2020 Hakka Pop Music Competition Rules




Organized by the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC), the Hakka Pop Music Competition (客家流行音樂大賽) aims to promote Hakka pop music, create a new trend in the music industry, and cultivate Hakka musical talents.


Eligibility

Regardless of nationalities, ages, and genders, those who are interested in music and Hakka culture are all welcome to sign up.


Timeline

Application: From August 17 through October 21

Announcement of the finalists: November 13

Finalists training: By the end of November

Final round and award ceremony: December 19 (at Legacy Taipei)


Registration information

Please fill in the registration form online at the official website, submit required photographs (in the JPEG format with the file size at least 1 MB), and upload the music creation (in the WAV and/or MP4 format).

1. For the purposes of the competition, a song must have both lyrics and music. Submitted songs can be original, adapted, or a cover. Both original and adapted work shall be an unpublished musical composition. If the musical work is non-original, permission from the copyright owner(s) shall be required and obtained.

2. A brief introduction to the submitted song must be provided. For the cover or adapted version, the applicant can add explanation of the idea or concept.

3. The submitted song can be performed in solo singing, duet, or by a chorus, with accompaniment.

4. No restrictions to musical genres. Up to seventy percent of the lyrics in the submitted song must be sung in the Hakka language. The song’s length shall be limited to 3-6 minutes.


Judging criteria

The jury, composed of a number of professionals from varied fields in the music industry, evaluates the submitted work in the preliminary and final round.

1. In the preliminary round, judges will evaluate the submitted work on the lyrics, melody, arrangement, and performance.

2. In the final round, the submitted song must be performed in a live music concert. The evaluation will focus on the lyrics, melody, arrangement, and overall stage performance.


Prizes and awards

1. First prize: NT$300,000, a trophy, a certificate, and an opportunity to record the wining song and make a music video

2. Second prize: NT$200,000, a trophy, a certificate, and an opportunity to record the wining song and make a music video

3. Third prize: NT$100,000, a trophy, a certificate, and an opportunity to record the wining song

4. Best Lyricist: NT$50,000 and a certificate

5. Best Composer: NT$50,000 and a certificate

6. Best Singer: NT$50,000 and a certificate

7. Best Adaptation: NT$50,000 and a certificate

8. Special Jury Prize: NT$50,000 and a certificate