For the first time in Sing Song’s history, winners in each category will receive a tangible award – trophies will be awarded for the best overall performance in the men’s, women’s and mixed voice categories.
The winners will be allowed to keep the trophies for a while before they are put on display in a trophy case, each with a small label showcasing the winner. The location for the trophy case, however, has yet to be decided.
“There are different options for where to put the trophies,” Craig said. “We are hoping to find a open location; one where there is a lot of student traffic and where these accomplishments can be recognized.”
Smaller prizes have been given to past winners, but this is the first year actual trophies will be given. Craig said he believes the trophies and trophy case will become a larger part of the production.
“We want these trophies to be something we can pass down from year to year,” Craig said. “In the years to come, it will become a permanent fixture for the campus and show. This will be something to look forward to every time.”
Randall Knox, junior political science major from Granbury and member of the Galaxy act, is excited for this year’s show and said he thinks his act will take home one of the inaugural trophies.
“Having these new trophies are pretty exciting,” Knox said. “We feel like we had a pretty awesome show last year, but we just weren’t able to take home the victory against GSP. This year we feel like we are pretty neck and neck, so it would be great to get these trophies against an act that we feel is pretty good.”