Stage Championships

About Stage Championships


The IJA Stage Championships is a prestigious international competition recognizing top-level entertainment by offering medals and prize money for juggling performances. The goal of the IJA Stage Championships is to reward a stage-performed juggling act that is entertaining and marketable to a broad audience.

The IJA Stage Championships finals are held every year during the annual IJA Festival. Tickets for the final round of competitions are sold to the public.

Interested in competing?
Deadline to apply: May 15, 2017.

Read The Rules
Stage Championships Entry Form

IJA Stage Championships Categories:

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Individuals


Solo juggling routines


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Teams


Routines with two or more jugglers


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Juniors


Solo juggling routines for jugglers under 18 years old

Medals & Prize Money

Individuals Teams Juniors
First Place – Gold Medal $2,000 $2,000 $1,000
Second Place – Silver Medal $1,000 $1,000 $500
Third Place – Bronze Medal $500 $500 $250

Big thanks to our anonymous donor Unna Med, for making this prize money possible!

The top three acts in each category will receive IJA Championships medals. A trophy will be awarded to each of the gold medalists.

Judging Categories

 
The IJA Stage Championships are scored by a diverse panel of judges on the following categories:

  • Entertainment Value
  • Execution
  • Juggling Difficulty
  • Juggling Creativity
  • Presentation
  • Representation of Juggling

Learn more about each category in the full IJA Stage Championship Rules




How To Enter

Competitors are required to submit a video of their completed, polished routine, pay a registration fee, and complete all other application requirements by the May 15 deadline, in order to be considered for the finals. Finalists are announced no less than one month prior to the festival.

Competitors must read all rules and policies to ensure that routines meet all requirements of the IJA Stage Championships:

Stage Championships Rules in English
Stage Championships Rules in Japanese – 大会-規則 
Stage Championships Rules in Spanish – Las Reglas de Campeonato en español (PDF)

IJA Music Policy in English
IJA Music Policy in Japanese – IJAチャンピオンシップ音楽使用に関して


Have questions? Contact the Championships Directors at championships@juggle.org.

Check out the past IJA Championships results.

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