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Competition Standards

 
Social Competition – A social competition is a competition just for fun. Entering this competition does not affect your eligibility in developmental competition.

These competitions are for this who wish to gain experience competing without it affecting their development in the industry.

Developmental Competition - A developmental competition is for progression within the industry, these competitions can be used to progress through the competition scene.

AMATEUR – If you win a level in an amateur competition if in a developmental competition you must move up to the next level. 

INSTRUCTOR – If you win in an Instructor competition you must move up to a Semi-Pro competition.

SEMI-PROFESSIONAL – If you win a Semi-pro competition you must move up to Professional

 

Categories:

AMATEUR – An amateur is perceived to be someone who does not earn money through the industry, is not an instructor/assistant or paid performer. This can be broken into chosen levels if you wish. If you win an advanced competition you move up to Instructor or Semi-pro.

INSTRUCTOR – An Instructor is perceived to be someone who is a paid or non-paid instructor however has never competed in a semi-professional – professional  competition

SEMI-PRO – A semi-pro is perceived to be someone who has won an advanced amateur competition, can be an instructor, paid or non-paid and has not competed or won a professional competition.  

PROFESSIONAL – A professional is perceived to be someone who has won a semi-pro competition, can be an instructor, paid or non-paid, teaches workshops and or performs professionally. 

ELITE – An Elite is perceived to be someone who is a personality in the industry if you teach workshops or are a touring instructor. Or if you have won more than 3 Professional competitions.

 

Ages:
Youth / Junior – 5 – 15 Years
Adults – 16 plus
Mature – 40+
 
Entries: Check that your competition is a social or developmental competition, make this clear.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to read all the given rules and guidelines of the competition.  If you are found to be in the wrong category it is the event organiser’s choice to move you up or disqualify you.
 
Withdrawals: If you have withdrawn from a competition after the results have been announced you may be penalised by the organiser. 
A list of people who withdraw or no show will be held on file for organisers to add to or see. If you are a repeat offender then you may be blacklisted from competitions.
If there is a valid medical reason the organiser may ask to see a doctor’s note as proof.


The guidelines above will cover singles, doubles and groups.

Taken from the Australian Pole Competition Guidelines:
SOLOS VS DOUBLES & GROUPS If a pro solo performer has become part of a doubles team, their ranking wouldn’t apply to the team, and vice versa if a competitor in a doubles team entered as a solo competitor.

COMPETITORS WHO HAVE AN EXTENDED TIME OFF COMPETITION If a competitor has had a few years off competing and wants to enter a competition in a level lower than they previously competed at, it would be up to the discretion of individual competitions organiser they wish to enter.