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:
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.
Directors from 60 countries will invite talent from their respective countries to enter online.
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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.
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.
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.
There are potentially two or perhaps three (3) rounds of preliminary competitions/performances during the Virtual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA):
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use the same form to upload all videos for all categories you wish to enter. One form per soloist and one form per group.
Videos should be recently recorded reflecting how you are coping with Covid 19 through your talent and should not be vocally enhanced in any way through production. Background music and vocals may be used.
You may wear costumes and makeup/hair to reflect the style you have entered.
Time limits are 60 seconds in length except for Variety Arts which has a 90 second time limit. Do not introduce yourself. Start talent as quickly as possible after beginning recording.
It is the responsibility of the contestant to make sure videos remain active on YouTube (recommended) or the media you choose to post. Videos will be judged on entertainment value as well as technique. All videos advancing to the finale competition will be made public.
World Championships of Performing Arts Virtual 2020
The World Championships of Performing Arts is 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.
Schedule of Virtual Events
World Championships of Performing Arts
When times are not posted below you can assume postings will be in place by U.S. 12 Noon Pacific Time.
Thursday, July 23 Directors’ Video
Welcome Directors –video and schedule
Directors send team photos by Sunday July 26th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, July 24 Beginning of Virtual Week
Welcome - Video Gwen
Daily show Posting
1st Pop up costume contest. Post to Facebook:
Contestant Costume Contest: In order to qualify to enter the contest you must follow wcopaoffical on Instagram, then in the comments of THIS post, post a picture of you in a costume that represents the culture of your country. There will be TWO winners. The first winner goes to whoever has the most LIKES on their picture in the comments who will win a 50 dollar Amazon gift card. The second winner will be determined by the judges who will win a $100 dollar gift card. The picture must be posted by Sunday, July 26, 2020, Noon PT. The winners will be announced by 5 PM PT on July 28, 2020.
Remember you MUST
Saturday, July 25 Live Events Posted
Daily show posting
WORLDSTARS Mini Boot Camp - *Disclaimer no recording of Boot Camps* See Boot Camp Document for Link.
Contest Boot Camp Instagram
Boot Camp Contest:
First follow us on Instagram (wcopaofficial). Then take a picture OR short video of yourself watching the Boot Camp videos and post it to Instagram with the tag #bootcampwcopa. Get creative and capture the excitement!
A winner will be selected on Monday, July 27, 2020 PT. The winner will win a $50 dollar WCOPA gift card.
There are THREE steps you must follow
*This contest is only running on Instagram.
Sunday, July 26 Staff and Directors Drop In and Costume Parade of Nations
Get Videos from Staff on TikTok friend @wcopa
Individual Contestant Instagram Posting
Parade of Nations- Posting of costumes being posted.
Monday, July 27 Judges’ Drop-Ins
Competition Judging and Judges Drop In
Boot Camp Contest Winner
Tuesday, July 28 Costume Contest Winner
Announcement of Costume Contests at 5:00 PM Pacific time.
More Judges Drop-ins
Wednesday, July 29 Semi Final Posting (Noon PDT)
Semi-finalist posting at Noon PT
Thursday, July 30 Throwback Thursday
Interview with Arrington Foster, BET Star (WCOPA Alum)
Live showing previous years on YouTube.
On all social media platforms ask your former contestants to post photos from previous years. Directors post best memories and photos. #WCOPATHROWBACK
Friday, July 31 Finale Video Competition
Interview with Stefan Benz, Hollywood’s Rising Star (WCOPA Alum)
WCOPA Finale (TIME TBD): Link on front page of www.wcopa.com/virtual
You must watch to see if you are a finalist, category winner or Grand Champion
Saturday, August 1 Posting of Awards:
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Certificates
Over All Winners
Junior and Senior Grand Champion
Social Media Platforms
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World Stars Boot Camp Virtual 2020
(Presented by Worldstars ™)
This global event features an ingenious “Worldstars Boot Camp. Filled with the most comprehensive entertainment educational training, seminars, and workshops given by renowned experts in the fields of modeling, acting, performing, singing, music and dancing exclusively provided to models and talent from around the world participating at WCOPA.
"Commercial Jazz Funk" - Dancing to the hottest pop track of the summer, "Rain on Me' by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, this workshop will focus on learning a fun, performance-based combo that includes elements of jazz and hip hop.
