… because there is always the small print …
These are the terms and conditions for entering RGT. They are not intended to be onerous; they are intended to just be common sense rules for making sure that Rugby’s Got Talent is fun, safe and fair for everyone involved.
- RGT is the RGT Partnership.
- By completing the online entry form, you become an entrant.
- If selected for the semi-final stage, you become a performer.
- An entrant can be an individual or a group. For a group the form must be competed by a main contact who will ensure that all other group members are aware of the entry, the rules, and all communications from RGT.
- Entry for (year) is open until midnight on (date).
- Entry is open to any type of performance suited to the stage at Rugby Theatre.
- Entrants must be at least 18 on the live show dates (or over 10 with parental permission and support).
- Entrants must live within 15 miles of Rugby town centre.
- Entry is only possible using the RGT entry form on this site
- Entrants must provide a link to video or audio running for up to four minutes, or email a media file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Video or audio containing profanity or obscenity will be disqualified. Re-submission from the same entrant may be possible but only at the discretion of RGT. If unsure what constitutes a profanity or obscenity potential entrants should contact RGT in advance.
- RGT and the judging panel’s decisions are final; it is not possible to appeal any decision.
- Judging is based on criteria determined by RGT and the judging panel.
- 21 entrants (and two reserves) will be selected to take part as performers in the live semi-finals.
- At each semi final, 2 performers will be selected to take part in the live final.
- Up to two further “wild card” finalists will be selected from the remaining performers.
- At the final, an RGT winner and runner up will be announced.
- Audience participation and/or response will be an influencing factor at the live shows but the judging panel are the arbiters in selecting winners at each stage.
- The judging panel at each live stage will be four people unconnected with any of the entrants or performers involved.
C. Live Performances
- Performers must be available from 5pm on performance days for preparation. Exact arrival times will be specified once the programme is finalised.
- All performers must remain at the event venue for the full show period and until released by the RGT event management team.
- A parent or guardian responsible for a performer under the age of 18 must be present for the preparation period, purchase a ticket and be in the audience for the full show or shows, and be able to attend backstage if called to do so by RGT.
- Performers agree to work closely and promptly with the RGT and Rugby Theatre technical team to ensure efficient stage management and quick set-up between acts.
- Any equipment used that is owned by a performer must be approved by the Rugby Theatre technical team and be fully compatible with the sound system provided.
- Any performance which includes profanity or obscenity will be immediately terminated by the judges and technical team, and the entrant disqualified.
- Performances will consist of one performance (maximum four minutes) with a second performance (maximum three minutes) held in reserve in case requested by the judges.
- Performers must comply immediately with any instructions given by the RGT Stage Manager.
- Performances are live immediately. Sound checks, rehearsals and technical set up will be completed prior to the commencement of the show and then finalised during the back-announcements / announcements by the compere. A minimum of three minutes changeover time will be built into the event programme.
- Performance timing will start immediately a performer is audible and a maximum of 15 seconds after the compere’s introduction and applause.
- Performers, RGT staff, theatre staff and chaperones only are permitted backstage.
- Performers must comply with all venue and stage safety instructions.
- Entrants agree that RGT can republish or link to submitted audio and video.
- Performers agree to the recording and publication, including online, of photographs, audio and video taken by RGT and local newspapers/radio stations during the event including backstage.
- Performers agree and accept that members of the public in the audience are likely to record and publish performance photographs, audio and video.
- RGT will disqualify and remove any performer, associated group and/or audience members in the event of antisocial behaviour or the unreasonable consumption of alcohol.
- RGT in its absolute discretion may disqualify and remove performers and audience members for any other reason. This rule will not be applied unreasonably.
- RGT accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred, damage to equipment, injury or other liability in respect of any entrant or performer.
- The winner and runner up agree to take part in all follow up publicity and activity including media interviews, photography, videography and further public appearances.