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1 st Round Date : Till Oct 26th (Registration Procedures + Auditions)

Semi Finals Date: Nov 1st to Nov 10th

Finals Date : Dec 3rd 2019


"A bit of healthy competition always brings out the best in you, and in the field of music, it is no different. Fortunately, we have got the perfect platform for it. This ITH, feel every chord resonate within you, as you battle it out with some of the best instrumentalists around. Let the battle of the Instruments begin!"

No: of Rounds: 3

1. 1st Round: Preliminary Audition

2. Semi Final Round:: Online Elimination Round

3. Final Round: Live Performance (Finale)

Allowed Categories

1. Super Senior (August 1st 1996 to July 31st 2001)

2. Senior (August 1st 2001 to July 31st 2005)

3. Junior (August 1st 2005 to July 31st 2008)

4. Sub Junior ( August 1st 2008 to July 31st 2013)

Grand Finale Round - Rules & Regulations

1. Applicable to best 10 contestants of each applicable age categories from Semi Final Round which were published on Nov 12 th 2019.

2. Finalist need to give a Live Stage Performance at the event venue, in front of eminent Jury members & Audience, which will be happening on Dec 3 rd 2019.

3. Duration – 2 to 5 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification.

4. Genre should strictly restrict to Western Style. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified. Western Styles include Western Pop, Hip-Hop, Country Music, Blues/Jazz, Opera & General Cinematic Songs from any Indian regional sectors.

5. For Performances related to Keyboard, Piano & Drums, Contestants will be provided with the following Instruments on behalf of the Organizer: Electronic Keyboard – PSR SX900, Upright Piano – J109, Drum Kit – Live Oak Custom

6. Apart from Keyboard, Piano & Drums, Contestants should bring their own instruments.

7. Western Instruments include Piano, Guitar, Violin, Drums, Electronic Keyboard, Flute.

8. Karaoke Track can only be used in the background while performing, if required. No other forms of back tracks allowed.

9. Evaluation will be based on Chords/Complexity, Correct Notes, Rhythm & Audience Impact.

10. Decisions of Judges will be final

11. ITH reserves the right to cancel this competition or contestants at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control, or if the number of participants do not exceed the minimum number decided by ITH during Finals.

12. The Decision of Panel of Judges shall be final & abiding to all. The Parents/ Participants/ school authorities will have no right to contact Judges directly. Complaints from Parents/ Teachers will not be entertained, however, in the of any discrepancy; the authorized Cultural/Art Institute representative can submit a written complaint to the Organizers office at the Venue within 15 minutes soon after the declaration of the results and to pay a non – refundable fee of AED 250/- per complaint. The Cultural /Art Institute authorities should assign a team manager for this particular event to coordinate with the Organizing committee

13. The contestants should complete their makeup & costume before one hour the event is scheduled to be held. If contestants are not available at the venue after third call, the organizers will have the right to cancel his/ her participation. Only two minutes will be provided for Stage Setting apart from the allotted Time Frame for each Live Stage event (Exception only for Amplified (Music Band) & Super Six Show)

14. Cultural/Art Institute Representatives (or) parents should take care of their wards and their personal belongings. Indywood Team will not bear responsibility for any loss or damage.

Prizes & Opportunities

1. Prize winners will be honored on Day 2 of Finals, which will be conducted along with valedictory function. Prize winning Teams can collect their prizes at the ceremony. Participation certificates will be issued through respective schools.

2. Grade system will be applicable to find out Individual Champions in Sub Junior, Junior, Senior & Super Senior (Girls/Boys) Individual Events. For the Overall Championship, points of the group events will also be counted. Game of Chords is a Solo Event.

  1. 70% and above       A Grade - 5 Points (Individual)/10 Points (Group)
  2. 55 – 70%                B Grade - 3 Points (Individual)/6 Points (Group)
  3. 40 – 55%                C Grade - 1 Point (Individual)/2 Points (Group)
  4. First Prize               Grade points + 5 Points (Individual)/10 Points(Group)
  5. Second Prize          Grade points + 3 Points (Individual)/6 Points (Group)
  6. Third Prize              Grade points + 1 Point (Individual)/2 Points (Group)

3. Individual Champions will be awarded with Mr. Indywood (Boy) / Ms. Indywood (Girl)- (Sub Juniors, Juniors, Seniors & Super Seniors Separate). At least 1 First prize in any event and a prize in any other event is required to get qualified for the individual championship. If no one meets this requirement individual champions shall be selected on basis of max points obtained. Then also, if no one meets the requirement, group event points will be considered.