"God has blessed us with one of the oldest and largest gospel sings in the United States."

-Danny Mack Holland
President State Annual 
Singing Convention


1. There will be no solo competition.

2. Contestants may participate in only one contest category.  However, a participant may sing in one other category, if the second category is either Family or Choir.

3. The contest will begin at approximately 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

4. Registration for contest will close at 1:00pm Saturday and contestants that will be  competing on Sunday will need to check in back stage on Sunday by 1:00pm.

5. Contestant may sing no longer than the maximum competition time of four ( 5 ) minutes from the start of the music. Violation of this rule will reduce contestant score by 3 points.

6. Each group in the competition must be an established group. (no "made-up" groups or "assembled-at-the-last-minute" groups) GROUPS MUST CONTAIN THE SAME PEOPLE BOTH DAYS.

7. All contestants in the Junior competition (groups & choirs) must be less than (19) years of age.

8. Members of each competing church choir must be regular, active members of that choir.

9.  Competing groups in the Family category must have at least five members and the members must be related to each other.

10. A group shall be eligible for the Grand Champion Trophy no more than two (2) times in a five (5) year period

11. Live accompaniment is encouraged; however, recorded instrumental accompaniment is permitted only. The use of stacked or background vocals during the competition will result in being disqualified from the competition.    ONLY "CD" STANDARD FORMAT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR RECORDED INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANIMENT.


  • Scores will not be disclosed to contestants.

  •  No congregating will be allowed in the work area when score is being computed.

  • There is a contingency plan in place in case of inclement weather.  The location where the Sing will continue will be the auditorium of the Benson Municipal Building on Church Street if the need to leave the Singing Grove arises.

The Officers and Directors of the State Annual Singing Convention thank all of you for your understanding and cooperation making this event the greatest gospel "Sing" in the country.

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