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Sing Your Praise National Competition 2018

Region: Region of United States

Category: Voice

Sub Category: ANY

Start Date: 07/09/2018 10:00:00

End Date: 02/27/2019 22:00

Competition Entry Fee: $39.99


Cash Prizes Currently

50- State Winners - $501 ea.

14- Wildcard Winners - $250 ea.

10- Category Winners - $501 ea.

1 - Non- Profit Organization - $1003

1 - Competition Winner - $10515

Best-In Categories
Add? - $20.00 each
Additional opportunities to win cash & exposure:
  1. Best Female Vocalist
  2. Best Male Vocalist
  3. Best Praise Team/Band
  4. Best Choir
  5. Best Latin Vocalist
  6. Best Gospel Vocalist
  7. Best Contemporary Vocalist
  8. Best Country Vocalist
  9. Best Rap Artist
  10. Best Original Music

Competition Details:

Welcome to Virdition’s 2nd Annual Sing Your Praise National Competition, where artists, all over the country, have an opportunity to enter and compete in a nationwide singing competition right from their homes! The Sing Your Praise National Competition is open to all Christian soloists, bands, praise teams, and choirs to compete in a unique online talent competition to Cash and Prizes. The winner will win a minimum of $10,000 and perform with Jaci Velasquez on a single. Everyone will get to perform for top Christian music and film companies as they will be judging this competition.

This year’s judges include the top Christian labels in the world and a management firm from Nashville TN.

  • WORD RECORDS / WARNER MUSIC.
  • PROVIDENT MUSIC GROUP / SONYMUSIC
  • INTEGRITY MUSIC
  • LUCID ARTIST MANAGEMENT

View more information about our Judges below

 

COMPETITION PRIZES – SIGN UP NOW

(1) Grand Prize- wins a minimum grand prize of $10,000 and perform on a single with Jaci Valesquez.

(50) State Winners- win a min. cash prize of $500.00

(14) Wildcard Winners- win a min. cash prize of $250.00

(10) Category Winners- win a min. cash prize of $500.00 and award

(1) Winning Contestant's Church receives - Donation of a min. $1,000 toward their music department. (Church must register with SYP)        

Bracket Round Winners will win Min.??? Cash prize posted on each of the bracket rounds. View the bracket round page see posted cash prizes per round.

* Prizes start with a minimum prize because as the competition grow so does the cash prizes. So keep an eye on the cash as it grows throughout the competition.  

 

VIEW LAST YEAR’S COMPETITION AS JACI RECAPS THE 1ST ANNUAL SING YOUR PRAISE COMPETITION:

  • View videos clips of state, wildcard and category winners from around the country as they receive their prize checks and awards. Watch
  • View Bracket round final four contestants. Watch
  • She introduces the 2017 winner. Watch
  • View clips of the winning Contestant’s weekend in Nashville Tennessee at the Sing Your Praise Award Dinner receiving her $10,000 prize check and award. Recording in studio with Jaci and Dove award winning Producer Chis Bevins. Watch
  • View full videos testimonials of competition winners excited about their winning and thankful for the opportunity Sing Your Praise brings to their doorstep. Watch

We are offering 1 Free Promo code per church for the main competition. Have your church music dept. Contact us for more information. Multiple singers are allowed to participate from the same church.

 

Competition Entry Dates are from:          September 1st to October 24th - $39.99 SIGN UP NOW

 

Optional: Best-In Categories are $20.00 each. Can't enter categories after you compete registration.

-           Best Female Vocalist                      -           Best Gospel Vocalist

-           Best Male Vocalist                           -           Best Contemporary Vocalist

-           Best Praise team/ Band                  -          Best Country Vocalist

-           Best Choir                                         -           Best Rap Artist

-           Best Latin Vocalist                          -            Best Original Music

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. 

 

FREE BOOK OFFER

Receive a FREE Virdition Book to first 1,000 contestants with a paid entry to the main competition or a Best-in category entry. ($16.95 Value)

Purchase Virdition’s book from Barnes & Noble or  Amazon and receive a promo code for a free entry to the main competition.  Contact us with your proof of purchase details.

For purchasing a book from Amazon, you will receive a promo code for a free entry to the main competition.  Contact us with details of your proof of purchase.

Virdition- The Secret to Fast Tracking YOUR Path to Stardom on Amazon.com

                                                      

IMPORTANT COMPETITION DATES                                                                                                                 

Qualifying Round-                 Voting Starts- September 1st, 2018 to October 31st, 2018  

Bracket Round of 64-            Round #1 November 7th, 2018 to November 21st, 2018

                                                Round #2 November 28th, 2018 to December 5th, 2018

                                                Round #3 December 12th, 2018 to December 26th, 2018

                                                Round #4 January 2nd, 2019 to January 16th, 2019

                                                Round #5 January 23rd, 2019 to February 6th, 2019

                                                Round #6 February 13th, 2019 to February 27th, 2019

Voting ends for the general public a few days before the round ends. This will give the judges time to cast their stars for the contestants of their choice. Please review the following voting end dates for each round- View

Our competition is very unique and we want you to understand exactly how it works from begin to end. So we put this short video to explain it.  To view video CLICK HERE.

