RULES & REGULATIONS

The following Rules and Regulations for the World Choreography Awards (WCA) have been reviewed for the 2016 awards by the World Choreography Awards Nomination and Voting Committee.

The WCA Voting Committee is the final arbiter on any and all issues relating to submissions eligibility. The final category placement of submissions in the nomination process will be determined by WCA Voting Committee.

The Voting Committee will be adhering strictly to the following guidelines.

 

ELIGIBILITY

We are accepting submissions from all continents.

To be eligible, a submission must have its “premiere” during the period (Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015). For the categories of Television, Commercials, and Music Video, the premiere is defined as the first airing. For the category of Feature Film, the premiere is the date of theatrical release. For the category, Concert Performance and Concert Dance Performance, the premiere would be the first premiere showing.

 

Entry Procedures

  • Choreographers must submit their work via YouTube links or Dropbox only.
  • Videos submitted must NOT contain ANY titles or credits (i.e. choreographer’s name, etc.) at the beginning, end, or throughout the reel.
  • The MAXIMUM length of videos submitted is three (3) minutes. NOTE: Please excerpt the relevant choreography portion of each submission.
  • All work MUST be submitted individually and separately for separate episodes. A montage of multiple scenes edited together or movie trailers are NOT an eligible submission.
  • Three (3) entries may be made in each category. A separate submission form must be completed for each entry.
  • In the case of multiple choreographers with official credit, entrants must submit by listing all choreographers.
  • In the event an agent, manager, studio, production company, or broadcast entity facilitates the submission by filling out the form, the individual who is listed as the “choreographer” is considered by WCA to be the person who has made the entry.
  • In the event of a dispute, the nomination will go to the choreographer who received on-camera credit or was named as choreographer on the project. The choreographer on the project may add additional names to the nomination.
  • Next of kin may submit an entry on behalf of a deceased relative.
  • Correct entry information is the responsibility of the entrant. WCA is not liable for incorrect ballot listings that are the result of incorrect information on the entry forms.
  • If an entry is made in the wrong category and the error is not discovered until it goes to the voting panels, it will be disqualified.  If  the WCA makes an error which leads to the incorrect categorization, a correction will be issued.
  • All submissions will be pre-screened by the Nomination and Voting Committee for compliance of submission guidelines. Any submissions not meeting the guidelines will be considered ineligible. The corrected submissions may be resubmitted as long as it is within the deadline.
  • Ineligible entries can be disqualified at any stage of the awards process.
  • Deadline for Submissions is Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:59 PM, PST.  Submissions received after this date will not be qualified.

 

Voting & Category Procedures

  • The Nomination and Voting Committee on behalf of the WCA is the final arbiter on any and all issues related to submission eligibility and final category placement of submissions in the final nomination process.
  • The voting panel will consist of a minimum of 10 panelists: Industry Choreographers, Directors and Dancers.
  • The voting panel will not consist of agents, managers, publicists, or of the employees of any entrants or nominees.
  • Submissions received after this date will not be accepted, unless under special request.
  • In the event that a nominated entry is withdrawn or otherwise deemed ineligible, it will be replaced by the submission that received the next highest number of votes.
  • There will be a maximum of five (5) Nominees per category.
  • If there are less than four (4) Submissions in a given category, the category will be cancelled.
  • If there is a tie for the 5th nomination position, the Board of Directors will review and vote to break the tie.
  • There will be no more than 2 nominations for any single choreographer from any given show in a category.
  • In the event that a team of choreographers submit a work, individual members of that team may withdraw themselves from the contest. However, the Submission/Nomination will remain as long as at least one choreographer from the team remains.
  • The WCA reserves the right to modify any category due to but not limited by overwhelming submissions or trends in a specific style.
  • The WCA Board of Directors will tally all votes.  Any disputes or conflicts regarding the tabulation process will be addressed and handled by the WCA Board of Directors.  All ballots will be anonymous.
  • The Nominees with the highest total of votes will be winners.  If there is a tie, a runoff vote will occur and a winner will be chosen from the totals of both panels.
  • The nominees will be announced on Monday, September 12, 2016.

SUBMISSION AGREEMENT

Each choreographer submitting an entry agrees to allow the WCA access to any clip from the submitted video, to be used with the presentation, broadcast, and any other exhibition in association with the World Choreography Awards.

By submitting a video for consideration, the choreographer grants the WCA the irrevocable right to use his or her name, likeness, performance, attributes, voice and biography in connection with the awards show, program and related activities and the broadcast and dissemination of the program in all media now known or hereafter devised, without payment or further consideration.

If a submission receives a nomination it is the responsibility of the  choreographer to deliver to the WCA a broadcast quality reproduction of their nominated work for the awards show. Choreographers agree to make all reasonable efforts to assist in securing all required consents and releases to securing Clips for use in the live awards show and the possible awards show broadcast.

Videos must be sent exclusively as YouTube links or DropBox.  If you have another type of link, please contact us.

 

WINNERS

On Monday, October 24, 2016 all winners will be announced at the World Choreography Awards Show, in Hollywood, California.

The WCA will present “The Choreo” (the Award Trophy) to the individual(s) specifically listed within each category.

In the event more than one choreographer is credited as the winner, only one Award Trophy will be awarded in each Category.

If the winner is unable to attend the show, they may choose a designee to accept the Award Trophy on their behalf.