PARTICIPATE IN

KPOP CONTEST

 Showcase Your K-Pop dance Cover Skills! 

General Info

In this competition pre-registered dancers and dance teams will compete with performances they have prepared at home.

 

The deadline for applications is Sunday 7.08.2022 23:59

 

​We accept dances choreographed by Korean artists/choreographers, performance has to be a K-pop or any other Asian based dance, even if the music is not Kpop - make sure to note it in the application form. 

 

​​To apply for the UniCon 2022 K-Pop Dance competition please fill out this online application form. By submitting the application you agree to the UniCon 2022 Cosplay Contest rules and event general rules.

 

Contest participants are eligible for a discounted ticket (can be purchased only at the event entrance).

 

You don't need to buy a ticket online, all registered cosplayers are subject to a discounted ticket which is available only at event entrance. Regular tickets are not applicable for stage performance. 

 

Don’t forget to have fun! 

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Rules

Participants will compete in the following categories:

 

​SOLO - 1 person. Max performance length = 1 minute

DUO - 2 people. Max performance length = 2 minutes

GROUP - 3-18 people. Max performance length = 3 minutes

 

​Your performance has to be a K-pop or any other Asian based dance;

 

We also accept dances choreographed by Korean artists/choreographers, even if the music is not Kpop - make sure to note it in the application form;

 

We will accept no more than 80 performances;

 

No age restrictions;

 

Maximum allowed number of people on stage at any given moment is 18;

 

Time restrictions for solo = 1 min, duo = 2 min, group = 3 min;

 

Even though the costumes do not play the main role in this contest, dance teams who made costumes accurate to the reference images will get extra points;

 

Contest participants are eligible for a discounted ticket (can be purchased on the door).

 

We accept dances choreographed by Korean artists/choreographers, performance has to be a K-pop or any other Asian based dance, even if the music is not Kpop - make sure to note it in the application form. 

Remember, due to a large number of applicants the time slots will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis! If you need a specific place due to costume change/special effects/health/travel reasons, please tell us as soon as possible, so we can secure the place for you. Participants can rehearse ONLY ONCE to make sure that everyone will have time to rehearse because of limited time for the rehearsals.

The reference image MUST be in good quality and the resolution MUST be no less than 1024 x 768. Please do not send in photos of yourself! This should be a photo of your chosen artist to display on the screen during your performance. A link to a Google Drive FOLDER with all your files is the best option. If using Google Drive, please make sure to update your sharing permissions to "anyone with the link can view" (in case of low resolution administration will replace your images).

 
 

Helpers

 

If you need to bring a helper, you may take 1 person per dance group (3 or more performers). Please provide us with the helper’s name and surname to make sure they can join you in the dressing room/backstage (Before the convention). All helpers will be registered and under no circumstances any unauthorized persons will be allowed into the changing rooms unless specifically stated by a member of staff. If the helper is found to disturb the rehearsal process or cause inconveniences in the dressing room, they will be asked to leave the backstage area. Solo or duo performances are CANNOT register helpers. 

 

Please note that microphones WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE for use during your performances.

Awards

 

The awards for K-pop Contest will be held at the UniCon 2022 Awards ceremony.

 

Best Solo - 3 places

Best Duo - 3 places

Best Group dance - 3 places

Best Stage Show - 1 place

Best Original Choreography - 1 place

Safety First

 

Please follow the current COVID-19 regulations and of course if you have cold symptoms, you are required to self-isolate, to observe home quarantine or isolation, be responsible ‒ stay home!

Last but not least

 

Please provide us your ACTIVE email address in the application form and make sure there are no typos in it. We might need to ask you some questions or request a change of files, so you must check your email regularly to make sure everything stays in order! Remember that communication is the key to success :)

 

If you are a new cosplayer or have any issues with the application process, please don’t be shy to ask questions! Or coordinators will be happy to help you at cosplay(at)unicon.lv

 

We cannot wait to see what wonderful costumes you guys come up with this time! Good luck!

 

Please also read the following information.

The coordinators will not allow a participant to take part in the competition, if:

- They break the event rules;

- They break the laws of The Republic of Latvia;

- They are under the influence of alcohol or drugs;

- Any alcohol or narcotic substances are found in their possession;

- They behave in a disrespectful and/or provocative manner towards other participants or administration;

- They deliberately damage other participants’ costumes or props;

- They damage furniture, equipment or decorations of the venue;

- Their costume is unfinished;

- Their performance contains excessive aggression, calls to violence, pornography or profanity.

 

A participant may also be banned from further cosplay competitions at UniCon and WinterCon events for a duration, at the administration’s discretion.

The administration reserves the right to exclude a participant from the cosplay competition without prior notice or explanation.