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FAVE Convention

Clown Make-up Competion Rules

I.  Eligibility:

 

 A. All competitors must be current members of the Western Region Clown Association and registered at the convention at the full registration fee

 

B. All rules are subject to change and interpretation by competition committee and judges.

 

C. No members of the Board are allowed to compete, except in Balloons, Paradeability and Masters Competition if they meet qualifications.  Instructors of current convention are not allowed to compete in the area they are teaching. Need to clear with competition chair first.

 

II. Rules of Conduct:

Failure to comply with the following rules will result in expulsion from the competition.

 

 A. If competing as a clown, you must conduct yourselves in such a manner as to be a credit and asset to the quality of clowning, as a fine art.

 

 B.  All attendees, competing or not, will totally abstain from the use of alcohol immediately prior to, or during competition, or while in makeup or costume, and will refrain from the use of tobacco, and gambling in the casino.

 

 C.  All competitors will refrain from the use of any props or items which might offend general audience or embarrass the WRCA.

D.  Live animals are not permitted in any category.

E.  All ID tags, badges, or identifying patches must be removed or concealed. ID badges and tags are those that show your name, clown name, or alley name.  Major Organization patches will be allowed (COAI, WCA, ISCA, etc.)

 

F. Contestants are not allowed to speak with judges, unless responding to questions or comments from the judges.

 

III. Competition Categories: 

  

A. White Face

B. Auguste

C. Tramp/Hobo

D. Character

E. Senior

F. Junior

G. Teen

WHITE FACE MAKEUP 

I. Description: 

A. All white face with features such as nose or mouth painted in with red or black. Other colors may be used to add highlights and additional decorations. He or she is the more sophisticated of the clowns, and seem to generally be in control of situations.

 

II. Eligibility:

A. Clowns must meet the eligibility requirements as stated in Article I, page 1.

B. Clowns who have won a first place award in the white face category in W.R.C.A.  Competition in the past year may not enter this category. They may enter another makeup category or the Masters category.

C. Those who qualify to compete as Master Clown (previous first place award in makeup in the past year or those clowns whose experience or talents qualify them as professional clowns, determined by Competition Chair and judges) are not eligible to compete in this category.

D. A contestant entered in this category may not enter another makeup category or the Master makeup competition.

III. Awards

A. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place winners. If there are three or less contestants, awards may or may not be presented on a percentage basis.

 

IV. Judging Criteria:

A. Contestants will have all skin covered by self applied makeup or costume.

B. Contestants are required to wear gloves.

 

C. Contestants will not be allowed to carry anything in their hands.

 

D. Contestants will be judged on makeup, costume, and a 15 second performance.

 

 

AUGUSTE MAKEUP

 

I. Description:

A. Face base color is basically a flesh tone with pink or reddish hues. Features are painted in or highlighted with red, black, or other colors. Features are also accented with white. This is a character clown with a more comic face. He or she is more impish and slapstick, and actions are wilder, broader, and bigger and more prank like.

 

II. Eligibility:

 

A. Clowns must meet the eligibility requirements as stated in Article I, page 1.

 

B. Clowns who have won a first place award in the Auguste category in W.R.C.A. Competition within the past year may not enter this category. They may enter another makeup category or the Master makeup category if they qualify.

 

C. Those who qualify to compete as Master Clown (previous first place awards in makeup in the last three years or those clowns whose experience or talents qualify them as professional clowns, determined by competition chair and judges) are not eligible to compete in this category.

 

D. A contestant entered in this category may not enter another makeup category or the Master makeup competition.

 

III. Awards

 

A. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place winners. If there are three or less contestants, awards may or may not be presented on a percentage basis.

IV. Judging Criteria:

 

A. Contestants will have skin covered by self applied makeup or costume, and are required to wear gloves.

 

B. Contestants will not be allowed to carry anything in their hands.

 

C. Contestants will be judged on makeup, costume and 15 second performance.

 

 

TRAMP/HOBO MAKEUP

 

I. Description:

A. Face with flesh tone base that is accented with red, white, black or gray. A dirty effect is sometimes created with the makeup. He can be a sloppy character who frowns and is very sad. He can be a down and out character with an optimistic outlook on life. He can wear old clothes that are neatly kept. They may be bright and colorful. This clown may be either sad or happy.

II. Eligibility:

 

A. Clowns must meet the eligibility requirements as stated in Article I, page 1.

 

B. Clowns who have won a first place award in this category in W.R.C.A. Competition within the past year may not enter this category. They may enter another makeup category or the Master makeup.

 

C. Those who qualify to compete as Master Clowns (previous first place awards in makeup in the last year or those clowns whose experience or talents qualify them as professional clowns, determined by competition chair and judges) are not eligible to compete in this category.

