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The only series of competitions to find and crown the best
aspiring performing artists on earth! This worldwide search culminates
annually with the prestigious World Championships of Performing Arts
(WCOPA) in Hollywood, California, the entertainment capital of the
world, and its celebrated live webcast of the finals.
year, countries send their best and most outstanding talent to the
U.S.. During this heated week of events, competitors go head to head
“Olympic-style” in a wide variety of competitions. In each category
there's a fierce contest of skills to see who is truly the most
accomplished in the world. Each winner gets a coveted gold medal which
brings with it the respect and admiration of people around the world
along with potentially a career opportunity of a lifetime including over
$130,000 USD in scholarships. The incredible strength of national pride
pushes every competitor to give their best in this "must see" event.
What Is WCOPA?
centuries, there has been an exclusive “Olympics” for athletes
excluding any non-sport activity or other prestigious type of
achievement. This discriminatory practice is being corrected especially
for the revered universe of performing artists by the successful
creation of the “World Championships of Performing Arts” (WCOPA),
cited as the one and only “official Talent Olympics” for aspiring
performers and entertainers. After eleven years of incredible growth,
it is the only premier international talent and modeling competition of
its kind annually held in “Hollywood”, the entertainment capital of the
world! Similar to the Olympics, only invited and qualified competitors
(called Worldstars) representing countries compete each year in a fierce
competition for “the gold”!
HOW ARE CONTESTANTS SELECTED AND INVITED?
Like the Olympics,
the finest aspiring talent and modeling competitors from countries are
qualified and invited. Every contestant attending the World
Championships of Performing Arts system is screened, qualified and
selected under specific guidelines established by WCOPA, and executed by
Scouts and licensed National Directors from the invited countries.
Contestant-at-large procedures are available where there is no director.
HOW MANY COUNTRIES WILL BE REPRESENTED?
Delegations of outstanding competitors from approximately forty (40) countries will be represented at both the Junior World Championships and the World Championships in “Hollywood”.
WHAT ORGANIZATION BACKS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS?
INTERNATIONAL Inc. organizes and manages The World Championships of
Performing Arts (WCOPA), in concert with the InternationalSelection
Council (ISC), which provides the foundation for this inventive annual
worldwide talent awards program of “Worldstars”.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SYSTEM?
The objective is
the annual production of the finest national, regional and international
competitions for exceptional, aspiring performing artists! This
prestigious global meet is for dedicated performers and entertainers,
who want to train and learn, compare their talent to others and
network. This “independent event” does not solicit nor get directly
involved in representation of any type and does not guarantee employment
as that is up to the agents, managers and others. This is an
innovative contest with persons from the entertainment industry invited
to judge and conduct seminars.
WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR AN OFFICIAL CONTESTANT?
contestant must be a citizen and/or resident (or nationality) in good
standing of the country represented, may be an amateur or professional,
must have been qualified and invited as to World Championships of
Performing Arts (WCOPA) guidelines, and must comply with the rules and
regulations established by the WCOPA. An “Official Contestant’s
Handbook” is provided to each contestant describing details of and codes
for the global competition.
WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION?
There are six (6) categories of competition for Juniors (ages 5 to 15): dancing, singing, modeling, acting, instrumentals, variety arts:
JUNIOR: (1) 5 to 7 (2) 8 to 10 (3) 11 to 12 (4) 13 to 15
The six (6) categories for Senior competition (ages 16 and over) are: dancing, singing, modeling, acting, instrumentals, variety arts:
SENIOR: (1) 16 to 17 (2) 18 to 24 (3) 25 to 29 (4) 30 Plus
WHAT ARE THE COMPETITION EVENTS?
(5) Song and Dance
(9) Hip Hop/Funk
(11) Musical Theater/Character
(12) Ballroom (Tango, Salsa, Freestyle, Swing and Waltz)
(13) Production Line
(13) World Music
Vocal with self-accompaniment – all 14 styles
Modeling: Plus Size, Petite, Commercial (Males under 6 ft), and Regular Models (Females 5'8" and over, and Males 6' and over)
(4) Spokes model
(Note: Petite and Plus Sizes, ages 16 and up – all styles)
(6) Acting for Television
(Solo or Group) Note -Groups will not move forward to finals.
(1) Original Works
(Solo or Group)
(1) Act with assistance
(2) Act without assistance
(3) Three and under props
(4) Over four props (Jugglers, Magicians, Baton Twirlers, etc.). This category is for talent other than that listed above.
WHAT IS THE PRIZE?
Like the Olympics,
the IMPORTANT PRIZE is also the “GOLD”, symbolizing excellence!
However, the invaluable experiences, training and networking
opportunities are the real “prizes” which every contestant receives! As
well as winners being presented with a “Gold Medal” in every event
category, style and age group at both the Junior and Senior World
Championships, there are specific Overall Champions (individuals and
JUNIOR: (1) 5 – 10 years (2) 11 – 15 years
SENIOR: (1) 16 – 24 years (2) 25 years and over
$300,000 in scholarships are awarded. The “Showcase finals” award Grand
Champions in the various categories of competition with the ultimate
coveted titles being “Junior” and “Senior” Grand Champion Performer of
the World! They also get the opportunity to lauch their careers as they
have the opportunity to be seen and scouted by industry producers,
talent agents, and agencies from Hollywood.
this year is in its 21st year, and it will be staged at the Westin
Bonaventure Long Beach, Hollywood , Los Angeles California, over the
period of 9 days. JUNE 30 - JULY 9th, 2017.