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INDYWOOD TALENT HUNT INTERNATIONAL 2021 - UAE/ INDIA CHAPTER

Allowed Age Categories


(Check event sheet to know which all age categories applicable for each event)

UAE

  1. Sub Junior (5 to 10 Years) - August 21st 2010 to August 20th 2015
  2. Junior (11 to 15 Years) - August 21st 2005 to August 20th 2010
  3. Senior (16 to 20 Years) - August 21st 2000 to August 20th 2005
  4. Super Senior (21 to 25 Years) - August 21st 1995 to August 20th 2000

INDIA

  1. Sub Junior (5 to 10 Years) - January 1st 2011 to Dec 31st 2016
  2. Junior (11 to 15 Years) - January 1st 2006 to Dec 31st 2010
  3. Senior (16 to 20 Years) - January 1st 2001 to Dec 31st 2005
  4. Super Senior (21 to 25 Years) - January 1st 1996 to Dec 31st 2000

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Indywood Talent Hunt 2021 will be applicable to participants across UAE & India
  2. Indywood Talent Hunt 2021 will be a complete virtual event.
  3. Indywood Talent Hunt 2021 will be including Music, Dance, Arts, Acting, Filmmaking, Stand-Up Comedy, Quiz, Magic Contest, Social Media
  4. Indywood Talent Hunt 2021 will commence from July 10th, 2021

REGARDING MUSIC / DANCE / ART EVENTS

Music Events - Vocals

  1. Vocal Fame – Western Category
  2. Vocal Fame – Indian Cinema
  3. Vocal Fame – Hip-Hop/ Rap
Note:
  1. Above told events are applicable for Sub Junior/Junior/Senior/Super Senior Category
  2. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
  3. Participant should represent any Music/DanCe/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India
  4. 2 Round Competition

Music Events - Instruments

  1. Game of Chords – Keys/ Piano
  2. Game of Chords – String Instruments
  3. Game of Chords – Percussion Instruments
  4. Game of Chords – Wind Instruments
Note:
  1. Above told events are applicable for Sub Junior/Junior/Senior/Super Senior Category
  2. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
  3. Participant should represent any Music/Dance/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India
  4. 2 Round Competition

Music Production

  1. Music Production
Note:
  1. Above told events are applicable for Sub Junior/Junior/Senior/Super Senior Category
  2. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
  3. Participant should represent any Music/DanCe/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India
  4. Single Round Competition

Dance Events

  1. Dance Off – Bharatanatyam
  2. Dance Off – Kathak
  3. Dance Off – Folk
  4. Dance Off – Indian Cinematic Style & Western
  5. Dance Off - Kuchipudi
Note:
  1. Above told events are applicable for Sub Junior/Junior/Senior/Super Senior Category
  2. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
  3. Participant should represent any Music/Dance/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India
  4. 2 Round Competition

Art Events

  1. Vibrance - Drawing Competition
  2. Digital Poster Making
Note:
  1. Above told events are applicable for Sub Junior/Junior/Senior/Super Senior Category
  2. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
  3. Participant should represent any Music/DanCe/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India
  4. Single Round Competition

Acting Events

  1. Monodrama – Acting Competition
Note:
  1. Above told events are applicable for Sub Junior/Junior/Senior/Super Senior Category
  2. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
  3. Participant should represent any Music/Dance/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India
  4. 2 Round Competition

Filmmaking Events

  1. Short Film Competition
Note:
  1. Above told event is applicable to Common Category ( 5 to 25 years age group)
  2. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
  3. Participant should represent any Music/Dance/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India
  4. Single Round Competition

General Events

  1. Stand-Up Comedy
  2. Magic Show
  3. Marine Quiz Competition
Note:
  1. Stand-Up Comedy is applicable to all age group. There is no age limit
  2. Marine Quiz Competition & Magic Show are applicable to Common Category (5 to 25 years age group)
  3. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
  4. Participant should represent any Music/Dance/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India
  5. Single Round Competition

Social Media Events

  1. Kids Fashion Contest
  2. Selfie Contest
  3. Food Photography
  4. Photo Caption Contest
Note:
  1. Above told events are applicable to anybody, except Kids Fashion Contest
  2. Kids Fashion Contest is applicable to Sub Juniors only.
  3. Registration is free
  4. Single Round Competition
  5. Registration & Entry Submission Dates: July 10th to October 31st 2021 (Except Photo Caption Contest)
  6. Photo Caption Contest - Caption Comment Likes Polling: November 5th - November 14th
  7. FB/ Instagram Likes Polling: November 15th - November 30th
  8. Results Announcement: December 2nd - 5th 2021

