Purpose of the award --To select a District Senior Quartet representative to the Mid-Winter International Convention
When is it given -- The award is announced after the Friday Night Contest Session unless more than one Senior Quartet attains a score to qualify for the finals.
Who presents the award -- The Contest Administrator and the current Vice President of Contest and Judging present the award.
What criteria are used -- The Senior Quartet with the highest point total after the Friday night contest session will represent the Illinois District at next year’s Mid-Winter International Convention. In the event that this quartet attains a score to qualify for the finals, it may go on to that contest. Additional Senior Quartets may qualify as wild cards at a later date, subject to International rules.
How is the information obtained -- The Contest Administrator will determine the winner from the scores of the eligible quartets.
What is the physical award -- No physical award is given.