Interested bands/performers must send in their demo tracks in the form ofDigital mp3s by 9th October 2017(by 8:00pm) to: [email protected] with subject Battle of Band.
The selection of the bands that will be allowed to perform in the Battle of Bandsin Epoch 17 will be on the basis of the demo track submitted. Out of the Bands that submit their entries by the mentioned date, thorough andrigorous screening and short listing will be done and the bands will be ranked on basis of the entry submitted.
The tracks submitted will be reviewed and ranked; only the top 8 bands/ performers will compete.
Each entry may have one or two songs but not more than two songs recorded by the band.
Original compositions will gain more preference over plain covers of existing songs.
The top 8 will get the chance to perform in Battle of Bands EpoCH’16. Only these
Bands will be allowed to perform on stage in the event Battle of Bands.
Please note that the round of performances held on the day of the event is the
final performance round. There will not be a second round after the event.
We will contact each band/performer(s) who qualified for the final performance round by October 12, 2017 to announce the Eight (8) competing bands.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS (DURING THE EVENT):-
Each bands/performers shall have 20 minutes or a maximum of 3-4 songs (depending on song length). The 20 minutes is inclusive of the time for sound check and setting up the instruments. Bands that go over time will be cut off.
Respect and care must be shown for all equipment provided.
No profane or socially unacceptable lyrics or behavior will be tolerated. Failure to abide by this rule will result in immediate disqualification.
We have the right to use your band’s bands/performers name and images in any and all promotions associated to the event.
Bands performing original songs will be given preference.
The order in which the bands and singers will play shall be determined by coordinators.
The bands must be present and signed in on site for orientation prior to the time proposed by the coordinators.
The order of performances would be decided and time slots will be allotted in two hours prior to the competition. Bands are welcome to come early and enjoy the activities on site before the competition.
If all members of your band are not present backstage 15 minutes prior to the time you are assigned to perform, your act will be disqualified.
The organizers will not be held accountable for any broken equipment, injuries, or any other negative occurrences outside of our staff’s control.
The winner of "Battle of Bands" will be asked to play an encore after the final judgmentsfor approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Please have a second set prepared in the event of victory.
(Rules do not apply to this performance. The whole discretion can be taken by the band)
JUDGING SCALE AND CRITERIA:-
Music (This criteria is based on clarity, lyrical content and overall musical performance) 1-10
Stage Presence and Crowd Interaction (This Criteria is based on how well the band "rocks out" and how well the band connects with the crowd) 1-5
Appearance and Personality (This criterion is based on the overall look and personality. If you want to be a rock star, you need to look the part!)1-5
Original Material (This criterion judges the most important part of your act, your original material! Bands should show originality in both their lyrical and instrumental performance to impress the judges) 1-10.
Prize worth 1.5K
Participants will design and build an apparatus that will protect an egg from breaking as it freefalls from a height of approximately 11 feet. This is an individual event, but each institution may have enter up to two Egg Drop apparatus.
The apparatus may be constructed of any material except metal, glass or other shatterable material (for safety reasons). Failure to use approved materials will result in automatic disqualification.
The apparatus (without the egg) shall not exceed 250.0 grams in mass. Apparatus weighing more than 250.0 grams will result in automatic disqualification.
The apparatus must fit completely inside of a 20 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm box. Apparatus that do not fit in within the prescribed space will result in automatic disqualification
The apparatus must freefall without contacting team members, other persons or objects; no strings, chutes, etc. may be used. Tethers, parachutes and other air resistance devices are prohibited.
Containers must be designed so that the egg may be inserted easily before competing, and easily checked after the drop test.
The egg must stay inside the apparatus throughout the drop test.
Unique and innovative design will be an important part of the competition. A “minimum dimension” measurement will be used.
Note: To determine the "minimum dimension," participants will place their apparatus on a flat horizontal surface in whatever orientation they choose. The judge will measure from the ground to the highest point on the device while the measurement is occurring. After the measurement, the device may not be modified before the drop. This rule should favor unconventional designs and penalize more conventional designs.
The egg will be provided by the judge at the time of the competition. It will be a grade A raw egg. Any manipulation of the egg to alter its physical properties will result in automatic disqualification.
Height of Drop
The apparatus will be dropped by the participant from a height of approximately 11 feet from an upstairs balcony.
The apparatus must allow for the egg provided to be unbroken and uncracked upon completion of the drop test. Participants will remove the egg from the apparatus and show it to the judge for verification. Only the judge determines whether the egg survived the drop test.
The distance from the center of the target to the closest edge of the apparatus will be measured and recorded after the apparatus comes to rest.
The apparatus will be judged based on the following equation, with the highest score winning:
SCORE = Integrity / (Mass + Height + Distance)
Integrity = 2010 if the egg is not broken; 0 if it is broken
Mass = Mass (in grams) of the container without the egg (must not exceed 250 grams)
Height = Height (in centimeters) of the container’s “minimum dimension” (see No. 7 under 'Materials/Parameters')
Distance = Distance (in centimeters) from the center of the target to the closest edge of the apparatus