Application Rules

General: 

  • Your application is not complete until we have received both your form and application fee.
  • The application deadline is Sunday, February 12 at 11:59pm (MST).
  • Both the application and payment must be received by the deadline in order to qualify.
  • Late applications will not be accepted; no exceptions.
  • Application fees are not refundable.

Eligibility:

  • All competitors must be US citizens or legal residents.
  • All competitors must be 18 years old or older on the date of the competition (05/06/2017).
  • All competitors must use their legal name on the application and official paperwork. You are allowed to use a stage name on your submission video, in the competition, and in all publicity related to the competition, but we do encourage using your name if possible.

Application Video:

  • All application videos must be between 3:00-4:00. Videos longer than 4:00 will only be watched until the 4:00 mark.
  • All application videos must show an unedited routine, not clips of tricks/dance edited together. (You are allowed to cut off either the beginning or end to fit the time requirement, but you cannot cut out parts in the middle.)
  • Application videos may be recorded for this purpose, or you may use an old video from a performance/competition/practice as long as it fits the other requirements.
  • Application videos must be titled “Colorado Pole Championship 2017 Application: Your Name”
  • Videos can be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, and can be set as Public or Unlisted, but not private or password protected.
  • All submission videos should be well-rehearsed, choreographed pole routines that incorporate tricks, spins, and floorwork. You may use spin pole, static pole, or both.
  • All videos should have good lighting and show the applicant’s full body at all times.
  • No explicit music, radio edits only.

Finalists:

  • There will be 10 finalists for the Women’s Division, selected by an online jury. 5 spots are reserved for applicants from CO and the bordering states, and the remaining spots will be given to the applicants with the highest score regardless of residency.
  • There will be 5 finalists for the Men’s Division, selected by an online jury.
  • There will be 5 finalists for the Doubles Division, selected by an online jury.
  • All finalists will be notified via email on February 20, 2017, and finalists will be announced on our website and Facebook page as soon as everyone has confirmed their participation and signed the competitor agreement.
  • All finalists will receive a package containing all information about the competition, including liability waivers, scoring sheets, stage dimensions, and other rules and regulations.
  • Finalists can not train privately with any of the final judges until after the competition, but are allowed to take regular workshops and classes.

Application Judging Criteria:

  • Difficulty of Moves and Combinations
  • Transitions and Flow
  • Form/Lines
  • Variety of Tricks/Spins/Floorwork
  • Musicality, Stage Presence, and Creativity

Applications for the Doubles Division will also be judged on the following criteria:

  • Synchronization, Interweaving, and Flyer/base skills

If you have any questions about the application rules or judging criteria, please email Nina.