2020 Awards

2020 REGIONAL AWARDS

 

ADJUDICATION AWARDS

Solos & Duet/Trios: One medal per contestant awarded to each entry corresponding with their adjudication. “Select”, “Classic” & “Nova” Level “Platinum”, “High Gold”, “Gold”, “High Silver”, and “Silver”. “Platinum Plus” is available for Select Level only.

Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines, & Mega Lines: One custom award per entry corresponding with their adjudication. “Select”, “Classic” & “Nova” Level “Platinum”, “High Gold”, “Gold”, “High Silver”, and “Silver”. “Platinum Plus” is available for Select Level only.

All Routines: One adjudication pin per contestant to all “Select”, “Classic” & “Nova” Level “Platinum”, “High Gold”, “Gold”, “High Silver”, and “Silver”. “Platinum Plus” is available for Select Level only.

Category Rankings: “Category Ranking” pins awarded to the top 3 highest scoring entries from any “Select”, “Classic” & “Nova” Level, category, age class, & age range containing 4 or more entries.

 

SCORE BASED AWARDS

Top Score:

  • A “Top Score” custom award to the 1st place highest scoring entry within all “Select”, “Classic” & “Nova” Levels from each division in every age class.
  • A “Top Score” plaque to each 2nd through 5th place highest scoring entry within all “Select”, “Classic” & “Nova” Levels from each division in every age class.
  • “Top Score” pins to each contestant from the highest scoring entries placing 6th and higher within all “Select”, “Classic” & “Nova” Levels from each division in every age class.

Outstanding Vocalist Award: 

  • A “Top Score” custom award to the highest scoring Vocal Solo in the Petite/Junior & Teen/Senior age classes.
  • A “Top Score” custom award to the highest scoring Vocal Duet/Trio/Group/Line in the Petite/Junior & Teen/Senior age classes
  • All Vocal routines are judged at the Select Level.
  • Vocal Solos are not eligible to enter Title.

Parent Award

  • A “Top Score” custom award to the highest scoring Parent routine.
  • All Parent routines are judged at the Select Level.

Adult Award:

  • A “Top Score” custom award to the highest scoring Adult Solo.
  • A “Top Score” custom award to the highest scoring Adult Duet/Trio/Group/Line.
  • All Adult routines are judged at the Select Level.

Rising Star Award

  • A “Top Score” custom award to the highest scoring Rising Star routine.

Title Awards:

  • Emerging Artist:
    • A Classic or Nova Level soloist may enter as many as three regional solo routines for a regional “Emerging Artist” title.
    • Title scores are separate and not related to their adjudication score. The score is based on the performer’s overall performance ability, personality and entertainment skills in addition to technique.
    • Each winner receives a custom award, a StarQuest “Emerging Artist” Team Jacket, and a $150 Gift Certificate to our 2020 World Finals.
    • Each winner’s picture will appear on the StarQuest website.
  • Elite 8
    • A Select Level soloist may enter as many as three regional solo routines for a regional “Elite 8” title.
    • Title scores are separate and not related to their adjudication score. The score is based on the performer’s overall performance ability, personality and entertainment skills in addition to technique.
    • Each winner receives a custom award, a StarQuest “Elite 8” Team Jacket, and a $150 Gift Certificate to our 2020 World Finals.
    • Each winner’s picture will appear on the StarQuest website.
  • The cost of regional title when pre-registered is $45 per entry.
  • The cost of regional title at the door is $55 per entry.
  • 2019 Regional Title Winners can compete within their 2019 winning age class for a 2020 Regional “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” Title. 2020 Regional Winners cannot perform the same routine for another 2020 Regional “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” Title at another 2020 Regional event. 2019 World Finals Title Winners cannot compete for a 2020 World Finals “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” title within the same age class. NOTE: You do not have to win a 2020 Regional “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” Title to compete for 2020 World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist”! (See 2020 World Finals Rules for 2020 World Title Qualifying information.)

Top In Category Award: Custom plaques to the highest scoring Select Petite/Junior & Teen/Senior Group in the following categories: Jazz, Lyrical/Modern/Contemporary, Character/Musical Theater/Pantomime/Lip Sync, Hip-Hop, Acro/Gym Dance, Ballet/Pointe and Tap/Clogging.

