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Contestant

1 How to be a contestant.

How to Apply

1 You are required to complete your profile via the website which include personal details alongside a studio photo shoot of portrait picture.

2 Pay the registration fee of N1000 only as an individual participant or N3000 for a group participant respectively through a bank transfer or online payment to our official designated account only.

3 Click the register page on the website to fill in your details of payment and proceed to register

4 Upon the confirmation of registration, you start the journey to your success by accumulating points. Click to know details

5 Applicants who have submitted valid application and meet necessary requirements only will be invited for the auditioning

6 The completion of an application does not guarantee that an applicant will receive an audition or participate in the competition

7 You must be resident in Nigeria with a valid form of identification. You will provide us with documentation in order to substantiate your age.

8 If you are under 18 years of age:

a You must obtain the permission of your parent or legal guardians before applying

b You must be accompanied by your parents or legal guardians at the audition. Proof of age will be required at the audition

9 You must notify producer in advance if you intend to:

a Perform physical or dangerous stunts, explaining the full nature of the stunt

b Use any form of equipment required as part of your act. You will be responsible for bringing such equipment (provided it is suitable for the audition location) and are responsible for ensuring that such equipment is safe and suitable for its purposes. Pyrotechnics not allowed.

2 Talent Categories.

1 Vocal Competition

OVERALL JUDGING CRITERIA

Special emphasis will be placed on the entertainment and marketing value during judging.  This in no way takes away from the technical aspect of the performances.  Judges are looking for that special charisma and stage presence that top entertainers have… and who is marketable?  Keep in mind as important as it is to have your performance technically correct, it is even more important to keep it entertaining.  Contestant may only enter a style in a category once.  “Open” Categories may be used for second performance of the same style.

Equipment– You must provide all equipment you need for electric instruments including amps and cords.  We will provide mics and sound system to mic non-electric instruments.

Time Limits

The time limit for all performances is one hundred and twenty (120) seconds. All rounds and the finals are one hundred and twenty (120) seconds. A 25% deduction will be taken for any performance going over the time limit.  Time will begin when the music starts and will stop when the music stops.  Remember, you may go under the time limit but not over!

Performance Prompting

Parents, family, friends, agents, hairdressers, dressers, teachers or make-up artist are not allowed behind the stage before or during competitions.

3 Dance Competition

World Championships of Performing Arts – Dance Competition:  Dancers may compete in Solo or Groups

OVERALL JUDGING CRITERIA

Special emphasis will be placed on the entertainment and marketing value during judging.  This in no way takes away from the technical aspect of the performances.  Judges are looking for that special charisma and stage presence that top entertainers have… and who is marketable?  Keep in mind as important as it is to have your performance technically correct, it is even more important to keep it entertaining.  Contestant may only enter a style in a category once.  “Open” Categories may be used for second performance of the same style. However we do not recommend performing the same performance more than once.

Dance Floor: Interlocking wood sections or facsimile approximately twenty (20) feet deep by thirty (30) feet wide.

Judging Categories: Stage Presence, Originality of Material, Technique, Style, and Entertainment Value are all considered during the scoring process.

Acrobatic & Gymnastic Moves: Acrobatic moves and tumbling passes are allowed in Acro/Gymnastic and Production numbers. Dance should be incorporated throughout the routine.

Lip Syncs and Vocalizations: Small isolated lip syncs and vocalizations are allowed in all categories.  Total song lip syncs should go in Open, and dance with total song vocalizations in the form of singing should go in Song & Dance.

Ballet: a classical and character work performed in ballet shoes or pointe shoes showing ballet technique whether classical, neo-classical or contemporary.

Jazz: a routine where dancers execute free form movement and styling characteristic of jazz dance whether in jazz or character shoes of any kind, half-soles or bare feet.

Tap: a routine where dancers wear tap shoes and execute tap technique.

Clogging/Hoofer: Clogging- a routine where dancers wear clogging shoes and execute clogging technique including but not limited to rhythmic patterns and formations. Hoofer-Primarily tap technique and work showcasing a “Stomp/Da Funk” feel with heavy accent with more of a flat foot style.

