receive $750.00 cash. The runner up ensemble will receive $500.00 cash.
  2. The group judged as the audience favorite after round one will be awarded $250.00 at the end of the contest.  
  3. The possibility exists for one group to win both a musicality/professionalism award and the audience favorite award.
  4. In the event of a tie, prizes will be split among winners.
  5. The odds of winning will depend on the number of applications and the quality of their submissions.