Organized by the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC), the Hakka Choir Competition aims to promote the Hakka language and music, raise the profile of Hakka culture, and deepen Hakka self-identity. Through the competition, it is expected that more people in Taiwan can appreciate the uniqueness of Hakka heritage. Categories description Category 1: regular choir - Children choir: maximum 15 years old (born after Dec. 26, 2005) - Youth choir: between 15 to 18 years old (born before Dec. 26, 2005 and after Dec. 26, 2002) - Adult choir: minimum 18 years old (born before Dec. 26, 2002) - Senior choir: minimum 55 years old (born before Dec. 26, 1965) Note: It is allowed to have no more than 10% over/under aged singers in Adult Choir and Senior Choir. Category 2: Contemporary A Cappella - Student choir: school students (with student identification) - Adult choir: no age restriction Number of singers 1. Minimum 16, maximum 60, and 4 alternates are allowed in Category 1; in Category 2 minimum 3, maximum 12 (not counting conductor and accompanist). 2. A singer is allowed to compete as a member of one choir only in each category. Registration information I. Deadline: Oct. 30, 2020 II. How to register 1. Please fill in Online Registration Form at https://www.hakkasongsing.com/blank-11. 2. After registering online, fill in the application forms (Annex 2 to 6) and submit them by express mail service, including 7 copies of original music scores. To: 2020 Hakka Choir Competition Address: 6F.-3, No. 30, Jingfu St., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 116, Taiwan 3. The files of 5 choir photos and a one-minute video* of the choir’s self-introduction could be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. * The one-minute video is optional. Competition information I. Date: Dec. 26 and 27, 2020 II. Location: Miaobei Art Center Address: No. 206, Gongyuan Rd., Zhunan Township, Miaoli County 350, Taiwan III. Rules All repertoire shall be Hakka songs. For Category 1, one of the two pieces MUST be chosen from the compulsory list (Annex 1). Both pieces can be performed with instrumental accompaniment. For Category 2, two pieces are required without specific criteria. Note 1: A choir is not allowed to change its repertoire nor the order in which it will be sung. Note 2: The total duration of performed pieces is no more than 10 minutes. IV. Prizes and awards - First prize: trophy, certificate, NT$100,000 - Second prize: trophy, certificate, NT$50,000 - Third prize: certificate, NT$10,000 For detailed information, please visit https://www.hakkasongsing.com/blank-12.