Survivor 2018 Video Entry / Competitor Announcement FAQ
2018 Stage Layout (Main Survivor Comp)

Q - WHEN DO SURVIVOR 2018 ENTRIES OPEN?

A - Entries open 8th October 2017 and close on 19th November 2017.

Q - DOES MY VIDEO HAVE TO BE WHAT I USE ON COMP NIGHT? 
A - No it doesn't which will make it a lot easier to get something together for the video entry - but please make sure your tricks are clean and your performance is memorable as we had a lot of entries in 2017

Q - WHAT FEES WILL I HAVE TO PAY FOR ENTRY AND IF I GET THROUGH?
A - For video entry the cost is $20, when you go to submit your entry we will provide you with payment details. 
If you get through to Survivor 2018 you will have the option of purchasing a funky Survivor competitor top for $35 - THIS IS OPTIONAL.
You may also choose to purchase your video of your performance for $15 - THIS IS OPTIONAL
So your cost could be as low as $20!

Q - WHAT WILL THE POLE SET UP BE ON THE NIGHT? 
A -We will have the 3 poles like last time all 40mm brass at 3.79m high - please refer to the top image for the layout.
Looking out to the audience from the stage the one on your right will be static, to the left is spin and the front one is always spin.  The one exception to this is for Doubles - all poles shall be set to spin.
You don't have to use all three poles on the night - this also goes for video entry.

Q - WHY SHOULD I ENTER SURVIVOR?
A - Survivor 2018 is designed to give all students, instructors and studio owners a go at getting on the big stage in a friendly, supportive but competitive environment. We have carefully designed the level structure to reflect an in house competition but on a much larger scale! Survivor is a fantastic gateway competition, it allows you to get a feel of competing or performing with out having to get on stage and compete against the big names in the industry (not including men's category) .
Survivors men's category is now open to all men of all categories, this falls in line with the ACO competition standards.

Q - CAN MY ROUTINE RUN OVER TIME ON THE NIGHT?
A - As much as we would love to watch a 5 minute routine from everyone it is not possible in one night. Please make sure your music is cut to time - we know that sometimes your trick may run over so if you have one more movement left in your routine and the music has finished please finish your routine.

Q - HOW DOES SURVIVOR ENSURE PEOPLE APPLY FOR THE CORRECT LEVEL? 
A - We work off a trust system since there is no database in place yet for us to check, we trust that each poler would only apply to their correct level, in some cases people unintentionally enter the incorrect level - we advise these people and judge it against the next category.

Q - IS SURVIVOR A GRADED COMP?
A - No Survivor is not a graded Comp, however we have fallen in line with the new competition standards designed by the ACO.

Q - What sort of show/style should I do for Survivor?
A - That is totally up to you! If you want to do contemporary, comedy, exotic or 5 fonjis with a spatchcock thrown in there, we accept all themes and ideas - now go get creative!