The live high school competition begins in the morning, typically around 8:30am, depending on the number of applicants. The morning round will last until approximately 1:00pm. followed by a lunch break, and then the Master Class at 2:00pm. The final round usually commences around 3:00pm, and awards are announced during the Awards Ceremony at 5:00pm. The ceremony is usually finished by 6:00pm. To receive a cash award, singers must be present at the Awards Ceremony. Close to the date of the competition, you will receive a specific time to sing, directions to the venue, and a detailed schedule for the competition day.