KWCUSA 2020 ROLE DEFINITIONS
US WORLD PARTNER/NATIONAL DIRECTOR:
Individual(s) responsible for the organization of the Karaoke World Championships competition season within the United States. It is the task of the National Director to provide a platform for members to compete in a fair and equitable manner throughout the nation.
National director sources out qualified Chapter and Charter Directors and is responsible for the organization and running of the full program within their assigned country.
STATE CHAPTER DIRECTOR:
Individual or team of people leading the Karaoke World Championships charters, teams, and competition trials within any state. The KWCUSA State Chapter Director has the important task of building the network of competing teams within their state/chapter/charters.
State Chapter Director receives the rights to hold KWC licensed competitions within that state for the KWCUSA 2019 competition year. With this licensing the Chapter director agrees to follow the set KWCUSA competition guidelines and deadlines provided by National Directorship. Chapter Director also agrees not to participate on any level in similar world singing competitions. State Chapter Director may create a sub set of bylaws for their chapter, within National guidelines, that are only to be instituted after direct review and written approval from the National Director. The State Chapter Director agrees to source out qualifying charters and team venues within their assigned region to hold local team trials. State Chapter Directors will help direct these events within that state by providing the necessary KWCUSA Licensed Charter Information and Team Venue Kits and in securing judging officials for all enrolled Venue Team trials in that state. Venue events will all lead up to one State Chapter finals event. State Chapter Director has the right to charge a door fee for the finals event with the monies collected going directly to that State Chapter budget. The resulting scores of the State Chapter Finals Event will select the top 5-6 singers in that State Chapter to form the competing team to send as representatives to the national finals event. [1st place winner airfare and hotel room prize package is included in these state Chapter Director fees]. State Chapter Director will lead the members of their state chapter team to the US National Finals Competition as a connection between the contestant and national event planning organization.
The KWCUSA State Charter Director has the important task of building the network of competing teams within their assigned charter area. State Charter Director receives the rights to hold KWC licensed competitions within their assigned area for the KWCUSA 2019 competition year.
With this licensing the Charter director agrees to follow the set KWCUSA competition guidelines and deadlines provided by National Directorship. Charter Director also agrees not to participate on any level in other similar world singing competitions. The Charter Director agrees to source out qualifying venues within their assigned region to hold local team trials. Charter Directors are responsible for certain assigned regions working along with the State Chapter Director(s) to locate participating venue locations to hold team try outs in an effort to provide a Charter Team to compete in the State Finals. Venue events will all lead up to one Charter area finals event. The resulting scores of the Charter Finals Event will select the top 5-6 singers in that area to form the competing team to send as representatives of that Charter to the Chapter finals event. Charter Director will lead the members of their Charter team to the US National Finals Competition as a connection between the contestant and the Chapter event planning organization.
An individual or group in an area without a participating Chapter that provides vetted and qualified singers to the KWCUSA National Finals competition through hosting alternative local, regional, or state singing competitions.
Karaoke Host, Entertainment Booker, or Bar Owner holding qualifying KWCUSA trial rounds forming a representative venue team to compete in the next levels of KWCUSA competitions both regionally and nationally.
The team captain leads their local karaoke venue in finding the best voices to make up a team of representative singers to compete in the next levels of the KWCUSA competition. Team Captains can gain local and national exposure for the venue through hosting 3-5 team competition trials along with a venue finals event selecting the 5-6 team members to move on to the next level of the KWCUSA competition.
Amateur* Vocal Athletes working to improve upon their singing and performance techniques through the process of being judged competitively against other singers.
Individual amateur singers competing in local trial rounds work toward moving on to higher levels of the KWCUSA competition with the chance to become a local, state, national and potentially world champion. Members come from a diverse demographic range and background and are given the opportunity to compete against other amateur singers in chapters around the nation for discounted rates earning valuable feedback, new experience, and potential prizes along the way. Members will also have access to specialized training and educational programs and discounts on KWCUSA events and merchandise.
*see definition of amateur singers as defined in the official KWCUSA Competition Rules at www.kwcusa.com
Non-members are Individual amateur singers competing in local trial rounds moving on to higher levels of the KWCUSA competition with the chance to become a local, state, national and potentially world champion.
Non-member competitors come from a diverse demographic range and background and are given the opportunity to compete against other amateur singers only within the chapter or charter area in which they reside. Non members may compete but will not have access to discounted trial rates and the latest KWCUSA news as it happens.
Individuals selected by Chapter & Charter Directors as well as Team Captains that have the responsibility to fairly listen to and score singers free from any personal bias based on the set National judging criteria.
Officials/Judges may not compete in the season in which they are officiating. Officials/Judges may not be made up of any sitting Chapter or Charter Directors. Judges should have some musical background or experience in the karaoke or entertainment industry. Official/judge should be someone that is able to appreciate, critique, and give a numerical value to the singer’s overall performance. The judge should be able to appreciate a variety of musical genres with no prejudice or bias. They also should be able to understand how the song is being executed, against itself. The judge should be able to handle technical reasons for their scoring, be familiar with music, genres and demonstrate an intermediate knowledge of proper singing technique and recognize the many ways a song should be executed. A KWC judge should realize their number one goal is to find the best singer and performer possible with no bias.