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Panda Players
Vocal Competition
Rules, Information and How To Enter 

Rules & Information

1.  How does the competition work?

  • You pay your Entry Fee [£10 + 69p booking fee] and send in your Entry Form.

(See below in How To Enter for details.  Any further information will be sent to you after 31st May once all Entry Forms have been received.)

  • Please ensure to submit THREE choices of song from Musicals (either Stage or Film) - this is to avoid everyone singing the same song and choices will be given on a first come, first served basis and confirmed by Panda Players.

  • You will need to provide digital backing tracks in MP3 format for each of your chosen songs.  Do this by uploading the files to your Entry Form.

  • ANYONE can enter and the judges will vote their favourites through to the final round.

  • If selected for the final round, you will be asked to sing again with a second, DIFFERENT song.  This can come from any of your original three choices or you can have a completely new song prepared.

  • The competition will be LIVE - i.e., you will be singing live in front of the judges.

  • The order of performances will be drawn at random and determined prior to the competition.  Once the competition starts the order cannot be changed

  • The judges will watch all performances in person and decide as a team who should go through to the final round.  They will again watch all final round performances in person and decide as a team who the winner is.


2.  Age Categories

There are two age categories:

8 to 17 years and 18 years and over.

Spaces in the competition are limited - only 15 in each category - so get your Entry Form in quickly.   


3.  Further Information

  • There will be a chance to rehearse in the space on Thursday 29th June.  It is at your discretion as to whether you decide to attend on this occasion.

  • The 8 to 17 years competition will take place on Friday 30th June.  All entrants must be available from 6:30pm on this date.  The winner will be announced on the night.

  • The 18 years and over competition will take place on Saturday 1st July.  All entrants must be available from 7pm on this date.  The winner will be announced on the night.


How To Enter

Read the Rules & Information above then, if you haven't already done so, purchase an Entry Fee ticket for the appropriate category using the TicketSource link below and make a note of the Booking Reference.  (You will receive an emailed Booking Confirmation which shows the Booking Reference.)

Next, complete the Entry Form (see link below) and click on the Submit button.

Vocal Competition Entry Form

Spaces in the competition are limited, so get your Entry Form in quickly.   


Additional Notes

  • Try to select a song that suits your voice and experience; the more comfortable you are and the more relatable the song, the better your performance will be. 

  • Choose a backing track suited to your voice.  DO NOT sing along with an original recording; we only want to hear your voice.

  • Please try to choose a song that is at least 2 minutes long, but no longer than 4 minutes.

  • The judges are not looking for people who can always hit the big notes and boom the loudest, they are looking for quality of performance.

  • ALL judges’ notes will be destroyed after the competition.


What will I get from the competition?

  • ALL entrants will receive a certificate for participating.

  • The winner of each category will receive a winner’s certificate; a key ring; a bottle of bubbly or a box of chocolates (your age will determine this prize); a one year free membership of Panda Players from 1st September 2023 to 31st August 2024; and one free vocal session from one of our esteemed judges.

  • Exposure: although we cannot guarantee any future auditions or work, you are being seen and judged by those who work professionally in the industry, so give it your all.


For those entering who are under the age of 18 years.

  • You must have the permission of your parent or guardian to enter.

  • Your parent or guardian MUST sign your application form.

  • Without the above we cannot accept your application and your fee will be non-refundable.


Late entries

  • PLEASE NOTE: any entries or fees received after MIDNIGHT on 31st May 2023 means your entry will not be accepted and your fee will be non-refundable.

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