2015
WYCCF

offers 9
competition
categories

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Competition Categories

Upon request, the Adult Choir category is firstly added in this forthcoming Festival. All choirs can show their talents and compete for the gold, silver, bronze awards and the champion in each category. The ten category champions will enter the Finals to compete for the Grand Prizes, namely Choir of the World, Jury’s Prize, The Best Stage Effect, The Best Interpretation etc. All Gold Award Choirs and conductors are eligible to hold The Outstanding World Youth/Children’s Choir and The Outstanding World Youth/Children Choral Artist offered by the World Youth and Children Choral Artists' Association for 3 years.

A

Category A1 – Children's Choir, SA voices (Age 12 or under, 25 singers or above; Time limit: 8 minutes)

  • Two pieces from the following 3 choices:
    1. One piece from its own (home) country or cultural region
    2. One piece of free choice

Category A2 – Children's Choir, SA voices (Age 16 or under, 25 singers or above; Time limit: 10 minutes)

  • Three pieces include:
    1. One piece from its own (home) country or cultural region
    2. One piece outside its own (home) country and cultural region
    3. One piece of free choice
  • At least one of the above pieces should be sung a cappella.
B

Category B1 – Youth Choir, SA Voices (Age 29 or under, 25 singers or above; Time limit: 15 minute)

  • Three pieces include:
    1. One piece from its own (home) country or cultural region
    2. One piece outside its own (home) country and cultural region
    3. One piece of free choice
  • At least one of the above pieces should be sung a cappella.

Category B2 – Youth Choir, TB voices (Age 29 or under, 25 singers or above; Time limit: 15 minutes)

  • Three pieces include:
    1. One piece from its own (home) country or cultural region
    2. One piece outside its own (home) country and cultural region
    3. One piece of free choice
  • At least one of the above pieces should be sung a cappella.

Category B3 – Youth Choir, SATB voices (Age 29 or under, 25 singers or above; Time limit: 15 minutes)

  • Three pieces include:
    1. One piece from its own (home) country or cultural region
    2. One piece outside its own (home) country and cultural region
    3. One piece of free choice
  • At least one of the above pieces should be sung a cappella.
C

Category C – Contemporary Music, any voice combination (Age 29 or under, 25 singers or above; Time limit: 8 minutes)

  • Two pieces include:
    1. One piece composed after 1950 and in contemporary style
    2. One commissioned piece written for the Festival
  • At least one of the above pieces should be sung a cappella.
D

Category D – Folklore, any voice combination (Age 29 or under, 25 singers or above; Time limit: 8 minutes)

  • Two pieces of folklore from its own (home) country or cultural region have to be performed
  • At least one of the above pieces should be sung a cappella.
E

Category E – Show Choir, any voice combination (Age 29 or under, 25 singers or above; Time limit: 10 minutes)

  • There is no limitation on number of competition pieces, but shall follow the criteria below:
    1. Style of Pop, Rock and Light Entertainment
    2. Repertoires composed in 20th century or later
    3. Must not fit into the Contemporary or Folklore Categories
F

Category F – Ensemble Singing, any voice combination (Age 29 or under, max. 16 singers; Time limit: 10 minutes)

  • Two pieces include:
    1. One piece of folklore from its own (home) country or cultural region
    2. One piece of free choice
  • At least one of the above pieces should be sung a cappella.
G

Category G – Adult Choir, any voice combination (Age over 29, min. 25 singers; Time limit: 10 minutes)

  • Two pieces include:
    1. One piece of folklore from its own (home) country or cultural region
    2. One piece of free choice
  • At least one of the above pieces should be sung a cappella.

Category
Awards and
Grand Prizes
are presented
according to
the score
obtained
instead of
ranking

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Awards and Prizes

Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards and Certificates will be offered in each category according to the score obtained.

AwardsRange of Scores (Out of 100)
GoldA89.5 or above
B84.5 - 89.4
C79.5 - 84.4
SilverA74.5 - 79.4
B69.5 - 74.4
C64.5 - 69.4
BronzeA59.5 - 64.4
B54.5 - 59.4
C49.5 - 54.4

All category champions will be awarded a cash prize and a trophy which will be donated by various supporting partners and sponsors.

Grand PrizeCash PrizeCategory
Choir of the WorldHKD 40,000A to F
Jury's PrizeHKD 20,000A to F
Best Commissioned PieceHKD 10,000A to F
Best ConductorHKD 5,000A to F
Champion in CategoryHKD 3,000A to F
Best Stage EffectsA to F
Best InterpretationA to F

Important Note: The Festival Organising Committee and the jury have the final and absolute rights to decide and amend the presentation of Awards and Grand Prizes listed above without giving prior notice to participants.

Regulations

Regulations Details