 

D. A contestant entered in this category may not enter another makeup category or the Master makeup competition.

III. Awards:

 

A. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place winners. If there are three or less contestants, awards may or may not be presented on a percentage basis.

 

IV. Judging Criteria:

 

A. Contestants must have at least one half of face covered by self applied makeup or costume.              

 

B. Contestants are required to wear gloves (Cut-off fingers are accepted).

 

C. Contestants will not be allowed to carry anything in their hands.

 

D. Contestants will be judged on makeup, costume and 15 second performance.

CHARACTER MAKEUP

I. Description:

 

A. The clowns competing in this category must be readily identifiable as a specific type of person, for example: baseball player, football player, cowboy, Indian, artist, organ grinder, etc. Makeup must compliment the character.

II. Eligibility:

 

A. Clowns must meet the eligibility requirements as stated in Article I, page 1.

 

B. Clowns who have won a first place award in the Character category in W.R.C.A. Competition within the past year may not enter this category. They may enter another makeup category or the Master makeup category if they qualify.

 

C. Those who qualify to compete as Master Clowns (previous first place awards in makeup in the last three years or those clowns whose experience or talents qualify them as professional clowns, determined by competition chair and judges) are not eligible to compete in this category.

 

D. A contestant entered in this category may not enter another makeup category or the Master makeup competition.

III. Awards:

 

A. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place winners. If there are three or less contestants, awards may or may not be presented on a percentage basis.

IV. Judging Criteria:

 

A. Makeup coverage depends on the character being depicted and must be self applied. If you are not sure, ask the Competition Chair. 

B. Contestants will be allowed to carry props in their hands.

C. Contestants are not required to wear gloves.

D. Contestants will be judged on makeup, costume and a 15 second performance.

SENIOR MAKEUP

 

I. Description:

 

A. This category is open to all clowns 60 years old by the first day of the convention.  Clowns will be judged on makeup and  costume.  Makeup must be self-applied.  White Face, Auguste, Tramp and Character clowns will compete together.

II. Eligibility:

 

A. Clowns must meet the eligibility requirements as stated in Article I, page 1.

 

B. Clowns who have won a first place in this category must wait one year before entering this category again. They may enter another makeup category or in the Masters Makeup category.

 

C. Those who qualify to compete as Master Clown (previous first place awards in  makeup or those clowns whose experience or talents qualify them as professional clowns, determined by competition chair and judges) are not eligible to compete in this category.

 

D. A contestant entered in this category may not enter another makeup category or the Master Makeup competition.

III. Awards:

 

A. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place winners. If there are three or less contestants, awards may or may not be presented on a percentage basis.  

IV. Judging Criteria:

 

A. Makeup coverage depends on the clown character being depicted. 

 

B. Only character clowns will be allowed to carry props that are appropriate for their character. 

 

C. Contestants will be judged on makeup, costume and a 15 second performance.

JUNIOR CLOWN MAKEUP

I. Description:

 

A. Open to clowns under age 13.  Clowns will be judged on makeup and costume. Makeup must be self-applied in the presence of a judge or competition official. White Face, Auguste, Tramp and Character clowns will compete together.

II. Eligibility:

 

A. Clowns must meet the eligibility requirements as stated in Article I, page 1.

 

B. All clowns must be between 6 & 13 years of age.

 

C. Clowns who have won first place in this category must wait one year before competing again or if over 10 years old may enter teen category.

III. Awards:

 

A. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place winners.  

IV. Judging Criteria:

 

A. Makeup coverage depends on the character being depicted.

 

B. Contestants may or may not wear gloves depending on the character being depicted.

 

C. Only Character clowns will be allowed to carry props that are appropriate to their character.

 

D. Contestants will be judged on make-up, costume and a 15 second performance.

 

 

TEEN CLOWN MAKEUP

 

I. Description:

A. Open to clowns from the age of 13 – 17 (or 11 and 12 if they have won first place in junior makeup) Clowns will be judged on makeup and costume. Makeup must be self-applied.  White Face, Auguste, Tramp and Character clowns will compete together.

 

II. Eligibility:

A. Clowns must meet the eligibility requirements as stated in Article I, page 1.

 

B. All clowns must be 13-17 years of age. (Or 11 and 12 if they meet above qualifications).

 

C. Clowns who have won first place in this category will either wait one year or may compete in regular adult make-up categories such as White Face, Auguste etc.

III. Awards:

 

A. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place winners.

IV. Judging Criteria

 

A. Make-up coverage depends on the character being depicted.

 

B. Gloves may or may not be worn depending on the character being depicted.

 

C. Only character clowns will be allowed to carry props that are appropriate for their character.

 

D. Contestants will be judged on make-up, costume and a 15 second performance.