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Application Process for Competitors

1) Pay the entry fee for the Competition
2) Provide contact details and Competition choice
3) Upload videos and images for the Competition
4) Go here to view your Competition Application or to make changes to it

Voting and Results

Cast votes for the Competitors
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Competition details

The Tai Chi 8 Form was created by Master Liming Yue, based on Chen Style Tai Chi Laojia Form, and it has been taught around the world for over 10 years. We are going to host a Tai Chi 8 Form Competition Online, the entry closing date has been extended on 2nd May 2022; candidates can apply for the competition online and upload videos for the Judge panel to score and members to vote.

Four categories for the competition: Instructors (Female and Male) and Students (Female and Male).

The competition entry fee is £16 for instructors and £12 for students. All candidates are required to submit one demonstration video clip of Tai Chi 8 Form, and Instructors have to submit an additional teaching video clip for any topics. The teaching video can be in any language and the main purpose is to demonstrate the method of teaching and share the teaching skills with everybody else.

Who can join the competition and what is the procedure?

Anyone who is practicing the Chen Style Tai Chi Form is welcome to join the competition, and the standard of the movements are same as all Chen Style Tai Chi Laojia or Old Frame Form. Once you sign up for the competition, the download link for the demonstration video clip of Tai Chi 8 Form from Master Liming Yue will be sent to you as a reference for you to make your videos for the competition.

The Instructional and demonstration Video Clips of the 8 Form are also displayed below for candidates as a reference to make your own video clips for competition. All candidates and voting members will receive a FREE downloadable Tai Chi 8 Form Performance video clips of Master Liming Yue at 3 different speeds.

Judges are excluded from winning an award: All judges are welcome to join the competition but won’t take any cash prize award or winner certificates from each category; we will make a separate arrangement for Judges awards, which will be published later.

The candidates will be published on the website competition voting page, where all members can vote for their favorite candidate; additional votes can be purchased by following a link on this page. 

Tai Chi 8 Form – Master Liming Yue

Demonstration; Follow me for 3 times; Instruction part one; Instruction part two;
Tai Chi 8 Form Performance

How to Win the competition and what are the judging and voting system?

Judging System: The competition Judging System is skill-based and will be judged by all appointed judges on the technique panels as normal traditional competitions. Everything is purely based on technique skills.

Voting System: Everyone can vote for an unlimited number of candidates and cast multiple votes for the same candidates with additionally purchased votes. Each member and FREE user has one vote for FREE, and additional votes to top up may be purchased. We will invite all members and FREE Users on the website to vote for their favorite candidates.

Combined System: The winners of each category will be decided by combining Judges score and Votes cast for Competitors. The combined score will be calculated by adding a value related to the number of votes gained by the competitor to the judges score (0-10).
For example, if the total votes cast for Female Instructors is 60 and Female Instructor A has received 30 of these votes, and the Judges have given A a score of 8.0, the calculation is 8.0 + (30/60)x3 = 8.0 + 1.5 = 9.5; this means that the number votes cast for Competitors in a particular category can significantly increase their chances of winning.

When is the time to see the score? The provisional scores from Judge Panel will be given upon your submission of videos, and comments from judges will be shown on the result page if any are available. You can read the comments about your performance then submit updated and improved videos for further judges score before the closing date of entry. The final scores of Judges, Voting and combination scores will be published on the Ceremony.

Cash and Certificate Award: Total of £1240

Combined System – Cash & Certificate Award: The top three combined scores of candidates from Each category will receive cash prize as below and receive a certificate from the Tai Chi Centre.

Voting System – Cash & Certificate Award: The top three scores of candidates from the Voting System of all categories.

The First place will receive cash award of £100, the Second place will receive £50, and the Third place will receive £30. Cash prizes of £900 in total for the four categories will be paid to the candidates.

Judging System – Certificate Award for each category: The First 20% of each category will receive certificate award of Gold, the Second 20% will receive certificate award of Silver, and the Third 20% will receive certificate award of Bronze. The remaining candidates will receive a participation certificate upon request. All certificates will be awarded by Tai Chi Centre.

Judging System – Cash Award from all categories  (Top Ultimate 6 places): The First place will receive cash award of £160, the Second place will receive £90, the Third place will receive £60, the Forth place will receive £40, the Fifth place will be receive £30, and the Sixth place will receive £20. Cash prizes of £340 in total for the Top 6 places from all categories will be paid to the candidates. Award Certificates will be issued by Tai Chi Centre.

Raffle Prize: Total of £360

There will be Raffle prize for the Lucky Candidates and Lucky Audiences. T&C apply. Total prizes are worth £180 for each group. The First place will receive cash award of £100, the Second place will receive £50, and the Third place will receive £30.

The Lucky Candidates of all categories will be picked in the live streaming Award Ceremony by Representatives from the Judging panel.
Lucky Audiences will be picked in the live streaming Award Ceremony. Please purchase Raffle ticket and get a Raffle number for Prizes. In order to verify your attendance during the Ceremony please join Zoom to receive your winning Lucky Audiences Raffle prize. Failure to show your face on Zoom will result in losing the Raffle Prize which will transfer to the next winner.

Payments Method and the Source of Funds

All payments and prizes to the value of £1,600 cash will be processed via PayPal. All funds are sponsored by Master Liming Yue. We appreciate sponsorships from individuals and organizations – please contact Master Liming Yue at liming.yue@taichicentre.com

How many cash winners in total and the most you can win?

There are total of 27 Winners with cash award and the lucky person could have a total of 5 times to win and up to £580!
The 5 times of winning opportunities are: £100 Jujdge score + £100 Voting + £100 Combined + £100 Lucky Candidates + £180 Ultimate from Judge score. Multiple winning is in place during this competition and additional Raffle Prize is also open to everybody.

Rules and Methods of Judging

  1. Follow the standard movements performed by Master Liming Yue.
  2. The final score is calculated by combining the judges’ score with the number of votes cast for the competitor (which is weighted at 30% of the the total votes cast for the relevant category). The Judge Panel will provide valuable comments about everyone’s form once you submitted your videos and it is great references for your final score and future practice. The score will be updated upon your improvement. There are Voting Score and Judge Score systems and they will be treated separately for cash awards.
  3. The duration of the video is limited to 3 minutes for performance and 5 minutes for instructor teaching videos, and you can update your videos anytime before the closing day.
  4. All videos provided must be recently produced and should not be published anywhere else. Instructional videos can be any concept regarding to the 8 Form movement and it can only show one movement or posture.
  5. The videos must clear, smooth and steady in mp4 format. Copyright free music is allowed. Low quality videos may be disqualified to enter the competition and the competition fee is non-refundable.
  6. Please provide a profile picture in jpeg format to passport photo standard for the certification and list for judging and voting.
  7. The Tai Chi Centre has the right to edit any competition videos for the purpose of keeping the same standard and presentation.
  8. All bad or illegal images and text within the videos will result in competition disqualification. No advertising and other people’s logos are allowed on the videos.
  9. All competitors have the responsibility of ensuring that all videos, images and music used are copyright free. The Tai Chi Centre is not liable for any copyright, privacy, trade mark, and any business related issues and lawful responsibility.
  10. Tai Chi Centre has the right to make final judgement and decision to publish or broadcast part of all the competion videos, images and musics.
    All safety and health related issues during the production of the videos, images and music for the competition are the competitors’ responsibilities.