Category Archives: Competition Rules

2015タイムライン

January to February Call for Juries
March to November Call for Entrants
May Confirmation of Juries
October Preliminary judging to final 60 songs (53 country songs, plus up to 7 “Judges Special Mention” choices
October 23-24 Lukaotem Gud Santo Festival – Vanuatu
November Preliminary Finals – 2 or 3 x 20 songs
November 21 Grand Final
November 22 Voting Results

2015 Grand Final Information

The Grand Final of the Pacific Song Competition for 2015 will be held on Saturday 21st November at approximately 1830 AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time – UTC +11). The judges and public Voting Results will be shown on a webcast on Sunday 22nd November at approximately 1830 AEDT (UTC +11).

More details will be available over the next 6 months as the number of entries is more known.

私たちは、翻訳者が必要です!

The Pacific Song Competition website is growing in size and as we add more countries, we need translators.
Currently we need translation for Russian, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.

If you can volunteer a few hours every now and again, we would love to hear from you.

You can contact us on Facebook or email us at admin@pacific.songcompetition.net with your details.

How the Voting is done

There is no limit to the number of songs that can be entered for each country. The final selection of each Country’s songs and the winner to move forward to the final is done each October.

The following is the procedure for each Country:
The jury’s votes for each entry are summed and averaged to provide a final score.   The highest marked entry will get 10 points, then next 8 points, then 7, 6, 5 and so on down to 1.

While the jury is deliberating, public votes will be taken over a 3 week period, with one vote allowed per IP address or each mobile phone number on a public forum.  The winner of this public vote will get 10 points, then next 8 points, then 7, 6, 5 and so on down to 1.

The final entry for the country will be decided by adding the public and jury points for the top 9 songs with the highest scoring entry being the winner and the entrant for that country into the final competition.

The deliberation of the jury and the final entry for each country is televised in a podcast, with another podcast highlighting the final country entries into the competition proper.

Depending on how many countries are in the final selection with a Country Entry, we have a number of semi-finals, with up to 20 entries in each, with a Final Event in November each year, again with 18 to 20 entries.

Final event and voting

The semi-final and final events are conducted very much like the preliminary entry selection, except that it is conducted live on the internet, in a live-style program, with a host and commentary.  Voting points are as for the preliminary selection, except that each countries jury votes immediately after the last performance, with all votes being shown live.

The general public watching the show live on the internet is also able to vote immediately after the last entry has finished.

Votes are shown for each entry with the jury and public votes side by side.  At the end of voting the winner is the entrant with the highest aggregate public and jury vote.

The final show is also available as an HD TV program for those regions wishing to broadcast it.

What does the winner get?

While the competition is intended to be a fun, not-for-profit industry exposure vehicle and a competition mainly for younger people, with no major prizes involved, the winners and the runners up are usually offered recording contracts or performance contracts of some sort.  There are also cash and in-kind prizes donated by sponsors for the competitors to receive.  These are generally region dependant and may change from year to year.

FAQs

Q. Does the song have to have a specific (or Pacific) theme?
Q. Can we enter a dance number only?
Q. How do we enter a song?


Q. Does the song have to have a specific (or Pacific) theme?
A. Nope, the whole idea (and the fun) of this is the diversification of the region. We are hoping to get a really wide range of songs and styles.

Q. Can we enter a dance number only?
A. While we don’t limit the entry to only song-based content, the performance judging criteria will put more weight on the music content if it has words and will more heavily mark just a pure music / dance / performance routine.

Q. How do we enter a song?
A. 1. First Go Here to read the rules.
2. Then go to our Facebook page – Facebook.com/PacificSongCompetition to Like Us and enter.

Hello Pacific!

Hello Everybody.  We’re announcing what we think is a fun and exciting new competition for young songwriters and performers.  See – What are we.

The Pacific Song Competition (PRSC) is up and running and we’re shortly going to be calling for Jury members to help us run the competition and entries.

The PRSC is all about fostering young creative performing talent around our region.  That region is from New Zealand and Australia in the south-west, up through Asia to Japan and Russia at the north-west, across to Canada and the US in the north-east, down through the Americas to Chile in the south-east.

