MERMAID USA 2018 DESCRIPTION
Event Dates: June 28th-July 1st
MERMAID USA is a yearly EVENT that promotes swimming, creative accomplishments, healthy living and community involvement. MERMAID USA will have 2 groups of contestants: Mermaid USA and Merman USA.
Only 20 participants total will be chosen.
VENUE: Key West Florida, Perry Hotel, Florida Keys Community College Pool
DIRECTORS: World of Swimming together with its Mermaiding Swimming Association, Florida Keys Community College Aquatic with Lori Bosco, The Captain’s Mermaid Boutique and Kristiann Mills.
JURORS Tentative: Olympic swimmer Jamie Peterkin, Freediver Guinness Record Holder and Actress Marina Kazankova, FKCC pool manager Lori Bosco, The Captain’s Mermaid Boutique owner Kristiann Mills. (Names to be announced)
VIP: hollywood celebrity (To be announced in February)
LOCAL VIP: Mayor of Key West Craig Cates
PARTNERS 2018: Perry Hotel, Sunset Watersports, Fin Fun Tails, and many more.
SPONSORS: any businesses or private individuals who can donate or sponsor participants ( sponsorship package)
REGISTRATION FORM FOR SPONSORSHIP/PARTNERSHIP: https://goo.gl/forms/reoRCNZIHV4yRWMt1
HOW TO BECOME A CONTESTANT
We are looking for water performers and all swimming enthusiasts. We believe that the MERMAID USA program is one of the most beautiful and beneficial experiences available to talented, and creative women and men in the United States.
To become MERMAID USA 2018, all contestants sponsored or not, will have an opportunity to win by showing the jury your hard work, talent, and personal commitments.
CONTESTANT REGISTRATION FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/reoRCNZIHV4yRWMt1
TO BECOME A CONTESTANT YOU MUST:
Woman/Man can participate in 2 groups: Mermaid USA/MERMAN USA
Be at least 16 years of age
Be a United States citizen or permanent resident;
Meet the character/criteria as is set forth by the MERMAID USA Program;
Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.
MUSA criteria: strong swimming along with teaching skills, creativity (bring your own mermaid/merman costume, tail, etc.) additional skills or talents...singing, reading, jewelry making, story telling, etc; participation in community services, current and future plans as a mermaid performer or mermaid teacher, photogenic. Special requirements: absolutely NO nudity. This is a family friendly event. Your costumes and performance will need to be in good taste.
MERMAID USA 2018 CATEGORIES:
SWIMMING AND TEACHING SKILLS,
UNDERWATER PERFORMANCE, UNDERWATER POSES,
INTELLIGENCE, CREATIVITY, PHOTOGENIC
And last but not least...Swim Around Key West Competition
Each Judge (5 judges) will give 0-1-2-3-4-5-6 points in each of the 5 sections. (Events)
*MERMAID USA and MERMAN USA will go to 1 winner in each group
*BEST IN CATEGORY MERMAID/MERMAN - 1 in each category and group
*MERMAID USA participant: to all the contestants
All PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE: Tails from the participant company, prizes from local businesses, awards, 1 year of advertising in local, and national media along with modeling opportunities from Modeling/Fashion companies.
WINNERS WILL RECEIVE: A Crown, modeling opportunities, 1 year of advertising in national and local media through the official sponsor’s merchandise. Both winners also will be granted participation and presentation in the future GOD AND GODDESS OF THE SEA international event in Atlantic City in 2019.
All participants will be able to order additional private PRINTED photography from the EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER. Your own photographer is allowed.
PARTICIPATION FEE: (tuitions and scholarships are available)
Participation fee is $5000 per participant and includes:
Sharing a room for 2 at Perry Hotel for 6 days and 5 nights,
$100 food voucher per day for 5 days
Transportation from and to Key West International Airport
Participation in all scheduled events
Dinner cruise on June 1st, 2018
Airfare to and from Key West will NOT be included and the responsibility of the contestant
SCHOLARSHIP CONDITIONS : everyone who completes the registration form and chosen by the jury will be qualified for financial aid. You will need to fill out the appropriate form on or before February 15, 2018.
Financial aid or scholarships are not guaranteed, and will be determined by the directors discretion and decision.
Our coaches and judges will be running a preparation swimming, free diving and synchronized week long camp before the event, limited, please check availability here: http://www.worldofswimming.org/florida-keys-camp
EVENT SCHEDULE: 6 days. June 27 - July 2, 2018
1st day- arrival
2st day: Swimming and teaching skills in the pool. Interview and talent show
3rd day: Open water swim and underwater shoot.
4 day: Swim around Key West, Mallory Square photoshoot
5 day: Hotel pool show, crowning, parade and dinner boat
6 day- departure
MEDIA COVERAGE: coming and will reach over 300 Millions people worldwide.