ASHE FIDDLERS CONVENTION
  1. Registration is to be completed at Ashe Park, back stage the day of the Convention. No pre-registration!!!!
  2. An Old Time band shall consist of not less than three basic string instruments.  One instrument shall be a fiddle and the second instrument shall be a clawhammer (old time style) banjo.  Not more than seven musicians shall perform with an Old Time band.
  3. A Bluegrass band shall consist of not less than three basic string instruments.  One instrument shall be a Bluegrass-style banjo.  The second instrument shall be either a mandolin or fiddle.  Not more than seven musicians shall perform with a Bluegrass band.
  4. Contestants may compete with one band. Bands are encouraged to play both Friday and Saturday nights; however, one night is sufficient. If a band plays twice, their higher score will be used for the contest. Youth bands may include one adult.
  5. Contestants may also compete individually.  Individual and band judging is separate and distinct. Contestants performing with a band shall not be judged individually while performing with the band. 
  6. Only authentic folk songs will be judged in the folk song competition. Singer may be accompanied by one other musician performing a string instrument.  Singer may play an instrument if so chooses.
  7. Only authentic bluegrass and old time songs will be permitted during the competition. Bands will be allowed to perform up to two songs, including vocal entries.  Copy written music shall not be performed.  Just before stage introductions, performers (both individuals and bands) shall inform the emcee of the song selections to be announced in the introduction. 
  8. Individual contestants may be accompanied during their performances by a back-up rhythm instrument.
  9. Individual contestants shall perform only once with their chosen instrument.  However, individual contestants may enter multiple different individual categories if so chooses.
  10. Individual and band song performances are limited to not more than five (5) minutes.
  11. The Dance competition will be judged after the bands perform. No steel tap dancing is permitted on stage.
  12. Judging will be based upon:  a. Tuning; b. Timing; c. Teamwork; and, d. Balance.  These standards of judging shall be applied to individual, band, and singing performances.
  13. Electric, electronic, wind, percussion, or any other type of instruments shall not be permitted on stage at any time.  The only exception may be for the harmonica with an advance ruling of the judges.
  14. Contestants (individual and bands) shall present their correct entry number as they go on stage.  Contestants shall also provide the names of the songs to be performed (see #6 above).
  15. Registration to compete in the Fiddlers Convention includes all contestants’ agreement to allow their performances to be recorded and reproduced free of claim by the Jeffersons Rotary Club.  The Club may use recorded and reproduced performances to promote the event and its fundraising efforts.  No recording for reproduction shall be made without the express permission of the Jeffersons Rotary Club.
  16. The names of judges will be provided by the Rotary Club of The Jeffersons.  Lobbying or otherwise influencing the judging shall not be permitted.  Direct appeals of the judging results shall not be directed to the judges themselves without the concurrence of the Rotary Club of The Jeffersons and judges.
  17. In the event of any stage malfunction (lighting, stage or other occurrence beyond the control of the contestant(s)), contestants will be permitted to repeat the entire performance with no penalty.  In the event of instrument problems (broken string or similar occurrence), contestants will be permitted to repeat the entire performance with no penalty.
  18. A full set of prizes will be awarded in all categories with sufficient contestants, with one (1) band being counted as one (1) contestant.
  19. All contestants shall be charged for admission as any other attendee and can be fully reimbursed following the individual contestant’s performance. A single contestant can only receive one remitted admission paid, regardless of how many times the contestant performs on stage. Bands are encouraged but not required to play both Friday and Saturday, but must have exact same members both nights. If Band plays both nights, single highest score will be used. Bands may choose to play only one night; however, band refunds are given only on Saturday night. Refunds will be given for amount of admission equivalent to arm band  Folk singers, Dancers and their accompaniment cannot be reimbursed for admission.  Complimentary tickets shall not be reimbursed.
  20. Interpretation and enforcement of these rules is the sole responsibility of the Rotary Club of The Jeffersons and its representatives.  Rulings are final.   

Ashe Fiddlers Convention Prize Money - Adult

1st 2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th Event
$400
$200
 $150  $100  $75  $50 Bluegrass Band
$400 $200  $150  $100  $75
 $50 Old Time Band
$100 $75  $50
 Rosette  Rosette  N/A Bluegrass Fiddle
$100 $75  $50  Rosette  Rosette
 N/A Old Time Fiddle
$65 $50  $35  Rosette  Rosette  N/A Guitar
$65 $50  $35  Rosette  Rosette  N/A Resonator Guitar-Dobro
$65 $50  $35  Rosette  Rosette  N/A Mandolin
$65 $50  $35  Rosette  Rosette  N/A Bluegrass Banjo
$65 $50  $35  Rosette  Rosette  N/A Old Time Banjo
$65 $50  $35  Rosette  Rosette  N/A Bass Fiddle
$65 $50  $35  Rosette  Rosette  N/A Folk Song
 Rosette  Rosette  Rosette  N/A  N/A  N/A Dance Competition
 $1455  $900  $645  $200  $150  $100             TOTALS


Ashe Fiddlers Convention Prize Money - Youth/Junior

1st 2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th Event
$30
$15  Rosette  N/A  N/A  N/A Band
$10 $5  Rosette  N/A  N/A  N/A Bluegrass Fiddle
$10 $5  Rosette  N/A  N/A  N/A Old Time Fiddle
$10 $5  Rosette  N/A  N/A  N/A Guitar
$10 $5  Rosette  N/A  N/A  N/A Resonator Guitar-Dobro
$10 $5  Rosette  N/A  N/A  N/A Mandolin
$10 $5  Rosette  N/A  N/A  N/A Bluegrass Banjo
$10 $5  Rosette  N/A  N/A  N/A Old Time Banjo
$10 $5  Rosette  N/A  N/A  N/A Bass Fiddle
$110  $55  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A                   TOTALS
                   
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY - ASHE FIDDLERS CONVENTION - $3615

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