2021 Awards

2021 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:

  • “Top Score” placements will be given to each 1st 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: 

  • Top Score Placements will be given to the highest scoring Vocal Solo in the Petite/Junior & Teen/Senior age classes.
  • Top Score Placements will be given 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

  • The Highest scoring Parent Routine will be announced.
  • All Parent routines are judged at the Select Level.

Adult Award:

  • Top Score Placements will be given to the highest scoring Adult Solos.
  • Top Score Placements will be given to the highest scoring Adult Duet/Trio/Group/Lines.
  • All Adult routines are judged at the Select Level.

Rising Star Award

  • The highest scoring Rising Star routine will be announced.

Title Awards:

  • Emerging Artist:
    • A Nova or Classic Level soloist may enter as many as three regional solo routines for a regional “Emerging Artist” title.
    • “Emerging Artist” 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.
    • All Genders compete against each other for “Emerging Artist”.
    • Each winner receives a StarQuest “Emerging Artist” Team Jacket and a $210 Gift Certificate to our 2021 World Finals.
  • Elite 8
      • A Select Level soloist may enter as many as three regional solo routines for a regional “Elite 8″ Dancer.
      • “Elite 8” 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.
      • All Genders compete against each other for “Elite 8” Dancer.
      • Each winner receives a StarQuest “Elite 8” Team Jacket and a $210 Gift Certificate to our 2020 World Finals.
  • The cost of regional title when pre-registered is $45 per entry.
  • The cost of regional title at the door is $55 per entry.
  • 2020 Regional Title Winners can compete within their 2020 winning age class for a 2021 Regional “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” Title. 2021 Regional Winners cannot perform the same routine for another 2021 Regional “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” Title at another 2021 Regional event. NOTE: You do not have to win a 2021 Regional “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” Title to compete for 2021 World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist”! (See 2021 World Finals Rules for 2021 World Title Qualifying information.)

Select Apogee Award: The overall highest scoring regional group entry from all the “Select” Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines, & Mega Lines will be announced.

Classic Apogee Award: The overall highest scoring regional group entry from all the “Classic” Small Groups, Large Groups & Lines, & Mega Lines will be announced

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!

Viral Video of the Event: The routine that exemplifies the WOW factor at the competition will be announced.

Outstanding Photogenic: Pins awarded 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 photo via the online registration portal. – Head and shoulder shots are preferred.
  • Photos must be submitted via the online registration portal before 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 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.

Outstanding Costume:

  • Custom Pins will be given to the costume winners at each studio AwardCeremony throughout the weekend.
      • All StarQuest entries in all Levels are automatically eligible for Costume Awards at no additional cost.

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 plaque 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 2021 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!

 

 

2021 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.
  • All Genders compete against each other for “Emerging Artist” & “Elite 8” World Dancer.
  • 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”!
  • 2021 World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” winners cannot compete for another 2021 World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” in another 2021 World Finals city.
  • The Top 3 “Elite 8” Dancers in each Age Class will re-compete in the “Elite 8” Dance Off.
  • Each 2021 World “Elite 8” or “Emerging Artist” winner receives a StarQuest Team Jacket, a $150 Gift Certificate to any 2022 StarQuest regional competition, plus multiple gifts/scholarships from our Sponsors.

 

WORLD FINALS TOP SCORE

Solos & Duet/Trios

  • 1-10th place “Nova” and “Classic” Solo & Duet/Trios in all 4 age classes will be presented during the World Finals. (“Nova” & “Classic” 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:

  • 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.