Competition Rules: Music

Art N Beat Star – Music Competition

Art N Beat invites any resident of North America who is interested in Vocal & Instrumental  music to participate in this competition. There is no requirement of being a Art N Beat member to participate in this competition. Participant needs prior registration and has to be physically present at the venue to participate.

Competition Age Categories for all Participants

  • Sub Junior Category – 5 to 12 years
  • Junior Category – 13 to 18 years
  • Adult Category – 19 years and above

The competition will be held on June 8th, Saturday between 9:30 AM to 5 PM at the Minnie B Veal Recreation Center, 1070 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ – 08820. Final schedule will be published based on number of participants in each category.

General Rules for the Music Competition:

Performance Categories –
There are three performing categories for the competition namely:

  1. Vocal: Classical | Semi-Classical | Indian Film Music | Duet
  2. Instrumental : Eastern | Western | Percussion

Prizes in each category namely: Winner & Runner Up. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the Winner ($100) and Runner-up ($75).

Annual Music Competition 2019 –  Instructions for the Participants

  • Final Schedule: The final schedule of the competition will be published on 30th June 2018.
  • Accompaniment: For every participant to have an equal opportunity, you are highly encouraged to use electronic  Tabla, Taanpura, Track.
  • Time Allowed: 5 Min (Entry to Exit).
  • This time duration includes the time taken by the competitor for the tuning of instruments etc. A warning bell will be sounded to indicate that only 2 minutes are remaining and the competitor should wind up the performance within the next 2 minutes. The Final bell will be sounded at end of allotted time to tell the competitor to stop the performance. Negative marks will be given if the competitor fails to complete performance by the final bell.
  • Prizes, Awards & Recognitions: All the contestants shall receive “Certificate of Participation” from Art N Beat. The Winners and Runner-up announcement will be published in the website ( on 15th June around 7PM.
  • ONLY Winners will be selected to perform at the finale on 7th Sept between 6PM and 11PM. Separate schedule will be sent to the Winners.  Competition Winner and Runner-up for each catagory will receive Cash Prize, Certificate & Trophy during  Art N Beat Music Festival on 7th Sept Saturday.
  • Number of Prizes: The committee may reduce the number of prizes in a particular category/age group if the number of contestants falls short of TEN (10) in that particular category/age group.
  • Special Prizes: The judges may, in exceptional cases, in consultation with the Music Competition Committee, award special prize to a competitor whose performance merits special consideration.
  • Application for competition: The participants shall seek entry to the competition by submitting the application online
  • Participation registration fee per performance category: Early bird – reduced to $40 if registered by March 31st. Registration fee will be $50 between April 1st and April 30th. Registration fee will be $75 from May 1st till permitted. Last day of the registration is May 15th.
  • Walk-in participation will not be allowed.
  • Questions please contact or call 732 757 0655 | 732 236 5956 | 732 796 4805 | 732 710 8765
  • Maximum Number of Entries: Entries will be accepted on first come basis. In event of entries exceeding the capacity, no entries shall be accepted after the deadline of May 15th 2019.
  • Order of Participation: Order/sequence of participation will be at the sole discretion of the organizers.
  • Participant Reporting Time: All participants are required to be present at the venue before commencement of the competition for the relevant age group. Re-Scheduling time-slot is not permitted. Each participant will be given a time window and must report to front desk before the specified time window.
  • Judges: There shall be a panel of judges (at all levels of competition) for the conduct of competition whose judgment will be final. The committee will decide norms of judgment. Each judge will hand over the judgment at the completion of performance by a competitor for tabulation by the Music Competition Committee.
  • Any solicitation or selling of items are strictly prohibited and may disqualify from contest.
  • Criteria for Judgment: The performance of the competitors will be judged as per the following criteria:
    • Vocal Music:
      Correct Intonation of Swaras
      Accuracy in Taal & Lay
      System, Standard & General Impression in Presentation
      Adhering to the time limit
    • Instrumental – Eastern & Western :
      Correct Intonation of Swaras
      Accuracy in Taal & Lay
      System, Standard & General Impression in Presentation.
      Adhering to the time limit
    • Instrumental – Percussion:
      Selection of Taal.
      Accuracy in Taal & Lay
      Adhering to the time limit
  • Discipline: Every competitor is required to be present in the competition hall when his/her name is announced for presenting item. In case the competitor fails to reach the stage even after three calls; he/she will stand disqualified from the competition.
  • Review of Rules: Art N Beat reserves the right to amend any rules to make the competition more meaningful and transparent.