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Hoop Icon Online Competition

Hoop Icon Competition Online 2020

Competition date: 11th July 2020 via Zoom.
Enter by 3rd July 2020.

Please contact us if you have any questions that have not been answered below.
pole.arnoldclassic@gmail.com or thelyraprojectsa@gmail.com

‘Organiser(s)’ refer to the organiser(s) of Hoop & Pole Icon, and the organisers of Arnold Classic Africa.

Saturday 11th July 2020
Online Hoop Icon times are to be confirmed.
The event will start from 11:00 SAST. Each competitor will receive a specific time slot.

‘Organisers’ refer to The Lyra Project and the overall organisers of Arnold Classic Africa.

‘Competitors’ refer to those taking part in the competition.

‘Hoop or Aerial Hoop’ may be used interchangeably with ‘Lyra or Aerial Lyra’, as Aerial Lyra is another name for the Aerial Hoop.

Enter by 3rd July 2020
Competitor Entry Fees
R150 per Icon entry.

CLICK HERE FOR THE HOOP ICON ONLINE ENTRY FORM.

Invite your friends, family, and supporters to watch you!
We will look into the possibility of streaming your Icon presentation online for those competitors who would like this.

What is Hoop Icon?
During this event, each competitor will be asked by the judges to perform specific hoop moves from the Hoop Icon moves list of their specific level.
To score highly, the competitor must perform the hoop moves to set requirements.

Competitors will enter the division(s) most suited to their level and learn specific moves provided by the organisers.

Competitors will be judged by experienced judges.

Who can take part in Hoop Icon?
Solo presentations only.
Girls, Boys, Women and Men.
The age range for Hoop Icon is:
7 years old – 50+

Hoop Icon Levels/Divisions Include:

Beginner
There are 10 beginner level hoop moves on the Hoop Icon beginner moves list.

Intermediate 1
There are 15 intermediate level hoop moves on the Hoop Icon Intermediate 1 moves list.

Intermediate 2
There are 15 intermediate level hoop moves on the Hoop Icon Intermediate 2 moves list.

Advanced
There are 15 advanced hoop moves on the Hoop Icon advanced moves list.

How do I know which Hoop Icon division to enter?
Please look at the Hoop Icon moves lists. You need to be able to perform the moves on the list of your chosen division(s) in order to be successful.
Check the written requirements carefully because there is lenience within the move descriptions. This helps, for example, if you cannot do a full split, you can still achieve a splits move if you can reach a certain range. You can still achieve 3 out of 4 marks for a move by satisfying all of the other requirements.
Remember, do not only look at the photo of the move but also read the requirements. You will see this information in the moves lists.

What happens during Hoop Icon?

Beginner competition information:
Beginner division competitors will compete in two Hoop Icon rounds.
During each round beginner competitors will be asked to perform three moves from the Hoop Icon beginner move list. Each move is chosen at random by the judges. Beginner competitors have the choice to switch out one of their moves on only one occasion. The judges will select the replacement move that must be performed.
Each move has to be performed for the judges via Zoom during the online event.
The judges are looking for specific criteria in order to score each movement.
Beginner competitors may have up to 15 seconds to perform each move, and they can only execute the move fully once.
There are two rounds of three moves in the Hoop Icon beginner competition. This means that each beginner level competitor will perform six moves from the set list of ten moves.
Photographs of the moves can be shown to the competitor to remind them of the move required.
It does not matter how a competitor gets into a move. They may use any entry they choose, as long as they hold the move for 3 seconds and meet as many of the other move requirements as possible.

Intermediate 1 or 2 competition information:
Intermediate 1 will run separately from Intermediate 2. Competitors can enter both intermediate divisions.
Competitors can enter Intermediate 2, regardless of whether they have done Intermediate 1, or any other levels.
Intermediate division competitors will compete in three Hoop Icon rounds.
During each round, intermediate competitors will be asked to perform three moves from the Hoop Icon intermediate move list. Each move is chosen at random by the judges. Intermediate competitors have the choice to switch out one of their moves on only one occasion per level. The judges will select the replacement move that must be performed.
Each move has to be performed for the judges via Zoom during the online event.
The judges are looking for specific criteria in order to score each movement.
Intermediate competitors may have up to 15 seconds to perform each move, and they can only execute the move fully once.
There are three rounds of three moves in the Hoop Icon intermediate competition. This means that each intermediate level competitor will perform nine moves from the set list of fifteen moves.
Photographs of the moves can be shown to the competitor to remind them of the move required.
It does not matter how a competitor gets into a move. They may use any entry they choose, as long as they hold the move for 3 seconds and meet as many of the other move requirements as possible.

Advanced competition information:
Advanced division competitors will compete in three Hoop Icon rounds.
During each round, advanced competitors will be asked to perform three moves from the Hoop Icon advanced move list. Each move is chosen at random by the judges. Advanced competitors have the choice to switch out one of their moves on only one occasion. The judges will select the replacement move that must be performed.
Each move has to be performed for the judges via Zoom during this online competition.
The judges are looking for specific criteria in order to score each movement.
Advanced competitors may have up to 15 seconds to perform each move, and they can only execute the move fully once.
There are three rounds of three moves in the Hoop Icon intermediate competition. This means that each advanced level competitor will perform nine moves from the set list of fifteen moves.
Photographs of the moves can be shown to the competitor to remind them of the move required.
It does not matter how a competitor gets into a move. They may use any entry they choose, as long as they hold the move for 3 seconds and meet as many of the other move requirements as possible.

Can I enter from another country?
Yes, both local and international competitors are invited to take part. All competitors will be streaming their Icon presentations live online at their allocated time. We will work on South African time which is UTC + 2.

