PRIZES

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There will be major prizes awarded in each division of the AUSACA: Australian A Cappella Championships. The major prizes are as follows:
Open Division - Overall National Champion

The AUSACA Open Division – Overall National Champion will win:

Open Division - Ensemble National Champion

The AUSACA Open Division – Ensemble National Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella. Includes 4 x 1 hour Skype calls at mutually agreed upon times
    • Valid until the 30 April, 2018
Open Division - Band National Champion

The AUSACA Open Division – Band Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella. Includes 4 x 1 hour Skype calls at mutually agreed upon times
    • Valid until the 30 April, 2018
Secondary School Division - National Champion

The AUSACA Secondary School Division Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella. Includes 4 x 1 hour Skype calls at mutually agreed upon times
    • Valid until the 30 April, 2018
Audience Fan Favourite Prize

This year the audience will get to vote for their favourite group for each AUSACA Championship Final.

The groups with the highest number of Audience Fan Favourite Votes at each of the AUSACA Championship Finals (School Division Final, Open Division Ensemble Final, and Open Division Band Final) will each win:

  • A One (1) hour Performance Coaching Session with Fusion Music Academy’s Director Richard Steighner.

Fusion Music Academy is based in Melbourne so if any non-Melbourne groups win this prize then the one hour performance coaching session will be conducted via Skype.

Please note that we’ve listened to your suggestions from last year and as such the audience fan favourite prize is completely separate from the judges scores. The judges scores will be the only factor that determines which groups are crowned the Australian A Cappella Champion.

Find out more about Fusion Music Academy.

Special Awards

Special Awards will also be given in the following categories at the National Finals:

  • Best Barbershop Song
  • Best Classical Song
  • Best Comedy Song
  • Best Contemporary Song
  • Best Jazz Song
  • Best Soloist
  • Best Vocal Percussionist
  • Best Student Arrangement (must be by a current singer in the group)
  • Best Student Original Composition (must be by a current singer in the group)
  • Best Non-Scholastic Arrangement
  • Best Non-Scholastic Original Composition
Video Finals - Fan Favourite

This year the public will get to vote for their favourite video entry.

The School Division and Open Division groups with the highest number of fan votes will both win:

  • A FREE upgrade to an AUSACA All Access Pass* for each of their registered AUSACA singers
  • Their video entry featured on the AUSACA Website
  • Their video shared on Vocal Australia’s social media pages.

*All Access Pass includes a seat in the audience (for registered singers) for all finals for all divisions of the 2017 AUSACA National Finals.

Please note that we’ve listened to your suggestions from last year and as such the judges scores will be the only factor that decides which groups progress from the Video Finals to the National Finals.  

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