Amy Morgan, an east coast native, is a professional choreographer and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. She has performed with Beyoncé at the 2010 Billboard awards as well as the 2014 MTV video awards and has traveled the world to places such as Shanghai and South Africa to teach and share her passion for dance. You can catch her regular heels class at the famed Millennium Dance Complex where you will be inspired and motivated by her uplifting teaching and fun, performance-based combos.
"Agency Virtual Tour" - Explore the world of modeling through Darienne’s virtual tour into famed LA Models agency. Learn what to expect when you enter for and interview. Tips from model etiquette, cleaning up your social media, as well as the new normal after Covid-19. A once in a lifetime peek into the layout of the different divisions LA Models has to offer and how they are ran. Darienne Arnold has over 35 years’ experience in the fashion industry. Not only worked as a top international model but also, actress, agent, and scout. Darienne facts:
"The Art of the Audition" - A fully comprehensive audition Workshop which will focus on a variety of key concepts that performers can use to make the most of the Audition Process. Mr. Del Pozo will draw on his two decades in the business to discuss techniques that can help the performer audition successfully and book more roles.
Roger Del Pozo is the Director of Outreach at the New York Film Academy. Mr. Del Pozo has taught guest lectures on 5 continents and has the pleasure of working with students from all over the world, representing New York Film Academy's Visual and Performing Arts Programs. In addition to his work at NYFA, he was a Casting Director in New York for 12 years. In that time, he cast over a thousand television commercials, and many other projects, for some of the top Casting Companies and Advertising Agencies in New York City.
"Vocal Basics - The Foundation of it All" - Romeo Johnson will address and explain in a very practical way, the three most crucial elements of singing. After attending this workshop, you will understand how singing works, how to maintain and preserve your voice, how to get the best quality tone, how to control your voice and how to expand your range.
Romeo Johnson is a World Renowned, International Celebrity Vocal Coach who has toured, recorded and coached great Artists such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Avril Lavigne, Queen Latifah, Neyo and Priyanka Chopra to name a few. Romeo is the original Vocal Coach for "THE VOICE" USA, Vocal Coach and Vocal Director for P Diddy's "StarMaker" and "Making His Band" Romeo is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California.
"Do’s and Dues: Tips and Tricks to Elevate & Sustain Your Music Career" - Join Grammy award winning producer, Jeffrey Weber, as he reveals industry secrets and provides you with pro tips that will allow your career to thrive and survive. If you are wondering what to do in this upside down world, Jeff shows you, step by step, how to take advantage of every income source, the importance of developing a relationship with your listeners and better yet, how to sell your music in an industry filled with uncertainty.
Jeffrey Weber has been a widely-recognized music industry professional for forty years. He has produced over 200 CDs with releases on just about every major label as well as a host of independent labels. Along the way, his projects have yielded two Grammys, seven Grammy nominations, at least seventeen top ten albums, two number one albums and an assortment of other honors.
"On Being a Professional Variety Artist" - Brandon Scott will share insights on what it takes to be a professional Variety Artist. Focus on your craft and play the game like a pro...mind set, tools and tips. Brandon Scott is a dramatic actor and bilingual voice over artist, improvisation artist, comedian, magician, writer, musician, creative producer and filmmaker. He has starred in T.V. series, commercials, Las Vegas shows, and works as a professional magician at the Academy of Magical Arts - The Magic Castle and all over the world. He has received certificates of appreciation from 3 of Los Angeles mayors, won Best Picture for his film and received 4 Noho Fringe awards for his theatre productions.
"Lights, Camera, Perform!" - This course will help anyone interested in entering into the world of entertainment. You will learn useful tools that will help you learn the business and become a successful participant in it. Performers who are just starting out should learn about the basics and beyond - what to look for in securing agents and managers, why you should take classes, are you prepared for your audition? Do you have quality headshots and reels? What does a good headshot look like? The use of social media to help your career. Knowing your type and staying current in entertainment. All of these questions will be answered in this course.
C&C Management was founded in 2005 by KJ Cash and his college friend. KJ currently manages talent in TV and film. Many of his clients have been able to land spots on notable television shows and feature films such as Criminals Minds, CSI, The Young and the Restless, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel. C&C Management goal is to be an International management company that helps mold and guide their talent to reach their entertainment dreams.