SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Jan 1, 2016 @ 11:59PM EDT.
- Video length: minimum of 2 minutes; maximum of 5 minutes.
- Pole, Silks, Lyra: Video may only include or show the applicant. (No doubles/group pieces).
- New & Innovative Apparatus: Video must include all applicants.
- Video must be upright for viewing, not sideways or inverted.
- Only one apparatus type per video (Silks, Lyra, Pole, New Apparatus).
- Video DOES NOT have to be single shot, unedited,
- Video cannot be a trick reel or highlight reel.
- Video does not have to be of a live show performance or competition; studio/gym settings are perfectly acceptable.
- All aspects of video must be royalty-free. Applicant takes full responsibility for copyright issues and all claims against the video.
- Submission must be received using this form. Emails with links or video attachments are not accepted.
- Submission must be made with a link to a publicly viewable video only. "Unlisted" or "Private" links are not accepted.
- Applicants may submit to more than one category (Silks, Lyra, Pole, and/or New Apparatus), but may only submit to each category once.
- Applicants are responsible for knowing and understanding the rules prior to submission.
Video submissions and the live performances will be judged by the same criteria, as follows:
- Difficulty (20%): Unique, innovative, or difficult transitions, moves, tricks, skills, and sequencing both on and off the apparatus.
- Execution (20%): Performing with technicality, flexibility and strength, both on and off the apparatus.
- Movement Artistry (20%): High versatility of movement that exhibits grace, fluidity, and ease (in keeping with the theme/style of the piece) both on and off the apparatus.
- Performance Artistry (20%): Musicality, expression, storytelling ability, and audience engagement both on and off the apparatus.
- Enjoyment-factor (20%): “I liked it!” “I would buy a ticket to a show to see this applicant perform live.”
Tip: Difficulty & Execution are the elements that make a perfect photograph. Movement Artistry & Performance Artistry are the elements that make a perfect video.
- The decision of the judges are final.
- In the event of a tie, movement artistry and performance artistry are combined and weighed against difficulty and execution marks. The performer with higher performance & movement artistry marks will receive the higher placement.
- Judges will not converse with each other.
- Competitors may not communicate with the judges at any time the day of the competition, until the competition is over.