SingFest Contest - Fri., Oct. 11 and Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

JOIN THE FUN. SHOW OFF YOUR SINGING TALENT. ENTER SINGFEST!

USE THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM AND SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION RECORDING WITH THE ENTRY FORM.


Preliminary Competition - Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:00 PM 

Finals Competition - Saturday, October 12, 2019, at a time to be announced, between 1 and 3 PM.


Do you love to sing? 

Do you want a chance to win the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival SingFest? 

Open to everyone not just Deerfield Township residents. 

• Singing performances only. Soloists only.

• Songs with lyrics considered offensive or inappropriate will be rejected. 

• Previous winners are prohibited from competing in the same age category more than once. 


Enter the contest by September 27, 3 PM. 

It is your responsibility to make sure your entry form and audition song, in electronic format, are submitted as required by date and time requested. 

Please see contest entry and participation rules.

Contestants will compete in 3 categories:

SOLO PERFORMERS:  

 Age 4 – 12       

 Age 13 – 18    

 Age 19 and over

Prizes: 

 $100 cash prize to the winner in each category.


NOTE REGARDING SEATING: For anyone who may be coming to the Festival for the SingFest event, there will not be any folding chairs available in front of the stage as in past years.  Bring your own chairs or use the nearby bleachers.


ENTRY FORM & CONTEST GUIDELINES

Enter the contest no later than September 27, 3 PM

Open to everyone not just Deerfield Township residents. Solo singers only.  Complete the online registration form and submit it with your recording, electronically by the entry deadline in order to qualify for the preliminary review. 

NOTE:  All contestants, even if you entered and competed before, must submit the entry form and audition recording.

How to Enter:

1. ONLINE - Entry form may be completed on the Harvest Festival website and the audition recording must be submitted in electronic / digital format with the entry form or via email to sing@dthf.org by the entry deadline.


2. EMAIL -  only the audition recording may be submitted in electronic / digital format via email to sing@dthf.org by the entry deadline. 

Take note contest rules and procedures:

Auditions

1.    ALL AUDITION ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY; NO TAPES OR OTHER RECORDING MEDIA WILL BE ACCEPTED. It must be an a cappella (no musical accompaniment) recording for the entry round. If you are selected to perform on Oct. 11 in the preliminary show, you will be able to sing your song with recorded music but not for the audition entry. Amateur singers are invited to submit an electronic recording attached to the online registration form or via email singing any song except those with lyrics that the Festival Singfest committee finds unacceptable due to offensive language. 

2. Complete the SingFest contest entry form. Submit the form as described above in “Where / How to Submit” section.

3. NOTE: All contestants, even if you entered and competed before, must submit the entry form and audition recording.  Previous winners are prohibited from competing in the same age category.

4.   Submit the electronic file of you singing a song without musical accompaniment via email or attached to your online registration form and the entry form by 3 PM on September 27.  Entry form and recording must be received by that deadline in order to qualify for review by the SingFest Committee. 

5.   Deerfield Recreation Harvest Fest SingFest Committee will review all entries and select people in each age category to go to the preliminary show, which will take place live at the Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 11.  The names of those chosen to sing live at the Festival on Oct. 11 will be posted to www.dthf.org by October 4.   An email notice will follow to all those chosen to be in the preliminary competition, providing the rules, procedures and schedules for the preliminary competition and for the finals. The information in that notice is available at the bottom of this page. 


Preliminary Competition

7. Your preliminary song may be different from your audition recording. The song must be approximately 3 ½ minutes in length and the instrumental version only. Your music must be SUBMITTED in electronic format to sing@dthf.org.  You must select the song you will perform at the competition in advance, after you have been advised of your acceptance into the preliminary competition. No later than October 6 th all electronic music files must be submitted by 3 PM.   This deadline provides our audio director time to review the music files and make sure they work properly as they will be copied to his hard drive for use at the contest in advance of event. This is why songs may not be changed after submission.  At the finals, you must sing the same song from the preliminary show. 

8.   Preliminary judging on Oct. 11 will be done by independent, judges with knowledge of music and entertainment.  Only positive comments will be made during the event. No contestant will be criticized in public.  9 finalists in each age category will be selected by the judges to participate in the finals competition on Oct. 12th. 

Participants will be judged as follows: 

a.    Vocal performance – voice and tone quality, beat, melody and lyrics. 

b.     Stage Presence – poise, performance, appearance. 

c.     Overall performance.

9. Those selected for the preliminary competition must email a 2 or 3 sentence introduction of themselves to sing@dthf.org by October 6th.  Include name, hometown, school, other experience, future goals, other items of interest. 

10. All contestants who are notified that they are in the preliminary round and have complied with all requested materials by the deadlines, must report to the back steps of stage at the Festival by 6:30 PM on Friday, Oct 11th.  

11. Deerfield Township Recreation Committee and SingFest Committee reserve the right to amend the rules and to change dates and procedures as needed. All decisions of the Recreation Committee, SingFest Committee and its judges are final.


FINALS COMPETITION ON OCT. 12

Note that this information is for those who are selected as finalists to appear in the finals competition on Saturday, Oct. 12 at a time to be announced, sometime between 1 and 3 PM.

1.   The top-three contestants in each category will return for the finals on Saturday, October 12th at a time to be announced. They are required to report to the stage 30 minutes before announced time. 

2.  At the finals you must sing the same song you sang for the preliminary competition on Friday night. 

3.  The finals will be judged by the preliminary judges plus a few additional independent judges.   


Deerfield Township Recreation Committee and SingFest Committee reserve the right to amend the rules and to change dates and procedures as needed. All decisions of the Recreation Committee, SingFest Committee and its judges are final. 


NOTE REGARDING SEATING: For anyone who may be coming to the Festival for the SingFest event, there will not be any folding chairs available in front of the stage as in past years.  Bring your own chairs or use the nearby bleachers.


For more information:

Call: 609-805-4679 (Linda)

Email: sing@dthf.org

ONLINE ENTRY FORM.


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