Timeline & Registration Instructions - For Music, Dance & Acting Events

  1. Registered Cultural Schools (Art school/Music school/Film school/ Dance school/ Cultural Club etc.) students across UAE, and registered Academic Schools/ Colleges across India are only allowed to participate.
  2. A participant represents only 1 school.
  3. Declaration in this effect shall be signed along with the registration via respective Cultural Institution. Organizers may authorize one of the registered organizations to represent any Major Cities in UAE if no Cultural School is available for participation from the particular UAE Sector.
  4. Contestant Registrations open from July 10th 2021 and will close on September 30th 2021
  5. Video Submissions for the 1st Round to be made between July 20th to October 20th 2021
  6. Online Voting/Streaming & Jury Judgment for the 1st Round along with submitted videos will be happening between November 1st to 10th 2021
  7. List of Grand Finalists will be published on November 13th 2021
  8. Grand Finale of ITH 2021 will be happening on December 10th & 11th 2021

Rules & Regulations - Online Voting/Streaming Round for Music, Dance & Acting Events

  1. After Registrations via respective Cultural/Art Institute, each applicant should submit rough cut video content of his/her performance video.
  2. For Music & Dance Events, the video content should be submitted to the mail registration@indywoodtalenthunt.com . Contestant can use services like WeTransfer/Google Drive etc. to mail the content.
  3. Contestant videos will be uploaded via ITH YouTube platform by the Official team (Copyright consent to be submitted by contestants while Registrations)
  4. The organizers have the right to use the video content submitted by the contestants for promotion, advertising and screening in ITH YouTube channel & other ITH Social Media pages
  5. For all Music Events, Karaoke or any kind of orchestral track cannot be used. Violation of this rule will lead to disqualification.
  6. Performance Video to be shot in one single take & one single frame. Violation will lead to disqualification.
  7. Editing is strictly prohibited. If any editing activity is found out, contestant will be disqualified
  8. For Vocal Fame – Western Category, Duration – 2 to 5 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification
  9. For Vocal Fame – Western Category, Genre should strictly restrict to Western Style. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified. Western Styles include Western Pop, Hip-Hop, Country Music, Blues/Jazz, Opera
  10. For Vocal Fame – Western Category, there is no Language Barrier.
  11. For Vocal Fame – Indian Cinema, Duration – 2 to 5 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification
  12. For Vocal Fame – Indian Cinema, Genre should strictly restrict to Indian Cinematic Songs. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified. Any songs released under Indian Cinemas can be selected.
  13. For Vocal Fame – Indian Cinema, there is no Language Barrier.
  14. For Vocal Fame – Hip-Hop/ Rap, Duration – 2 to 5 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification
  15. For Vocal Fame – Hip-Hop/ Rap, Genre should strictly restrict to Hip-Hop/ Rap. Otherwise, contestant will be disqualified. Hip-Hop/ Raps include Alternative hip hop, Boom bap, Cloud rap, Conscious hip-hop, Crunk, Drill, Old school, Trap, Mumble rap, Freestyle rap etc. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified.
  16. For Vocal Fame – Hip-Hop/ Rap, there is no Language Barrier.
  17. For Game of Chords – Keys & Piano, Duration – 2 to 5 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification.
  18. For Game of Chords – Keys & Piano, Genre should strictly restrict to Musical Instruments - Keys/Piano. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified. Musical Instrument - Keys/Piano include Grand pianos, Upright pianos, Digital pianos, Accordion keyboard, Electric keyboard, Synthesizer keyboard, Organ and Harpsichord keyboard etc.
  19. For Game of Chords – Keys & Piano, there is no Language Barrier.
  20. For Game of Chords – String Instruments, Duration – 2 to 5 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification.
  21. For Game of Chords – String Instruments, Genre should strictly restrict to Musical Instrument Strings. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified. The Musical Instrument - Strings include Guitar, Electric Bass, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, and Harp etc.
  22. For Game of Chords – String Instruments, there is no Language Barrier.
