European’21

Countdown to HHU Online Open European Championships 2021

ABOUT THIS ONLINE EVENT

Hip Hop Unite Online Open European Championships 2021
We are excited to offer an Online Open European Championships! Hip Hop Unite Online Open European Championships 2021 is an online dance competition, where we seek to inspire dancers in this uncertain time.
We invite the European dance community (and HHU world members) to join the HHU Event to connect, create and compete at international level. Dancers from all Hip Hop backgrounds may enter to represent their country on the stage, to experience, compete and reach the highest rankings of the HHU Champions 2021.
We are working with industry leaders to produce an online competition that provides real value in these extraordinary times. We are bringing international judges and workshops to the show, and this will be a journey you will not want to miss.
Important Notice

COVID-19 GUIDANCE

The health and safety of our participants, dancers, staff and the wider community is our primary concern and we are monitoring the situation day-by-day as it evolves. The information for members in each country may vary and we ask that you please check the restrictions and regulations that apply to you, before you join our event. We request all HHU members and Non-members to comply with their Government’s regulations and guidance. The restrictions and guidance are changing rapidly and we recommend that you regularly check your Government’s website and with your local public health department for advice.

LIVE STREAMING & REGISTRATION

LIVE STREAMING
10th July 2021 - Free to watch for all
REGISTRATION
Registration Deadline is 25th of June 2021.
VIDEO SUBMISSION
Video Submission Deadline; 25th of June 2021.

THE BASICS

PARTICIPATION FEE

Euro 25 per routine (regardless of the number of dancers in the routine)

REGISTRATION

Registrations might be Limited. Registration cut-off is June 1st or when we sell out

COMPETITION INCLUDES

Livestream to a huge dance audience across the globe - International judge panel - Competition will be broadcast June 19th and is FREE to watch.

ROUTINE

Routines need to be pre-qualified for HHU country members. For non-members the competition is open to any crews.

NON-MEMBERS

For non-members, countries/crews are invited to send their Videos, but Judges will selected the best qualified to enter the semi-final

PRIZE MONEY

Prize Money for all Gold Winners of each division

RULES AND DETAILS

This competition will be in the crew categories only; small crews (5-9 dancers) and mega crews (11-25 dancers).

AGE DIVISIONS
  • Cadet Small Crews
  • Junior Small Crews
  • Adult Small Crews
  • Senior Small Crews
  • Mega Crews Cadet
  • Mega Crews Adult

RULES & REGULATIONS HERE…

AGE DIVISIONS
  • Cadet  7-13 years
  • Junior 12-18 years
  • Adult  17+ & older
  • Senior 35+ and older 
  • Mega Cadet 7-13 years
  • Mega Adult 12+ & older

RULES & REGULATIONS HERE…

MUSIC LIMITS
  • Cadet 1.55-02.05 Minutes
  • Junior 1.55-02.05 Minutes
  • Adult 1.55-02.05 Minutes
  • Senior 1.55-02.05 Minutes
  • Mega Cadet 2.25-2.35 Minutes
  • Mega Adult 2.25-2.35 Minutes

RULES & REGULATIONS HERE…

HOW IT WORKS

HHU Members

HHU Members: Those wishing to participate in the competition should qualify via HHU country member, who then will fill in an application for participation and send all videos of the performances. 5 Crews in each division can be qualified. HHU Members who are not based in Europe are also invited to participate as this event is an Open Event (Morocco, South Africa, China, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago)

Non-Members

Non HHU Members in Europe: Those wishing to participate in the competition should fill in an application for participation and send videos of their performances. European Countries who are not a member of Hip Hop Unite are invited to participate to joint this HHU Online Championships. The best qualified for Non HHU Members in Europe will be selected depending on the number of videos received.

Responsibility

Participants are responsible for complying with copyright and related rights laws

Application/Submission

Applications and video Submissions for participation are accepted until 25th of June 2021

How to send videos

Videos to be sent by www.wetransfer.com, www.mediafire.com or www.mega.io to [email protected]

Scoring

Your entry will then be scored by 5 international qualified HHU Judges.

