Lip Sync


  • Only current Appalachian State University students and advisors may participate.
  • Performances are to be between 3 to 4 minutes in length.  Performances lasting longer than 4 minutes will be disqualified.
  • No objects may be thrown from the stage into the audience.
  • Edited music is expected. (Please refrain from using music containing profane language.)
  • Group must provide their own “microphones” if needed.
  • Keep performances within an 20’ X 24’ area (the size of the stage in the Campus Finals).
  • This is a Family-Friendly event—please no inappropriate dancing (sexual or crude in nature) and no inappropriate props and no revealing costumes.

Application Process:

An audio file containing the group’s music (which will be used in the actual performance), and a list of Lip Sync performers must be submitted. Fill out the 2017 LipSync Participation Form by Thursday, September 21st at MIDNIGHT. 

Preliminaries Schedule:

(Participants need to be at the designated area at least 30 minutes in advance!)

Date Time Location Group*
Tuesday, September 26th 6 pm Schaefer Center General Clubs & Department Affiliated Organizations
Tuesday, September 26th 7 pm Schaefer Center Hall Councils  
Tuesday, September 26th 8 pm Schaefer Center Fraternities & Sororities

Lip Sync Finals

Lip Sync Finals
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

  • Participants must be at the Schaefer Center and check in by 5:30PM!
  • Top 3 Fraternity & Sorority teams will advance to the finals 
  • Top 3 Residence Hall organizations will advance to the finals 
  • Top 3 Department Affiliated Organizations will advance to the finals 
  • Top 3 General Clubs will advance to the finals
  • The groups advancing to this performance will be competing against all other groups in their category: Greek, Department Affilaited Organizations, Hall Council,  & General Club.  
  • A 1st Place winner will be selected from each category.  Each category winner will receive $75 in funding.*
  • 1 Overall Winner will be selected from all competing groups.  The overall winner will receive $150 in funding.* 

*Department Affiliated Organizations & Athletic Teams are not eligible to receive funding.

Judging Criteria:

All judges will be unbiased representatives of the university community (faculty & staff).  Evaluation will be based on:

Originality 20%
Relation to Homecoming Theme 20%
Costume & Props 20%
Accuracy 20%
Energy 20%

If a group advances to the finals and fails to perform, the group forfeits all of the points earned during the Lip Sync Competition.


Prelims Participation 50 pts.
Finals Participation 25 additional pts.
1st Place in Category 25 additional pts.
1 Overall Grand Chamption 50 pts. (cannot be a category winner)

If your group leaves behind any trash or props, points will be deducted from your final score.