Purpose -- This award is named for one of Central Illinois’ most giving and dominant barbershoppers. Gene served the District and local chapters in many capacities and was known for his strong efforts in promoting and encouraging small choruses.
When is it given -- It is presented at the completion of Chorus competition.
Who presents -- It will be presented by the Vice President of Music & Performance.
What criteria are used -- It is presented to the chorus placing the highest with 30 or fewer members, based on actual chapter membership as of March 31st of the current year.
How is the information obtained -- The Contest Administrator will determine the winner from the scores of the eligible choruses.
What is the physical award -- Typically, a plaque is given to the chapter. There is also a large plaque, used for display purposes only, that will have the chapter’s name and date engraved on it.