Song & Dance: a routine where contestant(s) sing and dance, with at least 50% being dance.

Acro/Gymnastic: a routine consisting of controlled acrobatic and/or gymnastic movements involving balance and flexibility.  Routine must include choreography, dance technique and fluid movement.

Lyrical: a routine where dancers interpret the lyrics or mood (intent) of a song (with or without words).  This form includes the use of legwork, balance, and facial and body emotion.

Ethnic/Folkloric: a routine consisting of dance styles of a particular ethnic group.

Hip Hop/Funk: a routine where the majority of the content is “street wise” jazz or contemporary jazz considered as hip-hop or funk.

Open: a routine combining any forms of dance styles or a routine that does not fit any category listed. Or you want to do the same style twice!

Musical Theater/Character: a routine interpreting a song from a “Broadway” or movie musical, or a routine portraying a character from a play, movie, television show or a stereotype (i.e. doctor, policeman, etc.) through any style of dance.

Ballroom: a routine with partners in the following styles: Tango, Salsa, Freestyle, Swing, Waltz

Production Line/Crew: Minimum of ten (10) participants but all of them do not have to be on the floor at the same time.  Dancers of all ages and all styles of dance may be used in the production.  Singing props and costume changes are welcome but must be handled by group and accomplished in the 120 seconds.

Contemporary: The exploration of the total movement potential of the body. It differs from commercial or competitive dance in that it is not bound by set standards, as well as defined styles such as ballet and jazz dance Instead; it seeks to express a personalized vision, often through experimentation and collaboration for the development of new, more individualized approaches to the moving body and choreographic possibilities

Music Rules

All music must be “compact disc.”  CDs are required to ensure the quality of the competitions and final show.  Each performance must be on a separate CD.  Each CD must have a label with contestants (or group’s) name, event, style, and age division.  Example: John Dickson, Dance, Jazz and 26-37 years.  Please bring at least two (2) back-up CDs for each performance.  Completed music clearance forms are required.  Original music is always encouraged for all styles, categories and competitions in which music is used.  All background music should be burned to either a CD-R or CR-RW, in MP3 format ONLY.  DO NOT burn CD on DVD, it will not play.  You must PURCHASE your music from quality outlets.  Pirated online music has poor sound quality with fluctuations in volumes when played on professional sound systems.   Every time music is cut and re-recorded it loses quality.  Record all CDs from the master and not from copies.  If given the option for input/output volumes when recording, record volumes in the middle of the range given. Check purchased music on a CD player not on your computer for an accurate assessment.   If when performing music, you must hear the first note to start your performance, let the room coordinator know this when you are in line-up so the volume on the sound system can be raised.  Please keep in mind Round I and Round II competition are in audition format.  There is only two minutes and no sound checks.  The judges understand the difference between a performance error and sound issues.  No music will be used for the final show performance that is not a quality recording.
Time Limits

The time limit for all performances is one hundred and twenty (120) seconds. All rounds and the finals are one hundred and twenty (120) seconds. A 25% deduction will be taken for any performance going over the time limit.  Time will begin when the music starts and will stop when the music stops.  Remember, you may go under the time limit but not over!

Performance Prompting

Parents, family, friends, agents, hairdressers, dressers, teachers or make-up artist are not allowed behind the stage before or during competitions.

4 Acting Competition

OVERALL JUDGING CRITERIA

Special emphasis will be placed on the entertainment and marketing value during judging.  This in no way takes away from the technical aspect of the performances.  Judges are looking for that special charisma and stage presence that top entertainers have… and who is marketable?  Keep in mind as important as it is to have your performance technically correct, it is even more important to keep it entertaining.  Contestant may only enter a style in a category once.  “Open” Categories may be used for second performance of the same style.

All acting performances and routines must be in good taste and suitable for families.  Routines lacking good taste may be disqualified.  All props used during acting must be carried on and off stage by contestant. Fake blood, confetti, water, or other objects should not be left behind on stage, or thrown into audience. Contestants leaving behind anything on the stage will be disqualified. All acting contestants are encouraged to enter comical.

Comical: maybe Stand up or Variety (comedy routine integrated with magic, puppets, etc.)  Note:  A comedian can also enter “Acting – Comical” as another potential category for comedy competition.