The Pacific Rim, otherwise know as the Ring of Fire is bordered by 53 countries – see the list of Eligible Countries here – and as it’s Fiery name suggests we’re hoping for some really way out, uber-cool and awesome acts to liven up the show.

Hone up your writing, singing or performing skills, we’ll be calling for Juries shortly and then Entries a little after that – see our 2013 Timeline for dates.

The Pacific Song Competition is hosted by Talent Storm Pty Ltd – you can email us at admin@pacific.songcompetition.net and we look forward to seeing all you can do!

How the Voting is done

The jury’s votes for each entry are summed and averaged to provide a final score.  The highest marked entry will get 10 points, then next 8 points, then 7, 6, 5 and so on down to 1.

While the jury is deliberating, public votes will be taken over a 3 week period, with one vote allowed per IP address on a public forum.  The winner of this public vote will get 10 points, then next 8 points, then 7, 6, 5 and so on down to 1.

The final entry for the country will be decided by adding the public and jury points for the top 9 songs with the highest scoring entry being the winner and the entrant for that country into the final competition.

The deliberation of the jury and the final entry for each country is televised in a podcast, with another podcast highlighting the final country entries into the competition proper.

Depending on how many countries are in the final selection with a Country Entry, we have a number of semi-finals, with up to 20 entries in each, with a Final Event in November each year, again with 18 to 20 entries.

Final event and voting

The semi-final and final events are conducted very much like the preliminary entry selection, except that it is conducted live on the internet, in a live-style program, with a host and commentary.  Voting points are as for the preliminary selection, except that each countries jury votes immediately after the last performance, with all votes being shown live.

The general public watching the show live on the internet is also able to vote immediately after the last entry has finished.

Votes are shown for each entry with the jury and public votes side by side.  At the end of voting the winner is the entrant with the highest aggregate public and jury vote.

The final show is also available as an HD TV program for those regions wishing to broadcast it.

What does the winner get?

While the competition is intended to be a fun, not-for-profit industry exposure vehicle and a competition mainly for younger people, with no major prizes involved, the winners and the runners up are usually offered recording contracts or performance contracts of some sort.  There are also cash and in-kind prizes donated by sponsors for the competitors to receive.  These are generally region dependant and may change from year to year.

Entrance Rules

The basic Song Entry rules are simple – we’ve tried to keep it very non-jargon so that anyone who is really keen can have a go at this, but please remember, our charter is to have people around our region interact in a friendly, non-combative, fun, mutually acceptable way.  So the rules are minimal, but the Pacific Song Competition and SongCompetition.net controlling committee have the final say in any dispute or whether an entry will be allowed.

Entries (song, dance, routine, whatever) can come from any individual or group representing the eligible countries and must be original works. While we don’t intend to censor performances, we reserve the right to exclude any song for any reason.

Entries must be sent in via the internet in an acceptable viewable format and will be voted upon by the jury and the public, using a points system for content, musical, performance and entertainment value.

The composer / writer doesn’t necessarily have to be a native of the country entering the piece, but in the spirit of the competition, the performers should live in the country and PRSC can reject the song if we believe it is in questionable taste or doesn’t live up to our culture.

Any copyright or ownership legalities will be deemed to be under the jurisdiction of the entering country.

While entries aren’t limited to only song-based content, the performance judging criteria will put more weight on the music content if it has words and will more heavily mark just a pure music / dance / performance routine.

The entries will need to be sent to us as a 16:9 video via YouTube (watch our Facebook Site for news on when to enter).  The resolution isn’t critical for the initial judging, however be aware, that should the performance be chosen for the country final, the Entrant will need to have the resources to send us an HD file.  It is anticipated that any finals performances will have some assistance from local Television sponsors to film the finals version.

You will need to give us a few details about yourself when you enter and you have to agree that we have non-exclusive rights to any music and lyrics, content, performance and anything else contained in the performance to use and promote as we see fit.  If we can help you with industry contracts after the event, then we will, and you can make other non-exclusive commercial agreements with the material, provided that our non-exclusive rights are included in those agreements.

What Countries are Eligible?

The following 53 countries are currently eligible as entrants into the competition:

North Pacific:

China, Russia, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, North Korea, South Korea, Guam, Taiwan.

Southeast Asia:

Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

Southwest Pacific:

American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, West Papua.

The Americas:

USA, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru.