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Competition Contest Rules

 

Competitions will take place on Saturday, February 5th 2022 starting at 11:00 AM. 
  1. Judges will be looking for performances representative of old-time Appalachian traditions.
  2. Youth contests are open to ages 16 and under.
  3. If an individual placed first 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 selection.
  5. Registrations close 15 minutes prior to the respective competition. For example, guitar registration closes at 10:45am and the competition begins at 11:00am. 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. Folk Song contestants must perform traditional songs in the public domain and must keep their songs under 3 minutes.. Playing a copyrighted song will result in disqualification. 
  8. A band competing in the string band contest must consist of at least three but not more than seven members. 
  9. ALL prize winners must bring a valid form of ID and the ribbon they received to claim their prize. All prizes will be awarded after the last competition at 5pm, no earlier. Youth Competiitons 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. For example, guitar registration closes at 11:45am and the competition begins at 12:00pm. Be mindful of competition schedule in order to not miss your competitions time slot. 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 instrument competition (this does not include Folk Song, Dance, or Stringband).
  • Winners in each youth competition from the 2019 Fiddlers Convention must compete in the adult categories at the 2022 Fiddlers Convention.

If you have any question, please contact Jesse Vinson: vinsonjp@appstate.edu or (828) 262-6252.