Since 1947, quartets have competed for the title of Sweet Adelines International Champion Quartet. Achieving that title is the ultimate dream for Sweet Adelines quartets. As the international champion quartet, you are declared the best in the world.
Those who win the coveted title also receive a crown as a symbol of their championship. Although the gold medal continues to serve as the prize for earning the most points at international competition, the ultimate gift to quartet champions is the crown, and it lives on as a lovely and lasting tradition of our organization. Sweet Adelines members also refer to champions as “Queens of Harmony.”
(Quartet members are listed by voice part, not as positioned in photo.)