Australian Amateur Performer Competition
AAPC australian burlesque beauty 2020
2020 EVENT INFORMATION OVERVIEW - CHANGES TO COMPETITION
It's been a rough few months with Covid-19 and restrictions, not only with venues for live shows, but with training itself. We did aim to still bring a live show; but with the current situation and constant changes with restrictions, we have decided to postpone the 2020 competition, as it’s done normally, and bring in a whole new style of competition, just for this year!
Divisions – will still apply, but we will not be offering a duo category.
AAPC’s Australian Burlesque Beauty Apprentice (Beginner)
AAPC’s Australian Amateur Burlesque Beauty (Amateur/Semi-pro)
AAPC’s Australian Burlesque Beauty (Open – Semi-pro to Professional level)
Dates: Entries close 1st November. Judging will be conducted during the month of November via private screenings with judges. Announcements will be made to competitors in the last week of November, and the public announcements will be made, with release of the “show” video in the first week of December.
Applications: We have prepared a new form for the new online layout, and have dropped the entry fee to $25. You may enter more than one video for judging, but a form and fee must be paid per application.
Content: Due to the nature of changes in the competition, we are relaxing the requirements on routines and components of routines.
Entrants now only need to submit 2 videos
This forms the usual “parade” section. Videos must be 1 minute in length and contain audio, and visual. For this section, you may submit an actual catwalk, a spoken introduction, song… how ever you would like to be introduced to our judges and audience.
Is the main content of your entry. This must be a burlesque routine. BUT… it can be in any style or genre you choose (please adhere to the standard AAPC rules here though)
It may be classic or modern, and may include props we normally couldn’t include.
We’ve opened this up so competitors can unleash their creativity… Shoot your video at home, in a studio, at the park or on the beach! It may be a previously recorded video or routine, and may be edited.
Entries Close November 1st
Grand Finals ONLINE VIDEO RELEASED DECEMBER
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Competitors may be studio or self taught. 6-8 finalists per division will be chosen to compete in the finals. It is permitted to enter both a solo and duo division. Entrants may compete again in the same division to defend their title if circumstances in their performance/competition have not increased. (Excluding beginner division)
HOW TO ENTER
To enter, Contestants are required to submit an application form, $25 application fee and supply 1 professional photograph along with a 2 video entries (for judging) in the first instance.
**PRIOR INFO - APPLICABLE FOR 2021**
ALL PHOTOS/VIDEO MUST BE CLEARLY LABELED WITH CATEGORY AND ENTRANT NAME.
Competitor entry videos will be considered pre-qualifying heats section. The video must be well lit, with the performer and stage area/pole easily visible. The video may not be edited in any way. It must show a continuous performance of the applicant for a minimum of 2.5 minutes. Videos with footage exceeding 5 mins will not be viewed beyond this point. Video entry must be clearly labelled with the year of apply, ‘AAPC Burlesque Beauty Entry’, Performer name and division applying for. Videos may be uploaded to youtube/vimeo or dropbox, and link sent to organiser; or you can burn to a disc/USB and post. Videos may be studio or previous performance. Video entries (heats) will be judged in the first instance by the Organiser and a panel of judges. The top ranking competitors from each division will be invited to compete in SA for the live finals competition. If you are a successful finalist you will receive a registration pack and you will be notified of further details closer to the date.
AAPC’s Australian Burlesque Beauty Apprentice
Beginner - Minimum 6 months training, Must not have competed or performed/taught for profit previously.
Parade, and one routine presentation only required – may be CLASSIC OR MODERN. Length – Upto 5mins.
AAPC’s Australian Amateur Burlesque Beauty
Amateur/Semi-pro - Previously competed in an amateur or semi professional state competition. Paid performers allowed. Routine lengths: upto 5 mins. CLASSIC + MODERN routine
AAPC’s Australian Burlesque Beauty
Open – (semi pro to professional level) Previously competed in a professional state or national competition but not placed 1st nationally. (With the exception of AAPC competitions. You may compete the year after winning to “defend your title”)
Paid performers, Producers may enter this division. Routine lengths: upto 5 mins. CLASSIC + MODERN routine
AAPC’s Australian Burlesque Beauties Duo
Duos - (open - any level) Parade and MODERN routine only – Length upto 5 mins
ROUTINE AND SECTION INFORMATION
- Introduction Parade
This parade will be a 1 minute introduction with contestant choice of background music, and written bio read by MC.
- Classic routine - Routine lengths: upto 5 mins, minimum 3 minutes.
Fans and boas, plus small handheld props may be used. (IE- a fake cigarette, long stemmed flower, compact mirror)
- Modern routine - Routine lengths: upto 5 mins, minimum 3 minutes.
Competitors may present an individual routine of their choice. Options could include Neo (storytelling), Nerdlesque, Cabaret (singing), Impersonation, but please, no full on gore. Backup dancers may be used in this category.
Please note: Long set up and packups may incur a points loss if disruptive to the program, so please take mess and props into consideration.
Routines may include props with liquid or glitter. A little mess is OK; but liquid spread area IS NOT to exceed a 2x2mtr area. A drop sheet plus box must accompany ANY mess acts. Preferably a custom made weighted drop, but see onward for an example. (Tarp drop sheet must be supplied with towel/sheet material or similar to cover the entire tarp plus 15 mtr roll of “Bear tape” (available from Bunnings); As well as plastic container with lid for ease and haste of stage kitty removal of items.)
Contestants are not to leave the stage and enter the crowd at any time during their performance. Crowd participation (IE using a member of the crowd within your show) is not permitted. Entry through the crowd to the stage at beginning of show may be discussed with the organizers prior to the event.