We Perform It Competition 2022

To mark the launch of We Perform It - the new online rehearsal and recording platform for actors, we are running a competition for the best short audio play performed and created using the platform; with a cash prize of £1000.

It is a great opportunity for actors across the world, of any age and experience to showcase their acting talents to our community and a panel of expert judges.

Our judging panel of acclaimed Directors, Scriptwriters, Theatre Reviewers and Producers will decide which performance is best.

At We Perform It we want to inspire actors of any age and to provide well-deserved recognition to contestants. The contest is open to anyone in the UK of any age or experience. Entries must be performed in English. You can choose any script or use one of ours. The way you perform is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of performance – drama, tragedy, comedy…you choose.

How to Enter

To register, email We Perform It ([email protected]) with your name and any organisation name.

Submitting your performance couldn't be easier! Once you’ve registered you just need to go on to We Perform It and rehearse, record and mix your performance. We will take it from there (we have easy to follow explainer videos on the site if you need help).

Rules

  1. All competition entries shall be performed in English.
  2. All participants shall use We Perform It (https://weperform.it) to record, edit and produce their finished entry. Submissions via other formats will not be considered.
  3. Each team shall have a minimum of 3 participants.
  4. Duration of each finished performance shall be between 6 and 8 minutes.
  5. Competition entrants are free to choose any scripts and free to enter as many performances as they wish.
  6. Winners will be showcased in the We Perform It web page and social media channels.
  7. Please check the important dates and specific guidelines for the different categories below.
  8. We Perform It reserves the right to reject any entries that carry content we deem inflammatory or abusive.

Dates

The competition runs from February 1st to March 31st 2022. Submissions received after this time will not be accepted.

Judging Criteria

The competition will be judged on the following criteria.

  • Clarity and Flexibility: 30%
  • Voice Acting: 40%
  • Enunciation and Pacing: 30%

The Judging Panel will select one prize winner.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Submitted promotional material rights:

In consideration of a recorded performance being reviewed and evaluated for this Contest, each member of each Act hereby grants to We Perform It the non-exclusive, irrevocable, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display such recorded performance, or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to all forms of television media, electronic media, and all forms of internet and wireless protocol. Each member of each Act understands and agrees that his or her name and other Material may be posted on the Contest Website and other Social Media Outlets in connection with the Contest. Acts agree that We Perform It has no obligation to post its Material on the Contest Website. Each member of each Act authorises We Perform It to utilize, in any manner they see fit, the recorded performance provided to We Perform It, and to make derivative works from such materials in connection with the Contest (i.e., without limitation, to create promotional materials). Each member of each Act releases We Perform It and their assignees and licensees, from any and all claims or liability (now known or hereafter arising), including but not limited to any claims for defence and/or indemnity, in connection therewith. In addition, by participating in the Contest and providing a Submission, each member of each Act hereby grants permission (except where prohibited by law) for We Perform It to use participant’s Submission, name for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation or consideration in any and all media now known upon request, to the giving of consent (by a parent or legal guardian if necessary), in writing, to all such uses. Except as required by law, We Perform It will not share an Act’s information with any third parties.

  1. Prizes

In addition to the cash prize for winning the Contest, Contest Administrators may at their sole discretion, provide Performance Opportunities and Tickets to local events subject to availability and other conditions. All government and local taxes, and any other costs and expenses, associated with the receipt or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person or Act, except at the sole discretion of Contest Administrator. Administrator and We Perform It shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prizes due to reasons beyond the control of the Administrator and We Perform It Administrator and We Perform It are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. The Prize is awarded WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, without limitation.

  1. Indemnity

A third party or parties may also promote the Contest. Each member of each Act shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless We Perform It, any Promotional Partners, and each of their respective parents, affiliates, successors, assigns and licensees, and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, directors, contractors, agents and representatives from and against any and all liability, claims, loss, damage, injury or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or in connection with any third party action arising out of or resulting from (i) Act’s participation in the Contest, (ii) a breach or allegation which if true would constitute a breach, of any of Act’s representations, warranties or obligations herein, and/or (iii) acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any grant or prize (or any portion thereof, including any travel related thereto), including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage arising there from.

  1. General

By participating, each Act agrees that We Perform It and each of their respective agents, representatives, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and legal advisors, and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, and directors are not responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from any actions relating to the Contest other than intentional torts, including but not limited to the following: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, misdirected or otherwise undeliverable mail, postage-due notices, release forms, affidavits or other correspondence; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of We Perform It that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any printing, human, typographical or other errors or ambiguities in (or involving) any materials associated with the Contest; (v) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Contest; (vi) acceptance, possession, or use of any grant or prize (or any portion thereof, including any travel related thereto), including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage arising there from; and (vii) claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.

  1. Contest Cancellation

We Perform It reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Contest at any time for any reason, including, without limitation, if a computer virus, bug or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest, strikes, lock-outs, acts of God, technical difficulties, and other events not within the reasonable control of We Perform It. We Perform It may suspend or discontinue the Contest if, in their sole opinion, there is any actual or suspected tampering relating to the Contest, or any other malfunction, event or activity that may affect the integrity of the Contest. We Perform It SHALL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO AWARD ANY PRIZE THAT RELATES TO OR ARISES OUT OF IMPROPER OR MISTAKEN PRIZE NOTIFICATION, OPERATION OR FUNCTION OF THIS CONTEST.