IRC Middle East 2020

IJA Regional Competition Information

The goal of the IJA Regional Competition (IRC) is to award high quality juggling routines that feature strong technique, creativity and entertainment value. It awards competitors who push the limits of juggling, while also maintaining a high level of presentation and professionalism. The IRC Middle East 2020 will take place on the 12th of April, as part of the Israeli Juggling Convention. To learn more about the IJC visit their website.

The IRC is open to all legal or permanent residents of the region of the Middle Eastern region, including Israel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Turkey and Syria. Only individual acts are allowed to participate in the IJA Regional Competitions of 2020. Performers interested in competing must submit an Entry Form by the deadline of the 22nd of March. Entries must meet all requirements outlined in the IRC Rules, including the submission of an unedited video of the competition routine running 5-8 minutes in length. Competitors are required to read all rules prior to entering the competition.


12th of April

English Rules
Hebrew Rules


Gan HaShlosha National Park


Preliminaries Entry Deadline:

March 22, 2020

The Prizes

2nd Place silver medal


  • $200 usd
  • silver medal

3rd Place bronze medal


  • $100 usd
  • bronze medal

For More Information

Scott Seltzer:
Erin Stephens:

IRC Middle East History

The IJA partnered with the Israeli Juggling Convention, one of the largest juggling conventions in the world, to hold the first IRC Middle East in 2016. The event also returned to the IJC in 2017. The IJA aims to make this an annual event, rotating the IRCs to various middle eastern hosting countries in the future.

Gold Silver Bronze
2017 Ido Juggler Sagi Bracha Aharon Sar Shalom
2016 Ofek Snir Sagi Bracha Ahmad Rafat Hmidan

IRC of the World

Founded in 2011, the IJA Regional Competition (IRC) brings the IJA Stage Championship model to regional festivals around the world. The goals of this program include:

  • To award competition routines with high caliber performance and technical skill, which are entertaining and marketable to a general public audience;
  • To promote the development and enhancement of juggling within each region (competitors must be residents or natives of the stated region);
  • To unite the international juggling community by spreading awareness of the juggling culture in each region, through promotion of these events.

IRC Europe 2019

IRC México 2019


Read the Rules


Ends March 22nd


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