Launceston Competitions 2024
Contemporary Sections
28 May 2024 to 30 May 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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LAUNCESTON COMPETITIONS ASSOCIATION INC.

ABN 91 422 940 119


2024

All schedules are available on the Association’s website – launcestoncompetitions.org

As well as on the Stardom System.


Entries will be received using the Stardom Entry System

STARDOM.COM.AU from 1st February, 2024

Closing date for entries - 22nd March, 2024



GENERAL CONDITIONS




GENERAL CONDITIONS



1. Entries

All entries must be completed through Stardom. STARDOM.COM.AU  Entries will open on 1st February, 2024 and close on 22nd March, 2024.  No late entries will be accepted.

Please ensure that all entry information is correct.  

Copies of all schedules are available on the Association’s website (launcestoncompetitions.org).  

Professional performers may enter as Open competitors only.

A competitor's age shall be reckoned as at 1st January.  If requested, competitors must be prepared to produce a Birth Certificate.

Teachers may notify the Secretary of any student requiring special consideration in order to perform.

Please note that in 2024 exact numbers performing in group sections need to be included on the entry form.

 

2. Programme

The programme will indicate the order in which competitors are to perform.  Changes will only be made if permission has been sought from the Secretary before the respective section begins.

Competitors may be disqualified if they are not present when called upon to perform.

The Committee reserves the right to alter or amend the programme at any time.  

Any misprinting of the programme is no reflection of the rules.  All rules are to be followed from the schedule.

 

3. Adjudication

In all classes, prizes will be awarded according to the decision of the Adjudicator, who may not necessarily award any or all placings.

In the event of a tie for first prize in any item, the first and second prize shall be divided between the two competitors.

Aggregate awards are decided on a point sum basis: first 7, second 5, third 3, HC 1.  

No discussion should be entered into at any time with the Adjudicator unless permission is given by the Secretary.

All decisions of the Adjudicator must be accepted as final subject to the following:

(a) Protests in any class must be in writing, signed and lodged with the Secretary within 2 hours of the Adjudicator's decision together with a deposit of $20.

(b) The Committee shall appoint three of its number to a panel of appeal which shall hear any protests as soon as practicable after receipt by the Secretary.

(c) The deposit shall be forfeited if the protest is deemed trivial by the panel.

 

4. Performances

A competitor must not use the same item more than once during the current season of the competitions.

No competitor may use an item with which he or she has previously been awarded a first prize in any class of the Launceston Competitions for more than two consecutive years.

The Committee reserves the right to disqualify any competitor whose item is deemed unsuitable.

No competitor shall address the audience from the platform either during any session excepting where such address is intrinsic to the performance.  Any competitor violating this condition will be liable to disqualification and forfeiture of prizes.

Time Limits will be strictly applied.  Failure to comply with time limits may result in a penalty.

Every care will be taken for the competitors’ safety, but the Launceston Competitions Association will not be responsible for any

injury sustained by a competitor during the competitions.  Teachers and/or parents should be responsible for basic first aid

equipment.

No performance is to be videoed, photographed, recorded or uploaded to social media.

 

5. Theatre Rules

Due to fire regulations, teachers are advised that the use of straw or bales of hay are not permitted.  Naked flames are not permitted on stage; this includes candles.

The committee will not be responsible for music or stage property not claimed on the day of performance unless owners have permission from the Secretary to leave these in the theatre.

The lift backstage at the Princess Theatre cannot be operated during a session.  Please ensure that any props, music stands or equipment are at the theatre half an hour before the commencement time of the session involved.   All props must be named. They must be removed from the stage area after use and not stored backstage.

No food items or liquids are allowed on stage.

All electrical items for use on the theatre and dressing rooms must be tagged by a certified electrician.  This is the responsibility of each school or teacher and failure to comply will result in the appliance being confiscated.

A sound system is available for use at the Princess Theatre and Earl Arts Centre.  Music should be provided on a lap top, tablet or mobile phone device. Competitors are responsible for organizing an operator to play any backing tracks.  There is no theatre technician or competition volunteer to do this.

 

6. Copyright Bylaw  

Entrants may perform only from original or licensed copies from publishers.  Adjudicator's and accompanist's copies may be photocopies.  The Adjudicator's copy will be destroyed after the performance.  Competitors are responsible for royalty payments if necessary.  The Association will take no responsibility for copyright infringements by entrants.

 

The decision of the Committee in all questions and disputes arising out of, or not provided for, by these conditions shall be final. All entries received are subject to this provision and will not be subject to any appeal at law.


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 24/03/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Open
Class M200 Contemporary Vocal - Amplified Solo     Open

One song. Lyrics required. Own Selection. Up to two accompanying instruments may be used. Freedom of interpretation is accceptable.

