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How the Soca Monarch is decided

Published: 
Friday, February 28, 2014
Carnival 2014

One of the frequently asked questions about the International Soca Monarch competition is what is the judging criteria? People often wonder how much crowd response actually matters. 

 

Here’s the judging criteria along with the list of judges and other key bits of information about Fantastic Friday. 

 

If you’re on Twitter, you can use the official hashtag, #ISM2014, and the International Soca Monarch Twitter handle @intlsocamonarch.

 

judging criteria

 

Digicel GROOVY SOCA Monarch

 

Melody 25

 

Lyrics 25

 

Arrangement 25

 

Groove 10

 

Performance 10

 

Crowd response 5

 

 

Play Whe POWER SOCA Monarch

 

Melody 25

 

Lyrics 20

 

Arrangement 20

 

Performance 20

 

Crowd response 10

 

adjudicators

 

Chief adjudicator: Josephine Torrel

 

Groovy category: Paul Massy, Marcia Miranda, Mark Nottingham, Christopher Seon, Allison Seepaul

 

Power category: Marva Newton, Steve Sealy, Marvin George, Evelyn Caesar Munro, John Barry 

 

Tabulators: Patrina Torrel and Trisha Layne