VOTING-HOW IT WORKS

  • Create a personal voting page at the time of registration and your free Virdition portfolio.
  • Begin sharing you voting page on your social media accounts right after your registration is complete.
  • You can get businesses in your area to sponsor you and you receive votes for business sponsors 
  • Have friends and family throw you a life line by having them boost your votes when you need it to catch up to your competitors.
  • Competition judges cast their votes in the form of stars each star is worth 300 votes. 1 star per judge per round. Judges vote at the end of the round.           

TO SEE MORE INFORMATION ON VOTING AND THE COMPETITION, CLICK HERE

 

Jaci Velasquez - For more than half her life, multi-platinum-selling, Grammy nominated artist Jaci Velasquez has pursued an entertainer’s dream, recording albums in English and Spanish and performing on stages around the world. From her debut at age 16, she has leaned full-throttle into her God-given gifts, racking up 16 No. 1 hits, penning three books, acting in seven films, gracing 50 magazine covers and launching a non-profit clothing line.

 

Jaci Live Streaming Event Buy Now.jpg Jaci has sold over five million albums, garnered three RIAA certified Platinum recordings, three RIAA certified Gold recordings, has been nominated for 1 Grammy, 2 Latin Grammy, 5 Latin Billboard Music Awards, and has been nominated and won 7 Dove Awards. She has released 16 #1 singles, released 6 English language albums, and 5 Spanish ones. Jaci’s latest Album is called Trust

 

So recording a song with Jaci can have big implications on your Christian music ministry. 

 

JUDGING THE SING YOUR PRAISE COMPETITION

Image result for word records logo JOSH BAILEY, VP of A&R @ WORD RECORDS / WARNER MUSIC. View

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.

 

BLAINE BARCUS, VP of A&R  @ PROVIDENT MUSIC GROUP / SONY MUSIC View

Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music, whose labels include Essential Records, Reunion Records, Essential Worship and Beach Street Records, is home to an artist roster which includes Casting Crowns (The Very Next Thing), Third Day (Revival), Tenth Avenue North (Followers), RED (Gone), Brandon Heath (Faith Hope Love Repeat), and Tauren Wells (Hills And Valleys) among others. PMG also consists of Provident Films ( “War Room,” “Courageous,” “Fireproof”), Provident Distribution, Essential Music Publishing and Essential Artist Services.

 

 

 ADRIAN THOMPSON, A&R Director @ INTEGRITY MUSIC View

Integrity Music is a recording and publishing label with offices in Nashville, Tennessee (US) and Eastbourne, East Sussex (UK). We are part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with Christ-centered resources. Our staff, writers and worship artists are committed to taking songs of substance to the local Church and its leaders around the world. These songs include “Great Are You Lord,” “Your Great Name,” “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “I Am Free”, the No. 1 radio hit “We Believe” (Newsboys), “In Christ Alone”, “10,000 Reasons”, “Everlasting God”, “Here I Am To Worship”, “Blessed Be You Name”, “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”, “Spirit Break Out”, “Guardian”, “Waiting Here For You”, “God’s Great Dance Floor”, “The Lion & The Lamb”, “Soul On Fire” & many more.

Our music is distributed in over 200 countries and our songs have been translated and recorded in numerous languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Dutch, French, Portuguese and Hindi. Proceeds from the sale of Integrity’s (and David C Cook’s) products are combined with one hundred percent of charitable donations to fund ministry projects with international congregations and partners. Together, we join in co-mission to create, translate and distribute life-transforming resources.                                                                                                     

Record labels in this year competition are deeply rooted in the growth of Christian music and films. So even if you don’t win you can still be offered a recording contract or an opportunity to sing in a movie because they are always looking for talent.

 

GREG LUCID, EXEC. VP @ LUCID ARTIST MANAGEMENT View

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

Sing Your Praise has put together this collection of Christian Industry Professionals to judge this competition, to listen and see you perform your music. You have their ear so get your friends and family to vote and share your voting page.

 

Qualifying Round- State Winners

This competition is totally voter based so in order to move on from the qualifying round to the bracket round you have to beat everyone from your state by having the most votes (50 State winners).

In order for a state to qualify for the prize there must be 3 active contestants in the state. By active we mean, the contestants must me sharing their voting page on their social media accounts actively trying to get votes. Page view will let SYP officials if a contestant is active or not. So if there aren’t 2 active contestants in that, the state will not qualify for the state prize. The leader in the that state will still advance to the next round to compete in the bracket round and be qualified to win prizes there.

