No extra time will be allowed for equipment malfunctions of the Act.
Points will be deducted if the Act goes over the (20) minute limit.
An individual cannot compete in the Solo/Duo and the Band Competition.
Any artist whose name has appeared on a final Handy/Blues Music Award ballot is ineligible. All other musicians who have had a peripheral and/or professional contact through performance with a Handy/Blues Music Award nominee, including but not limited to touring band members and studio musicians, are deemed eligible for IBC.
Any Act that has competed at the IBC two (2) consecutive years, representing any blues society and/or affiliate, is ineligible to compete and must sit out at least one (1) year.
Challenge winners will represent the Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola, Inc. at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Rooms (Solo/Duo 1 room) (Band 2 rooms) will be provided by the blues society at one of the IBC host hotels. Musicians will receive funds to help with meals. Parking (Solo/Duo 1 vehicle) (Band 1-2 vehicles) will be paid and money provided to help with gas expenses.
14th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge