IMPORTANT NOTICE! CHANGE OF DATE!
The date of Street Workout World Championship for women is changed from 30 August 2014 to 20 September 2014.
Initially the World Championship was supposed to take place simultaneously with Uitmark 2014 – the largest cultural festival in the Netherlands which takes place from 29 to 31 August in Amsterdam and occupies all central venues. Due to its wide presence we were forced to change the date of the event. We tried to agree with organizers of Uitmark 2014 on inclusion of SWWC 2014 in the event program but that was not possible; therefore we had to change the date of the event. The new date is 20 September 2014.
STREET WORKOUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 FOR WOMEN
The following regulations (“Regulations”) of the Street Workout World Championship 2014 (“SWWC 2014”) have been developed by the World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation (“Federation”) in cooperation with its member organizations. These Regulations are addressed to the organizations and persons responsible for organization of the individual stages of the SWWC 2014 (“Organizers”) and street workout athletes willing to apply and participate (“Applicants”) and actually participating (“Participants”) in SWWC 2014. These Regulations are intended only for the use of the addressees for the purpose of ensuring the SWWC 2014. Any use, disclosure or copying of these Regulations in whole or in part not in accordance with their intended purpose is prohibited under the applicable law and requires express previous consent of the Federation.
1. DATE OF THE STREET WORKOUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 FOR WOMEN
1.1 The SWWC 2014 will take place on 20 September 2014, in Amsterdam, Netherland.
2. ORGANIZERS OF THE STREET WORKOUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
2.1 The SWWC 2014 will be organized by the Federation and local organisation “24svenbarz”, Member of Federation’s International Advisory board Chiovanna Wattimena and with the support of sponsors.
3. GENERAL TERMS OF SWWC 2014
3.1 The SWWC 2014 will be organized as a live one-day competition with athletes being present and competing against each other face-to-face.
3.2 Each Participant of the SWWC 2014 will be officially representing his country of citizenship and/or permanent residence.
3.3 All Participants will be treated on equal terms, respecting their nationality, race and religion to the extent practically possible.
3.4 Winner of the SWWC 2014 will obtain the title of “Street Workout World Champion 2014 for Women” in street workout “freestyle” category.
4. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND COMPETITION TIME
4.1 It is reasonable to set limit for the number of Participants taking part in SWWC 2014 to be able to organize the event within the time during which viewers are capable of keeping continuous interest in the competition.
4.2 There will be two (2) rounds in SWWC 2014. All Participants will participate in both rounds.
4.3 Both rounds of the competition have to be completed within one and the same day.
4.4 If the time of the competition has to be restricted (due to a TV translation requirements or other reasons), after the first round the judges will select by voting fifteen (15) best Participants who will proceed to the second round. The rest of the Participants will discontinue the competition. In that case the first round will be the qualification round (“Qualification”) and the second round will be the final round (“Final”).
4.5 In case of television translations technical intermissions may be applied during the competition.
5. RULES FOR PRE-SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
5.1 Athletes from all around the world are allowed to apply and participate in SWWC 2014. The Applicants must have legal rights to travel and enter Netherlands.
5.2 To the extent practically possible the Street Workout National Championship 2014 (competition for pre-selection to SWWC 2014) of the Participant Country must be organized as a live competition with athletes being present and competing against each other face-to-face.
5.3 In case it is impossible to organize live competition as required in Clause 5.2 competition for pre-selection to SWWC 2014 may also be done by means of online contest where Applicants submit application videos.
5.4 The Applicants have a chance to apply through a video contest as follows:
5.4.1 To apply each Applicant has to send filled and signed application form (enclosed as Annex 1) and two (2) minutes long video material to the Federation’s e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Federation will promptly review the application form and will forward the application video to the judges.
5.4.2 The Applicants will be chosen by the quality of their performance in their submitted videos, thus giving an opportunity to highly talented athletes to show their abilities in SWWC 2014.
5.4.3 The selected Applicants must be able to cover their travel and accommodation costs.
5.4.4 Application videos will be passed to judges appointed by the Federation and best Applicants from each Participant country will be pre-selected as Participants of the SWWC 2014.
5.4.5 Final date to submit application videos for all countries is 10 August 2014.
5.5 In each Participant Country the best one (1) or two (2) Participants who will receive the highest judges’ scores in the Street Workout National Championship 2014 (competition for selection to SWWC 2014) or online video competition will automatically obtain the right to participate in the SWWC 2014 (“Selected Participants”).
5.6 Participant Countries that have long established traditions in organizing of street workout social events and competitions, visible development of street workout culture, significant amount of people involved in street workout movement and a track record of participation in previous Street Workout World Championships for men will have the right to send two (2) Selected Participants to represent the Participant Country in the SWWC 2014. These are the following twenty (20) counties:
5.7 Other Participant Countries (not listed above) will have the right to send only one (1) Selected Participant to represent the Participant Country in the SWWC 2014.
6. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION VIDEOS
6.1 As the SWWC 2014 is the first international competition for women being organized with limited resources, the travel, accommodation and other expenses for Participants will not be covered.
6.2 The Organizers and the Federation will not reply to any letters or applications other than the properly composed application forms and application videos.
6.3 The criteria for the application videos must be followed thoroughly:
6.3.1 Application video must be two (2) minutes long.
6.3.2 The video must include unique combination of tricks.
6.3.3 The video must be filmed in one piece and must show continuous performance of the Applicant. It is forbidden to do any video montages and/or compilations of several filmed video pieces.
6.3.4 The video must be named: “WSWCF Ladies’ World Championship 2014 Try-out (country representing in SWWC 2014)”. For example “WSWCF Ladies’ World Championship 2014 Try-out (Netherlands)”.
6.3.5 The video’s description (commentary) must link to the Federation’s social accounts:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WSWCF
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WSWCFofficial
Instagram page: @wswcf #wswcf
6.4 Videos that will not correspond to the requirements stated in Clause 6.3 will not be assessed at all.
7. COVERING OF PARTICIPATION EXPENSES AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS
7.1 As the SWWC 2014 is being organized with limited resources, each Participant has the right to participate in the competition wearing personalized sponsor’s / supporter’s attributes (T-shirts, caps, trousers, etc.); however it is prohibited to advertise companies operating in alcohol, tobacco or gambling business.
7.2 The Participants, who use the financial aid provided by the Organizer (if such a support will be provided), must participate in the competition wearing T-shirts with logos and advertisements provided by the Organizer for at least 80% of performance time on the stage. The T-shirt can be removed for the purpose of showing the Participant’s body to the viewers, but it is forbidden to wear any other branded attributes or other T-shirts, or place logos or advertisements on body. In the location of the competition while not performing the Participants can wear any clothing they find comfortable, but without any logos or advertisements (except for logos of each Participant’s team he belongs to). The rules stated in this Clause are applicable to the extent there are no different instructions given to the Participants by the Organizer of the particular Stage.
8. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SELECTED PARTICIPANTS
8.1 Each Participant must have a valid health insurance (personally paid for or financed by a sponsor / supporter, etc.).
8.2 Each Participant must take full responsibility for her health condition and is personally liable for her actions and their possible consequences both during competition and free time.
8.3 If the Participant qualifies for participation in SWWC 2014, but for any personal reason is unable to arrive to the place of competition, her participation will be annulled and, if still practically possible, the vacant place offered to next Participant in reserve list according to the rank of selection competitions. In case of any anticipated absence (whether planned or unplanned) the particular Participant must notify the Federation as soon as reasonably possible.
8.4 Participants who are less than 18 years old must be able to travel alone without a senior companion.
8.5 The Participants must have at least the basic knowledge of English language to be able to communicate with the Organizers and the Federation.
8.6 Athletes who are or have been enclosed in the list of licensed sportsmen of the International Federation of Gymnastics – IFG (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique – FIG) are not allowed to participate in the street workout competitions.
8.7 The Participants must have legal rights to travel and enter Amsterdam, Netherlands, if they qualify for the SWWC 2014.
9. RULES OF COMPETITION
9.1 The competition will be held on a stage or open area. There will be at least the following metal constructions: horizontal bar, dips, and “monkey” bar. Additional constructions may also be placed at the Organizer’s discretion if coordinated with the Federation.
9.2 The maximum performance time given for one Participant in Qualification is two (2) minutes.
9.3 The maximum performance time given for one Participant in Final is three (3) minutes.
9.4 In case of special occasions (TV translation requirements, etc.) maximum performance time given for one Participant in each round can be limited. The limitations will be applied equally to all Participants.
9.5 The order of the Participants will be drawn (selected by lottery) by the Federation before the SWWC 2014 in a video which will be published at the Federation’s internet resources.
9.6 Each Participant may use her own selection of music which has to be submitted by the Participant to the Organizers in a data medium at the competition venue before its start accompanied with a written application to the Federation stating the name of the song, the name of the artist, the name of the album, the album’s publication year and publisher, the number of the song in the album. Those Participants who will have failed to submit their personalized music selections will perform with a music chosen by a DJ.
9.7 During their performance the Participants may perform any street workout elements to amaze the judges and increase the evaluation.
9.8 During her performance each Participant is allowed to use gloves, additional weights, as well as other elements contributing to splendour of the athlete’s performance and make it more attractive.
9.9 In each round each Participant is allowed to use the help of another Participant for performance of one (1) element, but during the remaining performance time the Participant must be alone.
9.10 It is forbidden to perform or use insulting or offensive actions, gestures, and attributes towards other participants, judges, or viewers.
9.11 Any offenses concerning national or racial hatred are categorically forbidden.
9.12 Dress-code. As street workout sport is distinctive from classical or sports gymnastics, the Participants must present themselves not only with a distinctive performance, but also with a distinctive choice of wardrobe. The requirements for the wardrobe are the following:
9.12.1 Participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Gymnastic shoes are not allowed.
9.12.2 Participants must wear long trousers or shorts that are not shorter than 5 cm above the knees. Jogging shorts or gymnastic shorts are not allowed.
9.12.3 Tight-fitting gymnastics shorts are not allowed.
9.12.4 The Participants are allowed to use special costumes that fit their chosen themes in order to highlight the richness of their performance (e.g. Lara Croft, Cat women, etc.).
9.12.5 Any tight-fitting gymnastic suits are not allowed.
9.13 Participants may be required to perform a doping test according to the international regulations and requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). By taking participation in the SWWC 2014 the Participants irrevocably agree to take, where appropriate, anti-doping tests.
9.14 If the results of the anti-doping test are positive, the guilty Participant will be disqualified from participation in official street workout events for a period of two (2) years.
10. SELECTION OF JUDGES
10.1 In the SWWC 2014 there will be a panel of six (6) or three (3) judges that will be selected by the Federation.
10.2 The judges must be well recognized and respected persons within the street workout community, who have contributed to organization or development of the street workout sport in their respective countries or internationally. The judge must be a person with high morale, must be objective and shall have no conflicts of interest. The judges should be selected according to their real and verifiable contribution (e.g., judge is working with youth, is leading or facilitating street workout movement) and not only by their public image created by themselves in the social networks.
11. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
11.1 Judges cannot participate in the competition or assist during any performance of any Participant.
11.2 Each judge will assess the performance of each Participant by awarding her with a mark of “1” to “10” points in the Qualification and in the Final (the higher mark awarded, the better was the performance). However each judge will be responsible for assessing only one (1) criteria of the Participant’s performance as described below:
11.2.1 Static elements’ judge. The first (1st) judge shall give marks from “1” to “10” only for the static elements. This judge must be known as specialist in static elements, knowing all details of difficulty of moves.
11.2.2 Dynamic elements’ judge. The second (2nd) judge shall give marks from “1” to “10” only for dynamic elements. This judge must be known as specialist in dynamic elements, knowing all details of difficulty of moves.
11.2.3 Move combinations’ judge. The third (3rd) judge shall give marks from “1” to “10” only for combination of moves and elements. This judge has to be known as specialist in combinations or experienced in judging street workout freestyle events.
11.2.4 Each of the three separate criteria under Clauses 11.2.1-11.2.3 above is assessed by two (2) different judges at the same time if there will be a panel of six (6) judges.
11.3 Each judge must use the full range of marks (points) subject to regulations stated below.
11.4 If the Participant has shown only good quality static elements, but has not shown any dynamic elements or combinations of moves and elements, then she may obtain up to “10” points only from the static elements’ judge. The other two judges must give “0” points.
11.5 If the Participant has shown only good quality dynamic elements, but has not shown any static elements or combinations of moves and elements, then she may obtain up to “10” points only from the dynamic elements’ judge. The other two judges must give “0” points.
11.6 If the Participant has shown good quality static and dynamic elements, but no combinations of moves and elements, she may obtain up to “10” points from both the static and dynamic elements’ judges. The move combinations’ judge must give “0” points.
11.7 If the Participant has shown only good quality static elements and combinations of moves and elements, but has not shown any dynamic elements, then she may obtain up to “10” points from both the static elements’ and move combinations’ judges. The dynamic elements’ judge must give “0” points.
