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The Rock on Palatine Singing Contest will enter its second year of competition on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in downtown Palatine. Contestants in four dif-ferent age categories will compete on the Main Stage at Durty Nellie’s as they vie to be named the winners of the competition.

Contestants can still apply to participate in the competition. The initial deadline to register is Tuesday, November 1. Registration materials can be found to the right.

The four categories are: ages Junior 1 6-9, Junior 2 10-13, Teens 14-17 and Adults 18 and older. Each category will have a first, second and third place winner named.

First place winners will receive $100 in cash and a trophy, second place will receive a $25 gift card and a medal, and third place will receive a medal. Every participants will be given a certificate of completion.

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  • Soloists only, a maximum of 4 minutes to perform.
  • Must be a resident of one of the following Northwest Suburbs: Palatine, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect Rolling Meadows or Schaumburg
  • All songs and performances must be appropriate for family entertainment.
  • Participants will be judged on tone, pitch, rhythm, expression, timing and stage presentation by a panel of judges who will decide the winners in each category.
  • Sing a cappella, or with background music supplied by contestant (on a zip drive) or live instrument (guitar keyboard) played by contestant or by another individual. No drums or pianos. All background music must be submitted no later than one week before the contest is held (Saturday, November 12, 2016).
  • Contestants will be notified if a preliminary competition round will be held by November 1, 2016.
  • Competitors under the age of 18 must have parental consent.

Contest Divisions

Junior 1 Ages 6-9
Junior 2 Ages 10-13
Teens Ages 14-17
Adults 18 and older

Registration Deadline

Deadline to register is Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Email Jan Wood at jpwoodsmaa@msn.com or mail to:
JP Wood Martial Arts, 249 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine, Il. 60067.
Reminder: contestants under the age of 18 require signed parental permission.