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REGISTER TODAY! WIN A $2,500 CASH PRIZE! 

COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW!

$500.00

ONCE REGISTERED, YOUR CHOIR'S (2) TWO MINUTE LIVE STREAM APPOINTMENT WILL BE SENT TO YOU BY EMAIL. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR CHOIR'S APPLICATION IS JULY 23, 2018. EMAILED SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SENT VIA MP4 OR YOUTUBE LINK. EMAILED SUBMISSION MAY BE SENT TO SOMBAGOSPEL@GMAIL.COM.  SUBJECT LINE: "GOSPELSHOWDOWNVIDEO".

THE TOP 10 WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND LISTED ON THE MISS BLACK AMERICA WEBSITE BY JULY 16, 2018. WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND TELEPHONE. THE TOP 10 WINNERS WILL COMPETE IN KANSAS CITY, MO WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 AT 6:00PM. WINNING CHOIRS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ROUND TRIP TRAVEL TO KANSAS CITY, MO,  AS WELL AS ACCOMODATIONS WHILE IN KANSAS CITY, MO. ADDITIONAL RULES AND INFORMATION WILL BE FORWARDED BY EMAIL. BEST OF LUCK!

  • Registration fee of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars to the SGS covers an Annual Membership to SOMBA "Sisterhood of Miss Black America". An additional Fifteen Hundred ($1500.00) Dollar Sponsorship Fee may be made for a contestant that your organization would like to sponsor for this year's pageant, but is NOT required. The Miss Black America Pageant thanks you in advance for your participation and supporting a young woman's future! I acknowledge that SOMBA, The MBAP organization, and/or American Institute of Positivity are not liable for the loss of property or personal injury. I understand that my video and audio submissions are the property of the SOMBA’s Gospel Showdown.
SOMBA Gospel Showdown Registration Form
By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I/we are accepted as contestant(s), any false statements, omissions or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal. *By checking this box, I/We accept the terms stated above.

Choirs may originate from the Black Church, Faith Based Organizations, Institutions, HBCUs, and Community Choirs, etc.

1. All Participating Choirs must enter a Contestant in the 50th Anniversary Miss Black America Pageant and Black History TV Special.

2. Each Applicant Choir must pay an MBA Registration Fee of Five Hundred  ($500.00) Dollars to the SGS which covers an Annual Membership to SOMBA. A Fifteen Hundred ($1500.00) Dollar Sponsorship Fee for a Contestant of the Choir’s choice into the Miss Black America Pageant Programming may be paid, but is NOT required. This additional fee would cover the Contestant’s accomodations, meals, ground transportstion and production costs during Miss Black America Pageant Week in Kansas City, MO. Travel to the MBAP Site must be covered by the participating Choir.

3. All Choir’s participating Contestants will be the Brand Ambassadors for their Sponsoring Organizations. Therefore, each time a Choir’s contestant is introduced on the Miss Black America TV Special, During Interviews, Media Posts and Appearances, she represent the mission of her Sponsoring Choir’s Organization. The Sponsoring Choir’s Church, or other Institution, and its mission, will be announced on National TV and reach millions of people and households.

4. Each registered Choir must submit an Electronic Audition Recording to SGS where upon the Electronic Submissions will be judged by a panel of judges and narrowed down to Choirs representing the TOP TEN FINALISTS in the competition.

5. The 10 Finalist Choirs are responsible for their own Round-Trip Air Fare and Accomodations in Kansas City. MO.

Top ten Finalist Choirs of the ”Gospel Showdown” will compete in Kansas City, MO during a Dedicated Event, Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6-9pm.

The Winning Choir will participate in the Opening Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary Miss Black America Pageant and TV Special from Kansas City, MO. All Ten Final Choirs will participate in the Crowning Ceremonies of the Miss Black America Pageant and Black History TV Special.

The Miss Black America Pageant and Black History TV Special will air between January 12, 2019 and February 28th, 2019.