Region: Region of United States
Sub Category: Singing/Artist
Start Date: 05/30/2016 10:00:00
End Date: 09/29/2017 04:59
Competition Entry Fee: $39.99
Cash Prizes Currently
50- State Winners - $505 ea.
14- Wildcard Winners - $250 ea.
10- Category Winners - $500 ea.
1 - Non- Profit Organization - $670
1 - Competition Winner - $10505
Add? - $20.00 each
Additional opportunities to win cash & exposure:
- Best Female Vocalist
- Best Male Vocalist
- Best Praise Team/Band
- Best Choir
- Best Latin
- Best Gospel
- Best Contemporary
- Best Country
- Best Hip-Hop
- Best Original Music
Welcome to Jaci Velasquez’s Sing Your Praise National Radio Competition, where artists, all over the country, have an equal opportunity to enter and compete in a nationwide singing competition right from their homes! Sing Your Praise National Radio Competition is open to all Christian soloists, bands, praise teams, and large choirs to compete in a unique online talent competition to win a minimum grand prize of $10,000, as well as state, wildcard, and best-in category winners. Virdition has eliminated the hassle of costly travel arrangements, ridiculous long lines, and pesky judges in order to partner with your local participating Christian radio station, and give YOU the opportunity to showcase your talent and compete to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes for you.
Our Competition is very unique and we want you to understand exactly how it work from begin to end. So we put this short video to explain it. To view video CLICK HERE.
Competition Entry Fees are: April 1st to April 30th $9.99
May 1st to May 31st $19.99
June 1st to July 17th $39.99
NO NEW ENTRIES AFTER JULY 17th, Voting in the qualifying round will continue through July 21st.
Optional Best-In Categories are $20.00 each. See categories below.
We are offering one Free Promo code per church. Have your church music dept. contact us for more information.
Jaci Velasquez has committed to singing with the winner on a recording. Jaci has sold over four million albums, garnered three RIAA certified Platinum recordings, three RIAA certified Gold recordings, has been nominated for 1 Grammy, 1 Latin Grammy, 3 Latin Billboard Music Awards, and has been nominated and won many Dove Awards. She has released 16 #1 singles, released 5 English language albums, and 4 Spanish ones. Jaci’s latest CD is called Diamond and last year she appeared in two faith based films – The Encounter & Jerusalem Countdown. This year look for Jaci in a new film Rumors of Wars with Jaime Grace and Mac Powell from Third Day. Jaci is also working on a new devotional and writing a new book, Coffee and Concealer. So recording a song with Jaci can have big implications on your career.
SCOUTING THE 16 SING YOUR PRAISE FINIALIST
Josh Bailey, VP of A&R @ WORD RECORDS/WARNER MUSIC.
Word Records is a faith based record label and a subsidiary of Word Entertainment. A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.
James Rueger, VP of A&R @ FAIR TRADE RECORDS.
Fair Trade represents some top Christian Artists in the industry including News Boys, MercyMe, Audio Adrenaline and more. They love working with artist who are unique, intentional, relevant and significant. They especially love working together with those who use their gifts to express the inexpressible and serve a great God. They like artists who seek to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”. All of the artists they serve have a unique voice. For sure, they have amazing voices, but most of all they have a unique voice in culture that resonates with a singularity and cuts through the daily haze of our lives.
Record labels in this competition will be looking offer a record contract to one of the 16 finalist from this competition. So even if you don’t win you can still be offered a recording contract because they are looking for the best of the best.
Greg Lucid, EXEC. VP @ MIKE ATKINS ENTERTAINMENT
Few people in the entertainment industry have been more consistent or successful at detecting and growing talent as Greg Lucid. He’s successfully guided the careers of Jaci Velasquez, Sandi Patty, CeCe Winans, Mark Schultz, and William McDowell just to name a few. Greg’s distribution company has over 1 million direct sales of physical units and has multiple #1 chart topping records. “I am not conventional in the way I work a business deal or create a new product. I look for the creative, then promote it – creatively
Justin Nicolet @ CENTRICITY PUBLISHING
Small, agile and independent, Centricity Music Publishing is a boutique music publishing company for a select roster of talented songwriters. Representing a choice group of artists, producers and songwriters and is home to an impressive roster of artists and songwriters including, GRAMMY award winner Seth Mosley, Lauren Daigle, Jason Gray, Jordan Feliz, Unspoken, Aaron Shust, Jonny Diaz, Carrollton, JJ Weeks, Mike Grayson, Paul Duncan, Justin Morgan, Dave Myers and Gary Rea. In addition to placing songs in multiple genres, the company’s music has also been featured in productions from the likes of NBC, The CW, ABC Family, Fox Sports, NFL Network, Speed Network, and Target, among others. Centric Worship (a division of Centricity Publishing) serves as a vehicle for bringing fresh, new congregational worship songs to the global Church. Centricity Publishing took home top honors at the 2015 SESAC Christian Music Awards by being named Christian Publisher of the Year, and staff writer, Seth Mosley, took home the award for Christian Songwriter of the Year.
Sing Your Praise has put together this collection of Christian Industry Professionals not to judge you but to listen and see you perform your music. You have their ear so get you friends and family to vote and share your voting page.
This competition is totally voter based so in order to move on from round to round you have to beat everyone from your state by having the most votes (50 State winners). Once you win your state you will then compete head to head against other state winners where you keep advancing from round to round by having more votes than your competitor. Begin building up those votes from your social networks. Votes renew in each round so contestants that advance from round to round will start on an even slate.
There will be 14 Wildcards that also get into the bracket round of 64 contestants, so even if you don’t win your state you can still advance as a wildcard. Be sure to check the state and wildcard leaders pages to see where you stand.
During the competition entry process, participants are encouraged to opt into the following 10 Best-In category competitions, which will run parallel to the main competition, for $20 per category:
· Best Female Vocalist
· Best Male Vocalist
· Best Praise team/ Band
· Best Choir
· Best Latin
· Best Gospel
· Best Contemporary/ Pop
· Best Country
· Best Hip-Hop/ Rap
· Best Original Music
*Participants may enter into several categories for increased opportunities to win big! Even if you are eliminated from the main competition the Best-in Categories continues to the very end. So you will continue to have a chance to will cash in your category. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU COPYRIGHT YOUR MUSIC OR LYRICS BEFORE ENTERING COMPETITION. CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW
ENTER NOW BEFORE SIGN UP DEADLINE OF JULY 17TH!!! SIGN UP NOW!
Go to contestant information page on the menu bar of this competition page for all the details of this competition or if you are having issues uploading your competition content.
International artist interested in participating can enter competition; enter using the state of Alaska or a home state of a friend or family member. Children and teens are allowed to compete with parental consent.
Please Note: There is a cost associated with this competition unless you have a promo code to get in free ($39.99). This is a national Christian competition and it's a very serious competition. The reason it's not FREE is because we do not want people to enter that are not serious about the opportunity to get the exposure this competition will bring by entering. Also, we do not want people entering negative video or audio messages, junk video uploads, play games, ads, etc. This is the first national Christian artist competition and we are advertising heavily on Christian radio stations across the country. We want to present talent individuals to the industry professionals that have committed to scouting the talent in this competition. We want them to have a great experience looking for new and talented Christian artist. Free doesn't always bring the quality record companies are looking for and we do not want to waste their time. Thank you