  23. For Game of Chords – Wind Instruments, Duration – 2 to 5 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification.
  24. For Game of Chords – Wind Instruments, Genre should strictly restrict to Musical Instrument -Wind. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified. Musical Instrument -Wind include Brass instruments such as, Horns, Trumpets, Trombones, Euphoniums, & Tubas and Woodwind instruments like Recorders, Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets, Saxophones, And Bassoons etc.
  25. For Game of Chords – Wind Instruments, there is no Language Barrier.
  26. For Game of Chords – Percussion Instruments, Duration – 2 to 5 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification.
  27. For Game of Chords – Percussion Instruments, Genre should strictly restrict to the Musical Instrument - Percussion. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified. The Musical Instrument – Any pitched percussion instruments & unpitched percussion instruments can be used in this category.
  28. For Game of Chords – Percussion Instruments, there is no Language Barrier.
  29. For Dance Off – Kathak, Duration –3 to10 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification.
  30. For Dance Off – Kathak, Genre should strictly restrict to Kathak - Indian Classical dance form. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified.
  31. For Dance Off – Bharatanatyam, Duration – 3 to 10 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification.
  32. For Dance Off – Bharatanatyam, Genre should strictly restrict to Bharatanatyam - the classical dance traditional Style. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified.
  33. For Dance Off – Folk Dance, Duration – 3 to 10 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification.
  34. For Dance Off – Folk Dance, Genre should strictly restrict to Folk Dance (Any forms). Otherwise contestant will be disqualified.
  35. For Dance Off – Indian Cinematic Style & Western, Duration – 2 to 5 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification.
  36. For Dance Off – Indian Cinematic Style & Western, Genre should strictly restrict to Indian Cinematic Style & Western. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified. Indian Cinematic Style & Western include Western Popular, Modern, Jazz, Belly-Dancing, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Break Dancing, Salsa, Tap Dancing, and Indian Cinematic Dance Forms.
  37. For Dance Off – Kuchipudi, Duration – 3 to 10 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification.
  38. For Dance Off – Kuchipudi, Genre should strictly restrict to Kuchipudi - the classical dance traditional Style. Otherwise contestant will be disqualified.
  39. For Monodrama – Acting Competition, Duration – 2 to 5 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification
  40. For Monodrama – Acting Competition, No Language Barrier , No extra/special costume required, No extra stage setting will be permitted, Offensive and obscenity gestures are not allowed, Do not use face masks.
  41. Candidates should strictly follow the age limits mentioned and should register in the respective age categories only.
  42. Candidates to make sure YouTube Copyright issues are not violated. ITH will not held responsible in case the submitted video in YouTube gets removed by YouTube.
  43. Applicants must agree to abide by all rules, as changed from time to time by the organizers.
  44. The Submitted video will be available for Online Voting & YouTube viewing process from ITH event Website (www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) from November 1st to November 10th 2021.
  45. The applicant details & the video thumbnail will be visible in the ITH website followed by the voting button.
  46. Selection to Grand Finale depends on the Jury Marks for the Submitted Video (50 Marks), number of votes obtained via online voting (25 Marks), No: of YouTube Views obtained (25 Marks).
  47. Jury Judgment on submitted video will be based on Talent Factor.
  48. For Music Events, Editing in Vocals or Studio Recorded Video is prohibited. As mentioned earlier, Contestant should submit a Live Recording Video without Karaoke/track.
  49. The total list of Selected Participants for the Grand Finale of Vocal Fame – Indian Cinema will be published on November 13th 2021.
  50. Any information about the identity of the voters will not be disclosed.
  51. Each person can only register and vote one time
  52. Registration and voting can be most easily be done anytime in minutes online from your computer, smartphone, tablet or mobile device.

