IJA Stage Championships

About the IJA 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.

Applications for the 2020 IJA Stage Championships will open in spring 2020

2019 Medals & Prize Money

The top three acts in each category will receive IJA Championships medals and monetary awards.

In addition, this year, all Individuals and Juniors competitors who qualify for the finals of the Stage Championships, will receive a FREE festival Event Package, and Teams will receive this benefit for up to four people on each team. (Such finalists who register for the festival with an Event Package before becoming finalists will be refunded the full price of their Event Package price.)

Individuals Teams Juniors
First Place – Gold Medal $1,000 $1,500 $500
Second Place – Silver Medal $400 $600 $200
Third Place – Bronze Medal $200 $300 $100

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 Championships 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 April 23, 2019 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:

2019 Stage Championships Rules (English, Japanese & Russian)
IJA Music Policy (English & Japanese)

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

Check out the past IJA Championships results.