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Competition Rules

Competitions will take place on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 starting at 11:00 AM. 
  1. Judges will be looking for performances representative of old-time Appalachian traditions.
  2. Youth competitions are open to ages 16 and under.
  3. If an individual placed first (1st) in a previous youth competition they will be required to compete in the adult competition the following year.
  4. All contestants and bands will perform one (1) selection.
  5. Registrations close 15 minutes prior to the respective competition.
    • Be mindful of competition schedule in order to not miss your competitions time slot.
    • A registration table will be located in the foyer outside the Summit Trail Solarium in the Plemmons Student Union.
  6. Individual contestants may play alone or have one rhythm accompanist.
  7. A band competing in the string band contest must consist of at least three (3) but not more than seven (7) members. 
  8. ALL prize winners must bring a valid form of ID and the ribbon they received to claim their prize.
  9. All prizes will be awarded after the last competition at 5:00pm, no earlier.
  10. Youth Competition Winners must have parent/guardian present and the parent/guardian will present their personal ID since most youth don't have IDs. 

 

Registration Information

Registrations close 15 minutes prior to the respective competition. If you would like to register ahead of time CLICK HERE.

A registration table will be located in the foyer outside the Summit Trail Solarium in the Plemmons Student Union. The registration table is for BOTH Adult and Youth Competitions.

  • Order of registration will determine order of play. Registered competitors who fail to appear when their name is called will be disqualified from that competition.
  • Competitors may only register for one (1) instrument competition (this does not include Dance or String Band).
  • Winners in each youth competition from the 2022 Fiddlers Convention must compete in the adult categories at the 2023 Fiddlers Convention.
If you have any question, please contact Jake Tidwell at tidwelljm1@appstate.edu or (828) 262-6252.