Awards

At Encore DCS, we feel that EVERYONE should be recognized for their achievement in performing on stage. We also believe in the true spirit of competition by only recognizing one first place in each category. In addition to recognizing 1st-5th place winners in each category, each routine will receive an Encore DCS Pin recognizing their Silver, Gold, High Gold, Platinum, or Diamond Score! The following is an explanation of the scoring system used at our Regional Events based on a 100 Point Scale by a panel of 3 judges.

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Division Diamond Platinum High Gold Gold Silver
Recreational 300-282 281-266 265-251 250-238 237-200
Competitive 300-285 284-270 269-256 255-245 244-200
Elite 300-285 284-270 269-256 255-245 244-200
Pro-Am 300-285 284-270 269-256 255-245 244-200

The following is a breakdown of awards that are given in each category for all division and age groups:

SOLOISTS:
1st Place Award Banner and Pin 2nd - 5th Place Medal and Pin
DUET/TRIO:
1st Place 1 Award Banner, Medals, and Pins for each participant 2nd - 5th Place Medals and Pins for each participant
GROUPS:
1st Place 1 Award Banner, Pins for each participant 2nd - 5th Place Pins for each participant

REGIONAL OVERALL AWARDS

The following awards are given in Recreational, Competitive, Elite and Pro Am and in all age divisions. Overall, Top 3, or Top 5 placements will be recognized in each division based on the number of entries. Vocal and Song & Dance entries will be excluded from the dance overalls, but will be recognized in the Top Vocal Performance Overalls.

TOP SOLO:
1st Place Overall
2nd - 5th Overall
Top Solo Trophy, $25 Gift Certificate, Encore Pin or Ribbon
TOP SUPER SOLO:
1st Place Overall
2nd - 5th Overall
Top Super Solo Trophy, Super Solo Jacket or Backpack, Encore Pin or Ribbon Super Solo Plaque
* ALL super solo soloists are recognized on stage with a special award
TOP DUET/TRIO:
1st Place Overall
2nd - 5th Overall
Top Duet/Trio Trophy, $50 Gift Certificate, Encore Pins or Ribbons, Encore Pins or Ribbons for each participant
ALL GROUPS:
1st Place Overall
2nd - 5th Overall
Top Group Trophy, Gift Certificate/Cash Award*, Encore Pins or Ribbons, Encore Pins or Ribbons for each participant

Highest Score: Highest Score Trophy, Gift Certificate or Cash Award*
Most Entertaining: Special Award and Free Entry Fees to 2018 Grand Finals
Best Choreography: Special Award and Free Entry Fees to 2018 Grand Finals
Grand Finals Scholarship: FREE Solo and Workshop at 2018 Grand Finals
Encore Extreme Scholarship: FREE Convention Fee at 2018 Convention
Spirit of Encore: Special Award and $100 Gift Certificate
Top Studio Award: Victory Cup Trophy and Grand Finals $500-$1500 Gift Certificate (Depending on the Size of Competition can be used for Group Fees Only)
*The Top Studios Award is awarded to the studio with the highest average group score - this is calculated by averaging the top 5 11-and- under group scores and the top 5 12-and-over group score for each studio

 

*ENCORE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE PRIZES WHEN NEEDED. GIFT CERTIFICATES AND CASH AWARDS ARE AWARDED IN THE OVERALL AWARDS FOR ALL LEVELS AND ARE BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE COMPETITION AND A MINIMUM OF 8 ENTRIES PER AGE/GROUP DIVISION.  RECREATIONAL DIVISION WILL RECEIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES. COMPETITIVE WILL RECEIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR TOP GROUP AND CASH FOR HIGHEST SCORE. ELITE DIVISION WILL RECEIVE CASH AWARDS. ALL CASH AWARDS ARE MADE PAYABLE TO THE STUDIO.

RECREATIONAL COMPETITIVE ELITE
Competitions with 250 or less Entries:
TOP GROUP: $50 Gift Certificate $50 Gift Certificate $50 Cash
HIGHEST SCORE AWARD: $100 Gift Certificate $100 Cash Award $100 Cash
Competitions with 251-450 Entries:
TOP GROUP: $75 Gift Certificate $75 Gift Certificate $75 Cash
HIGHEST SCORE AWARD: $150 Gift Certificate $150 Cash $150 Cash
Competitions with 451 or More Entries:
TOP GROUP: $100 Gift Certificate $100 Gift Certificate $100 Cash
HIGHEST SCORE AWARD: $200 Gift Certificate $200 Cash $300 Cash
Awards are subject to change at the discretion of Encore DCS

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