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
16 Years & Under
Class M201 Contemporary Vocal - Amplified Solo     16 Years & Under

One song. Lyrics required. Own Selection. Up to two accompanying instruments may be used. Freedom of interpretation is accceptable.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
Open
Class M202 Contemporary Group     Open

Two items to be played. These can be covers or originals or a combination of both, but two must be performed. Groups may include vocals or be purely instrumental. Chord charts/lyrics required. Band name to be submitted at time of entry.

Entry: $20.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd Medals          HC          VH          
Grade 7 - 10
Class M203 Original Composition Band     Grade 7 - 10

One item only. Original composition must be performed. Vocal and chord charts are required for submission.

Sponsored by The Serisier Family

Entry: $20.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd Medals          HC          VH          
Open
Class M204 Original Composition - Modern Contemporary Style Solo     Open

One item only. Original composition must be performed and score (chords/lead sheet is appropriate) submitted for adjudication

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
Grade 7 - 10
Class M206 Original Composition - Modern Contemporary Style Solo     Grade 7 - 10

One item only. Original composition must be performed and score (chords/lead sheet is appropriate) submitted for adjudication

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
Open
Class M207 Contemporary Guitar - Acoustic or Amplified Solo     Open

One item only. Own Selection. Chords are required for submission. Competitors may be accompanied by another musician or recorded backing.

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
16 Years & Under
Class M208 Popular Guitar - Acoustic or Amplified Solo     16 Years & Under

One item only. Own Selection. Competitors may be accompanied by another musician or recorded backing. First prize $20 Voucher donated by Barratt's Music.

Entry: $10.001st Voucher donated by Barratts Music ($20)          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
14 Years & Under
Class M209 Popular Guitar - Acoustic or Amplified Solo     14 Years & Under

One item only. Own Selection. Competitors may be accompanied by another musician or recorded backing.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
Grade 7 - 10
Class M210 Contemporary - Acoustic/Semi-Acoustic Duo or Trio     Grade 7 - 10

One item only - vocals and/or instrumental. Chord charts/lyrics required.

Entry: $15.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          HC          VH          
College Grades
Class M212 Contemporary Group     College Grades

These can be covers or originals or a combination of both, but two pieces must be performed. At least one original is encouraged, and in addition to prizes for this section, an Adjudicator's prize will be given for the best original. Groups may include vocals or be purely instrumental. No swearing or inappropriate language will be tolerated Chord charts/lyrics required. Band name to be submitted at time of entry.

Entry: $20.001st Voucher donated by Barratts Music ($50)          2nd $15          3rd Medals          EA Adjudicator`s choice for `Best Original` first prize only $30          HC          VH          
16 Years & Under
Class M213 Contemporary Group     16 Years & Under

One item only. Vocals permitted. There will be no tolerance of songs with swearing or inappropriate lyrics. Appropriate accompanying instruments can be used. Band name must be submitted at time of entry.

Sponsored by The Serisier Family

Entry: $20.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd Medals          HC          VH          
Grade 7 - 10
Class M214 Electronic Keyboard Solo     Grade 7 - 10

Own Selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
Primary
Class M215 Electronic Keyboard Solo     Primary

Own Selection

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
Open
Class M216 The Contemporary Lounge Award Duo or Trio     Open

Entry: $10.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd Medals          HC          VH          
18 Years & Under
Class M218 Self-Accompanied Vocal - Amplified or acoustic guitar or keyboard Solo     18 Years & Under

One Song. Own Selection. Freedom of interpretation is acceptable. Sheet music permitted. First prize $20, second $10 Sponsored by Jillian Butler.

Sponsored by Jillian Butler

Entry: $10.001st          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
16 Years & Under
Class M219 Self-Accompanied Vocal - Amplified or acoustic guitar or keyboard Solo     16 Years & Under

One Song. Own Selection. Freedom of interpretation is acceptable. Sheet music permitted. Sponsored by Jillian Butler.

Sponsored by Jillian Butler

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
Open
Class M220 Blues Award Solo or Group     Open

Entry: $10.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
12 & Under 16 Years
Class M221 Blues Award Solo or Group     12 & Under 16 Years

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
16 Years & Under
Class M222/3 Junior Jazz Solo     16 Years & Under

Vocal - Scatting is optional but encouraged. Instrumental - Minimum of 16 bars of solo improvisation in at least one item

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
Open
Class M224/5 Senior Jazz Solo     Open

Vocal - Scatting is optional but encouraged. Instrumental - Minimum of 16 bars of solo improvisation in at least one item

Entry: $10.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
16 Years & Under
Class M226 Contemporary Drum Solo     16 Years & Under

One item only. Own Selection. Competitors may be accompanied by another musician or recorded backing. No music required.

Entry: $10.001st $20 Voucher donated by Barratts Music          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
Open
Class M227 Contemporary Drum Solo     Open

One item only. Own Selection. Chords are required for submission. Competitors may be accompanied by another musician or recorded backing.

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          VH          
Student
Class M228 Electronic Music Composition Solo     Student

This is a non-competitive section for Primary, High School, College and TAFE students.

Entry: $10.00