Competition Rules & Regulations INTERNATIONAL DJING COMPETITION 2010.
Rules and Regulations. ver.1.00. 03-Jan-2010.
03-Jan-2010 00:00 - 09-Jan-2010 23:59 - Preparation Period - All willing teams will be allowed to register at this time, registrations will be closed 23:59 GMT00 (website time) on Saturday, January 9th, 2010. There will be no 'friendly' early registrations, as there will be no emergency ones - get your team-mates to register the team.
10-Jan-2010 00:00 - 23-Jan-2010 - Submission Period - At this time period all competitors must submit their Full Info and their Contest Music, teams that do not fulfill all the requirements of the Registration and Music Submission by 23:59 GMT00 (website time) on January 23rd will be DROPPED from the competition.
24-Jan-2010 ... 13-Feb-2010 - Judgment Period - Honorary IDC 2010 Judges will be given competition music (as direct download from the website), by the end of this Period all their grades/ratings must be submitted in full. if one's grades are left incompletely submitted by 23:59 GMT00 on 13 February 2010, that jury member will be dropped from the competition's staff.
14-Feb-2010 ... 27-Feb-2010 - Finalizing Period - This two-week-period will start with the OFFICIAL RESULTS on February 14th, 2010. this will be followed by Uploading Torrents and SHARING the IDC 2010 MUSIC with all the community. Open-Ratings will commence after that, allowing all the downloaders rate djs and their performances, and on 27th of February PUBLIC RESULTS will be announced.
Entering the Competition.
only complete teams of 3 (three) DJs will be allowed to enter the contest this year.
NEW :: all three Djs are Strongly Encouraged to be from the same Country. yes, we're returning to this original rule of the IDC, although with a slack: you all don't have to be homies on the team, but you will have to provide countries of origin to satisfy the new rules of team naming nevertheless.
NEW :: teams will not be notified on their assigned Names, there will be no list of accepted teams nor the total number of teams accepted into the competition will be published anywhere before the SUBMISSION PERIOD ends on January 23rd, thus making it a bit more interesting and eliminating embarrassment for teams that were dropped from competition due to incomplete mp3 or pic/bio submissions, or for any other reasons. maximum of 20 teams will be accepted to compete!!! please note this limitation. since there are pretty much no fair ways to select one team ahead of another given more than 20 teams want to participate, the only possible solution will be FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED. Registration will be open at 00:00 on January 3rd, so please make time in your schedule to visit as close to that moment as possible to have best chances of getting into the Contest.
teams that do not make the fist 20 will still be allowed to stick around for the 'unofficial ratings', thus their music will not be given to judges, but will be released with all other teams' music as torrents after the official results are published. also such teams can auto-enter the competition if some of the first 20 teams are dropped for none-compliance with Entering or Music Submission rules and requirements, thus such teams will be placed on Stand-By to replace any 'faulty teams' in the official line-up.
all 3 (three) DJs' names must be entered at the moment of registering a team!!! if only 1 or 2 names are entered - team is dropped from the contest (if needed to give way to the next registered team of 3 DJs with proper data submitted).
NEW :: each Dj must have their Country of Origin submitted on Registration. from that point, teams will automatically be assigned their Names based on such general rules: a) all 3 DJs (or 2 DJs) are from the same Country - team gets named 'CountryName XX' (XX stands for number of teams already participating from that Country); b) all 3 DJs are from same Continent - team gets named 'Countinent XX', c) all 3 Djs are from different Countries on different Continents - team is named 'World XX'. This is done to invite more National Listeners, to promote more country-based healthy competition, to give the old spicy kick back to IDC.
team CAN NOT be changed after making the 20 accepted ones. please make sure all DJs on your team are willing to participate. teams that request change of a member will be automatically dropped from the competition (or rather from the Official Competition, teams that are declined participation because of any formal rules can still enter the Unofficial Contest and still prove to everyone their worth).
Requirements for Submission of Music.
technical: each DJ has to provide 1hr long recording of live dj session. only MP3 format is accepted. music has to be at least 192kbps-44khz quality. good quality VBR with an average of at least 192kbps will also be accepted.
teams do not need to provide different music genres, such actions will not be awarded with bonuses from now on. As a matter of fact, there will be NO bonuses or deductions in IDC 2010. failure to satisfy rules this year only results in one action - drop from the competition and replacement by next waiting team.
as it was stated last 2 years, we're trying to insist on first hand musical experience, meaning all dj mixes, all entries are strongly recommended to be exclusively premixed or recorded specially for this competition, with a great expectation of keeping the music unaired and never-publicly-heard until all of the teams' music sets are revealed to the world, until official results are published. lets keep it interesting at all levels.
each mp3 has to have a TRACK LIST by the time Submission Period ends. all track titles must include name, artist(s) and remix name and artist(s) if applicable. presented track lists can have NO MORE than 2 IDs, i.e. only two (2) track names can be hidden with IDs instead of titles. use of DJs' own productions are strongly encouraged and recommended, since IDC music torrents are exposed to vast numbers of people throughout long periods of time, - it is in DJs' own interests and is left to be decided by DJs.
Grand-Jury. Its features and Responsibilities.
JUDGING WILL BE BLIND in IDC 2010. this means that all mp3s will be cleansed from their IDv123 tags, then they will be 'shuffled' and naming will be changed to 1.mp3, 2.mp3 etc to exclude any possible biased judging. Judges will only be able to guess who is playing what set by knowing personally that dj's music, tracks and style, which really has nothing to do with IDC and only relies on dj-judge past relations, otherwise any other ways of knowing the names will be eliminated.
Honorary IDC 2010 JUDGES will be required to allow at lease 3 hours of 'free' time per day for 3 weeks of the Judgment Period. 'free' time could be classified as 'time when one can listen to the music'. there will be 20 teams and 21 days to listen to 60 hours of music and submit ratings and comments on those sets. Judges will be required to comment blindly as well. their comments will be posted to the torrents when latter are shared. of course Judges can receive upgrade to V.I.P. level for the competition times and most likely keep it afterward as a token of appreciation of their labors.
PRIZES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
TribalMixes shows as quite a poor community, struggling to keep website's funds as high as just 2 monthly server payments ahead of the schedule, so there's never been and will most likely be no valuable prizes this year. Reading this, if you can ask your boss to sponsor a prize for IDC 2010 winner - don't hesitate and do it!! =) usually you don't get beat up just for asking...
As none-monetary-value prizes, there's of course almost 1 Year of your teams' and team-members' names being displayed on the main page of TribalMixes.com, allowing people to get to know DJs for long long time after the contest is finished. The music of the winners of IDC 2010 is heard by at least 1500-2000 people around the world through the next year (over 1000 snatches on torrent, 200-500 radio listeners on separate occasions, 100-300 downloaders on other sites by methods other than torrents).
All djs-participants are gladly accepted at TribalMixes Radio to host their shows, whether they just want to rebroadcast on our station or start a brand new project right there. also any torrents shared with the names of IDC 2010 contestants automatically become ratio-free.
after reading all this, please feel free to drop by the OFFICIAL IDC 2010 DISCUSSIONS FORUM THREAD, post your suggestions and concerns, everyone is welcome. only try not to ask questions like 'when is it all starting?' or 'how do i get in?', cause those and many other nagging ones were answered above...