Rules & Regulations – Grand Finale Round for Music, Dance & Acting Events

  1. Grand Finale will be happening on December 10th & 11th 2021.
  2. Applicable to best 10 contestants for each applicable age categories from Online Voting/ Streaming Round.
  3. Exclusive Live Platform launched by ITH Team will be used for the competition (Will be announced later)
  4. Decisions of Judges will be final
  5. For Vocal Fame – Western Category, Any languages are applicable.
  6. For Vocal Fame – Western Category, Duration – 2 to 5 Mins
  7. For Vocal Fame – Western Category, Evaluation will be based on Choice of the Song, Performance of the Singer & Perfection in rendering the song
  8. For Vocal Fame – Indian Cinema, Any languages are applicable.
  9. For Vocal Fame – Indian Cinema, Duration – 2 to 5 Mins
  10. For Vocal Fame – Indian Cinema, Evaluation will be based on Choice of the Song, Performance of the Singer & Perfection in rendering the song
  11. For Vocal Fame – Hip-Hop/ Rap, Duration – 2 to 5 Mins
  12. For Vocal Fame – Hip-Hop/ Rap, Evaluation will be based on Choice of the Song, Performance of the Singer & Perfection in rendering the song
  13. For Game of Chords – Keys & Piano, Any languages are applicable.
  14. For Game of Chords – Keys & Piano, Duration – 2 to 5 Mins
  15. For Game of Chords – Keys & Piano, Evaluation will be based on Choice of the note or track, Performance of the Pianist & Perfection in rendering the track
  16. For Game of Chords – String Instruments, Any languages are applicable.
  17. For Game of Chords – String Instruments, Duration – 2 to 5 Mins
  18. For Game of Chords – String Instruments, Evaluation will be based on Choice of the tune, Performance of the Instrumentalist & Perfection in rendering the tune
  19. For Game of Chords – Wind Instruments, Any languages are applicable.
  20. For Game of Chords – Wind Instruments, Duration – 2 to 5 Mins
  21. For Game of Chords – Wind Instruments, Evaluation will be based on Choice of the tune, Performance of the Piper & Perfection in rendering the tune
  22. For Game of Chords – Percussion Instruments, Any languages are applicable.
  23. For Game of Chords – Percussion Instruments, Duration – 2 to 5 Mins
  24. For Game of Chords – Percussion Instruments, Evaluation will be based on Choice of the tune, Choice of the percussion variant of instruments, Performance of the Percussionist & Perfection in rendering the song
  25. Orchestra Support/Sruthi Box can be used (Not Mandatory).
  26. For Dance Off – Kathak, Duration – 3 to 10 Mins
  27. For Dance Off – Kathak, Evaluation will be based on Nritta (graceful body movements), Nritya (expressions and rhythmic postures), Natya (Dramatic Element), Angasuddhi (perfection of body movements), Mudras, Tukdas, Music, Costume and Overall impression.
  28. For Dance Off – Bharatanatyam, Duration – 3 to 10 Mins
  29. For Dance Off – Bharatanatyam, Evaluation will be based on Nritta (graceful body movements), Nritya (expressions and rhythmic postures), Natya (Dramatic Element), Angasuddhi(perfection of body movements), Mudras, Adavu, Music, Costume and Overall impression
  30. For Dance Off – Folk Dance, Any languages are applicable.
  31. For Dance Off – Folk Dance, Duration – 3 to 10 Mins
  32. For Dance Off – Folk Dance, Evaluation will be based on Physical Dance - Rhythm, Facial Expressions, Effective use of Props, Musicality, Choreography and Overall Impression
  33. For Dance Off – Indian Cinematic Style & Western, Duration – 3 to 5 Min
  34. For Dance Off – Indian Cinematic Style & Western, Evaluation will be based on Body Postures, Timing and Basic Rhythm, Body Line, Facial Expressions, Gestures and Steps, Creativity Musicality, Choreography and the Overall Impression.
  35. For Dance Off – Kuchipudi, Duration – 3 to 10 Mins
  36. For Dance Off – Kuchipudi, Evaluation will be based on Nritta (Graceful body movements), Nritya (Expressions, Footwork and rhythmic postures), Taal and Laya (Accuracy in rhythm with respect to speed and tempo), Costume, Music, Space usage and Over-all presentation.
  37. For Monodrama Acting Competition, Duration – 2 to 5 mins.
  38. For Monodrama Acting Competition, Evaluation will be based on Acting Skills, Script, Dialogue Delivery
  39. The final results will be published December 12th 2021 via ITH Website - (www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) & ITH Social media platforms.
  40. ITH reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control, or if the number of participants does not exceed the minimum number decided by ITH during finale.

Rules & Regulations – Art Events

  1. Registered Cultural Schools (Art school/Music school/Film school/ Dance school/ Cultural Club etc.) students across UAE are only allowed to participate.
  2. A participant represents only 1 school.
  3. Declaration in this effect shall be signed along with the registration via respective Cultural Institution. Organizers may authorize one of the registered organizations to represent any Major Cities in UAE if no Cultural School is available for participation from the particular UAE Sector.
  4. Contestants Registration open from July 10th to September 30th. Registrations to be made via respective cultural/Art institute.
  5. After Registration, Submission should be mailed to registration@indywoodtalenthunt.com between July 20th to October 1st. with the following details:
    1. Name of the Child:
    2. Date of Birth:
    3. Parents/Guardian Name:
    4. Mobile Number:
    5. Email:
    6. Cultural/ Art Institute Name:
  6. FB Likes polling starts from October 15th to October 31st.
  7. Results will be announced on November 2nd 2021.
  8. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
  9. For Vibrance Drawing Competition and Digital Poster Making, Topics for all age categories is A New Beginning after Coronavirus
  10. Format: .JPEG format.
  11. Every drawing/ poster uploaded is subject to a moderation process before it become visible on the contest on Indywood Talent Hunt Facebook Page.
  12. 50% score will be calculated by considering the maximum number of total likes, shares on the submitted photo on ITH 2021 Facebook page till the announced deadline date.
  13. 50% score will be calculated by the Jury, based on Clarity of theme & style of drawing.
  14. Only one drawing per participant to be submitted.
  15. Nature of the drawings should be strictly related to the subject given.
  16. Participants should abide to all the rules and regulations laid by the organizers.
  17. Decision of the judges will be treated as final.