In the case that a state doesn’t have any contestants representing it by the end of the qualifying round then the system will select the #15 person from the wildcard list and advance that person to the bracket round. In multiple cases contestants #15 and over on the wildcard can advance to the bracket round by default.

State winner are required to send a recording of them receiving their award and check in the mail.

 

Wildcard Winners

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 leader’s pages to see where you stand.

Wildcard winner are required to send a recording of them receiving their award and check in the mail.

 

Bracket Round of 64

Once you win your state or wildcard you will then compete head to head against other state winners. Every round win by having more votes than your competitors at the end of each round you will also win the cash prizes posted in that round. 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.

The winner of the competition will be required to attend the award dinner and record song in Nashville TN. Travel and accommodation are not included in the prize. Producer, studio and original song cost are cover by Sing Your Praise as well ground transportation to and from award dinner.

 

Best-In Category Competitions

During the competition entry process, contestants can also competition in the following 10 Best-In category competitions for a min. prize of $500 and a beautiful award trophy. These will run parallel to the main competition for $20 per category and end when the main competition ends. Even if you get eliminated in any round you can continue to compete in your category or categories to the end of the competition.

 

BEST-IN CATEGORIES:

-           Best Female Vocalist                         -           Best Gospel Vocalist

-           Best Male Vocalist                             -           Best Contemporary Vocalist

-           Best Praise team/ Band                     -           Best Country Vocalist

-           Best Choir                                          -           Best Rap Artist

-           Best Latin Vocalist                            -           Best Original Music

Category winners are requires to send a recording of them receiving their award and check in the mail.

*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 ORIGINAL MUSIC OR LYRICS BEFORE ENTERING COMPETITION. CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW

 

ENTER NOW BEFORE SIGN UP DEADLINE!!! 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. 

If you encounter any issues during this competition please let us know about it through our Contact Us page.   

 

UPLOADING YOUR CONTENT FOR THE COMPETITION.

If you signed up and didn't upload your competition content at the time you registered you can login to your Virdition account by following steps below.

Step by Step instruction:

  1. From www.virdition.com
  2. Login to your Virdition account with your email and password you created at the time you registered in the competition.
  3. Click on the Competition Dashboard Tab just above the “Record/Rehearse/Portfolio” icons.
  4. In the My Live Competition section:
    1. You’ll see “TO CHANGE YOUR COMPETITION CONTENT “ Click Here.
    2. You will be taken to the Sing Your Praise detail page.
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of that page “YOUR CONTENT IN THIS SECTION”.
  6. Under the “PROFILE PICTURE” upload your competition image only
  7. Now you can upload your main competition content by selecting AUDIO or VIDEO:
    1. You can only upload one video link or file or audio file.
    2. For a YouTube links make sure you copy the URL or the share link from your YouTube video and paste it to the bar.
    3. You can change any content from here at anytime 
    4. Image and text don’t apply for this competition
  8. Next if you participated in a Best-In Category Or Categories
    1. You can only upload one video link or file or audio file.
    2. For a YouTube links make sure you copy the URL or the share link from your YouTube video and paste it to the bar.
    3. You can change any content from here at anytime 
    4. Image and text don’t apply for this competition

COMPETITION PROFILE PICTURE AND MAIN COMPETITION VIDEO OR AUDIO - SCREENSHOT OF PAGE

 

 

 

SCREENSHOT #2 - ADDING CATEGORY CONTENT

 

Please Note: There is a cost associated with this competition unless you have a promo code to get in free (Entry Fee $39.99) from your church. 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; Jaci Velasquez and the top Christian industry professionals associated with Sing Your Praise will not continue to be a part of Sing Your Praise if the talent isn’t serious of what this competition is offering. We want them to have a great experience looking for new and talented Christian 

Qualify Round
Qualifying Round

Start Date:
07/09/2018 10:00

End Date:
10/31/2018 22:00

Round 1
Bracket Round #1
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Start Date:
11/07/2018 22:00

End Date:
11/21/2018 22:00

Round 2
Bracket Round #2
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Start Date:
11/28/2018 22:00

End Date:
12/05/2018 22:00

Round 3
Bracket Round #3
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Start Date:
12/12/2018 22:00

End Date:
12/26/2018 22:00

Round 4
Bracket Round #4
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Start Date:
01/02/2019 22:00

End Date:
01/16/2019 22:00

Round 5
Bracket Round #5
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Start Date:
01/23/2019 22:00

End Date:
02/06/2019 22:00

Round 6
Bracket Round #6
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Start Date:
02/13/2019 22:00

End Date:
02/27/2019 22:00