People’s Choice Award – Video Tutorial Contest 2012

Video Tutorial Contest 2012


The submission period is over!  Congratulations and good luck to everyone who entered the 3rd Annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest.

This year, the contest drew 53 videos from 12 countries.  That’s the largest number of countries ever involved with this project!  This year’s entries can be seen on the IJA’s YouTube Channel.  Take a look!

Videos came from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.


To date, the IJA’s Annual Video Tutorial Contest has produced 145 tutorial videos – or just over 11.5 solid hours of quality instructional videos – free, for anyone to access online.  This wouldn’t be possible without the members of the International Jugglers’ Association, participants in the contest, our judges, and our generous sponsors.  Thank you to everyone involved!

View entries from 2010, 2011, and 2012!

The materials that this contest produces are free to the public, but it’s still not without its overhead costs to the IJA.  Shipping prizes from our US Distribution Center to winners across the globe, eZine bandwidth, customs duties, and many other fees directly related to this competition add up quickly and could easily top $2,000 this year. If you have ever learned a new trick from a video online, if you have enjoyed watching these new tutorial videos as they come in, or simply if you believe in the importance of rendering service to fellow jugglers, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the IJA’s Video Tutorial Contest.  Donations of $5 or more will receive a special thank-you gift!  Of course, donations of any amount are graciously accepted.


Finally, while our panel of illustrious judges is tabulating their scores to determine the contest’s top ten entries, it’s time to open the decision to the people!  Which video was the best, in your opinion?  Submit your vote and be heard!  Voting is open now until the 6th of April, and will close at midnight, EST.

The top-ranked video will receive the People’s Choice Award – a prize package which includes an IJA Festival Package and many other terrific prizes.

Click on the “Vote Now” image below to vote.  BallotBin will ask for your email address, and send you a single-use link to access a voting ballot.  Your email address will never be shared with anyone, and is only used for voting in the 2012 People’s Choice Award.





Thanks again to our wonderful sponsors for their generous support!   (2012 Prize List)

Peg StiltsFlowToys

BodyHoopsNeon Husky

Pass the PropsBrontosaurus Balls

DubePlay Juggling

Flying ClipperSport Juggling Company

Duncan YoYos

Thom Wall

Thom is a professional variety performer, currently touring Europe with Cirque du Soleil's "TOTEM." Thom holds a BA in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Washington University in St Louis and an MS in Nonprofit Arts Administration from Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. When he's not performing, he coaches juggling online and writes about his travels at .

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