Rules & Regulations – Music Production

  1. Registered Cultural Schools (Art school/Music school/Film school/ Dance school/ Cultural Club etc.) students across UAE are only allowed to participate.
  2. A participant represents only 1 school.
  3. Declaration in this effect shall be signed along with the registration via respective Cultural Institution. Organizers may authorize one of the registered organizations to represent any Major Cities in UAE if no Cultural School is available for participation from the particular UAE Sector.
  4. Contestants Registration open from July 10th to September 30th. Registrations to be made via respective cultural/Art institute.
  5. After Registration, Submission should be mailed to registration@indywoodtalenthunt.com between July 20th to October 1st. with the following details:
    1. Name of the Child:
    2. Date of Birth:
    3. Parents/Guardian Name:
    4. Mobile Number:
    5. Email:
    6. Cultural/ Art Institute Name:
  6. Selected Grand Finalists will be published on November 13th 2021
  7. Grand Finale of ITH 2021 will be happening on December 10th & 11th 2021
  8. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
  9. The Submitted Audio will be available for Online Voting & YouTube viewing process from ITH event Website (http://www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) from November 1st to November 10th 2021.
  10. For Grand Finale, Score will be calculated from, Jury Marks for the Submitted Audio (50 Marks), number of votes obtained via online voting (25 Marks), No: of YouTube Views obtained (25 Marks).
  11. Participants should abide to all the rules and regulations laid by the organizers.
  12. Decision of the judges will be treated as final.
  13. Jury Judgment on submitted audio will be based on Creativity with Genre, Lyrical Content, Original tune, Uniqueness, Coherence – Harmony of the melody and lyrics, Rhythm
  14. Obscenity of any kind is not allowed and will lead to immediate disqualification.
  15. The final results will be published December 12th 2021 via ITH Website - (http://www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) & ITH Social media platforms.
  16. ITH reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control, or if the number of participants does not exceed the minimum number decided by ITH during finale.

Prizes & Opportunities - For Music, Dance, Acting & Art Events

  1. Prize winners will be honored Certificates/ Opportunity for Entry to Indian Film Industry through Indywood network
  2. Grade system will be applicable to find out Individual Champions in Sub Junior, Junior, Senior & Super Senior (Girls/Boys) Music/Dance/Fine Art/ Acting & Filmmaking/ General Events.
    1. 70% and above A Grade - 5 Points
    2. 55 – 70% B Grade - 3 Points
    3. 40 – 55% C Grade - 1 Point
    4. First Prize Grade points + 5 Points
    5. Second Prize Grade points + 3 Points
    6. Third Prize Grade points + 1 Point

REGARDING SOCIAL MEDIA BASED EVENTS

Timeline:
  1. Registration: July 10th to October 31st
  2. FB/ Instagram Polling November 15th - November 30th
  3. Caption Comment Likes Polling: November 5th - November 14th
  4. Results Announcement: December 2nd – 5th 2021
  5. Rules & Regulations – Food Photography

    1. The contests are open for online submissions only, through the contest page available on www.indywoodtalenthunt.com
    2. Photos must be in JPEG format.
    3. You are required to provide a unique title & description for each image submitted.
    4. Basic editing, including colour enhancement and cropping of the Photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo.
    5. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited. If violated, contestant cannot take part in the competition. ITH Committee will be strictly reviewing the submission.
    6. Every image uploaded is subject to a moderation process before it becomes visible on the contest page on Indywood Talent Hunt Facebook Page.
    7. 100% score will be calculated by considering the maximum number of total likes, shares on the submitted photo on ITH 2021 Facebook page till the announced deadline date.
    8. Vulgarity in any form is not allowed
    9. The committee has sole decision to change the rules at any time

    Rules & Regulations – Kids Fashion Contest

    1. The contests are open for online submissions only, through the contest page available on www.indywoodtalenthunt.com
    2. Photos must be in JPEG format.
    3. You are required to provide a unique title & description for each image submitted.
    4. Basic editing, including colour enhancement and cropping of the Photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo.
    5. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited. If violated, contestant cannot take part in the competition. ITH Committee will be strictly reviewing the submission.
    6. Every image uploaded is subject to a moderation process before it becomes visible on the contest page on Indywood Talent Hunt Facebook Page.
    7. 100% score will be calculated by considering the maximum number of total likes, shares on the submitted photo on ITH 2021 Facebook page till the announced deadline date.
    8. Vulgarity in any form is not allowed
    9. The committee has sole decision to change the rules at any time

    Rules & Regulations – Selfie Contest

    1. The contests are open for online submissions only, through the contest page available on www.indywoodtalenthunt.com
    2. Photos must be in JPEG format.
    3. Every image uploaded is subject to a moderation process before it becomes visible on the contest page on Indywood Talent Hunt Instagram Page.
    4. 100% score will be calculated by considering the maximum number of total likes on the submitted photo on ITH 2021 Instagram page till the announced deadline date.
    5. Vulgarity in any form is not allowed
    6. The committee has sole decision to change the rules at any time

    Rules & Regulations – Instagram Photo Caption Contest

    1. The contests will be live on ITH Official Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/indywood_talenthunt_/
    2. A photo will be posted on the ITH Instagram page on 5th November 2021 mentioning the event name
    3. Caption has to be added as the comment to photo
    4. 100% score will be calculated by considering the maximum number of total likes on the caption comment posted under the competition photo
    5. Vulgarity in any form is not allowed
    6. Only one comment from each user is allowed
    7. The comment posted with maximum likes till 14th November 2021, 11:59 pm will win the contest
    8. The committee has sole decision to change the rules at any time

    Prizes & Opportunities for Social Media based Events

    1. Prize winners will be honored with Online Certificates/ Opportunity for Entry to Indian Film Industry through Indywood network .

