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For the next Rising Star Quartet!

Sign up for the 2018 Rising Star Quartet Contest, an adjudicated barbershop quartet competition for women ages 25 and younger.

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Oral Roberts University
Global Learning Center Auditorium
Tulsa, Okla., USA

Important Dates:

Feb. 12, 2018: Contest entry will open online, fax and by postal mail. Competitors may begin filling out the entry form, but please do not send until contest opens on February 12!
June 15, 2018: Last day to submit entry forms.
July 10, 2018: Drawing for order of appearance (or once 20 quartets have signed up, whichever comes first).

Prizes Include:

First Place: $2,000 USD
Second Place: $1,000 USD
Third Place: $500 USD
Prizes are awarded by the Young Singers Foundation, an official charity of Sweet Adelines International.

Stars to Watch Award:

Special recognition will be given to the highest-scoring quartet whose average age is 16 or younger.

Contest Resources:

Rising Star Quartet Contest Entry Form
Rising Star Quartet Contest Scoring Level Descriptors
Rising Star Quartet Contest Scoresheets
Rising Star Quartet Contest Rules and Regulations

Contest Details:

  • Completed entry form and the $100 entry fee must be received by Competition Services at Sweet Adelines International Headquarters by June 15, 2018.
  • If two (2) or more members of the quartet are registered for the Region 25 YWIH Festival on Aug. 10, 2018, $50 USD of the competition fee is waived and will be refunded after the event once verified by Region 25.
  • Entry forms accompanied with payment will be accepted in the order they are received. A maximum of 20 quartets are accepted. Entry forms received after the 20 competitor slots have been filled will be placed on a waiting list.

Click below to watch all Rising Star 2017 videos!




Please contact Competition Services at Sweet Adelines International Headquarters.

Email: • Phone: 1.918.622.1444 • Toll free: 1.800.992.7464

Any competitor interested in posting their Rising Star competition performance on YouTube, social media or their website must have Sweet Adelines International’s written permission before posting and sharing. Please complete this survey for permission.