WHAT IS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF PERFORMING ARTS?
The only international talent and modeling competition of its kind annually held in or around “Hollywood,” entertainment capital of the world! Similar to the Olympics, only invited and qualified competitors (called WORLDSTARS) represent their countries and compete each year in a fierce competition for “the gold”! Because of the global pandemic 2020 WCOPA is being launched as a virtual competition and everyone has been invited to participate for FREE.
WHAT ARE “INTERNATIONAL WORLDSTARS”?
International WORLDSTARS are those achieving talent and models from around the world that have been exclusively screened, qualified and invited to represent their countries at the one-and-only, ultimate world championships for aspiring performers and entertainers:
- JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF PERFORMING ARTS (JWCOPA) for achieving performers and entertainers ages 5 to 15.
- WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF PERFORMING ARTS (WCOPA) for aspiring performers and entertainers ages 16 and over.
HOW ARE CONTESTANTS SELECTED AND INVITED?
Normally like the Olympics, the finest aspiring talent and modeling competitors from countries are qualified and invited. Every contestant attending the World Championships of Performing Arts system is screened, qualified and selected under specific guidelines established by WCOPA, and executed by Scouts and licensed National Directors from the invited countries. However, due to Covid-19, the virtual platform for entry has been extended to talented individuals or groups who believe they have what it takes to be the next World Champion. A few Licensed National Selection Committees may have additional restrictions for entry. If your country’s team has additional requirements you will be notified after entry.
HOW MANY COUNTRIES WILL BE REPRESENTED?
Directors from 60 countries will invite talent from their respective countries to enter online.
WHAT ORGANIZATION BACKS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS?
WORLDSTARS INTERNATIONAL Inc. organizes and manages The World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), in concert with the International Selection Committee (ISC), which provides the foundation for this annual talent competition.
WORLDSTARS INTERNATIONAL, Inc.
8560 W. Sunset Blvd. - Suite 400
WORLDSTARS USA, Inc.
3831 Old Forest Road, Suite 6
WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR AN OFFICIAL CONTESTANT?
An official contestant must be a citizen and/or resident (or nationality) in good standing of the country represented, may be an amateur or professional, must agree to World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) guidelines, and must comply with the rules and regulations established by the WCOPA.
WHAT ARE THE COMPETITION CATEGORIES?
Acting - Act may be monolog or commercial of any style. Makeup, costume and surroundings will be considered when judging your submission.
Dance - Dance may be any style of dance. Costume or clothing along with technique will be judged to determine if it fits the style of submission.
Instrumental - any instrument and any style may be submitted.
Vocal - Song may be any style. Vocal may not be altered in any way through production.
Vocal Self-Accompaniment - Vocalist playing an instrument. Vocal may not be altered in any way through production. This is where singer-songwriter may be entered. However, the performer is not required to have written the song.
Model – Model must pose twice then walk toward camera. Then pose again up to four times and then return to the point in which you started. You may wear the outfit of your choice excluding swimwear. Clothes, makeup and overall appearance will be considered in addition to your ability to present yourself. Models may be runway, commercial, petite or plus models.
Variety Arts - Any performance other than the categories listed above. Any act such as juggling, aerial arts, magic acts, circus act and any act you can dream up not listed above.
WHAT ABOUT ENTERING MORE COMPETITIONS?
A person may enter once in each category as a soloist. However, a soloist may also enter with a group. Groups may change members and enter multiple times. Please remember safe distancing practices when recording videos. You may use pre-recorded live videos but the video must not be electronically altered.
WHAT ARE THE ROUNDS OF COMPETITION?
There are potentially two or perhaps three (3) rounds of preliminary competitions/performances during the Virtual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA):
1st Round- Medalist
The first round of competition at the Virtual World Championships of the Performing Arts determines the medal certificates: gold, silver, and bronze certificates. Panels of judges score contestants by the following method: 90 -100 points = Gold rating; 80 - 89 points = Silver rating; 70 -79 points = Bronze rating; 69 points and under = fair rating. All entries in the Gold, Silver and Bronze ratings will receive a custom virtual certificate for print. The entries in a competition with the highest number of points from judges will move to the semi-finalist round.
2nd Round Medalist- Overall World Champions
The highest scores from Round 1 are awarded overall certificate based on highest scores. The highest scores will be awarded overall in each category (Example: Acting, Dance, Model, Vocal, Vocal SA, Instrumental and Variety Arts) in each age division. In addition styles maybe taken into consideration and multiple overall certificates given in the same division.
3rd Round – Selection of Finalists
Outstanding and entertaining performers’ videos chosen during Round 2 will then be viewed by a selected panel of judges and designees by WCOPA. They will determine the Finalists who will compete for the “Grand Champion of the World” competition category titles.
The final round will be virtual and produced as the Grand Finale. The finale is an exciting “Showcase of Champions” virtual video competition judged by a celebrated VIP panel of Judges! The Finale will be posted on Friday at Noon Pacific Time. Grand Champions will be announced during the finale event. The finale will remain online for viewing at your convenience or for sharing with others.
HOW IS AGE CALCULATED?
The age of the contestant on July 1, 2020 determines the age category of competition. For duets, trios, quartets, choirs, groups and production numbers, it is calculated by age averaging. Every members’ age as of July 1, 2020 is added together then divided by the number of members in the group. If the average age of a group ends in 0.5 or higher, then it is rounded up to the next higher age.
Example of calculating age:
Age on the first day of July 2020 determines the age group. Soloist age 14 on July 1, 2020 is in the 13-15 age group. Groups are determined by taking all the ages of all members and then dividing the number of members into the total. Example: ages 14, 15, 16 = 45 divided by 3 = 15. The age division would be 13 - 15. Groups should put 15 on the form where age is asked.
WHAT IS THE JUDGING CRITERIA?
Special emphasis is placed on “entertainment value and marketability” during judging. This in no way takes away from the technical aspect of the performances. Performance time (for the video submission) of one minute (60 seconds) is strictly enforced. . Variety Arts performers may perform for 90 seconds. More is not better. Do not use the extra time if it does not add to the performance. Contestants with the highest scores by panels of judges in respective categories are the winners. Persons from the entertainment industry (i.e. agents, managers, casting directors, record label reps) are invited to judge. Clarity of the video, sound quality and personal appearance will be taken into consideration when selecting video performances for the finale.