    Timeline & Registration Instructions - For General Events

    1. Registered Cultural Schools (Art school/Music school/Film school/ Dance school/ Cultural Club etc.) students across UAE, and registered Academic Schools/ Colleges across India are only allowed to participate.
    2. A participant represents only 1 school.
    3. Declaration in this effect shall be signed along with the registration via respective Cultural Institution. Organizers may authorize one of the registered organizations to represent any Major Cities in UAE if no Cultural School is available for participation from the particular UAE Sector.
    4. Contestant Registrations open from July 10th 2021 and will close on September 30th 2021
    5. Video Submissions for the 1st Round to be made between July 20th to October 20th 2021
    6. Online Voting/Streaming & Jury Judgment for the 1st Round along with submitted videos will be happening between November 1st to 10th 2021
    7. List of Grand Finalists will be published on November 13th 2021
    8. Grand Finale of ITH 2021 will be happening on December 10th & 11th 2021

    Stand-Up Comedy

    Note:
    1. Above event is applicable for all age category
    2. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
    3. Participant should represent any Music/Dance/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India)
    4. Two Round Competition

    Rules & Regulations - Online Voting/Streaming Round for Stand-Up Comedy

    1. After Registrations via respective Cultural/Art Institute, each applicant should submit their video content of his/her Stand-Up Comedy performance.
    2. The video content should be submitted to the mail registration@indywoodtalenthunt.com . Contestant can use services like WeTransfer/Google Drive etc. to mail the content.
    3. Contestant videos will be uploaded via ITH YouTube platform by the Official team (Copyright consent to be submitted by contestants while Registrations)
    4. The organizers have the right to use the video content submitted by the contestants for promotion, advertising and screening in ITH YouTube channel & other ITH Social Media pages
    5. The event will be in Stand-Up Comedy format. Only single artist will be allowed.
    6. Performance Video to be shot in one single take & one single frame. Violation will lead to disqualification.
    7. Editing is strictly prohibited. If any editing activity is found out, contestant will be disqualified
    8. Duration – 2 to 10 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification
    9. Use of profane and abusive language is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification.
    10. No participant can point out any individual or religion in any way, and any dual meaning obscene content is strictly not allowed.
    11. No Language Barrier.
    12. Candidates to make sure YouTube Copyright issues are not violated. ITH will not held responsible in case the submitted video in YouTube gets removed by YouTube.
    13. Applicants must agree to abide by all rules, as changed from time to time by the organizers.
    14. The Submitted video will be available for Online Voting & YouTube viewing process from ITH event Website (http://www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) from November 1st to November 10th 2021.
    15. The applicant details & the video thumbnail will be visible in the ITH website followed by the voting button.
    16. Selection to Grand Finale depends on the Jury Marks for the Submitted Video (50 Marks), number of votes obtained via online voting (25 Marks), No: of YouTube Views obtained (25 Marks).
    17. Jury Judgment on submitted video will be based on Talent Factor.
    18. The total list of Selected Participants for the Grand Finale of Stand-Up Comedy will be published on November 13th 2021
    19. Any information about the identity of the voters will not be disclosed.
    20. Each person can only register and vote one time
    21. Registration and voting can be most easily be done anytime in minutes online from your computer, smartphone, tablet or mobile device.

    Rules & Regulations – Grand Finale Round - Stand-Up Comedy

    1. Grand Finale of Stand-Up Comedy will be happening on December 10th & 11th 2021.
    2. Applicable to best 10 contestants selected from Online Voting/ Streaming Round.
    3. Exclusive Live Platform launched by ITH Team will be used for the competition (Will be announced later)
    4. Decisions of Judges will be final
    5. Any languages are applicable.
    6. Duration – 2 to 10 Mins
    7. Use of profane and abusive language is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification.
    8. No participant can point out any individual or religion in any way, and any dual meaning obscene content is strictly not allowed.
    9. Evaluation will be based on content, fluency, spontaneity, presentation & sense of humor.
    10. The final results will be published December 12th 2021 via ITH Website - (http://www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) & ITH Social media platforms.
    11. ITH reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control, or if the number of participants does not exceed the minimum number decided by ITH during finale.

