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When & where is the regional contest for this year?
Date and venue for the 2020 contest are TBC
What is the entry fee for groups entering the Christchurch regional contest?
$40 per quartet
$150 per chorus if 12 to 20 singers
$250 per chorus if 21 to 40 singers
$400 per chorus if 41+ singers
When is the deadline to register for the regional contest?
How do I pay the regional contest registration fees?
By bank transfer or make arrangements with the coordinator
Where do I go to get music?
We have a resources page which contains information on sheet music and how to get it.
What are the contest regulations? (time, material, dress, etc)
Please email the Christchurch coordinator to request this information.
Is there anyone who can help me in the Chch area? (coaches, directors, mentoring, administration)
Please make contact with the regional coordinator and we will do our best
What are the judging criteria?
Please see the resources page to look at sample scoresheets and judging category descriptors, or fill in the contact form with any specific queries.
What happens when you win the regional contest?
You are invited to compete at the National Finals.
At the Christchurch regionals you receive:
- a trophy for first place Mens quartet
- a trophy for first place Mens chorus
- a trophy for first place Womens quartet
- a trophy for first place Womens chorus
- medals & certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Mens Quartets
- medals & certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Womens Quartets
- medals & certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Mixed Quartets
- certificates for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place Mens Choruses
- certificates for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place Womens Choruses
- certificates for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place Mixed Choruses
We are also looking into the possibility for Pins for Choruses.
Can the 2nd or 3rd place groups from regionals receive entry to the National Finals?
Wildcard entries are at the discretion of the National Committee. Regional coordinators will be notified of wildcard criteria before regional contest season begins each year.
Can I talk to someone on the phone?
Sure, the regional coordinators contact details are here
How do I compete if I don't live close to Christchurch?
You can send us a video submission - deadline TBC. Please upload to Youtube upload and email us a link.
How do I register?