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.
(NOTE: At our Grand Finals, entries will be critiqued by 4 judges and the lowest score will be dropped)

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 divisions and age groups:

SOLOISTS:
1st Place Plaque or Banner and Pin 2nd - 5th Place Medal and Pin
DUET/TRIO:
1st Place 1 Plaque or Banner, Medals, and Pins for each participant 2nd - 5th Place Medals and Pins for each participant
GROUPS:
1st Place 1 Plaque or 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 Top Solo Trophy, $25 Gift Certificate, Encore Pin or Ribbon
2nd - 5th Overall Encore Pin or Ribbon
TOP SUPER SOLO:
1st Place Overall Top Super Solo Trophy, Super Solo Jacket or Backpack
2nd - 5th Overall Super Solo Plaque
* ALL super solo soloists are recognized on stage with a special award
TOP DUET/TRIO:
1st Place Overall Top Duet/Trio Trophy, $50 Gift Certificate, Encore Pins or Ribbons
2nd - 5th Overall Encore Ribbons or Pins for Each Participant
ALL GROUPS:
1st Place Overall Top Group Trophy, Gift Certificate/Cash Award*, Encore Pins or Ribbons
2nd - 5th Overall Encore Ribbons or Pins 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: Large Champion Cup Trophy and Gift Certificate for Grand Finals
*At every Regional competition, each studio's Top 5 group scores in age 11 and under and Top 5 group scores in age 12 and over will be tabulated. The studio with the highest combined score will be awarded the Top Studio Award and will be presented a champion trophy and a gift certificate.
($500 Gift Certificate for Competitions with 250 or less entries; $750 Gift Certificate for competitions with 251-450 entries; $1000 Gift Certificate for competitions with 451 or more entries)

 

*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 $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 $200 Cash

discovery_spotlight_banner_lrg