*All Junior actors should enter Comical for semi-final round. Seniors may be given a scene to reenact during Finals.

Open: maybe another category for comedy competition or any style.

Television: Category for those wanting to work on film.  This is a close up live camera shot.  Use this competition to show the value of expression.  Every actor should enter this style.  Act may be comical or dramatic.  This is performed live and does NOT use prerecorded materials.

Performance Prompting

Parents, family, friends, agents, hairdressers, dressers, teachers or make-up artist are not allowed behind the stage before or during competitions.

Time Limits

The time limit for all performances is one hundred and twenty (120) seconds. All rounds and the finals are one hundred and twenty (120) seconds. A 25% deduction will be taken for any performance going over the time limit.  Time will begin when the music starts and will stop when the music stops.  Remember, you may go under the time limit but not over!

5 Modelling Competition

Stage Size: The stage is shaped like a “T”.  The runway from back of stage will be approximately 28 feet long.  This will be made of interlocking wooden sections or facsimile placed on the floor or may be raised.  You will enter at the top of the runway section of the T then work the runway section.  Final Show will be on Theatre Stage.

Categories: Females 16 and up may compete in three divisions: Petite (height under 5 foot 6 inches), Plus (hip size 36 and up) and Runway (approximate height 5 feet 8 inches).  Males may compete in two divisions:  Commercial (Height Under 6 feet), Runway (Height 6 feet and over).  Children (15 years and under) only age will be used to divide divisions.  All models, except children, will be divided by age, height and size. Age divisions will be divided 12 years and under, 13 to 17, 18 to 24, 25 and 29, 30 and over. Children can be divided by age ONLY.  Senior-Every Day Model Segment is selected from Petite, Plus and Commercial Male models for Finale.

Music: Appropriate music will be provided for the style of modeling.  Swimwear and Casual Runway will be upbeat while Formal will be slower music.

Modeling Pattern: Contestants will enter from stage right or left, go to the top of the runway, continue down the runway and then to stage left to pose then to stage right to pose. This is only a suggestion.  You may work the runway in your own style.  Please do NOT use props of any kind.  During the spokes model event, the contestant will go to the end of the stage and do a maximum of a 60 second commercial, announcement or monologue. The contestant must carry any props on and off stage with NO assistance.  Do not bring props on from the audience.  All modeling contestants moving to the final showcase competition will be expected to walk runway style and will be selected from swimsuit and casual.

Photo model: When you line up for photo model you must have at least one but not more than three photos (black and white or color; no frames or mats accepted). All photographs must have a typed label with your first and last name, age group, and photo release signature from the photographer. During photo modeling, you will be asked to stand on the runway… no modeling!  Staff has the right to disqualify provocative photos lacking in good taste.  DO NOT SEND PHOTOS WITH REGISTRATION   

Spokesmodel:  Commercial or speech of your choice.  Dress should be appropriate for presentation.  One minute time limit for family friendly presentation.

Runway Casual: Clothes should be “DRESSY” sportswear casual (jacket and pants).   No costumes!

Formal: Females: Formal wear should be modest. Remember less is not better!  Men:  Tuxedos or black suit.

“Runway Segment” Model finalists (female and male) will be determined from points in Formalwear (junior and senior), swimwear (seniors) and runway casual (juniors).  Models must enter BOTH styles to qualify for Finals. During finals, models may be re-dressed to suit production. Models not acting professionally and following directives during rehearsals or fittings will be disqualified from finals. All models should bring formal and swimwear just in case they are selected for semi-finals.  Any model may be selected by producers for semi-finals regardless of entries.

“Everyday Model Segment”- will model Dressy Casual in Photo Shoot for Finale.  During the Finale they will wear the outfit of their choice on stage during introduction.  Petite (Female under 5’6” and over age 15), Plus Female (over 36” hips and over age 15) and Commercial Male (under 6 feet tall) should bring a few additional outfits of dressy casual clothes. 

Performance Prompting

Parents, family, friends, agents, hairdressers, dressers, teachers or make-up artist are not allowed behind the stage before or during competitions.