Rules

rules

… because there is always the small print …

These are the terms and conditions for entering RGT 2019. 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.

A. Entry

  1. RGT is the RGT Partnership.
  2. By completing the online entry form, you become an entrant.
  3. If selected for the semi-final stage, you become a performer.
  4. 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.
  5. Entry for 2019 is open until midnight on 09 June 2019
  6. Entry is open to any type of performance suited to the flat stage at Rugby Theatre.
  7. Entrants must be over 18 on 09 July 2019 (or over 10 with parental permission and support).
  8. Entrants must live within 15 miles of Rugby town centre.
  9. Entry is only possible using the RGT entry form on this site
  10. Entrants must provide either a link to online video or audio running for a maximum of four minutes or an audio or video file emailed to entries@rugbysgottalent.org.uk.
  11. 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.

B. Judging

  1. RGT and the judging panel’s decisions are final; it is not possible to appeal any decision.
  2. Judging is based on criteria determined by RGT and the judging panel.
  3. 24 entrants will be selected to take part as performers in the live semi-finals.
  4. At each semi final, 2 performers will be selected to take part in the live final.
  5. Two further “wild card” finalists will be selected from the remaining performers.
  6. At the final, an RGT winner and runner up will be announced.
  7. 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.
  8. The judging panel at each stage will be four to five independent people who are unconnected with any of the entrants or performers involved.

C. Live Performances

  1. Performers must be available from 5pm on performance days for preparation. Exact arrival times will be specified once the programme is finalised.
  2. All performers must remain at the event venue for the full show period and until released by the RGT event management team.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Any performance which includes profanity or obscenity will be immediately terminated by the judges and technical team, and the entrant disqualified.
  7. Performances will consist of one performance (maximum four minutes) with a second performance (maximum three minutes) held in reserve for if required by the judges.
  8. Performers must comply immediately with any instructions given by the RGT Stage Manager.
  9. Performances are live immediately. Sound checks, rehearsals and technical set up must 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 will be built into the event programme.
  10. Performance timing will start immediately a performer is audible and a maximum of 15 seconds after the compere’s introduction and applause.
  11. Performers, RGT staff, theatre staff and chaperones only are permitted backstage.
  12. Performers must comply with all venue and stage safety instructions.

D. General

  1. Entrants agree that RGT can republish or link to submitted audio and video.
  2. 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.
  3. Performers agree and accept that members of the public in the audience are likely to record and publish performance photographs, audio and video.
  4. RGT will disqualify and remove any performer, associated group and/or audience members in the event of antisocial behaviour or unreasonable consumption of alcohol.
  5. RGT in its absolute discretion may disqualify and remove performers and audience members for any other reason. This rule will not be applied unreasonably.
  6. RGT accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred, damage to equipment, injury or other liability in respect of any entrant or performer.
  7. 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.