    Prizes & Opportunities - Stand-Up Comedy

    1. Prize winners will be honored Certificates/ Opportunity for Entry to Indian Film Industry through Indywood network
    2. Grade system will be applicable to find out Individual Champions in Sub Junior, Junior, Senior & Super Senior (Girls/Boys) Music/Dance/Fine Art/ Acting & Filmmaking/ General Events.
      1. 70% and above - A Grade - 5 Points
      2. 55 – 70% - B Grade - 3 Points
      3. 40 – 55% - C Grade - 1 Point
      4. First Prize - Grade points + 5 Points
      5. Second Prize - Grade points + 3 Points
      6. Third Prize - Grade points + 1 Point

    Magic Show

    Note:
    1. Above event is applicable for Common Category (5 to 25 years)
    2. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
    3. Participant should represent any Music/Dance/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India)
    4. Two Round Competition

    Rules & Regulations - Online Voting/Streaming Round - Magic Show

    1. After Registrations via respective Cultural/Art Institute, each applicant should submit their video content of his/her Magic Show performance.
    2. The video content should be submitted to the mail registration@indywoodtalenthunt.com . Contestant can use services like WeTransfer/Google Drive etc. to mail the content.
    3. Contestant videos will be uploaded via ITH YouTube platform by the Official team (Copyright consent to be submitted by contestants while Registrations)
    4. The organizers have the right to use the video content submitted by the contestants for promotion, advertising and screening in ITH YouTube channel & other ITH Social Media pages
    5. The event will be in Magic Show format. Only single artist will be allowed.
    6. Theme: Any Magic Skill
    7. Performance Video to be shot in one single take & one single frame. Violation will lead to disqualification.
    8. Editing is strictly prohibited. If any editing activity is found out, contestant will be disqualified
    9. Duration – 2 to 10 mins. Variation from time limits will lead to disqualification
    10. Use of profane and abusive language is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification.
    11. No Language Barrier.
    12. Candidates to make sure YouTube Copyright issues are not violated. ITH will not held responsible in case the submitted video in YouTube gets removed by YouTube.
    13. Applicants must agree to abide by all rules, as changed from time to time by the organizers.
    14. The Submitted video will be available for Online Voting & YouTube viewing process from ITH event Website (http://www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) from November 1st to November 10th 2021.
    15. The applicant details & the video thumbnail will be visible in the ITH website followed by the voting button.
    16. Selection to Grand Finale depends on the Jury Marks for the Submitted Video (50 Marks), number of votes obtained via online voting (25 Marks), No: of YouTube Views obtained (25 Marks).
    17. Jury Judgment on submitted video will be based on Talent Factor/ Showmanship & Presentation
    18. The total list of Selected Participants for the Grand Finale of Magic Show will be published on November 13th 2021
    19. Any information about the identity of the voters will not be disclosed.
    20. Each person can only register and vote one time
    21. Registration and voting can be most easily be done anytime in minutes online from your computer, smartphone, tablet or mobile device.

    Rules & Regulations – Grand Finale Round - Magic Show

    1. Grand Finale of Magic Show will be happening on December 10th & 11th 2021.
    2. Applicable to best 10 contestants selected from Online Voting/ Streaming Round.
    3. Exclusive Live Platform launched by ITH Team will be used for the competition (Will be announced later)
    4. Decisions of Judges will be final
    5. Any languages are applicable.
    6. Duration – 2 to 10 Mins
    7. Use of profane and abusive language is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification.
    8. Theme: Any Magic Skill
    9. Evaluation will be based on Showmanship/Presentation, Technical Skill/Handling, Entertainment value, Originality
    10. The final results will be published December 12th 2021 via ITH Website - (http://www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) & ITH Social media platforms.
    11. ITH reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control, or if the number of participants does not exceed the minimum number decided by ITH during finale.

    Prizes & Opportunities - Magic Show

    1. Prize winners will be honored Certificates/ Opportunity for Entry to Indian Film Industry through Indywood network
    2. Grade system will be applicable to find out Individual Champions in Sub Junior, Junior, Senior & Super Senior (Girls/Boys) Music/Dance/Fine Art/ Acting & Filmmaking/ General Events.
      1. 70% and above - A Grade - 5 Points
      2. 55 – 70% - B Grade - 3 Points
      3. 40 – 55% - C Grade - 1 Point
      4. First Prize - Grade points + 5 Points
      5. Second Prize - Grade points + 3 Points
      6. Third Prize - Grade points + 1 Point

    Short Film Competition

    Note:
    1. Above event is applicable for Common Category (5 to 25 years)
    2. Registration Fees – AED 50/event (UAE) | Rs. 200/ event (India)
    3. Participant should represent any Music/DanCe/Art institute based in UAE or any Academic School/ College from India)
    4. Two Round Competition

