2022 Awards

2022 REGIONAL AWARDS

ADJUDICATION AWARDS

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.

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.

SCORE BASED AWARDS

Top Score:

  • “Top Score” placements will be given to the highest scoring entries within all “Select”, “Classic” & “Nova” Levels from each division in every age class.
  • At least a top 5 will be given announced. We may announce a top 10, 15, 20, or more if there are enough entries in any division, age class, and level.
    • All “Top Score” winners will receive one top score pin per contestant and one custom award per entry.

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 “Outstanding” winners will receive one top score pin per contestant and one custom award per entry.
    • Vocal Solos are not eligible to enter Title.

Parent Award

  • The Highest scoring Parent Routine will be announced and will receive a custom award per entry.
  • 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 Top Score Adult winners will receive one custom award per entry.
  • All Adult routines are judged at the Select Level.

Progressive Award:

  • Top Score Placements will be given to the highest scoring Progressive Solos.
  • Top Score Placements will be given to the highest scoring Progressive Duet/Trio/Group/Lines.
    • All Top Score Progressive winners will receive one custom award per entry.
  • All Progressive routines are judged at the Select Level.

Rising Star Award

  • The highest scoring Rising Star routine will be announced and will receive a custom award per entry.

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 together for “Emerging Artist”.
    • Each winner receives a $220 Gift Certificate to our 2022 World Finals, a custom award, a member jacket, and several other prizes.
    • Up to 2 Runners Up will be announced and will receive a custom award.
    • All Participants up for Emerging Artist will receive a custom medal.
  • Elite Dancer
    • A Select Level soloist may enter as many as three regional solo routines for a regional “Elite Dancer″.
    • “Elite Dancer” 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 together for “Elite Dancer”.
    • Each winner receives a $220 Gift Certificate to our 2022 World Finals, a custom award, a member jacket, and several other prizes.
    • Up to 2 Runners Up will be announced and will receive a custom award.
    • All Participants up for Elite Dancer will receive a custom medal.
  • The cost of regional title is $60 per entry.

Category Awards (Classic and Select Levels Only):

  • Solos: The overall highest scoring solo routines within their respective categories. Given out for Petite, Junior, Teen, and Senior in the Jazz, Tap, Lyrical/Contemporary/Modern, Musical Theatre/Character, Ballet/Pointe, Open/Acro Gym Dance, Hip Hop. Separate Awards for the Classic and Select Levels.
  • Duet/Trios: The overall highest scoring Duet/Trio routines within their respective categories. Given out for Petite, Junior, Teen, and Senior in the Jazz, Tap, Lyrical/Contemporary/Modern, Musical Theatre/Character, Ballet/Pointe, Open/Acro Gym Dance, Hip Hop. Separate Awards for the Classic and Select Levels.
  • Groups: The overall highest scoring group routines within their respective categories. Given out for Petite/Junior and Teen/Senior in the Jazz, Tap, Lyrical/Contemporary/Modern, Musical Theatre/Character, Ballet/Pointe, Open/Acro Gym Dance, Hip Hop. Separate Awards for the Classic and Select Levels.

Select Apogee Award: The overall highest scoring regional group entry from all the “Select” Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines, & Mega Lines will be announced in both Mini/Petite/Junior and Teen/Senior Age Classes. Winning routines will receive a custom award.

Classic Apogee Award: The overall highest scoring regional group entry from all the “Classic” Small Groups, Large Groups & Lines, & Mega Lines will be announced Mini/Petite/Junior and Teen/Senior Age Classes. Winning routines will receive a custom award.

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. Winning routine will receive a custom award and will be eligible to compete for Viral Video of the Year.

Outstanding Photogenic: 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 or onsite. – Head and shoulder shots are preferred.
  • 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 $35 for the first photo and $20 per additional photo. Finals Photogenic fee is $45 for the first photo and $25 per additional photo.

Outstanding Costume:

  • Awarded to routines with outstanding costumes that enhance the dance.
  • Custom Awards will be given to the costume winners and Awards Of Distinction at each Award Ceremony throughout the weekend.
    • All StarQuest entries in all Levels are automatically eligible for Costume Awards at no additional cost.

STUDIO CHOSEN AWARDS

Odyssey Awards: Awarded to the most memorable group routines from the Mini, Petite, Junior, Teen, and Senior age classes. Winning studios will receive a custom award.

Studio Superlative Awards: Awarded to studios showcasing notable examples of unique and daring creative concepts such as musicality/complex staging/storytelling/risk taking/innovation. Winning studios will receive a custom award.

Choreography Awards: Awarded to studios chosen for showcasing outstanding choreography at each regional competition. Winning studios will receive a custom award.

GIFT CERTIFICATE EARNINGS

Please Click HERE for 2022 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!

 

 

2022 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 2022 World Finals Gift Certificate & Cash Award List!
  • Viral Video is NOT given out at World Finals

WORLD FINALS TOP SCORE

Solos & Duet/Trios

  • 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 5 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 Mini/Petite/Junior & Teen/Senior age classes will be presented during the World Finals.
    • Top 5 Studios from the “Nova/Classic” Mega Lines in Mini/Petite/Junior & Teen/Senior age classes re-compete at “Classic Dance Off”.

Adult & Progressive

  • Top Score Placements will be given to the highest scoring Adult & Progressive Solos.
  • Top Score Placements will be given to the highest scoring Adult & Progressive Duet/Trio/Group/Lines.
  • Adult & Progressive Top Scores do not re-perform.
  • All Adult & Progressive routines are judged at the Select Level.

“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 1st place “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.