$1000 GRAND PRIZE!
1st Round (Preliminary round / Jam session)
Date: September 13th
Place: SPOT VENUE, 3214 Brainerd Road
Registration will OPEN on September 8th at 12:00pm EST on this website. ONLY 30 SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE! Registration ends on September 11th. However, there are 15 slots that entrants can reserve for $20 now. This contest is not limited to Chattanooga residents.
The top ten DJ's who advance to the semifinal round will be announced on September 14th here on our website. If you will not be available for the Oct. 5th and Nov. 18th, please DO NOT apply.
The performance order will be determined by a random drawing of names. DJ's will receive their order prior to the event. If you have equipment, bring it. It will be an advantage for you. Otherwise, you will be forced to use what we provide you with. After all participants have performed, we will have a jam session. This will also be a great opportunity to network, so bring your business cards.
What are the three judges looking for?
+ NO SYNC will be allowed. If you are caught syncing, that is an automatic disqualification. We want an organic performance.
+ We are looking for creativity….DJ’ing in all aspects: (1) turntableism (scratching, beat juggling, etc.), (2) transitions, (3) originality, (4) presentation, and (5) crowd reaction/control. Each category will be weighted evenly for the final scoring.
+ Judges will be advised by a 1 to 10-point scale.
***Top 10 advance
The top ten will be announced on September 15th on our website and social media channels. Further details will be released in the near future. Follow us at @hiphopcha on Facebook, twitter and instagram for updates. peace.
Date: October 5th
Place: The Revelry Room
***Top 4 advance, same rules from the previous round apply. DJ's will be scored in 5 categories by 3 judges.
(There will be a sound check the day of the competition. It is generally 2-3 hours before the show.)
Final Round - Chattanooga Hip-Hop Festival
Date: November 18th
Place: The Revelry Room
The grand prize winner of this contest will receive a cash prize of $1000. The performance order will be determined by a random drawing of names. Each DJ will receive their order before the show.
Further details will be released in the near future. Follow us at @hiphopcha on Facebook, twitter and instagram for updates. Peace.