    General Instructions- Short Film Competition

    1. Registered Cultural Schools (Art school/Music school/Film school/ Dance school/ Cultural Club etc.) students across UAE, and registered Academic Schools/ Colleges across India are only allowed to participate.
    2. A participant/ team represents only 1 school/ Institute.
    3. After Registration, Submission should be mailed to registration@indywoodtalenthunt.com between July 20th to October 1st 2021. with the following details:
      1. Name of the Participant (Director of Short Film):
      2. Date of Birth:
      3. Parents/Guardian Name:
      4. Mobile Number:
      5. Email:
      6. Cultural/ Art Institute Name:
      7. Team Member’s Name with their respective role:
    4. Online Voting/Streaming for the 1st Round along with submitted videos will be happening between November 1st to 10th 2021
    5. List of Grand Finalists will be published on November 13th 2021
    6. Grand Finale of ITH 2021 will be happening on December 10th & 11th 2021
    7. No more than two short films will be accepted per entrant.
    8. Films shot on Mobile will also be accepted
    9. Work in progress films will be accepted but final cut to be submitted on or before 01st October 2021
    10. All films submitted with the link of Vimeo/ WeTransfer/ G Drive/ MailBigFile must be downloadable or they will not be considered for selection and screening.
    11. Films must be 1-15 minutes long
    12. Film file formats accepted: .mov and .mp4
    13. Submissions must be an original film that does NOT contain copyrighted material.
    14. Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD resolution. Any film files that are larger than 2GBs will not be accepted.
    15. Do not submit using a YouTube link as they cannot be downloaded. Any submissions with a YouTube link will not be considered for selection or screening.
    16. There is no Language barrier for the Film, but the subtitles must be necessary in English Language
    17. All the shorts films must be student-directed films.
    18. The film’s director(s) must have been in College,high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit.
    19. Contestants can also submit the Short Film in the format of Documentary Film & Animation Film. It is up to the participant’s interest
    20. Must be suitable for publication and not contain obscene or indecent material.
    21. Must not contain pornographic material; may not contain defamatory statements about any person, company, organization, or entity.
    22. Must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company, or entity.
    23. Each team must submit the details of all the team members while submitting the film (team members will be able to win credits awards)
    24. If necessary, Actors can be selected from different age group according to the script demands. But please note those actors won’t be considered for any award category nominations mentioned already.

    Rules & Regulations - Online Voting/Streaming Round- Short Film Competition

    1. After Registrations via respective Cultural/Art Institute, The video content should be submitted to the mail registration@indywoodtalenthunt.com . Contestant can use services like WeTransfer/Google Drive etc. to mail the content.
    2. Contestant videos will be uploaded via ITH YouTube platform by the Official team (Copyright consent to be submitted by contestants while Registrations)
    3. The organizers have the right to use the video content submitted by the contestants for promotion, advertising and screening in ITH YouTube channel & other ITH Social Media pages
    4. Candidates to make sure YouTube Copyright issues are not violated. ITH will not held responsible in case the submitted video in YouTube gets removed by YouTube.
    5. Applicants must agree to abide by all rules, as changed from time to time by the organizers.
    6. The Submitted video will be available for Online Voting & YouTube viewing process from ITH event Website (http://www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) from November 1st to November 10th 2021.
    7. The applicant details & the video thumbnail will be visible in the ITH website followed by the voting button.
    8. The total list of Selected Participants for the Grand Finale of Short Film Competition will be published on November 13th 2021
    9. Any information about the identity of the voters will not be disclosed.
    10. Each person can only register and vote one time
    11. Registration and voting can be most easily be done anytime in minutes online from your computer, smartphone, tablet or mobile device.

    Rules & Regulations – Grand Finale Round- Short Film Competition

    1. Grand Finale of Short Film Competition will be happening on December 10th & 11th 2021.
    2. Exclusive Live Platform launched by ITH Team will be used for the competition (Will be announced later)
    3. Decisions of Judges will be final
    4. Evaluation will be based on Originality, Creativity, Plot, Pacing & Structure, Characters, Cinematography, Music Score, Entertainment Value.
    5. The final results will be published December 12th 2021 via ITH Website - (http://www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) & ITH Social media platforms.
    6. ITH reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control, or if the number of participants does not exceed the minimum number decided by ITH during finale.

    Prizes & Opportunities- Short Film Competition

    1. Prize winners will be honored Certificates/ Opportunity for Entry to Indian Film Industry through Indywood network
    2. Award Categories:
      Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cameraman, Best Editor, Best Sound designer, Best Music Director, Best Makeup, Best Costume, Best Script, Best Singer, Best Lyricist
    3. Grade system will be applicable to find out Individual Champions in Sub Junior, Junior, Senior & Super Senior (Girls/Boys) Music/Dance/Fine Art/ Acting & Filmmaking/ General Events.
      1. 70% and above - A Grade - 5 Points
      2. 55 – 70% - B Grade - 3 Points
      3. 40 – 55% - C Grade - 1 Point
      4. First Prize - Grade points + 5 Points
      5. Second Prize - Grade points + 3 Points
      6. Third Prize - Grade points + 1 Point