Category Archives: Juries

2017 Timeline


January to April – Call for Juries

April to September – Entries and country pre-judging live events, if required

May to September – Confirmation of Juries

October – Preliminary judging to final 60 songs (53 country songs, plus up to 7 “Judges Special Mention” choices

October – Lukaotem Gud Santo Festival – Vanuatu

October – November – Preliminary Finals – as required

November 28 – Entries close

November 28 to December 1 – Judges to make their decisions

December 2 – Grand Final Live Telecast

December 3 – Voting Results Live Telecast

Juries 2017

Australia: President Ms Tracey Irving
Colombia: President Mr Nicolas Montano Henao
Nauru: Mr Livingstone Hiram
Singapore: Mr Neil Munas
USA: Mr Paul Chychota
Vanuatu: President Ms Bev Anti
Vietnam: President Ms Dzung Gibson

If you think you’re suited to be a judge and would like to help us out – check here – and then send us a note – here.

Calling for Juries 2017

We’re calling for Juries in each of the 53 countries eligible to enter into the Pacific Song Competition. The list of countries is here – List of eligible Countries.

We need at least three people (with a maximum of eleven) from each country to act as the jury to help us select the best song in the region over the next 6 months.

To be a juror, you need to be more than eighteen years old.  For the full details of the Jury eligibility rules – Jury Rules.

It would also help us to select you if you had some musical background or interest, but this isn’t a pre-requisite.

If you’d like to be a juror in your country and assist us with this amazing and worthwhile community project, please send your reasons for wanting to be a juror and your resume or biography to

Finally, just before you do that, please look over the rules of the Competition here – Competition Rules. Our current Jurors and judges can be found here – Juries 2017.

We look forward to having you on board and to listening to many great songs over the next few months.

The Pacific Song Competition management committee will contact you as necessary, once you have applied, and we will need to finalising the juries by the end of October 2017.

We will be calling for song entries from March 2017. Thank you for being a part of the Pacific Song Competition.

Vanuatu Jury President appointed

18th October 2014.

The Pacific Song Competition now has it’s Vanuatu Jury President. Ms Beverley Anti will be working with her team on the judging panel to bring some entries from Vanuatu on board.

Beverley Anti lives, works and plays in the tropical paradise of Espiritu Santo Vanuatu. Together with her Husband Nabil they are heavily involved in their community.
Bev is Passionate about business, community, tourism, music, youth and the Arts.
One of the founding members of the Annual Music and Cultural Festival in Luganville Santo- Lukaotem Gud Festival, Bev is taking on the role as Festival Director for 2014.

When does she find time to run her successful Resort Business?.

You can contact Bev here: or get in touch via our Facebook page.

Watch this space for more news from Vanuatu soon.

The Jury

Each year in April, a call is made to all eligible countries surrounding the Pacific Rim via the PRSC website for each country to put forward a judging jury and for competitors to put forward country entries.

For simplicity, for each country, the previous year’s jury is generally responsible for proposing the current year’s jury, however there are instances where the entire jury will be dismissed and reformed and in any case, the PRSC steering committee is responsible for the choosing, approval and ratification of the jury, prior to the application for entries.

Country juries should be comprised of no less than 3 and no more than 11 members.  Jury members must be resident in their country of membership, except in special circumstances.  In most cases, the jury members will have some musical, performance or production expertise, but this is not a pre-requisite.  The Jury members should be demonstrably active in the arts, these can be students, but should be older than 18 and generally younger than 50.

The Jury will ideally change every 4 years, with a minumum 50% change every 3rd year.  Nominations should be in by May each year, with a vote by the existing Jury members and representatives from our industry Sponsors, with the PRSC executive to OK all final appointments.

Watch out for our Jury call shortly and let us know if you’d like to be involved.