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K-POP India

Notice: To cooperate with the precautionary measure issued by Indian Government to control the spread of COVID-19, the K-Pop Contest 2020 will allow solo performance ONLY.

RULES FOR ONLINE ROUND

ELIGIBILITY

  • Anyone interested in K-Pop.
  • Above Age 14 years, Indian Nationality.
  • Indian Nationals currently living abroad can participate, as long as they are able to attend the regional round in India.
  • Contestants must be able to travel overseas. Please make sure you will have a valid passport if you are selected as a finalist
  • Non-Indians can not participate in the Contest.
  • First Prize winning teams/solo acts from previous years are not allowed to participate.
  • Member of First Prize winning teams from previous years’ final round are not allowed to participate.
  • Participants can submit entries for both vocal and dancing category. But not more than one entry per category.
  • By participating in the contest, Participants agree and give their permission to all related parties to record, film, photograph, audiotape or videotape their performances, and to display, publish or distribute these works for publicity or advertising purposes.

GENERAL

  • Entries will be accepted from 15th May, 2020 11:00am (IST) till 15th June, 2020 11:59am (IST). No entries will be entertained after the deadline.
  • Entries containing any obscene/ provocative/ inappropriate contents will be automatically disqualified.
  • Multiple entries per category will lead to disqualification.
  • Any entry apart from K-POP will not be entertained (Music released after 2017 is recommended)
  • One FULL song must be performed; there is no limitation on time.
  • K-Pop Contest 2020 India is a nationwide contest and participants can upload videos irrespective of whether their city is chosen as a regional round venue or not. Participants must apply only to the region that they are currently based in/ nearest to.
  • Full names of all the participants should be clearly mentioned in the registration form.
  • Direct point of contact provided in the registration form should be active with communication.
  • In case of any invalid/misinformation or not fulfilling the criteria of the registration form will lead to disqualification.
  • The songs performed irrespective of the category must remain the same for all rounds and cannot be changed under any circumstances.
  • No surprise is allowed (throwing glitter, water, gel or any other material).
  • Props directly related to the choreography can be used if Korean Cultural Centre so sees fit. If participant wishes to use a prop in the cover, they must approach Korean Cultural Centre first.

VOCAL

  • Solo ONLY. Owing to the ongoing conditions, we are requesting all participants to be follow safety regulations and to avoid stepping out of their homes unless necessary. Thus, considering the safety of all participants we have made the decision.
  • The K-pop Song should be covered 100% and freestyle is NOT allowed.
  • No English songs or English versions of Korean songs will be acceptable, even if performed by Korean artists.
  • Rapping is allowed. Please note that in this case the selection criteria for vocalists will be utilized to mark your performance, and hence if you are confident in your rapping skills, and pronunciation, you may apply.
  • Studio recording is NOT allowed.
  • Merging of songs is NOT allowed.
  • Editing of videos in any form is NOT allowed, we request participants to not use any filter/ affect or camera work as it can be perceived as editing by the judges and could lead to disqualification. All participants should film their videos clearly.
  • Vocalist face must be clearly visible in the video.
  • The video's sound quality should be good.
  • Vocals should be audible.
  • Playing Instruments is not allowed

DANCE

  • Solo ONLY. Owing to the ongoing conditions, we are requesting all participants to be follow safety regulations and to avoid stepping out of their homes unless necessary. Thus, considering the safety of all participants we have made the decision.
  • For the competition all participants MUST cover K-pop song 100%
  • The main criteria for judging will be similarity between the official choreography of the song and the submission by participant.
  • Merging of songs is NOT allowed.
  • Editing of videos in any form is NOT allowed. We request participants to not use any filter/ effect or camera work as judges can perceive it as editing and could lead to disqualification. All participants should film their videos clearly.
  • It is not allowed to overlay music over the video.
  • Participants should know the lyrics of the part they are covering.
  • Dancer face must be clearly visible in the video.
  • Video quality should be good.

Online Round Selection Criteria

Vocal

  • Ability: 60%
  • Expression and Pronunciation: 20%
  • Stage Charisma: 20%

Dance

  • Choreography(Composition, uniformity, similarity to the choreography): 40%
  • Technique: 30%
  • Stage Charisma: 30%