PRIZES

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There will be major prizes awarded in each division of the AUSACA: Australian A Cappella Championships. The major prizes are as follows:
Open Division - Overall National Champion

 

The AUSACA Open Division – Overall National Champion will win:

Open Division - Band National Champion

 

The AUSACA Open Division – Band Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella. Includes 4 x 1 hour Skype calls at mutually agreed upon times
    • Valid until the 30 April, 2019

 

Open Division - Ensemble National Champion

 

The AUSACA Open Division – Ensemble National Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella. Includes 4 x 1 hour Skype calls at mutually agreed upon times
    • Valid until the 30 April, 2019

 

Secondary School Division - Band National Champion

 

The AUSACA Secondary School Division Band Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella. Includes 4 x 1 hour Skype calls at mutually agreed upon times
    • Valid until the 30 April, 2019

 

Secondary School Division - Ensemble National Champion

 

The AUSACA Secondary School Division Ensemble Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella. Includes 4 x 1 hour Skype calls at mutually agreed upon times
    • Valid until the 30 April, 2019

 

Special Awards

 

Special Awards will also be given in the following categories at the National Finals:

  • Best Barbershop Song
  • Best Classical Song
  • Best Comedy Song
  • Best Contemporary Song
  • Best Jazz Song
  • Best Soloist
  • Best Vocal Percussionist
  • Best Student Arrangement (must be by a current singer in the group)
  • Best Student Original Composition (must be by a current singer in the group)
  • Best Non-Scholastic Arrangement
  • Best Non-Scholastic Original Composition
  • Best Newcomer Group
Video Finals - Fan Favourite

 

This year the public will get to vote for their favourite video entry.

The School Division and Open Division groups with the highest number of fan votes will both win:

  • A FREE upgrade to an AUSACA All Access Pass* for each of their registered AUSACA singers
  • Their video entry featured on the AUSACA Website
  • Their video shared on Vocal Australia’s social media pages.

*All Access Pass includes a seat in the audience (for registered singers) for all finals for all divisions of the 2018 AUSACA National Finals.

Please note that the judges scores will be the only factor that decides which groups progress from the Video Finals to the National Finals. 

Bonus Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that groups participating in the Open Division of AUSACA Australian A Cappella Awards this year will also be in the running to receive some amazing aca-perks thanks to multi-award winning a cappella jazz sextet SKETY (who are touring Australia in July and August).

AUSACA Open Division groups in VIC, TAS, NSW and QLD will have the chance to win the opportunity to:

  • Perform as the Support Act (12 minute set) at one of SKETY’s Australian concerts (see tour dates below)
  • Meet and Greet with SKETY
  • Receive complimentary tickets* for the singers in your group to watch SKETY’s concert. (*Total number of available complimentary tickets for support act singers TBC. Amount varies depending on the capacity for each venue.)

The winners of this bonus Support Act Prize will be personally selected by the singers in Skety from the AUSACA Video Finalists in the Open Division.

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