General Rules

The OokiiSoraCon Skit Contest is a skit competition.  The Skit Contest is open to those who enjoy performing in front of an audience in the form of lip-synching, dancing, acting, etc. As this is a performance-based contest, there will be no costume craftsmanship judging. Costumes may be purchased, commissioned, rentals, or handmade.  If you wish to also have your costume judged for craftsmanship, please enter the OokiiSoraCon Cosplay Contest.

  • Costumes related to Anime/Manga, Video Games, Music, Sci-fi, Western Cartoons, Historical, Movies, and TV shows are allowed to be entered in the competition.
  • All Skit Contest contestants must comply with OokiiSoraCon’s Code of Conduct.
  • The Skit Contest will have a limit of 20 entries.
  • There is a maximum of 10 people per group. If you wish to have more, please contact the Skit Contest Manager at contact@ookiisoracon.org
  • Each person may only participate in one entry.
  • Each contestant must check in at a location decided by the Skit Contest Manager, 1 hour prior to the Skit Contest.
  • Online registration will close on May 20th, 2018.
  • Onsite sign-ups will be available only if there are unfilled entry slots.
    • Anyone who signs up at the convention will not require pre-recorded audio.
    • Microphones may be used if available.
  • Rules for the Skit Contest are subject to change at any time. Contestants will be notified of any major changes.

Performance Rules

  • All Skit entries must be 4 minutes or less.  If you go over the time limit, your audio will be cut off at 4 minutes.
  • Up to 1 minute will be allowed for setup/takedown of props, etc. before and after the performance. If more setup time is needed, please contact the Skit Contest Manager.
  • All audio for the performance must be pre-recorded.
  • All performances must be PG-13.
    • If you are unsure if your Skit is PG-13, please contact the Skit Contest Manager.
  • Any performances with stunts must receive approval from the Skit Contest Manager before the event.
  • The use of open flame, flash powder, fireworks, lasers, smoke machines, etc. is prohibited.
  • Any props used on stage must be able to be removed easily and must leave the stage in the same condition as it was before the prop was used. OokiiSoraCon holds no responsibility for broken or damaged props.
  • Interaction with the MC is prohibited.
  • The Skit Contest Manager reserves the right to eliminate anyone from competition on the basis of taste, danger to the audience or other contestants, or any other reason deemed sufficient.

Costume Rules

  • Costumes related to Anime/Manga, Video Games, Music, Sci-fi, Western Cartoons, Historical, Movies, and TV shows are allowed to be entered in the competition.
  • Costumes may be purchased, commissioned, rentals, or handmade.
  • All Props must conform to OokiiSoraCon’s Prop Policy.

Audio and Music Rules

  • Music will not be provided for entries.
  • All dialogue/music must be submitted in your entry form.
    • Anyone who signs up at the convention will not require pre-recorded audio.
  • Recordings that run over the 4 minute Skit time limit will be cut short.
  • Submitted dialogue/music must be in .mp3 format

Judging

  • Our judges will be grading on:
    • Originality: Making a new, fresh, and creative performance.
    • Creativity:  Making a performance that gives a new spin on content and characters involved.
    • Execution:  Practiced, well-rehearsed, smooth performance.
    • Crowd:  How much the crowd reacts to the performance.

Awards

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
  • Best comedy
  • Best drama
  • Audience’s choice
  • Judge’s choice

Winners will be announced at the end of the contest and showcased during the Closing Ceremonies via recorded video footage.

By signing up for the Skit Contest, contestants are allowing OokiiSoraCon to record video and take photographs of their performances. These performances may be linked online and/or used for future media promotions.

Questions

Any questions about OokiiSoraCon’s Skit Contest can be sent to the Skit Contest Manager at contact@ookiisoracon.org

 

To sign-up for the skit contest CLICK HERE!