GPFC CHAMPIONSHIP RULES & REGULATIONS

 GPFC Championship Rules & Regulations

 

GENERAL (Please review each division specifics separately)

 

  • Competitors must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the competition.

  • Competitors must have a valid form of ID on the day of the competition.

  • Competitors waive all rights of filming/photography. All photography and footage remains property of the Georgia Pole Fitness Classic, LLC (GPFC). Competitors agree that GPFC can use photos and footage for advertising, promotional and commercial uses.

  • Competitors must sign photo/video release forms and waiver of liability before the competition.  

  • Competitors understand in the event of a fall, competitor must immediately cease performance.

  • Competitors must conduct themselves in a professional and proper manner at all times during the competition.

  • Competitors may not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol the day of competition.

  • Competitors may not be pregnant on the day of competition.

  • Competitors must show up on time.  If tardy, there is a risk of disqualification.

  • Competitors will have access to a warm up area on the day of the competition.

  • GPFC reserves the right to prevent a competitor from competing if it appears the competitor is not fit to do so safely.

  • Competitors may not communicate with the judges at any time while the event is taking place.

  • Competitors must comply with the GPFC rules and regulations at all times. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. 

  • Winners and participants agree to represent The GPFC and all affiliated parties/sponsors in the most positive light before and after the competition.

  • All competitors agree to promote Georgia Pole Fitness Classic a minimum of 3 times weekly via social media to increase visibility to the event.  Be sure to @georgiapolefitnessclassic and hashtag #gpfc2020


 

MUSIC

 

  • Music must be no longer than 2 minutes 30 seconds in length; any performance extending beyond 2 minutes 30 seconds will have music dropped.

  • No explicit lyrics.

  • Cutting a song or mixing several songs is approved.

  • All competitors are responsible for the quality and submission of their music.

  • All competitors must bring a back up CD with their final track ONLY on the CD; with it clearly marked with the competitor’s full name.

 

COSTUMES

 

  • Must cover all private parts. Nudity or partial nudity will result in disqualification.

  • Full bottoms must be worn throughout the entire piece. No string bikinis, no G-Strings/thongs. No excessive gluteal fold exposure. Points will be deducted for any costume slips/excessive exposure.

  • Costumes must not promote an individual dance studio, business or individual.

  • This is a sports festival, keep costumes clean, covered, and stage appropriate, no transparent costumes will be allowed.

  • If competitor plans to remove an article of clothing, a written description of exactly what and how the item will be removed must also be emailed before Sep 15, 2019.

  • Costumes may NOT include: 

  • Obvious underwear or lingerie

  • Swimwear or bikinis – transparent clothing that does not cover the breast or pelvic area

  • No clothing that interferes with the performance or can be considered a health or safety issue

  • No fire, oil, water or paint

  • Knee/Thigh high boots are not allowed. May be barefoot, sneakers/dance shoes, ankle boots or in heels. (Excluding low flow/chair division)


 

PROPS

 

  • A description of exact props must be emailed to georgiapolefitnessclassic@gmail.com  by Sep  15, 2020.  If we do not receive an email about props by this deadline, we will assume you are not using a prop.

  • Any item besides your bottoms and top is considered a prop. For example, if you are planning to use a scarf, please submit that as a prop along with a description of how you will use the scarf. 

  • No items will be left on the stage that will be difficult to clean up quickly, for example, no glitter, no confetti, no feathers, no leaves etc. 

  • No fire, explosives, paint, oil, water or human props.

  • If the prop is not submitted and APPROVED by Sep 15, 2019, the prop will NOT be allowed on stage for the competition.

 

POLES/STAGING

 

POLES/STAGING (PLEASE NOTE STAGING MAY CHANGE AT ANY TIME)

  • 45mm chrome, competition grade X-Poles, 12’ tall. 

  • There is an elevated stage Dimensions tbd  approx- 16 X 16 or 16 x 24

  • Stage left spin, stage right static – (stage left means if you are standing on stage facing the audience, YOUR left).

  • Poles will be approximately 7 feet apart.

  • Contact with the rigging/truss will result in major point deductions.

  • *Note that pole specs are subject to change

  • A description of start and end positions must be email to georgiapolesport@gmail.com by September 15, 2020.


 

GRIP AIDS

 

  • All grips must be applied directly to the body/hands.

  • All poles will be cleaned by hand or with pole cleaning apparatus with rubbing alcohol and a towel between competitors by our pole cleaners.


 

SCORING SYSTEM

 

There are no required elements.

  • The athlete with the score closest to the highest possible score is the overall winner.

  • Single points, half points, and quarter points can be given.

  • Points can be deducted for a fall or a costume malfunction.

 

  • Technical – Maximum of 50 points

  • Artistic – Maximum of 25 points

  • Stage Presentation – Maximum of 30 points

 

  • Score sheets will be collected and tallied after each competitor has performed.

  • Once judging has finished, no scores or discussions can be made to alter the results.

  • Judges must allocate a higher number of points for those athletes with a higher skill level.

  • Judges must not discuss judging or results with athletes/competitors.

  • There are 1-2 judges/category: Technical score, Artistic score and Stage Presentation score. There will be 1 runner between the judges and tabulator.

  • Winners will be awarded first, second and third prize.

  • Grand prize winner of Pro Division receives flight to PSC Championship 2020.

  • All categories receive Title, Sponsor gifts and/or Cash Prize.


 

PHOTOGRAPHY/FILMING

 

  • Competitors agree to be filmed throughout the competition and must sign an agreement at the venue stating this before competing.

  • All photography and footage remains the property of the Georgia Pole Fitness Classic, LLC.

  • Competitors agree that all photography and footage can be used by GPFC for promotional, advertising and commercial purposes.

  • Competitors are advised to purchase photo/video packages in advance.

  • GPFC does not guarantee photo/video for performers/competitors.


 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

  • GPFC Georgia Pole Fitness Classic is not liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred by a competitor or performer during any stage of the competition/showcase.

  • All competitors, performers and judges must not be impaired by the influence of ANY substance including alcohol while participating at the GFSC Georgia Pole Fitness Classic.

  • Georgia Pole Fitness Classic will provide medical assistance in the event of any accident.

  • Georgia Pole Fitness Classic reserves the right to enforce all rules and regulations.

  • Any failure to comply with the rules and regulations may result in disqualification from this event as well as future events ran by GPFC.