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.
The contest will begin at approximately 2:00pm Saturday and
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.
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.
Members of each competing church choir must be regular, active
members of that choir.
Competing groups in the Family category must have at least five
members and the members must be related to each other.
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
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.