Categories

Best Male Teen Artist
To be judged on the overall performance by the teenage male performer of the song.  Judging criteria includes overall creativity in the presentation by the artist during the performance of the song, voice quality and range, as well as the ability for the artist to maintain voice control throughout the song.   

Best Female Teen Artist
To be judged on the overall performance by the teenage female performer of the song.  Judging criteria includes overall creativity in the presentation by artist during the performance of the song, voice quality and range, as well as the ability for the artist to maintain voice control throughout the song.   

Best Teen Duo or Band
To be judged on the overall performance by the entire teen duo or teen band performing the song.  At least 50% of the artists in the duo or band MUST be 17 years of age or younger.  Judging criteria includes overall creativity in the presentation by the band during the performance of the song, voice quality, range and harmony of the band as a group, as well as the ability for the band to maintain voice control throughout the song.

Best Teen Recording
Judging criteria includes overall performance by the teen artist or group, as well as the overall execution of the recording by the producer.  Emphasis is also on the appropriateness of the song choice for the singer who performs it.

Best Teen Song
Judging criteria includes overall creativity by the teenage songwriter, including lyrics, "the hook", and overall  song structure.

Best Teen Producer
The sole producer of this song MUST be 17 years of age or younger. To be judged on the overall production of the song from start to finish, as produced by the teenaged producer, including creative use of singer's ability and range, as well as creative use of musicians and instrumentation.  Strong emphasis on overall quality of tone and equalization of all voices and instruments. 


Best "Live" Teen Performance
To be judged on the overall "Live" performance of the teen artist or band, including overall creativity in the presentation by the artist or band,  voice quality, range and harmony, as well as stage presence.  NOTE: the overall video and sound quality of the live performance submitted need not be "perfect", but it should be as clear as possible.

Best Teen Video 
The video must star a teen artist or teen duo/band.  To be judged on overall quality of the music video, including creative story telling, image/video quality, editing, as well as the performance by the artist.  

PLEASE NOTE:  This sub-category is split into 2 separate categories based upon the overall production budget to create the video: "Best Video (under $5,000)" and "Best Video ($5,000 and over)"

Best Teen Demo Song
For teen artists who have created a demo of a song and have recorded it in a home-based studio ONLY.  Submissions in this sub-category must NOT have been recorded in a professional commercial recording studio, and must NOT have been pressed into a CD for commercial release at the time of this submission. Judging criteria includes overall creativity in the writing of the song, the lyrics and "hook" of the song, instrumentation, overall song structure and performance by the singer.  NOTE: the overall sound quality of the recording of the song submitted in this sub-category need not be "perfect", but it should be as clear as possible.



Genre: Teen

$25.00 per category

NOTE: All submissions below MUST be of a teen artist, 17 years of age or younger at the time the recording was made (and/or 17 years of age or younger within one year of this submission period)

- Submissions in this genre may submit into more than one of the categories below.

- Submissions in this genre may also submit into other suitable genres for which their music would apply.

- The Top 5 submissions automatically advance on as Nominees for an IMC Award (there is no additional submission fee for nominees to advance on to the final round of judging)


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