Due to the unprecedented situation in the world because of COVID-19, there are many changes that have been in the curriculum, testing, and awards. 

Please note that the structure, dates, and places on this page are all preliminary and may change. They will be finalized later.

Please check this page regularly as well as the WhatsApp Group.

Online Registration:

  • All teams must register online by July 24, 2022.
  • Please register teams at http://www.ysc-keraza.org.
  • Absolutely NO LATE registration.
  • Registration this year only has been reduced to only $5/person.

Competition Age Requirements

Junior High:

  • Includes participants in 6th grade through 8th grade.
  • Participants entering 6th grade in the 2022-2023 school year have the option of participating in AlKeraza or YSC Junior High.
  • Participants graduating from Junior High in the 2021-2022 school year (8th grade) have the option to participate with either Junior High or High School.

High School:

  • Includes participants in 9th grade through 12th grade.
  • Participants entering 9th grade in the 2022-2023 school year have the option of participating in the Junior High or High School team.
  • Participants graduating from High School in the 2021-2022 school year (12th grade) have the option to participate with either High School or College.

College:

  • Includes participants who are freshman in college through age 25.
  • Participants entering their first year of college in the 2022-2023 school year have the option of participating in the High School or College team.
  • Participants must be 25 years of age or under. College graduates 25 years of age or under may still participate in the College team.

Team Size:

  • Maximum team size is 12 participants per team.
  • Minimum team size is 2 participants per grade level ONLY IF there are only two participants at your church for a grade level.
  • All participants have to participate in all three categories.

Curriculum Change This Year:

  • Hymns and memorization testing this year is optional
  • Details on those who are interested in hymns and memorization will be posted later.

Competition Information:

  • Date: August 13, 2022
  • Location: Online

Award system:

  • Each winning church will receive only one prize per grade level.
  • Prizes will be presented after all teams are tested on August 13, 2022.
  • Prizes will be presented to all teams who fall into the following ranges in each tested category: Good, Very Good, Excellent.
  • No church will be allowed to know their raw or overall score. No exceptions.

Hymns and Memorization Testing:

  • All rules concerning the Hymns and Memorization will be posted soon for those who are interested.
  • It is optional this year.