- The International Soca Monarch (ISM) Competition, hereinafter referred to as “The Competition”, is divided into two (2) categories – International Soca Monarch and Breakout Artiste of the Year.
- Guidelines/Rules for “Breakout Artiste” of the Year are as follows:
a. This category is open to all artistes registered for International Soca Monarch (ISM) 2018 competition.b. The criteria for entry into this category of “The Competition” is as follows:
• An Artiste must NOT have ever won an International Soca Monarch (ISM) title; and
• An Artiste must NOT have participated in an International Soca Monarch (ISM) Finals
competition more than twice.
c. The “Breakout Artiste” of the Year category of “The Competition” will be judged strictly by Digital
Media to include social media and text messages. All results for this category will be based on Fan Votes.
d. The open stage of “The Competition” will start on January 16th, 2018 ending on January 26th 2018
and is open to any Artiste that meets the criteria and is registered to compete in International Soca Monarch (ISM).
e. Two (2) contestants will then be selected to move forward to the Finals of the category which will take place at the International Soca Monarch (ISM) Finals.
f. The two (2) finalists will be announced simultaneously with the announcement of the Finalists of the International Soca Monarch.
g. Should an Artiste make it into the two (2) categories – the International Soca Monarch and the Breakout Artiste Finals, then the said Artiste will be judged separately in each category.
h. Registering for this category does NOT guarantee said Artiste any airplay therefore Artistes are encouraged to promote their music after registration.