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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that applications are NOW OPEN for AUSACA 2017 Australian A Cappella Awards!

AUSACA will see the best school and open division a cappella groups from around the country
battle it out to be crowned the Australian A Cappella Champion!

We’ve made some exciting changes to AUSACA this year and have
transformed our divisions to give your group a greater chance of making it through to the national finals.

With big groups and small groups now competing separately,
our Open Division Overall Champion will be determined by an Aca-Duel.

Check out all other details below.

We can’t wait to be wowed by your video entry!

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Timeline
Competition Fees
– Full Rate (Part A & B)
Tuesday 13 June, 2017
Application Form Due Tuesday 13 June, 2017
Video Links Due Tuesday 13 June, 2017
Video Finalists Announced Monday 19 June, 2017
National Finalists Announced Thursday 29 June, 2017
AUSACA Open Division
– Ensemble National Final
Friday 8 Sept, 2017
AUSACA School Division
– National Final
Saturday 9 Sept, 2017
AUSACA Open Division
– Band National Final
Saturday 9 Sept, 2017
Progression

 

 

Due to the growth of AUSACA each year, we have made some exciting changes to our finals. These changes mean more groups than ever will be heading to the AUSACA National Finals! 

SECONDARY SCHOOL DIVISION (3-35 singers)

  • All Secondary School groups submit a video entry for the Video Finals (due by 13 June)
  • Video Finals for all groups (Finalists announced on 19 June)
  • National Finalists announced on 29 June
  • The 10 School groups with highest scores nationally from the Video Finals will progress directly through to the AUSACA School Division National Final
  • All School groups observe School Final on Saturday 9 September in Melbourne (top 10 groups compete)

OPEN DIVISION – VOCAL BANDS (3-7 singers)

  • Video Finals for all groups
  • The 8 Bands with highest scores nationally from the Video Finals will progress directly through to the AUSACA Open Division – Band National Final
  • The Open Div. Band Champion with duel it out with the Open Div. Ensemble Champion in an Aca-Duel to determine who will be crowned the overall champion

OPEN DIVISION – VOCAL ENSEMBLES (8+ singers)

  • Video Finals for all groups
  • The 8 Ensembles with highest scores nationally from the Video Finals will progress directly through to the AUSACA Open Division – Ensemble National Final
  • The Open Div. Ensemble Champion with duel it out with the Open Div. Band Champion in an Aca-Duel to determine who will be crowned the overall champion

ACA-DUEL

  • The Open Division Champions (Band and Ensemble) with duel it out to determine who will be crowned the overall champion
  • The Aca-Duel will take place at the end of the Open Div. Band Final on Saturday 9 September
  • Required Song: Waltzing Matilda
  • Length: 90-120 seconds
  • No mash-ups, medleys or any other combinations of songs are allowed during the Aca-Duel
  • We encourage all the groups to be creative with their version and to play to their strengths
Competition Fees

 

PART A: ENTRY FEE
Per Group
Full Rate (by 13/06/17) $197
PART B: REGISTRATION FEE
Per Singer
Full Rate (by 13/06/17) $29 (School Student), $39 (Concession), $49 (Adult)


PART A: Entry Fee (per group) includes:

  • Access to enter the Video Finals of AUSACA
  • Your video featured on the AUSACA website
  • Written feedback from our team of industry expert aca-judges from each round you compete in
    • Groups from previous years have said that the feedback alone is worth entering the competition
  • Opportunity to reach a legion of new aca-fans
  • Participation certificate

PART B: Registration Fee (per singer) includes:

  • A seat in the audience for the finals for your division (School or Open), regardless of whether your group successfully progresses through each live final
  • The opportunity to observe and network with industry experts and your peers

If selected through to the national finals your group will have:

  • The opportunity to perform in a professional environment with quality AV equipment and highly trained technicians who are a cappella experts

If not selected through to the national finals your group will have:

  • The opportunity to perform in a short pop-up performance in the foyer before the final (If spots are limited, preference will be given to groups who have travelled from interstate)

Please note:

  • Secondary School groups include two (2) complimentary passes for supervising teachers to attend the School events. School groups with more than 20 singers may request a third complimentary pass for a supervising teacher.
  • Singers with a valid tertiary student card or seniors card should select the concession rate

Details for how to make your payment can be found on our Payments Page.

Prizes
Check out our Prizes page to see all the perks of being crowned the champion!
Rules
We’d hate for your group to be deducted points for not following the rules, so please pay close attention for how to film and submit your video entry. Check out all the RULES
FAQs
As always, we’re happy to answer any of your questions. However, some questions are more common than others so please check out FAQs first before emailing us.
Download Summary PDF

Download the AUSACA 2017 Summary PDF

Download Checklist PDF

Download the AUSACA 2017 Checklist PDF

Apply Now

Head to the Application Page to be part of AUSACA!

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