Each year a student may earn a rating of 1-5, where 5 is best. Once a student accumulates 15 rating points the first trophy is awarded. For each 15 rating points earned thereafter a larger trophy is awarded. Combining of ratings points may occur between the Solo and Concerto events, levels 9-12 only, to earn bigger trophies more quickly. Combining of ratings points may also occur between the Vocal Solo/Art Song and Vocal Solo/Musical Theatre for students in level 9-12 only.