Awards

***HIGHLIGHTS***

  • RUNNER UP for the Ultimate Shine Studio Award in Competitive 1 & Competitive Level 2!
  • Top Score of the Session Award.  Awarded at every session.
  • Top Costume Award in Competitive Level 1 and Competitive Level 2

Special Awards

Custom ribbons presented by the judges for unique qualities in performers and choreography. Special Awards are given at every awards ceremony and are not based on the judges’ marks.

Judges’ Choice Awards

Adjudicators will present this custom Shine trophy at every session to a ‘stand-out’ performance of their choice.

Choreography Choice of the Session Award

Chosen by our judges, this ribbon is presented at each awards ceremony to honour the choreographer’s work.

Performance Awards

Every dancer in the Group/Line/Production categories will receive a commemorative ribbon and custom Shine button recognizing their achievement of a High Silver, Gold, High Gold, Platinum, or Diamond score. Additionally, Solos, Duets and Trios will be awarded individual custom medals.

Top Score of the Session Award

This award is presented to the top scoring performance in the session.  All performances are eligible.

High Score Performance Category Awards

It is with continued excitement we present a High Score in each of our disciplines with a custom Shine trophy! The highest scoring Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Ballet, etc. performance will be awarded for the Competitive Level 1 & 2 classifications once all performances for the discipline have danced.

* Ballet/Character Ballet, Pointe/Character Pointe, Modern/Contemporary, and  Musical Theatre/Song & Dance /Vocal will be combined.
 

High Score Awards

Awarded for dancers in the Munchkin, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age divisions in Novice, Competitive Level 1 and Competitive Level 2 classifications. Recipients will receive a custom Shine trophy along with individual buttons and ribbons for their outstanding achievement. Cash scholarships will also be awarded to 1st place recipients.


  • There must be more than one entry to be eligible for High Scores.
  • A minimum of 5 entries is required to be eligible for a cash scholarship, with the exception of Productions which have a minimum of 2 entries.
  • Categories with 4 or less entries will be issued a Shine Gift Certificate that can be used towards Nationals or the next season.
  • In the event of a tie for first place, both performances will receive a trophy and the cash scholarship will be split.
  • To be eligible for High Scores and Overalls:
            • Your Studio must have at least 10 entries in the competition, and at least 4 of those must be groups to be eligible for High Scores & Overalls.  If your studio has over 10 entries but no groups, you are not eligible for High Scores or Overalls.
            • Exception: If your studio has entered a Shine Regional event in the current season, and you are trying to qualify for Nationals, or Title with a dance that did not qualify at your Studio’s regional, you may enter another Regional event and be eligible for High Scores, but not Overalls.

CASH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 1st Place HIGH SCORE AWARDS

*NOTE: Second and Third place will be awarded with a custom Shine trophy and commemorative ribbons & buttons for every dancer.

COMPETITIVE LEVEL 1 and 2 Cash Scholarship:

Junior Intermediate Senior
Solos $75 $75 $75
Duets/Trios $100 $100 $100
Small Groups $125 $125 $125
Large Groups/Lines/Extended Lines $150 $150 $150

Munchkins (awarded in Competitive Level 1 and 2)

Solos/Duets/Trios
$50
Groups
$50
*If there is no competitor, Solos/Duets/Trios and Groups will be against each other for Overalls.

Novice Cash Scholarships

Munchkin
$50
Junior
$50
Intermediate
$50
Senior
$50
*In the event the same Soloist or Duet/Trio participants place more than once for a High Score Award, only their top score will be used. 

 OVERALL PRODUCTION AWARD

A $200 cash scholarship will be awarded to the top scoring production in the competition.  Comp 1 & Comp 2 will be separated if each has a competitor.  Otherwise – they will be grouped together.

If there is only one Production entry in the competition, they must achieve a score of a Platinum for a High Score award and Cash Scholarship to be given.

