Purpose of the award — The Most Improved Chorus award is given to recognize and encourage choruses which have made the greatest improvement since their last appearance on the District contest stage.

When is it given — It is presented at the end of the Chorus Competition.

Who presents the award — It will be presented by the Vice President of Music & Performance.

What criteria are used — The winner is that chorus whose score this year is the highest percentage improvement on their most recent score from the past 3 years’ contests.  If a competing chorus hasn’t competed in the past three years, they will be establishing their base score for future year’s most improved chorus contests.

How is the information obtained — The Contest Administrator (CA) receives the scores for each competitor from the judging panel.  The CA enters the scores into the Society Scoring Program.  When all scores have been entered, the program sorts the scores and determines placement for each eligible competitor.  The OSS (Official Scoring Summary) is then printed.  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.