11.8 If the Participant has shown only good quality dynamic elements and combinations of moves and elements, but has not shown any static elements, then she may obtain up to “10” points from both the dynamic elements’ and move combinations’ judges. The static elements’ judge must give “0” points.
11.9 Marks (points) shall be given by relevant judge (when assessing the criteria he is responsible for) in the following way:
11.9.1 The judge may give a mark up to maximum of “3” points if the Participant within one round (the Qualification or the Final) has shown only one (1) perfect static / dynamic move or one (1) perfect combination.
11.9.2 The judge may give a mark up to maximum of “5” points if the Participant within one round (the Qualification or the Final) has shown only two (2) perfect static / dynamic moves or two (2) perfect combinations.
11.9.3 The judge may give a mark up to maximum of “10” points if the Participant within one round (the Qualification or the Final) has shown at least three (3) perfect static / dynamic moves or three perfect combinations.
11.10 In case the Participant ignores the requirements listed in Clause 7.12 of these Regulations the Participant shall receive “0” points from all judges in that particular round.
11.11 “Break dancing”, “Pole dancing” and stretching elements will not be judged according to these Regulations and will not be recognized as valid Participant’s performance.
11.12 Before competition each judge will be handed a table with all the needed requirements in order to facilitate the judges’ work. The specimen of the table will be prepared by the Federation and distributed to the Organizers during the preparation phase for the SWWC 2014.
11.13 Before the competition all the judges must get acquainted with the regulations of the competition and must confirm their agreement to the regulations by their signature.
11.14 In case of identical results (equal sum of points earned by two or more Participants) the judges will collegially and democratically decide the winner by presenting constructive arguments.
11.15 All the marks given by the judges have to be published immediately after compilation of the results.
12. COMPLAINTS ABOUT JUDGING
12.1 Complaints will be accepted only in case there is suspicion of dishonest (too high) valuation for the benefit of the Participants, who did not present their best performance by executing all the requirements listed in Clause 11 of these Regulations. Complaints about too low valuations will not be accepted due to the fact that each judge has the right to give low marks for, in his opinion, inadequate performance.
12.2 In situation when a Participant has received a low valuation from only one judge – unlike the marks received from other judges – the complaint will be reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Federation.
12.3 The complaints must be submitted in writing to the designated representative of the Federation no later than one (1) hour after the announcement of the competition results. The complaint forms will be available at the designated representative of the Federation.
12.4 The complaints will be reviewed if there will be at least three (3) complaints submitted by at least three (3) different participants about the same judge. The validity of complaints will be determined by reviewing video materials of performance of the relevant Participants.
12.5 If the complaint is found to be justified and it is found true that a judge has subjectively given a higher score to a participant, who did not execute all the requirements listed in Clause 9 of these Regulations, the particular judge will not be allowed to judge in official street workout competitions organized by the Federation for two (2) years.
12.6 If the complaint has led to detection of violation of these Regulations, the results of the competition will not be changed, but only the prohibition of refereeing will be imposed in respect of the particular judge. This will prevent the judges from false allegations.
13. VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
13.1 There will be a Viewers’ Choice Award, as follows:
13.1.1 The format of the Viewers’ Choice Award will be designed by the Federation according to its insights and resources and sponsor’s requirements.
13.1.2 The Viewers’ Choice Award will be awarded to the Participant who has obtained the most viewers’ votes.
13.1.3 The Viewers’ Choice Award will not affect the judges’ valuations and it will not grant the Participants the right to appeal the valuations.
13.1.4 The Viewers’ Choice Award gives the awarded Participant a title that can be used in the further athlete’s career (The Winner of the Viewers’ Choice Award of the SWWC 2014).
14. OTHER PROVISIONS
14.1 The Federation is entitled to invite at its own request special guests and representatives of the member organisations in addition to the Participants.
14.2 The program of the SWWC 2014 is intended only for the Participants and the special guests invited by the Federation.
14.3 In the event any Participant brings along to the SWWC 2014 any other person (family member, relative, parent, child, friend, etc.) such Participant is responsible for covering of all costs of such additional person (travel, accommodation, catering, entertainment, etc.). The Participants will be allowed to spend time with such persons only after the end of the competition.
14.4 The Federation is entitled to modify or supplement the above stated specific terms regarding the SWWC 2014, if, in the reasonable opinion of the Federation, it becomes necessary or useful based on the observations and experience of the Federation.
On behalf of World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation
Chairman of the Management Board Maris Slezins