The Official State Fiddle Contest which was scheduled for
Memorial Day Weekend( Saturday) May 30 2021 at
Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center has been transformed into an online contest.
Entry for FSFA members is $10, Entry for non-members is $25, which includes $15 for FSFA membership, and $10 for contest entry fee.
The 2021 Florida State Fiddle Contest will once again be held online this year. The contest will follow the same format as our Fiddle and Banjo Duet Contest. The Judging Panel is: Anna Strickland, Adam Hurt, and Howard Rains. We will make every attempt to keep the judging 100% blind, so please announce yourselves and your tune selection then wait a moment before launching into your tunes. Please note that the entry fee is per category. Each entry must consist of two tunes. A medley will be counted as two tunes. If entering Twin and another category, you must pay twice. Each fiddler may have up to two backup players. Judges decisions are final.
Contest rules are as follows:
Submit payments to paypal.me/floridafiddlers
Submit your videos via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021
Winners will be revealed via YouTube livestream June 6, 2021
Open (any traditional genre other than old time)
Junior (12 and under)
Adult — 1st – $300 – 2nd – $200 – 3rd – $100
Youth/Junior – 1st – $200 – 2nd – $100 – 3rd – $50
Twin Fiddles (to be shared) — 1st – $400 – 2nd – $200 – 3rd – $100