There is still time remaining, so hurry up and register for Verizon Wireless‘ How Sweet the Sound Gospel competition! It’s not too late for your church to register for the chance to win $50,000 in cash and prizes and the title of “The Best Church Choir in America.” Registration can be completed online at www.HowSweetTheSound.com.
Additional information about How Sweet the Sound is below:
Now in its third year, How Sweet the Sound is much more than a singing competition – it is an opportunity to capture the passion for gospel music and to celebrate the unique ways that music connects people within their community.
How Sweet the Sound, a national program created by Verizon Wireless, invites choirs affiliated with a church or other church organization (as defined by the organization’s tax-exempt ID number) within one of the 14 tour cities to enter (visit www.HowSweetTheSound.com for specific geography). Choirs must submit an application and audition video no longer than three minutes.The audition video may be submitted by mail, uploaded online, or dropped off at participating Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.
Small and large choirs can enter the competition. The Few Voices category is for choirs consisting of six to 35 participants, while the Many Voices category is for choirs with 36 to 100 participants. Audition videos will be reviewed locally by professional music producers or Gospel radio personalities in each city. The judges will select up to 16 choirs – eight from each category – from each stop of the tour. The video submissions of the 16 choirs will be posted on www.HowSweetTheSound.com where members of the community can vote for their favorite choirs.
Once the online voting is complete, four choirs from each category will be selected to perform onstage in the regional event this fall where two choirs, one from each category, will win $10,000. One overall winner will be selected at each regional concert, and each choir member from the overall winning choir will also receive a Verizon Wireless phone and a $50 gift card. The overall winning choir from each city will also advance to the grand finale where they will compete to win more than $50,000 in cash and prizes.
In addition, the Verizon Wireless V CAST People’s Choice Award will be given to the choir who captures the heart of the audience at each regional performance and at the grand finale. The V CAST People’s Choice Award winners will receive $5,000.
Additional details will be announced as the selection process gets underway, including tour dates. All details about the entry and selection process and official rules are available at www.HowSweetTheSound.com.
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