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FAVE Convention

Variety Arts Performance Competion Rules

FAVE Competition Rules

IEligibility:

 

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

 

 B. Only one member’s number is needed to sign in as a group, however all attendees competing must show their registration number to sign in.

 

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

 D. 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 during the competition, unless responding to questions or comments from the judges.

 

III. Competition Categories: 

  

A. Variety Arts Performance

1. Individual Performance

2. Group Performance

3. Junior Performance (Group or Individual ages 16 and under)

B. Paradeability

1. Individual Paradeability

2. Group Paradeability

Individual Performance Competition Rules

I. Description:

 

A. Individual performances will consist of one competitor.  One performer only on stage for the entire performance.

 

II. Eligibility:

 

A. Contestants must meet the eligibility requirements stated in Article I, Page 1. 

 

B. Contestants who have won 1st place in this category must wait one year before entering again.

 

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. General Rules:

 

A. The drawing for the performing order will take place right before the start of competition. Once your number has been recorded by the Competition Chair, no exchanging of numbers is allowed.

 

B. Contestants must perform in order according to the number drawn. If contestants are late for their turn, they will be disqualified.

 

C. All contestants will have one (1) minute set up time and one minute clean up time; this includes the cleanup of any liquids left on the floor.  If time limit exceeds one minute, 10 points will be deducted from total score.

 

D.Each contestant is responsible for his/her set up and clean up. Any props being stored on stage behind curtains must be approved by Competition Director. No assistance is allowed, unless approved by Competition Director.

 

E.Performance time is limited to five (5) minutes or less.  Any contestant whose performance exceeds the three-minute limit will lose 10 points from total score. At 5 minute 15 seconds they will be disqualified from competition.

 

F.One minute before the time limit will expire (4 minutes into the performance) a whistle will blow to inform the performer of the one minute time remaining.  A second whistle will sound if the contestant has exceeded their time limit and are disqualified.

 

G. All performances will be in good taste and in no way offensive to the general audience.

 

H. Any act which causes injury to a spectator will be disqualified from competition.

I. A CD/MP3 player and operator will be provided by FAVE, to play any music the contestant provided before the performance. CD/MP3 must be present and ready to play.  CD/MP3 must be clearly marked with your competition number on it.

 

V. Judging:

 

A. All contestants will be judged according to the score sheet as follows:

 

1. Has the performance been well rehearsed and well presented?  (1 - 15 points)

2. Is there broad crowd appeal?  (1 - 10 points)

3. How clear was the beginning, middle and end?  (1- 10 points)

4. Did the audience seem to enjoy it? (1-10 points) 

5. Did the Participant dress appropriately for their act? (1 - 15 points)

6. Do accessories, music, props or lack of, compliment performance? (1-10 points)

7. How original was it?  (1 - 15 points)

8. How funny, entertaining or engaging was it? (1 - 15 points)

    B. Each contestant's score sheet will be available to him/her after the awards have been presented.

GROUP Performance Competition Rules

I. Description:

 

A. Group performance consists of more than one person on stage, or if volunteer(s) are called on stage to assist.

 

II. Eligibility:

 

A. Contestants must meet the eligibility requirements stated in Article I, Page 1. 

 

B. Contestants may perform in only one Group performance during the convention unless approved by Competition Chair.

III. Awards:

 

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

 

IV. General Rules:

 

A. The drawing for the performing order will take place right before the start of competition. Once your number has been recorded by the Competition Chair, no exchanging of numbers is allowed unless approved by the Competition Chair.

 

B. Contestants must perform in order according to the number drawn. If contestants are late for their turn, they will be disqualified.

 

C. All groups will have one (3) minute set up time and one minute clean up time; this includes the cleanup of any liquids left on the floor.  If time limit exceeds 3 minutes, 10 points will be deducted from total score.

 

D. Each group is responsible for their set up and clean up. Any props being stored on stage behind curtains must be approved by Competition Director. No assistance is allowed, unless approved by Competition Director.

