Provincial Round


SATCH offers every South African an opportunity to express his or her talent for singing, dancing, modelling, acting and playing a musical instrument. This is your chance to perform in front of some of our country’s expert adjudicators.

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How do I qualify?

  • SATCH consists of two rounds. Provincial rounds are held throughout the country.
  • Participants who pass the provincial round proceed to the national round.
  • The national round will take place in Gauteng, from 30 September 2018 – 5 October 2018 at Sorex Estate in Centurion. 
  • If a participant qualifies for a specific genre in the Vocal, Acting and Modelling categories then he/she may enter any genres in that category on national level. However, in the Dance category, participants must qualify for each individual dance genre and in the Instruments category, participants must qualify for each instrument they wish to play.

How to enter?

  • All entries must be done online. The link for online registration http://www.satch.co.za/register/p-2018
  • Please note that an additional online entry must be submitted, and additional entry fees must be paid, if you proceed through to the national round. The national round takes place in Gauteng from 30 September 2018 - 5 October 2018 at Sorex Estate in Centurion.
  • Auditions for the provincial round can be done by means of two options: 

Option 1 (Video Audition entry):

  • A participant can make a video recording of his/her item/s and Whats App it to 0724029082
  • The participant's name, surname, cell number, email address, age, category/s and genre/s must accompany the video.
  • Deadlines for Video Entries is 31 May 2018.
  • All items may not be longer than 90 seconds.
  • The time limit for small, medium and large groups in the Acting, Dance, Vocal and Instrument categories is 2 minutes.
  • The time limit for all Acrobatic performances is 2 minutes, (solo, duet, trio, quartet, groups).
  • The time allocated for the Modelling routine is 1 minute.
  • Our adjudicators will stop the Video should it exceed the allocated time limits.
  • It does not have to be a professionally recorded Video, but the background must be plain, preferably a white wall, so that the performance can be seen very clearly. Make sure that light does not shine from the back of the participant.
  • All participants doing vocal items, make sure that the backtrack sound does not overshadow your voice. No backing vocals allowed on the backtrack sound. Your voice must be heard very clearly on the Video. A good tip is to locate the speakers behind the camera while recording. You may NOT edit your performance or your voice.
  • Participants doing Modelling items, must go to our website link, to see how their modelling routine should be done. Click here for modelling routine.
  • Only items in the SAME category can be done on one Video eg.all Dance items on one Video, all Vocal items on one Video etc. Categories may not be mixed onto one Video.
  • Before each item is recorded, the participant must write his/her name, surname, age, category and genre VERY CLEARLY on a piece of paper/board, with a marker pen, and hold it in front of them so that it is visible to the adjudicators, as well as announcing CLEARLY their name, surname, age, category and genre, before each item is performed, in order for the adjudicators to also hear who the participant is. If this is not done on the Video, then your performance will not be adjudicated. Please note that it is not the responsibility of SATCH to give this information to the adjudicators.
  • Please note, that all items recorded must please be thoroughly checked, before it gets sent to us. Make sure that all Video's are in proper working order. 
  • All Video’s that do not comply with ALL of the above specifications will NOT be sent to our adjudicators. NO exceptions will be made.
  • It is the participant’s own responsibility, to make sure that we have received his/her Video and payment. Please confirm by sending an email only to admin@satch.co.za We kindly request no telephone confirmations.
  • Should you experience problems recording your own Video, and need someone to record the Video for you, then contact Christel Steyn from Lemon Jack Theatre at 012 755 7113 or alternatively send an email to christel@lemonjack.co.za
  • All Video’s that do not comply with ALL of the above specifications will NOT be sent to our adjudicators. NO exceptions will be made.

Option 2 (Live recording auditions):

  • Participants can do their audition at an audition venue closest to them. Dates and venues for all provinces will be available under "dates and venues"and on our calendar.
  • All provincial auditions will have adjudicators and you will be notified on the day if you can take part in our national round in October 2018.
  • Late entries will only be accepted upon payment of a penalty fee of R100.
  • Group entries are only done on ONE entry form. The group members must not each fill in their own form.
  • You can enter in one of the following age groups: 4-7; 8-10; 11-13; 14-16; 17-19; 20-24; 25-30; 31+.
  • It is each participant’s own responsibility to make sure that we have received his/her entry and payment. Send an email only to admin@satch.co.za to confirm. We kindly request no telephone confirmations.

When and Where?

  • Dates for the provincial round live recording auditions. 
  • Pretoria: 21 April 2018 at Laerskool Lynnwood in Pretoria.
  • JHB: 5 May 2018 at Laerskool Fontainebleau in Randburg Johannesburg.
  • Cape Town: 2 June 201 ( Venue will be confirmed )
  • Nelspruit: 19 May 2018 at Laerskool Bergland.
  • Audition dates and venues are available under "dates and venues", as well as on our calendar.
  • Late entries will only be accepted upon payment of a penalty fee of R100.
  • Any changes to your audition information, must be sent to admin@satch.co.za before the closing date. We kindly request no telephonic changes.
  • Audition schedules will be available a week prior to each live audition.

How the results work?

  • Provincial live auditions will receive their results on the day. 
  • Provincial Video auditions will receive feedback from the judges and also be notified whether they have passed onto the national round or not end of May 2018. Feedback is given irrespective of whether a participant has passed or not.
  • No percentage results will be allocated for the provincial round auditions.
  • Percentage marks will be allocated only at national round level, in the form of a report card.
  • Please note, that an additional online entry must be submitted and additional entry fees must be paid, if you proceed through to the national round.
  • The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • No person – teacher, assistant, participant, parent or supporter – will be permitted to address any of the adjudicators immediately before, during, or after the competition.

