Category Archives: Juries

China Jury appointed

26th July 2015.

The Pacific Song Competition now has a new China Jury.

Ms Suet Yi (Suey) Tsui will be working with her team on the judging panel to bring some entries from China into the competition. The second member of the judging panel is Mr Yaoyu (Troy) Su.

Ms Tsui and Mr Su have just finished an extensive visit to Australia and are looking forward to joing the Pacific.SongCompetition family.

You can contact Suey here: or get in touch via our Facebook page.

Watch this space for more news from China soon.


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

Juries 2015

Australia: President Ms Charlie Parker
China: President Ms Suet Yi Tsui
Colombia: President Mr Nicolas Montano Henao
Vanuatu: President Ms Bev Anti
Vietnam: President Ms Dzung Gibson

If you think you’re suited to be a judge and would like to help us out – check here – and then send us a note – here.

Vanuatu Jury President appointed

18th October 2014.

The Pacific Song Competition now has it’s Vanuatu Jury President. Ms Beverley Anti will be working with her team on the judging panel to bring some entries from Vanuatu on board.

Beverley Anti lives works and plays in the tropical paradise of Espiritu Santo Vanuatu. Together with her Husband Nabil they are heavily involved in their community.
Bev is Passionate about business, community, tourism, music, youth and the Arts.
One of the founding members of the Annual Music and Cultural Festival in Luganville Santo- Lukaotem Gud Festival, Bev is taking on the role as Festival Director for 2014.

When does she find time to run her successful Resort Business?.

You can contact Bev here: or get in touch via our Facebook page.

Watch this space for more news from Vanuatu soon.


Hi everybody. We now have a clear idea of how the final series is going to work in 2014.

While this year we may not have a large number of entries, we’ll still be proceeding on our preferred procedure, maybe without any preliminary finals, but incorporating all the systems we’ll be using in the future. We will have to wait till our entries start coming in to finalise the way our final shows will work.

After last year’s experience, we’re in discussions with YouTube, Google an Facebook about how the voting will work and the public vote will be done via YouTube or Google directly and will be visible to everyone on the voting page. The public vote – which counts 50% towards the final vote – is by country and we’ll know where your vote is coming from, so your vote will count towards a Russian Vote or a China vote or a Colombian vote for a particular artist or song.

As you may know, our competition is a real-life competition, but delivered by the Internet. We have pre-recorded video entries and we will be pre-recording the competitors and their support teams to fit into our finals evening template.

For the finals, we have a (virtual) stadium, the Pacific Song Competition Stadium, it’ll have 30 or 40 thousand (virtual) spectators and a (virtual) room for each entries support teams. You’ll have seen preliminary staging and lighting setup drawings on our Facebook page and we’ll share more pictures as the design progresses each year.

We have a gorgeous and very clever Master of Ceremonies, Ms Laura Tchilinguirian, who will again be guiding us through the evening and the night will be live on a web-stream – URL to be announced – from 1900 on 15th November 2014, Sydney Australia AEDT time (UTC +11). We imagine the show will take between an hour and 3 hours, depending on the number of entries.

The procedure will be as follows: we’ll have the show with all the entries – you’ll see them being introduced by Laura, each act will have their time on stage, with comments by their support teams and the final wrap-up by our host. If possible, your commentary will be in your country’s language, but this will be dependant on us having enough translators or commentators to do this. The default language for 2014 will be English.

Once the show has finished, we will have our juries deliver their verdicts. If you want to know how the voting works – go here – and then it’s the public’s turn. Over the next 24 hours you have your chance to Vote, via YouTube, Facebook or Google. Your vote is by country and will count towards how your Country counts the songs entered. Your country’s Public vote will be counted and the results will be averaged with the official Jury’s vote to determine how your Country voted for the songs.

After 24hours, Ms Laura will come back onto the web stream to announce the winners and their prizes. The results and the final voting numbers will also be available on the Pacific Song Competition website, our Facebook and YouTube pages. We’ll also enable you to get an email announcement, if you so desire.

And that’ll be it for 2014. We hope you have a lot of fun voting for your favorite in the region and look forward to a robust competition in years to come.

Calling for Juries

We’re calling for Juries in each of the 53 countries eligible to enter into the Pacific Song Competition.  For the list of countries – List of eligible Countries.
We need at least three people (with a maximum of eleven) from each country to act as the jury to help us select the best song in the region over the next 6 months.
To be a juror, you need to be more than eighteen years old. For the full details of the Jury eligibility rules – Jury Rules.
It would also help us to select you if you had some musical background or interest, but this isn’t a pre-requisite.
If you’d like to be a juror in your country and assist us with this amazing and worthwhile community project, please send your reasons for wanting to be a juror and your resume or biography to
Finally, just before you do that, please look over the rules of the Competition here – Competition Rules.
We look forward to having you on board and to listening to many great songs over the next few months.
The Pacific Song Competition management committee will contact you as necessary, once you have applied, and we will be finalising the juries by the end of October each year. We then call for song entries around April each year.
Thank you for being a part of the Pacific Song Competition.

The Jury

Each year in April, a call is made to all eligible countries surrounding the Pacific Rim via the PRSC website for each country to put forward a judging jury and for competitors to put forward country entries.

For simplicity, for each country, the previous year’s jury is generally responsible for proposing the current year’s jury, however there are instances where the entire jury will be dismissed and reformed and in any case, the PRSC steering committee is responsible for the choosing, approval and ratification of the jury, prior to the application for entries.

Country juries must be comprised of no less than 3 and no more than 11 members.  Jury members must be resident in their country of membership, except in special circumstances.  In most cases, the jury members will have some musical, performance or production expertise, but this is not a pre-requisite.  The Jury members should be demonstrably active in the arts, these can be students, but should be older than 18 and generally younger than 50.

The Jury must change every 4 years, with a minumum 50% change every 2nd year.  Nominations to be had by May each year, with a vote by the existing Jury members and representatives from Gold Sponsors, with the PRSC executive to OK all final appointments.

Watch out for our Jury call shortly, if you’d like to be involved.