World Choir Games
The Champions Competition
Conditions of Participation
Admission to the World Choir Games – The Champions Competition is by decision of the Artistic Committee of the World Choir Games. Choirs can apply for this competition, submit qualifications or be delegated. This competition is targeting choirs which have corresponding international competitive experience and have already proven their ability in concerts and international choral competitions.
The choirs are evaluated by an international jury according to the evaluation system of the World Choir Games (100 points system). They receive Bronze, Silver or Gold Medals depending on the number of points. The choir of the given category with the Gold Medal and highest number of points will be awarded the title "Champion of the World Choir Games".
- Choirs* with national and/or international competitive experience and a proven level of achievement or proof of comparable artistic level
- Choirs that are listed in the top 500 of the MUSICA MUNDI World Rankings (List available at Interkultur.com)
- Choirs that have been awarded a Gold Medal at the World Choir Games since 2008 in a comparable category**
- Choirs that have been awarded a Golden Diploma at the MUSICA MUNDI choir competitions in a comparable category**
- Choirs that have received a recommendation diploma for The Champions Competition in a previous INTERKULTUR event
- Choirs that have received a 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize in national or international choir competitions, or an evaluation comparable to the Golden Diploma of the INTERKULTUR choir competitions. (The competition must be recognized by the Artistic Committee and a copy of the certificate must be submitted with the registration.)
- Choirs that have been delegated by national and provincial cultural ministries or national and provincial choral associations. (An official letter of delegation must be submitted with the registration.)
- Choirs that have been delegated by a member of The World Choir Council
- Choirs that have qualified at the Qualification Concert on-site for the Champions Competition
- the artistic committee or
- the decision of the jury in the Qualification Concert
A jury of seven international music experts will evaluate The Champions Competition.
Evaluation system of the World Choir Games:
Number of points (100 points):
- 1 – 40 Points = Certificate
Successful Participation in the
World Choir Games – The Champions Competition
- 40.01 – 60 Points = Bronze Medal
- 60.01 – 80 Points = Silver Medal
- 80.01 – 100 Points = Gold Medal
Each category "Champion of the World Choir Games" for the best choir with a Gold Medal
* To qualify as an amateur choir means that no choir member except for the conductor may earn his living by professional singing.
** Comparable are: a) Children’s and Youth, Sacred and Contemporary, b) Mixed, Male, Female, Sacred and Contemporary, c) Jazz, Gospel and Pop, d) Folklore