Does it matter which studio I train at and what if I do not belong to a studio?
Everyone is welcome to enter on behalf of themselves or any studio!

What is required to enter Hoop Icon?
Entry form, payment, ID number and parental consent if under 18.

Can I enter more than one division at Hoop Icon?
Yes, you can enter more than one division if you choose to. This competition is about personal improvement. You will be awarded individually based on your achievement, not against other competitors in the event.

Hoop and Stage

You will be streaming your Icon presentations from your own home or studio. Kindly note that all competitors take part at their own risk. Competitors will assume full responsibility for their hoop and their safety when entering this online competition.

The minimum requirement for the safety mat beneath the hoop is 1.5m² floor coverage, using at least a 4.5cm thick foam mat. Alternatively, crash mats can be used. Competitors without a suitable mat will not be allowed to compete.

Do I need music for Hoop Icon?
No music will be played during Hoop Icon online.

From Hoop Icon Live Event at ACA last year!

What costume/clothing should I wear?
Competitors should wear a sporting costume that is suitable for aerial Hoop.
Shorts or leggings may be worn. Competitors must perform barefoot or competitors may wear ankle guards if approved by the organisers. Competitors must fully cover their groin, gluteal folds, breasts and cleavage (excluding male competitors who may perform topless).
Make-up and costume must be age appropriate for competitors under 18.
No rings are to be worn by competitors at any time while performing or competing. No jewellery is to be worn by competitors at any time while performing or competing.
Hoop Icon competitors are not judged on their costume but may be excluded if their costume is deemed to be inappropriate.
If you have any concerns about your costume, please contact an organiser for prior approval.

Photography/Filming
Competitors agree to be filmed throughout the competition. All footage remains the property of the organisers. Icon presentations will be recorded in case of poor internet connectivity which may affect the judging process. The judges will review the videos to complete the judging process as necessary. Competitors agree that all photography and footage can be used by the organisers for promotional, advertising and commercial purposes.

Grip Aids and Grip Enhancers

We recommend Infinity Grip

The following products are acceptable:
Chalk based grips like liquid chalk, powder chalk, Infinity Grip, Dry Hands, Mighty Grip etc.
Gloves may be worn.
Grip enhancers that leave a residue on the Hoop that cannot be easily cleaned off may not be used.
Competitors may re-apply grip aids and/or use a towel to wipe the pole/their hands in between performing moves, if they can do so within the allotted time-frame (15 seconds per move).

Leading up to the Finals
All final competitors will receive communications directly from the organisers in the run up to the event. This will include deadlines, schedules, event details, Zoom meeting links and other necessary information.

Hoop Icon Judging
Judges will award competitors from 1-4 points per Hoop Icon move.
Judges and organisers have the right to stop a presentation at any time due to breach of Rules and Regulations, health and safety concerns or for any other reason.
Whenever possible judges will not judge their own students, friends or family members.
The judges’ decision is final and may not be entered into.
Judges and competitors may not be in contact before or during the event.
Any queries must be directed to the organisers or the person assigned by organisers.
Competitors may request to receive a copy of their scorecards after the competition.
The overall results may be made public at the discretion of the organisers.

Example Scorecard for one Hoop Icon Move

Sample from Intermediate 2

How many winners will there be and what are the prizes?
In this competition, scores are awarded by percentage once a competitor’s final scores have been tallied.
86%-100% = Gold Award Certificate.
70%-85% = Silver Award Certificate.
60%-69% = Bronze Award Certificate.
Less than 60% = Certificate of participation.

Results will be calculated and sent out to the competitors within two days of the online competition.

Live-streaming Icon Presentations via Zoom
Competitors assume full responsibility for their own equipment and safety.
Competitors will have to use a safety mat. The minimum requirement for the safety mat beneath the hoop is 1.5m² floor coverage, using at least a 4.5cm thick foam mat. Alternatively, crash mats can be used.
Competitors need to ensure that they have a good internet connection.
Competitors should expect to be online for approximately one hour per level.
Competitors will be required to log in to Zoom by a specific time, with the meeting link and password provided by the organisers.
Competitors will have a time slot allocated to them, which will be shared with other competitors of a similar age and the same level. Sharing a time slot with other competitors will allow for breaks in between move presentations.
Competitors must set up their camera/device in a well lit area, enabling the judges a full clear view of the hoop and ample space around the hoop.

Competitor Rules and Regulations
The following rules and regulations form part of the agreement entered into by all competitors taking part in Hoop Icon.
Any breach of rules and regulations results in competitor disqualification.
Competitors under 18 years old must be supervised, in person, by a parent or guardian.
Payments for Hoop Icon entry must be received by the deadline in order to enter the competition.
Drugs and alcohol are prohibited before and during the competition and at the prize-giving ceremony.
Nudity and sexually explicit actions are prohibited during performances and at all times during the event.
Respectful treatment of other competitors, judges, organisers and helpers is expected at all times.
All competitors must be available for photos and media at the event. All competitors must be willing to represent the competition and all affiliated parties/sponsors in a positive light before, during and after the competition.
All competitors must observe costume and grip aid rules.
The judges’ decision is final and may not be entered into.
Competitors may not be knowingly pregnant on the day of competition. Competitors must show up on time. If late, participation may be refused.
No refunds for entry fees are given under any circumstances.

Rights of the Organisers
Organisers reserve the right to:
Record the competition and distribute the material.
Eliminate videos or photographs that are unsuitable for publication.
Change the judging criteria and division information.
Change the rules and regulations. Changes made to rules and regulations can be made up until one week before the competition.
Written notice must be provided to the competitors to inform them of the changes.
The organisers do not take responsibility for any loss, damages or injury to the competitors when training for the competition, or on the day of the competition.

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