Select Apogee Award: A custom trophy to the overall highest scoring regional group entry from all the “Select” Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines, & Mega Lines.

Classic Apogee Award: A custom trophy to the overall highest scoring regional group entry from all the “Classic” Small Groups, Large Groups & Lines, & Mega Lines.

ADCC “Classic” Studio Excellence: A special plaque from the Association of Dance Competitions & Conventions will be presented to the studio with the highest total aggregate score derived from calculating the scores of all top 5 “Classic “Group Routines.

StarQuest “Select” Studio of Excellence: A special banner will be presented to the studio with the highest total aggregate score derived from calculating the scores of all top 5 “Select “Group Routines.

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Judges Special Awards: Uniquely crafted awards from our judges acknowledging individual & group achievement presented at every awards ceremony!

Spreading Kindness: A custom medal for individually nominated dancers who have demonstrated random acts of sportsmanship & kindness among their fellow dancers & studios.

Odyssey Award: Custom plaques to the most memorable/entertaining Petite, Junior, Teen & Senior Group/Line/Mega Line Performances.

Viral Video of the Event: Custom plaque at each regional event to a routine that exemplifies the WOW factor.

Outstanding Photogenic: Custom Awards to the contestants judged to be the most photogenic in the Petite/Junior and Teen/Senior divisions.

  • Entries in this category must already be participating in the competition and must submit a recent printed photo – Head and shoulder shots are preferred.
  • Back of photo must have name, age, phone number, address and dance studio.
  • Photos must be submitted & paid at the competition no later than 4 hours prior to its designated award ceremony.
  • All judged photos will be returned inside the Judges Critique/Score Sheet studio packet picked up by the studio director at the end of the event.
  • A minimum of 6 Photogenic entries per Petite/Junior Solo Photogenic and Teen/Senior Solo Photogenic must be registered or a combination of ages will occur.
  • Winning photos will be displayed at each StarQuest Regional Event & on the StarQuest website.
  • Regional Photogenic fee is $30 for the first photo and $15 per additional photo. Finals Photogenic fee is $40 for the first photo and $20 per additional photo.
  • StarQuest is not responsible for loss or damages to any photograph submitted.

Outstanding Costume:

  • A Custom Award will be given to the costume winner as follows:
    • Outstanding Petite, Junior, Teen & Senior Solo Costume;
    • Outstanding Petite, Junior, Teen & Senior Duet/Trio Costume;
    • Outstanding Petite/Junior Group Costume & Teen/Senior Group Costume (i.e., Small Group, Large Group, Line, and Mega Line Divisions combined).
      • All StarQuest entries in all Levels are automatically eligible for Outstanding Costume Awards at no additional cost.
      • Costume Awards may be combined if there are less than 25 routines per Level, age class, and division.

 

STUDIO AWARDS

Superlative Awards: Custom plaque presented to studios showcasing notable examples of unique and daring creative concepts such as musicality/complex staging/storytelling/risk taking/innovation.

Choreography Awards: A custom acrylic will be awarded to each studio chosen for outstanding choreography at each regional competition.

 

GIFT CERTIFICATE EARNINGS

“Select”, “Classic”, & “Nova” Top Scores:

Gift Certificates will be awarded to the highest scoring Solos, Duet/Trios, Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines & Mega Lines in the Petite, Junior, Teen & Senior age classes, in all 3 Levels. (If a contestant performs more than one solo; only the highest scoring solo is eligible for this award. If the same Duet or Trio contestants perform more than one time; only their highest scoring duet or trio is eligible for this award.) (Nova and Classic Routines compete against each other in the Mega Line Division).

Please Click HERE for 2020 Regional Gift Certificate Award List!

JUDGING

A panel of highly qualified, competent judges will judge all performances. All contestants, teachers, and parents agree that the method of judging shall be solely within the discretion of the directors of StarQuest Performing Arts Competition and that all decisions of the judges are final. Contestants will be adjudicated against a point system. In this way, the contestants receive a more accurate evaluation of their performance. With this scoring system, multiple Platinum Plus, Platinum, High Gold, Gold, High Silver, and Silver adjudication awards may be presented within each age division for each category of competition. Studio Directors may pick up their Score Sheet Summaries at the end of each competition day. StarQuest additionally provides video critiques online of all 3 judges for each routine by 6 PM on Tuesday after the conclusion of the competition!

