All entries shipped must arrive as described on the entry form by Wednesday, May 31, 2017. All entries delivered in person must arrive as described on the entry form by Sunday, June 4, 2017, 6 PM Eastern Time. Workmanship and tone judging will take place Monday, June 5, 2017. Audience Favorite voting will take place Tuesday, June 6, 2017, and results of the competition will be announced Tuesday evening, June 6th. Competition basses will be played for convention attendees in a recital hall setting on Wednesday morning, June 7th.