Where to find the Scores

When all entries in the event are finalized and event is officially closed, the scores will be uploaded to our website.

Where to see the videos

When all entries in the event are finalized and event is officially closed, the videos of the FINAL will be uploaded to HHU Official Youtube Channel

SIGN UP,  SUBMISSION & VIDEO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Submissions

All submissions must be made using the form link found above. You will be uploading your submission video at the same time as your information. Crews are responsible for including their music with their video submission.

Submissions Labelling

When submitting, please label your video file with your name for clear identification, such as: Cadet_UNITY_Germany.mp4 (name of category_Crew Name_Country)

Video Format

Please submit your video in as high quality as possible, in MP4, MOV, AVI, or WMV formats.

Time Limits & Restrictions

Any video or performance that exceeds the time limits will be manually faded or disqualified. We will NOT be accepting video submissions through other file sharing services or social media.

Video Submission instructions

All video submissions must be of a routine that was performed in 2021 and with the guidelines mentioned above. -- Time Limits: Small crews 1.55-2.05 minutes – Mega crews 2.25-2.35 minutes. -- Please make sure submission videos do not have long intros or outros. The ENTIRE video length should not exceed 5 seconds more than the Time Limit. -- Minimum framerate is 25fps (stream will be 25fps so ther’s no advantage in sinding higher framerates) -- No overlays are allowed (example: text, logos, graphics)

ONLINE COMPETITION VIDEO PARAMETERS & CONDITIONS

  • Dancefloor
    Dancefloor must be marked by the tape taped on the floor - 10x10 meters
  • Background
    A white or light background is recommened due to light absorption, if possible.
  • Light
    Natural or white light from the top is necessary, extra lights from front is highly recomended but not required. Lights with extra coloring are not allowed
  • Camera Position
    Camera or smartphone must stand on a tripod in the middle of the floor at a height of 1,20 meters, so that all group of dancers can still be seen, which means all heads and all feet all the time  , usually it means approximately 3meters from the frontline minimum – depends on the device used
  • Not allowed
    Fish eye camera, optical or digital zoom is not allowed
  • Video Solutions
    Video must be sent in HD 1920x1080 (1080p) or more
  • Cuts & Effects
    No cuts or extra effects in video allowed ( blurr, tremble, dissolve), no extra coloring allowed
  • Music
    Music should be added to the video in post-production if possible to avoid unwanted delays of music on recording and to ensure high quality sound
  • Music '
    Music must also be sent in a special attachment

MEET THE JUDGES

Stef, Belgium

International Judge

Ekaterina, Russia

International Judge

Musta, Denmark

Head Judge

Marzanne, South Africa

International Judge

Adrian, Trinidad & Tobago

International Judge

Svatava, Czech Republic

International Judge

OUR REGISTRATION FEE

Euro 25

EURO 25 PER CREW

  • The fee is Euro 25 per Crew – No matter if your crew is joining the small crew division or the mega crew division.

OUR PARTNERS

Thanks to all our partners & sponsors for their help. They are all fully dedicated to help you

DISCLAIMER NOTICE

By signing up for the HHU Online European Open Championships 2021, you agree to adhere to all rules and regulations set forth in this document, and any others explicitly stated by the event organizer(s) during all stages of the event. The event organizers may also change or remove certain rules or stipulations depending on their collective assessment of situations, should they merit review. They also have the right to revoke a competitor’s registration and eligibility to the competition based on reasonable grounds.
By submitting the application, the Participants/Crews agree that photo and video materials with their participation will be stored in the archives and used by the organizers in the production of various information and television products in whole or in part as well as publication on the HHU website and in social networks. These representations will not be used for monetary profit, and simply for the promotion of Hip Hop Unite and its affiliated events.
In addition to adhering to the rules of the HHU Online European Open Championships 2021, all registered participants also agree to adhere by all rules set forth by the HHU Code of Conduct, which can be found on Hip Hop Unite website (www.hiphopunite.com). Furthermore, all participants of the dance competition shall not hold Hip Hop Unite liable for any damages/injuries to participants incurred at the convention and its events, including the HHU Online European Open Championships 2021.