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COLLEGE BATTLE OF THE BANDS RULES

updated 1.25.15

All rules and prizing are subject to be updated and may change throughout the year. Please check back here periodically.

Eligibility Rules

At least half of the key members of the group must currently be enrolled at a US college or University.

All genres and sub-genres of live performance music and artistry are accepted and encouraged. Note if you are a DJ, please visit and submit to Campus DJ.

Process and Judging

Step 1: Register and create a free account

Step 2: Create a Profile by connecting your SoundCloud account, photo and YouTube video links (video optional)

Step 3: Share your Profile and get as many people as possible to Vote for you

Step 4: Selection: In selected Regions of the country, artists compete on stage for prizing and advancement. Judge selections, along with the most popular artist on the website receive entry to their Regional Battle*

Step 5: Regional Battle winners advance to a National Semifinal or other National Vote for advancement to the National Finale. Finalists compete against the best in the country to become the National Champion.

Judging Criteria

Judging is based on three criteria: 1) Originality 2) Strength of Performance 3) Overall Potential

Wild Cards

All Artists are encouraged to continue getting votes throughout the year, as they count towards general site rankings and additional Wild Card prizing opportunities. Regional Battles and National Finale may have a Wild Card selection added by the judges. Not every Battle will include a Wild Card selection, but the overall site leader in each Region will get an invite to compete live. Wild Cards are chosen at the judges' discretion in order to balance competition format when spots are available, and to offer additional prizing opportunities to competing DJs.

PRIZES

In addition to awesome exposure, winning artists also take home incredible prizes. 2015 Prizes to be announced soon.

Selection

All votes are subject to qualification and review, to ensure legitimate voting. We reserve the right to disqualify any artist where, in our sole discretion, we believe cheating was involved.

For the judge selections, music industry professionals along with the show producers choose three or more artists to compete in each Regional Battle.