Sing 2021

Sing2021 28th to 30th May 2021

As announced previously, we had made the tough decision to cancel our in person convention however we are working hard to put together a fantastic online event in its place. This is going to be a fully interactive weekend and we can now reveal how we would like you to participate!

We hope that all of our BABS members will get involved and we want to include contributions from every single member of our community.

Click the tabs above to learn more!

Sing2021 It's All About You, 28th to 30th May 2021

ELIGIBILITY

For all submissions below, choruses and quartets must meet the following criteria:

We are currently not accepting submissions for Sing 2021 from Female Choruses at this time.

Please also note that for any submissions, you must ensure the appropriate copyright has been sought before submitting.

If you need to, you can sign up for BABS membership here.

The deadline for all submissions is the 9th of April 2021.

VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS

Maximum length: 5 mins
File format: h.264 .mp4
Resolution: 720p minimum
Audio: The group should be clearly audible, there should be no camera noise (eg. bumps and clicks) and no distortion.
Orientation: Landscape
Aspect ratio: 16:9

LONG SERVICE AWARD

As is traditional, we will be celebrating members who are receiving their Long Service award this year. It would be great to get pictures of members being presented with their awards in some way, maybe on a chorus zoom rehearsal, if not possible a lovely photo along with a brief bio will be fantastic. These will then be compiled into a video montage.

LONG SERVICE AWARD SUBMISSION LINK

Deadline: 9th April 2021

IN MEMORIAM

In tribute to those we’ve lost in the last year, please submit any short videos, photos and kind words (as an audio recording) for this year’s in memoriam broadcast.

IN MEMORIAM SUBMISSION LINK

Where possible, please submit your original video file rather than a link, and please meet the above video specifications.

Deadline: 9th April 2021

BABS VIDEO AWARDS - LOCKDOWN EDITION

Submit your favourite videos from after the 23rd of March 2020 for nominations in the following categories:

Best Video

  • Chorus - Male/Mixed
  • Quartet - All ages, all genders
  • Youth Quartet - All 25 and under, all genders.
  • Senior Quartet - All 55+, aggregate quartet age exceeding 240, all genders

Open to all ensembles listed above

  • Most Entertaining Video
  • Most Inspirational Video
  • Best Comedy Video
  • Best Themed Video (i.e, Christmas, Disney)
  • Best Traditional Barbershop Video
  • Best Non-Barbershop Video

Please only submit one video per chorus/quartet per category. You can submit the same video to multiple categories if you feel it has a shot. Submissions from the Daytime Showcases are not permitted.

Nominations will be shortlisted by a panel of judges. All entries must meet the eligibility requirements.

BABS VIDEO AWARDS SUBMISSION LINK

Where possible, please submit your original video file rather than a link, and please meet the above video specifications.

Deadline: 9th April 2021

QUARTET DAYTIME SHOWCASE (Male/Mixed)

Submit a previously unreleased video for the Daytime Quartet Showcase. Feel free to add an introduction on to the front to let us know who you are! Just make sure the whole thing isn’t longer than 5 minutes. 

QUARTET DAYTIME SHOWCASE SUBMISSION LINK 

Where possible, please submit your original video file rather than a link, and please meet the above video specifications.

Deadline: 9th April 2021

CHORUS DAYTIME SHOWCASE (Male/Mixed)

Submit a previously unreleased video for the Daytime Chorus Showcase. Feel free to add an introduction on to the front to let us know who you are! Just make sure the whole thing isn’t longer than 5 minutes. 

CHORUS DAYTIME SHOWCASE SUBMISSION LINK

Where possible, please submit your original video file rather than a link, and please meet the above video specifications.

Deadline: 9th April 2021

AUDIENCE CHOICE 2021

We’re asking every chorus and quartet to send us your favourite video you’ve ever made as nominations for the Audience Choice 2021!

Our panel of experts will be shortlisting the greatest hits for viewers at home to vote on LIVE. There’s no restriction on live/studio, or even when it was uploaded, as long as you meet the following requirements:

  • Can be anything from barbershop to contemporary a cappella, as long as it maintains the spirit of a cappella appropriate for BABS
  • Must meet the chorus and quartet requirements listed above under ‘Eligibility’
  • Submissions from the Daytime Showcases are not permitted
  • Only one video per chorus/quartet (please only submit for your own!)

AUDIENCE CHOICE 2021 SUBMISSION LINK

Where possible, please submit your original video file rather than a link, and please meet the above video specifications.

Deadline: 9th April 2021

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU

Finally, for our closing convention polecat this year, we’ll be singing It’s All About You. Here’s a link to recording materials and it’s as simple as point and shoot to record. If you live with other singers who want to join in, feel free to record on the same mic! Just make sure that the audio is nice and clean and we can’t hear the backing track on the final thing. PLEASE NOTE: The sheet music and tracks provided here are to be used only to record for the following submission.

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU SUBMISSION LINK 

Where possible, please submit your original video file rather than a link, and please meet the above video specifications.

Deadline: 9th April 2021

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions read our FAQ's. If you still have some questions, email us at [email protected].