Please Note: Sweet Adelines International is transitioning to a new membership database in early June; and as a result, we will not be able to process event registrations or event ticket orders until the new system is operational. Members will be emailed login information at that time.

The Search Is On ...

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
Start time: 4 p.m.
Oral Roberts University
Global Learning Center Auditorium
Tulsa, Okla., USA


The Global Learning Center is located on University Dr. off of 81st Street between Lewis Ave. and Harvard Ave. When using a phone GPS, please search for Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla. The Global Learning Center is attached to the east side of the Mabee Center, and has free parking available.

Important Dates:

Feb. 12, 2018: Contest entry open online, fax and by postal mail.
April 17, 2018: Rising Star tickets open online.
June 15, 2018: Last day to submit Rising Star entry form and fee.
July 10, 2018: Drawing for order of appearance (or once 20 quartets have signed up, whichever comes first).
August 10, 2018: Region 25 Shining Star YWIH Festival and Sweet Adelines 2018 Rising Star Quartet Contest!

Tickets: (Note: We will be unable to process ticket orders from June 1-11 while we change over to a new database system.)

Purchase Rising Star tickets now!

Beginning on April 17, family and friends may purchase tickets online to attend the Rising Star Quartet Contest. Attending the Region 25 YWIH Shining Star Festival? You will receive a complimentary ticket to Rising Star – see below for details!

$5 per ticket (age 25 and younger)
$10 per ticket (age 26+)

Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets will be available for purchase or for pickup in the lobby of the Global Learning Center on August 10, 2018, beginning at 3 p.m.

Contest Entry Form:

Rising Star Quartet Contest Entry Form

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 Details:

Completed entry form and the $100 entry fee must be received by Competition Services at Sweet Adelines International Headquarters by June 15, 2018.

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. Competitors do not need to participate in regional Rising Star Quartet Contests or become members of Sweet Adelines in order to compete in this contest.

The Shining Star YWIH Festival kicks off August 10 as a nonstop barbershop day!
When: Friday, August 10, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Christ Church Episcopal, 10901 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa, OK.
Who: Women singers ages 25 and younger.

Festival headliners will be Lustre, the 2018 International Champion Quartet, as faculty and Adrenaline, the 2017 Rising Star Champion Quartet, as section leaders.

The $25 festival registration fee includes: lunch, a camp t-shirt, learning media for two camp songs and a complimentary ticket to attend the Rising Star Quartet Contest! Deadline for registration is Friday, July 6.

If two (2) or more members of the quartet are registered for the Region 25 Shining Star YWIH Festival, $50 USD of the competition fee is waived and will be refunded after the event once verified by Region 25.

Click here to register for the Shining Star YWIH Festival!

Hotels, Travel and Transportation for Rising Star Quartet Contest:

Hotels are listed in proximity to Oral Roberts University:

  • The Crowne Plaza - located directly across the street from Oral Roberts University (click here for a map)
  • Sweet Adelines International has arranged a courtesy block at the Crowne Plaza for Rising Star competitors and families of competitors.

    The room rate at the Crowne Plaza is $99 per room per night plus tax for up to four occupants(based on availability). This rate includes complimentary breakfast for four people, and a complimentary airport shuttle (reserved by arranging with the hotel directly). See below for booking instructions:

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Booking Instructions:

    Book Online

    Select Book Now
    Select your Arrival and Departure date
    Select the Room type 
    Begin confirming your Reservation

    Or call 877-227-6963, select Reservations | Group Name: Sweet Adelines Rising Star

    Group cutoff date is July 28, 2018

    Check In | Check Out

    Check-In Time: 3 p.m.
    Check-Out Time: 12 p.m.
    Minimum Check-In Age: 21
    Late Check Out Available

  • River Spirit Casino Resort (0.9 miles)
  • Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills (1.1 miles)
  • Holiday Inn Express Jenks (2.6 miles)
  • Hyatt Regency Tulsa - South Medical (3 miles)
  • Doubletree at Warren Place (3.8 miles)


Airline discounts are available through Journey House Travel for American Airlines and United Airlines, depending on class of service. Discounted rates are available from August 8-11, 2018. Contact Nancy Kindle with Journey House Travel for assistance with booking airfare.

                Nancy Kindle, Journey House Travel
                Phone: 800.250.6559 or 918.812.5256



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

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.