UP Corps of Cadets and UP Corps of Sponsors
UP VANGUARD INC
CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Courtesy of Atty Enrico Ll. Yusingco, Vanguard Class of 1987, Field Artillery Bn Comdr
HIMIG was piloted by the UP Corps of Sponsors during the early fifties, starting simply as a get together of the members of the university community at the Vinzon’s Hall Park. The community gathered at this place for the purpose of sharing the spirit of the Yuletide season through the singing of Christmas carols. As the years went by, this purpose was continuously realized, reaping more and more participants for close to two decades. Unfortunately, HIMIG was abruptly halted during the early seventies.
In 1976, the Corps of Sponsors revived the tradition of HIMIG. This time, the Corps was involved. Since then, HIMIG has become a symbol of the joint effort of the Corps of Cadets & the Corps of Sponsors, in bringing together the members of the UP community through the magic of songs. However, HIMIG became a friendly competition among student organizations in the university, with its purpose still intact. Soon enough, HIMIG became one of the most prestigious and highly competitive choral activities in the university.
The EDSA Revolution halted the traditional HIMIG for the second time. With a resilient spirit, the Corps of Cadets & Corps of Sponsors 1987 revived HIMIG immediately the year after with the UP President’s Committee on Culture and the Arts as its main partner.
The tradition must go on! HIMIG lives on.
Today, the UP Corps of Cadets, UP Corps of Sponsors & the UP Vanguard, present HIMIG 2011, which now takes the form of a Valentine’s Day/Love Song choral festival – certainly a continuing tradition which brings the best of choirs of the University together.
1. The contest is open to all choral groups/choirs representing duly recognized university organizations such as:
2. Duly recognized university organizations (as enumerated above) may field only one (1) choral group/choir.
3. New choirs may also be organized provided that their choristers are all eligible.
4. Each choral group must be composed of at least twelve (12) choristers and at most thirty two (32) exclusive of the conductor, accompanist/s & the optional technical crew.
5. Each group has the option of registering a maximum of four (4) alternates who may replace (a) chorister/s in case of anything.
6. The choral group may be all-male (TTBB), all-female (SSAA) or mixed (SATB).
7. The competition is limited to a maximum of 16 choral groups/choirs.
Choristers (choir members/singers)
1. Interested choral groups must submit the following in a long brown envelope properly labeled HIMIG 2011, NAME OF CHORAL GROUP:
a. Fully accomplished registration form;
b. Certified true photocopy of Form 5 and UP ID of each chorister;
c. Official roster of Organization members from OSA
d. A short write up (less than 200 words) about the choral group, the organization and the conductor;
e. A jpeg file of the choral group/organization logo;
f. A jpeg file of the choral group in costume;
g. 5 clear hard copies of the “choice piece”; and
h. P1,000 registration fee (or a firm commitment to sell 50 tickets, see commitment form)
– Tickets cost 50 pesos each. Deadline of payment for the 50 tickets is on January 28, 2011.
i. One long brown envelope (written on the upper left side are the name of the organization and the date of registration)
2. Registration requirements may be submitted in any of the following modes:
a. Physical submission of documents, scores, compact disc of jpeg files & payment at Room 105, G/F Vanguard Building, UP DMST Complex, UP Diliman Campus
b. Email PDFs of scanned documents, scores, jpeg files to: firstname.lastname@example.org; then make payment at Room 105, G/F Vanguard Building, UP DMST Complex, UP Diliman Campus
3. Registration shall be open from December 6-17, 2010 and January 4-7, 2011, Mondays thru Fridays, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on a first come, first served basis. No registration will be accepted after this period.
4. A full refund of the registration fee may be granted should a choral group decide to withdraw its participation only within the registration period.
5. Unaccepted or waitlisted choral groups may claim their registration requirements after the registration period.
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The prizes are as follows:
Public’s Prize: P30,000 cash
The Public’s Prize is a unique feature of HIMIG 2011 which allows the audience to choose their favorite choral group. The choir chosen by the public wins a cash prize quite comparable to the Champion’s Prize.
The audience chooses their favorite choral group by casting their individual votes using the HIMIG 2011 tickets, which actually serve also as ballots. At the back of each ticket is an inscription “Which is the best choir for you?.” The audience simply needs to write down its favorite choral group’s name and submit its tickets to HIMIG ushers/usherettes who will come to collect them for tabulation immediately after all choirs have performed.
It is understood that each participating choral group fully accepts and adheres to the rules and regulations set forth by the HIMIG Committee.
Failure to comply with these rules, regulations, schedules, and deadlines may result to the automatic disqualification of the choral group/organization.
The University of the Philippines Corps of Cadets and the UP Vanguard, Inc. reserve the right to document the event and make use of the recordings for commercial and promotional purposes in all forms of media without compensation to the contestants.
The organizers reserve the right to modify part/s of this mechanics with prior notice to the participants
In case of ambiguous situations or situations not mentioned in the rules/guidelines stated above, the HIMIG Committee reserves the sole right to make its own interpretation/s and final decision/s.