Since its inception in 1993, The International Soca Monarch Competition has been one of the largest events for Carnival. Designed to put Soca music on a grand stage, ISM has always been the event that guarantees patrons a show featuring the largest names in the Soca Industry, in their largest performances for the season. But ISM is more than just a show. The event has played a large part in crafting the modern Soca landscape by rewarding Soca artistes for their hard work, while challenging their skill and creativity in song writing, presentation and performance.
Known for having one of the largest, most hyped crowds and filling some of the nation's largest venues, with a final event that happens on Fantastic Friday, the largest night of Carnival, ISM is indeed a large event. This was the inspiration for the 2015 theme Larger Than Life. It recognises the magnitude and importance of the event and sets the stage for another exhilarating Soca competition.