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BAND CONTEST RULES
must be of legal age in the state in which they enter
the contest. If the contestant is a minor child they
must provide a legally signed waiver by parent or
must be of good moral character.
will be responsible for their own expense to and from
the local and state contest.
must perform Country Music in the local and state
local contest winners agree to appear at the State
Finals. If for some reason a local winner should be
unable to appear, the Radio Station or the Hodag Country
Festival has the right but not the obligation to replace
the local winner not appearing with the 1st runner-up
from the local area which would not otherwise be represented.
The winner on the State level is expected to attend
the opening ceremonies for the Country Band Contest
and the Hodag Country Festival the following year.
will be judged by 5 qualified judges on appearance,
professionalism, preparedness, material, audience
interaction, stage ability and vocal ability.
regional winners will receive at least $250.00 cash
prize money upon competing at the finals July 14th,
2018 at the Hodag Country Festival.
Hodag Country Festival and Miller Beer of the Northwoods
will provide cash prizes at the State Championship
contest held in Rhinelander, Wisconsin: 1st Place
- $2,500.00, 2nd Place - $1,250.00, 3rd Place - $750.00,
4th through last place - $250.00
winner will be titled "Wisconsin State Champion Performer(s)"
for 1 year from date of winning.
2nd, 3rd place winners of Regionals will receive free
weekend passes to the Hodag Country Festival - July
12, 13, 14, 15, 2018 (Band Members Only - Performers).
regional winner of the Wisconsin State Championship
Contest 2017 may not compete in another region for
prizes or awards. Contestants who do not win in a
region may compete in any of the other regional events
with the permission of the radio station sponsor.
regional winner band members must be the same members
that compete at the State contest. Any changes must
be approved by the Hodag Country Festival Committee.
contestants must provide own back-up band if needed.
winner at Hodag Country Festival cannot enter contests
for 2 years after reign. (example: 2018 winner cannot
compete until Spring of 2020)