To enhance Ballyhoo’s cultural exchange, we are adding an early Americana flare to the festival. Anyone is free to enter!

2022 APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN OCTOBER 1, 2021

$1500 IN CASH PRIZES 

FIDDLE: YOUTH UNDER 12                

$50.00-First Place

$25.00-Second Place

Certificate-Third Place

FIDDLE: ADULT OVER 12                 BANJO: ADULT OVER 12

$400.00-First Place                                    $250.00-First Place

$300.00-Second Place                               $150.00-Second Place

$200.00-Third Place                                   $75.00-Third Place

$50-Honorable Mention

 

 

RULES FOR BALLYHOO FIDDLE/BANJO COMPETITION

Fiddlers under 12:

Fast song and a waltz.  The waltz needs to be something with ¾ timing. The fast song should be a breakdown, rag or polka.

Tunes not allowed are show tunes such as Orange Blossom Special, Listen to the Mockingbird, or Black Mt. Rag. No electric instruments are allowed.

Fiddlers over 12:

Three songs: a waltz, a breakdown, and tune of choice, which is a rag, polka, or another breakdown.

Banjo over 12:

Three tunes of their choice.


Contestants in categories will be judged on:

Rhythm and timing – 20 points
Authenticity –  20 points
Creativity – 20 points,
Tone – 20 points
Overall execution – 20 points

 

Total points per tune per contestant is 100. So, a perfect score for 18 and under would be 200 points and the perfect score for a contestant over 18 would be 300 points. Contestants in fiddle who play something other than a waltz will not be scored on that song.  The decision of the judges is final.

**Application acceptance date to be announced.**


ENTRY FORM


MAIL-IN FORM CLICK HERE – Fiddle & Banjo Entry Form