Grand Prizes for each of the 10 music category winners and the People’s Choice winner:

1. $1,000.00 for each of the 11 winners (total of $11,000.00 in prize money)
2. City Council Citation awarded to each of the 11 winners at the Awards Show in December at the Trocadero Theater
3. Resolution presented to the group of 11 winners in City Council

Category Prizes:

1. Rock Winner (1) Studio Recording time at MilkBoy Studios
2. Country/Folk Winner (1) Studio Recording time at Forge Studios
3. Gospel Winner (1) Music Video by Unvisersal Entertainment Group LLC
4. Classical (1) Exclusive Package from The Curtis Institute

     Opportunity to observe select vocal and instrumental master classes throughout the school year


     Complimentary tickets to select Curtis Symphony Orchestra and Curtis Opera Theatre performances in 2016-17


     Invitation to Curtis ‘Insider Events’, 1-year subscription to Overtones and Season Selections CD

5. Jazz (1) 3 Studio Recording time at Forge Studios
6. R&B (1) Studio Recording time at Forge Studios
7. Pop (1) Studio Recording time at Forge Studios
8. Hip-hop (1) Studio Recording Time at The Roots Studio
9. World*** (1) TBA
10. DJ (1) TBA
11. People’s Choice (1) Studio Recording time (2) EP Demo Album (3) Documentary film (4)Photos : Provided by The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Finalist Prizes for each of the 50 finalists:

1. Each finalist will receive a City Council mini-citation
2. Each finalist will be listed on PHL LIVE Center Stage’s website as a 2016 Finalist
3. All final performances will be broadcast by iRadioPhilly

*** World music is International music such as: Reggae, Salsa, Foreign Language Music, Reggaeton, Soca, K-pop, Africanpop, Polka, and more

Prizes subject to change. New prizes may be added.