 

E.Performance time is limited to five (5) minutes or less.  Any contestant whose performance exceeds the three-minute limit will lose 10 points from total score. At 5 minutes and 30  seconds they will be disqualified from competition.

 

F.One minute before the time limit will expire (4 minutes into the performance) a whistle will blow to inform the performer of the one minute time remaining.  A second whistle will sound if the contestant has exceeded their time limit and are disqualified.

 

G. All performances will be in good taste and in no way offensive to the general audience.

 

H. Any act which causes injury to a spectator will be disqualified from competition.

I. An operator will be provided to play any CD/MP3 the contestant provided before the contestants provides before the performance. They must be clearly marked with your competition number on it.

 

V. Judging:

 

A. All contestants will be judged according to the score sheet as follows:

 

1. Has the performance been well rehearsed and well presented?  (1 - 15 points)

2. Is there broad crowd appeal?  (1 - 10 points)

3. How clear was the beginning, middle and end?  (1- 10 points)

4. Did the audience seem to enjoy it? (1-10 points) 

5. Did the Participants dress appropriately for their act? (1 - 15 points)

6. Do accessories, music, props or lack of, compliment performance? (1-10 points)

7. How original was it?  (1 - 15 points)

8. How funny, entertaining or engaging was it? (1 - 15 points)

    B. Each groups's score sheet will be available to them after the awards have been presented.

Individual Parade-ability Competition Rules

I. Description:

 

A. Open to all Entertainers. May be novice, master, or instructor.

 

II. Eligibility:

 

A. Contestants must meet the eligibility requirements stated in Article I, Page 1. 

 

B. A contestant may enter in only one time in one category of Parade-ability.

III. Awards:

 

A. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place winners. If there are five or less contestants, only one award will be given.

 

IV. Judging Criteria:

 

A. Entries will have 15 seconds to perform before the judges. Exceeding that limit may cause you to be disqualified.

 

B. DO NOT HOLD UP THE PARADE, you must keep moving.

 

C. Props or gimmicks may be used.

 

D. Performances will be in good taste, in no way offensive to the general audience.

 

E. Any performance, which results in an injury to the spectator, will result in the disqualification of the entry from competition.

 

F. All entries will be judged according to the score sheet as follows:

 

1. What is the overall appearance of the entry?  (0 - 20 points).​

2. Are parade props or gimmicks original, clever and well presented?  (0 - 20 points).

3. How does the crowd react to the entry and the performance?  (0 - 20 points).

4. What is the overall rating of the entry and the performance? (0 -20 points).

 

G. No score sheets are given in this category.

 

Group Parade-ability Competition Rules

I. Description:

 

A. Open to all Entertainers. May be novice, master, or instructor. A group will perform as a single entry in this competition, with only one award given per group. 

 

II. Eligibility:

 

A. Contestants must meet the eligibility requirements stated in Article I, Page 1. 

 

B. A contestant may enter in only one time in one category of Paradeability.

III. Awards:

 

A. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place winners. If less than four entries sign up for this competition, awards will be given on a percentage basis. 

IV. Judging Criteria:

 

A. Entries will have 15 seconds to perform before the judges. Exceeding that limit may cause you to be disqualified.

 

B. DO NOT HOLD UP THE PARADE, you must keep moving.

 

C. Props or gimmicks may be used.

 

D. Performances will be in good taste, in no way offensive to the general audience.

 

E. Any performance, which results in an injury to the spectator, will result in the disqualification of the entry from competition.

 

F. All entries will be judged according to the score sheet as follows:

 

1. What is the overall appearance of the entry?  (0 - 20 points).​

2. Are parade props or gimmicks original, clever and well presented?  (0 - 20 points).

3. How does the crowd react to the entry and the performance?  (0 - 20 points).

4. What is the overall rating of the entry and the performance? (0 -20 points).

 

G. No score sheets are given in this category.