HIGH SCORE ACRO AWARDS

Presented to the top three Solos, Duets, and/or Trios and top three Groups in the Munchkin/Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions in Competitive Level 1 and 2.   If there is no competitor, Solos/Duets/Trios and Group of the same age division will be against each other for High Scores. In the event there is only one competitor between Solos/Duets/Trios and Groups, no High Score will be Awarded.

OVERALL ACRO AWARDS

These awards are presented to the performers who achieve the top three Acro scores of the competition. The Competitive Level 1 first place will receive a cash scholarship of $100, and the Competitive Level 2 first place will receive a cash scholarship of $150.  All three performances in each competitive level will be awarded a trophy with individual medals.
* Acro performances will be eligible for the following awards:  High Score Acro for Solos/Duets/Trios & Groups Comp 1 & 2, Overall High Score 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Acro Comp 1 & Comp 2, Production, Costume, Choreography, Soloist, and Ultimate Shine Studio.

COSTUME AWARD

Chosen by our judges, this custom Shine trophy is awarded to a Competitive Level 1 performance and a Competitive Level 2 performance the judges feel exhibit outstanding costuming.

TOP SOLOIST AWARD

While it is important to recognize achievement for individual performances, Shine also acknowledges those dancers who excel in multiple disciplines. A Top Soloist Award will be presented in the Munchkin/Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age divisions, in Competitive Levels 1 & 2, recognizing the highest average solo score. Students who have 2 or more Solos are automatically entered for this award.
* There must be a minimum of two soloists for this award to be given.

YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS

Choreographers qualifying for this category must be 24 years of age or younger (age is taken as of December 31st, 2016). The choreography must reflect their individual efforts, and not a collaboration with other choreographers. A cash scholarship of $50 and an award will be presented in the Munchkin/Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions in Comp 1 & Comp 2.
*Judges may break ties.

CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS

Three choreographers will be presented with a $75 cash scholarship for the performances with the top choreography scores in the Munchkin/Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions in Comp 1 & Comp 2.
*Judges may break ties.

OVERALL COMPETITIVE LEVEL 1 AWARD

These awards are presented to the performers who achieve the top three scores of the competition. First place will receive a cash scholarship of $200 and all three performances will be awarded a trophy with individual medals. Competitive Level 1 Solos, Duets/Trios, Groups and Productions are eligible for this prestigious award.

OVERALL HIGH SCORE AWARDS

These awards are presented to the performers who achieve the top three scores of the competition. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place recipients will receive a  cash scholarship, a trophy, and individual medals. Competitive Level 2 Solos, Duets/Trios, Groups and Productions are eligible for this prestigious award.

Cash scholarships: 1st – $300; 2nd – $200; 3rd – $175
* In the event the same Soloist or Duet/Trio places more than once for an Overall High Score, only their top score will be used.

ULTIMATE SHINE AWARD

Shine will present an award to the highest scoring Small Group, Large Group, Line, or Extended Line of the competition in Competitive Level 1 & 2. Recipients of this award will receive a cash scholarship as well as individual medals.

Competitive Level 1 1st: $200; Competitive Level 2 1st: $300

ULTIMATE SHINE STUDIO AWARD

Awarded in Competitive Level 1 & 2 to the studio with the highest average amongst their top 3 groups in 3 separate disciplines.  The spirit of this award is to recognize studios who are mastering multiple dance forms.  For example, a studio’s top 3 groups might be: Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary.  First place will receive a cash scholarship and a Studio Trophy, and the Runner Up will receive a Studio Trophy.

Competitive Level 1 1st: $200; Competitive Level 2 1st: $300


*In order to qualify for the Ultimate Shine Studio Award, there must be a minimum of 5 group routines entered by the studio.   In the event of a tie, both studios will receive a trophy and the cash scholarship will be split.

*The following categories will be combined: Ballet/Character Ballet, Pointe/Character Pointe, and Musical Theatre/Song & Dance.
*The scores of: Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines,  and Productions are used to find the highest average group score.