Competition

Learning through friendly competition

Competition is the focal point of the annual convention. It provides an opportunity for members of Sweet Adelines International within the Quartet of Nations to learn and grow their singing and performing skills through friendly contests. Members can participate to compete as part of a quartet and/or chorus. The qualifying winners may then proceed to represent Region 31 in the Sweet Adelines International Competition & Convention that occurs toward the end of every calendar year.

Each registered quartet and/or chorus may choose to compete in one of the following contest divisions:

International Division

  • Competitors perform two contestable songs or medleys within seven minutes
  • Judges give a numerical score to each competitor as well as feedback
  • Winner become eligible to represent the region in the Sweet Adelines International Competition & Convention

Evaluation Only

  • Competitors perform two contestable songs or medleys within seven minutes
  • Judges give a category level as well as feedback

Open Division

  • Competitors perform a 10-minute entertainment package with at least one contestable song
  • Judges give a category level as well as feedback on emcee work, scripting, stating, mic technique, creativity and the the unity of the entire presentation as communicated to the audience

Key Dates 2020

31 January
Competition packet mailing
Competition entry opens

16 March
Quartet competition entry deadline

17 March
Chorus competition entry deadline

23 March
Order of appearance draw

31 March
Quartet competition late entry deadline

1 April
Chorus competition late entry deadline

15 April
International 30-day mailing
Song information deadline

1 May
Competitor list deadline

Traffic pattern tour

A video of the traffic pattern for St David’s Hall to help competitors visualise and plan their contest day

CLICK HERE to view the unedited video (6 mins 47 secs) of the traffic pattern tour

QON Region 31 Convention

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