 

 

2020 WORLD FINALS AWARDS

  • All Awards above remain the same at world finals except those listed below.
  • Gift Certificate amounts increase at World Finals and Cash Awards are given to all 1stplace – 3rdplace Groups during the “Quest For The Best” and “Classic Dance Off”
    • Click HERE for 2020 World Finals Gift Certificate & Cash Award List!
  • Viral Video is NOT given out at World Finals

 

WORLD “ELITE 8” & “EMERGING ARTIST” TITLE

  • A soloist may enter up to four routines for a World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” title.
  • You do not have to enter or win a Regional “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” to compete for the World Finals “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist”!
  • 2019 World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” Winners cannot compete for a 2020 World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” within the same age class.
  • 2020 World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” winners cannot compete for another 2020 World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” in another 2020 World Finals city.
  • The Top 3 Male & Female “Elite 8” contestants in each Age Class will re-compete in the “Elite 8” Dance Off.
  • Each 2020 World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” winner receives a Trophy, StarQuest Team Jacket, a $150 Gift Certificate to any 2021 StarQuest regional competition plus multiple gifts/scholarships from our Sponsors. Their picture will also appear on the StarQuest website!

 

WORLD FINALS TOP SCORE

Solos & Duet/Trios

  • Awards for 1-10th place “Nova” and “Classic” Solo & Duet/Trios in all 4 age classes will be presented during the World Finals. (“Classic” & “Nova” Solos & Duet/Trios do not re-perform.)
  • The Top 5 “Select” Solos & Duet/Trios in all 4 age classes will be announced in no particular order and will re-compete at “Quest For The Best”.

 

Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines & Mega Lines:

  • Awards for 1-10th place “Nova” Groups & Lines in all 4 age classes will be presented during the World Finals. (“Nova” Groups & Lines do not re-perform.)
  • The Top 10 “Select” & “Classic” Groups, Lines, & Mega Lines in all 4 age classes will be presented during the World Finals.
    • The Top 5 Studios from each “Select” & “Classic” Small Group, Large Group, Line & Mega Line in all 4 age classes re-compete at “Quest For The Best” or “Classic Dance Off”.
  • Nova Mega Lines compete against Classic Mega Lines.
    • The Top 10 “Nova/Classic” Mega Lines in Petite/Junior & Teen/Senior age classes will be presented during the World Finals.
    • Top 5 Studios from the “Nova/Classic” Mega Lines in Petite/Junior & Teen/Senior age classes re-compete at “Classic Dance Off”.

 

“Classic Dance Off” Trophies, Cash, Gift Certificates & 3 New Judges!

The TOP 5 STUDIOS from each “Classic” Group division & age class compete in “Classic Dance Off”.

“Classic Dance-Off” Apogee Award: The judges will rank all 1stplace “Classic” Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines & “Nova/Classic” Mega Lines in the “Classic Dance-Off”. The highest ranked Petite/Junior group routine receives the Petite/Junior “Classic Dance-Off” Apogee. The highest ranked Teen/Senior group routine receives the Teen/Senior “Classic Dance-Off” Apogee.

“Classic” Studio of Excellence: The studio with the most accumulated 1st Place & Apogee wins in the “Classic Dance-Off” throughout ALL age classes will be designated “Classic” Studio of Excellence.

 

“Quest For The Best” Trophies, Cash, Gift Certificates & 3 New Judges!

The TOP 5 PERFORMANCES from each “Select” Solo & Duet/Trio division & age class will re-compete in “QFTB”.

The TOP 5 STUDIOS from each “Select” Group division & age class compete in “QFTB”.

“Select QFTB” Apogee Award: The judges rank all 1stplace “Select” Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines & Mega Lines in the “QFTB” per age class. The highest ranked Petite/Junior routine receives the Petite/Junior “QFTB” Apogee. The highest ranked Teen/Senior routine receives the Teen/Senior “QFTB” Apogee.

“Select” Studio of Excellence: The studio with the most accumulated 1st Place & Apogee wins in the “Select QFTB” throughout ALL age classes will be designated “Select” Studio of Excellence.