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The world is watching
The thrill of victory!
The power of international competition!
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.

Each 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? 

For 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?

WORLDSTARS 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?

An official 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?

Dance:    
(1) Ballet
(2) Jazz
(3) Tap
(4) Clogging
(5) Song and Dance
(6) Acro/Gymnastic
(7) Lyrical
(8) Ethnic/Folkloric
(9) Hip Hop/Funk
(10) Open
(11) Musical Theater/Character
(12) Ballroom (Tango, Salsa, Freestyle, Swing and Waltz)
(13) Production Line
(14) Contemporary

 

Vocal:     
(1) Gospel
(2) Country
(3) Pop
(4) Rock
(5) Contemporary
(6) R&B/Jazz
(7) Opera
(8) Variety
(9) Broadway/Musical
(10) Original
(11) Rap
(12) Latin
(13) World Music
(14) Open

 

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)
(1) Casual
(2) Swimwear
(3) Formal  
(4) Spokes model
(5) Photo 
(Note:  Petite and Plus Sizes, ages 16 and up – all styles)



Acting:    
(1) Contemporary
(2) Classical
(3) Drama
(4) Comical
(5) Open
(6) Acting for Television

(Solo or Group) Note -Groups will not move forward to finals.

 

Instrumentalists:
(1) Original Works
(2) Classical
(3) Contemporary
(4) Open
(5) Jazz

(Solo or Group)


Variety:
(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 groups) in:         

JUNIOR:  (1) 5 – 10 years   (2) 11 – 15 years 

SENIOR:  (1) 16 – 24 years (2) 25 years and over

 

Approximately $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. 

 

THE COMPETITION

The competition 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.