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: may be 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: may be 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.
Parents, family, friends, agents, hairdressers, dressers, teachers or make-up artist are not allowed behind the stage before or during competitions.
The time limit for all performances is sixty (60) seconds. All rounds and the finals are sixty (60) 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!