CONTEST DETAILS
Eligibility

         1. Drum Off Singapore is open to all drummers of all races, nationalities and genders.
         2. Contestants are only allowed to participate in 1 category that they fall under.
         3. This contest is for qualified amateurs. A “qualified amateur” is defined as one who does not earn more than $42,000                           gross income per year as a professional performing musician, based on the previous tax year.




Registration Fee

          SGD$80.00 per application (YouTube Auditions)


Online Application

          Online registration will begin 10 March 2017 (Friday)
          Closing date: 21 May 2017 (Sunday)


Categories

     1. Junior*
          12 years of age & below

     2. Intermediate*
          18 years of age & below

     3. Girls
          25 years of age & below

     4. Open*
          No age restrictions

          *Categories are open to both genders.


Competition Flow


































Auditions
       
          You have a choice to attend the auditions in Singapore OR submit a YouTube audition video.

          For YouTube Submission

            1. Register & make payment by 10 May 2017 (Extended to 21 May 2017)

            2. Submit your YouTube video link to info@fest-events.com by 21 May 2017

            3. Shortlisted contestants will be notified by email, and their audition videos will be placed onto our website.

            4. 8 qualifying contestants from each category will then proceed to the Semi-Finals held at Singapore Expo, Singapore, on                     the 4 July 2017 . Finalists will be announced after each categories' contestants have performed.

            5. 3 Finalists from each category will then compete together with 3 Singapore Finalists for the Champion title at the Finals                      of Drum Off Singapore 2017 at Singapore Expo on 5 & 6 Aug 2017.


           Submission format:

                   A. Contestants must introduce themselves with a clear frontal facial view at the start of the video followed by a                                        4-5-minute solo performance with no music tracks or no accompaniment of musicians from a slightly elevated side                               angle from the left-hand side (for right handed drummers) where movement of the hands, drum sticks, 2 rack toms,                             floor tom and both the right and left legs are clear. Video must be captured in one continuous take.
















          NOTE: Drum kit should only consist of four or five-piece drum kit complete with hardware, a pair of hi hats and maximum 4                            more cymbals and a cowbell.


                   B. Upload your video to YouTube with the following name format:
                      
                            Drum Off Singapore 2017 Auditions, <Category>, <Contestant's Name>, <Country>
                            Example: Drum Off Singapore 2017 Auditions, Open Category, Alan Smith, United Kingdom


                   C. Submit your YouTube link to info@fest-events.com by 21 May 2017



IMPORTANT NOTES

      Contestants qualified for the Semi-Finals will be:

      1. Required to attend the Semi-Finals on the 4 Aug 2017, and Finals on either 5th or 6th August, held at Singapore                                 Expo, Singapore.

      2. Required to bear all travel cost (Airfare & Accommodations in Singapore) at their own expense.

      3. Given a 2-Day Access Pass to Singapore Drum Fest: Ultimate Drummers' Weekend 2017

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