Prizes

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)

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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/TRIOS:    
 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 FOR EACH GROUP, PINS FOR EACH PARTICIPANT
2ND – 5TH PLACE   PINS FOR EACH PARTICIPANT

 

TOP SOLO:    
1ST PLACE OVERALL   TOP SOLO TROPHY, $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE, OVERALL RIBBON
2ND-5TH OVERALL   OVERALL RIBBON
TOP SUPER SOLO:    
1ST PLACE   TOP SUPER SOLO TROPHY, SUPER SOLO JACKET or BACKPACK
2ND - 5TH PLACE   SUPER SOLO PLAQUE
*ALL SUPER SOLOISTS ARE RECOGNIZED ON STAGE AND GIVEN A SPECIAL AWARD
TOP DUET/TRIOS:    
1ST PLACE   TOP DUET/TRIO TROPHY, $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE, OVERALL RIBBONS
2ND – 5TH PLACE   OVERALL RIBBONS 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.

ALL GROUPS:

1ST PLACE OVERALL:   TOP GROUP TROPHY, GIFT CERTIFICATE OR CASH AWARD*, OVERALL RIBBONS
2ND – 5TH OVERALL :   OVERALL RIBBONS FOR EACH PARTICIPANT
HIGHEST SCORE:   LARGE HIGHEST SCORE TROPHY, GIFT CERTIFICATE OR CASH AWARD*
MOST ENTERTAINING:   SILVER TRAY & FREE ENTRY FEES TO 2015 GRAND FINALS
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:   SILVER TRAY & FREE ENTRY FEES TO 2015 GRAND FINALS
GRAND FINALS SCHOLARSHIP:   FREE SOLO & WORKSHOP AT 2015 GRAND FINALS
ENCORE EXTREME SCHOLARSHIP:   FREE CONVENTION FEE AT 2015 ENCORE CONVENTION
SPIRIT OF ENCORE:   SILVER TRAY & $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE

* 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 5 entries per age/group division.

FOR COMPETITONS WITH 250 ENTRIES OR LESS, OVERALL AWARDS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  RECREATIONAL COMPETITIVE ELITE
TOP GROUP $50 Gift Certificate $50 Gift Certificate $50 Cash Award
HIGHEST SCORE AWARD $100 Gift Certificate $100 Cash Award $100 Cash Award

GRAND FINALS STANDING OVATION:  

  • Judges will select 6 of their favorite 11 & Under groups/productions and 6 of their favorite 12 & Over groups/productions that they would like to see in an Encore Performance. These routines will Re-Compete in the Ultimate Standing Ovation Showdown.  
  • Limit of one routine per studio per age category (11 and under, 12 and over) will be allowed to perform for the Standing Ovation Award. The Selected 6 routines from each division will be announced at the end of each group award ceremony. 
  • The winner will be selected based on entertainment value, star quality, technique and overall appeal discussed among the judges' panel with audience enthusiasm. 
  • GRAND PRIZE - $1000 CASH and recognition in the Encore DCS Media Campaign and Program!
  • NEW for 2017 - We are excited to offer a Recreational Division Battle in addition to our Standing Ovation Championship. The winner of this Battle will win $500 CASH.