Tobago Carnival


“Welcome, Soca lovers, to the electrifying Carnival Soca Monarch competition, proudly hosted by the Tobago House of Assembly! Get ready for a thrilling night of pulsating rhythms, captivating performances, and unforgettable moments. Let the soca vibes sweep you away as we crown the monarch of Carnival! 🎉🎶 #THASocaMonarch”


  • To identify and celebrate emerging Soca talents in Tobago.
  • To create an exciting and high-quality live entertainment event.
  • To contribute to the festivities and cultural development associated with Tobago Carnival.
  • To assist with arming our emerging soca talents with technical and branding tools needed to aid in their musical and business development.


  • Preliminary Judging Round: October 5th
    • The fifteen highest-scoring singers will proceed to the semi-finals. 
    • Judges give overall comments and suggestions to aid in improving craft and performance. 
  • Semi-Finals: October 25th
    • Each finalist will be given a six-minute (6 min.) performance time limit.
    • The eight highest-scoring singers will proceed to the finals. 
    • People’s Choice will be awarded. 
  • Finals:
    • February 2024 

Rules: Tobago Soca Monarch

  • Open to performers seventeen (17) years and older. 
  • Soca songs must be original and have never entered into competition in Tobago.  Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
  • Please walk with your accompanying music on a flash drive
  • All registration forms are to be found on

Judging Criteria- Auditions 


Lyrics –  40

Melody – 30

Arrangement – 30.

Crowd Response – 10