This year, to foster an inclusive contest, there are two categories:
Youth (Middle School/High School) and Open (Post High School/College)
Prizes in EACH category:
First Place: $1,500
Second Place: $1,000
Tom Tracy and EJ Tracy "Shining Star" Individual Awards: $250
Additional Awards - All groups are eligible to win:
Spirit of San Juan Community Award
People's Choice - Social Media Poll Award
Each group will receive:
1. A travel stipend to assist with the costs of transportation.
2. A participation medal for each performer.
3. Incredible performance experience before a panel of distinguished judges and sold out audience of 3,000.
4. Fifteen complimentary admission passes for guests of the group.
5. Valuable exposure and publicity as a performance group at the Battle of the Mariachis Festival.
Please see below for more participation information.