Bands must use the equipment provided. Bands are responsible for providing their
own hardware (including snare, cymbals, hi-hat, throne and all stands)
Violence, weapons, underage drinking and/or illegal drugs, vandalism, racial hate
or excessive profanity are strictly prohibited.
Your band is responsible for your gear. A room for equipment will not be provided.
Your band is responsible for any damages caused to venue equipment during your performance.
All deals made between bands and supernova must be in writing. Any deals without
written proof will not be honored.
Judging is based on 5 categories: originality, musicianship, song writing, stage
presence and crowd response. Up to 5 points can be awarded under each category.
Our judges are kept anonymous to avoid any conflict or bias
After the show, everyone - including your band and fans who couldn’t make it - can
vote for the wildcard winner on supernova.com. Voting starts one day after the show
and continues for one week. Industry reps love numbers, so show them how big your
fan base is!
Wildcard voting tactics:
At the show: Get fans to vote for your band by announcing it over the mic
during your performance. Interact with the crowd after your set.
Online: Post about the vote on your online profiles and email blast your
At school: Reach your entire student body through your school's PA system.
At work: Make your job work for you. Spread the word to customers and other
If your band won a prize, you will be notified by email as to what you’ve won and
how to claim it. The prizing for your show is outlined on the other side of this
band manual. If you have any questions regarding prizing, contact prizing[at]supernova[dot]com
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