Competition Rules

  • Performances are limited to 60 – 90 seconds per performance.
  • The time limit for small, medium and large groups in the Acting, Dance, Vocal and Instrument categories is 2 minutes.
  • The time limit for all Acrobatic performances is 2 minutes, (solo, duet, trio, quartet, groups).
  • The time allocated for the Modelling routine is 1 minute.
  • There will be strict monitoring of time limits and participants will be stopped if their performances exceed these.
  • Participants should adhere to the schedule and arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled time slot. This allows participants to be prepared in the event that the schedule runs ahead of time.
  • Each participant has to provide us with their music (backtrack), on CD only. Only one backtrack per CD will be accepted. Backup CD’s for each item must also be available on request. All backtracks must be tested by the participant before arriving at the auditions, as delays are caused to the schedule when backtracks do not work.
  • In the Vocal category, only backtrack sound is allowed, and no backing vocals.
  • Participants will be disqualified if they wear revealing clothing, use harmful language (swearing), or portray negative messages in their item/s.
  • Participants must perform age-appropriate pieces.
  • Items can be performed in Afrikaans and/or English.
  • The provincial round live recording auditions are open auditions, therefore family, friends, teachers are welcome to watch the auditions.
  • Costumes will not count any marks on provincial level (only at the national round will this be taken into account). However, with a “character” performance, costumes will be considered.
  • In the Swimwear genre, participants are only allowed to wear full costumes. Two piece swimwear, or any revealing one piece costumes WILL NOT be allowed. No tummies may be revealed.
  • In the Dance category, participants must wear costumes that do not reveal their tummies. Flesh-coloured body suits under dance costumes will be allowed.
  • All travel and accommodation costs, entry fees and expenses for both the provincial and national rounds, will be for the participant’s own account.

How much do I pay per item?

  • In the Vocal, Acting and Modelling categories, participants can only enter 1 item for auditions, to qualify for more genres at the national round.
  • In the Dance category, participants may enter 5 different dance genres, as they have to qualify for each genre at provincial level, in order to take part at the national round. The dance genres you choose to audition for, are the only genres you may enter, if you make it through to the national round. Only the dance genres that you pass at provincial level, may be entered into the national round.
  • In the Instrument category, participants may enter 5 instrument types, with 1 genre per instrument, as they have to qualify for each instrument type in order to take part at the national round. Only the instruments that you pass at provincial level, may be entered at national level.
  • Participants can enter a maximum of 1 item for Vocal, Acting and Modelling, 5 items for the Dance category and 5 instrument types for the Instrument category, with a maximum of 1 genre per instrument.
  • The provincial round fees include ALL the items that you wish to audition for, in all the categories. (For example: the solo fee of R350 includes 1 Vocal, 1 Acting, 1 Modelling item, 5 Dance items and 1 Instrument genre per instrument type.
  • No additional items may be entered for the provincial round.
  • The provincial round entry fee is not refundable and does not guarantee that the participant will proceed to the national round.
  • Should a participant proceed to the national round, an additional entry fee will be payable. The national round fee structure will be available in 2018.
  • No additional fee may be added to the SATCH fees, by any talent school or studio. The fees listed on our entry forms and website, are the only fees payable.
  • Please make sure that you pay the correct amount for all your items. An administration fee of R60 will be charged for any refunds due to incorrect payments. Please read the above information clearly before making payment, and to avoid incorrect payments from being made.

How do I pay?

  • A direct deposit or electronic transfer into our bank account.
  • Pay ONLY into the FNB account (banking details below).
  • Please make sure you indicate the correct reference when making payment, as incorrect references cannot be allocated to any participant, and will reflect as an outstanding payment on our list (participant's name and surname only).
  • All payments are checked only once the closing date has been reached, and all participants with outstanding payments will be notified by email or sms. We kindly request no telephonic confirmations.
  • Please make sure that you pay the correct amount for all your items. An administration fee of R60 will be charged for any refunds due to incorrect payments. Make sure you read the above information correctly before making payment.

Banking details:

The South African Talent Championship
First National Bank
Menlyn
Account number: 623 8244 1790
Branch code: 25 26 45
Reference: Name and surname of participant
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Categories & Genres:

Vocal, Acting, Modelling categories – only one entry for each of these categories is allowed for auditions (choose from the list of genres below).

Dance category – 5 entries are allowed in different dance genres (choose from the dance genres below).  

Instruments category - 5 instrument types with 1 entry per instrument is allowed (choose from the instrument types and genres below).

ACTING (Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Contemporary, Classical, Bible, Dramatised Prose, Dramatised Poetry, Commercial, Improv, Open).

  • The above genres are applicable to Monologues/Dialogues/Groups, except for the Commercial genre, which is only applicable for solo performances.
  • A participant performs a 20 second commercial chosen from our available online selection. Click on this link for more information about the commercial and the online commercial scripts.
  • Improv performances are limited to 20 seconds and are now applicable for solos, duets, trios, quartets, groups. Click on this link for more information on the Improv genre.

VOCAL (Genres: Gospel, Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, World, Country, Latin, Rap, Contemporary, Broadway, Motion Pictures, Opera, A Capella, Afrikaans, Open, Singer/Song Writer)

DANCE (Genres: Hip-Hop, Ballroom, Contemporary, Latin, Acrobat, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Folk, Freestyle, Modern, Character, Disco, Open

INSTRUMENTS (Genres: Classic, Jazz, Rock, Original, Contemporary, Pop, Blues, Broadway, Open)

MODELLING (Genres: Fashion/Lifestyle Runway, Childrens Runway, Family Runway, Swimwear)

 



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