MERMAID USA 2020 SWIMMING COMPETITION AND CONVENTION BYLAWS AND OVERVIEW:
All MUSA shows below has to follow official rules: no nudity, family friendly. ( up to jury's discretion)
Event time: July 31- August 2, 2020
MERMAID USA is yearly program that promotes swimming, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement. MERMAID USA will present 2 contests: Miss Mermaid USA and Mister Merman USA.
Mermaid Convention will bring together swimming companies and swimming equipment from all over the world.
Only 20 participants total will be chosen.
Detroit Renaissance Center, Marriott Courtyard Hotel and Detroit Pool ( TBD )
DIRECTORS: World of swimming.org with its Mermaiding Swimming Association, Renaissance Center, Detroit Pool
JURIES: Elena Nannoshi, Merle Liivand, Kristina Makushenko, Marina Kazankova, +2 from the tail companies
VIP: Rachel Ray
LOCAL VIP: Local government and local artists
PARTNERS 2020: Venues.
SPONSORS: any businesses or private individuals who can donate or sponsor participants ( sponsorship package)
HOW TO BECOME A CONTESTANT:
Participating in the MERMAID USA program believed to be is one of the most spectacular experiences available to talented and creative women and men in the United States, who love to swim and perform in the water.
To become MERMAID USA 2020, a contestant don’t have to win a local competition, but fill out necessary forms, work with sponsors and show jury your hard work, talent, and personal commitment. Participants for 2020 contest will be chosen by jury before on March 1, 2020. Juries have the final approval of contestant based on his/her application , pictures and recommendations.
TO BECOME A CONTESTANT YOU MUST:
Woman and Man can participate in 2 different groups: Mermaid USA and MERMAN USA running at the same time
Be 17 years old or older;
Be a United States citizen or permanent resident;
Meet character criteria as set forth by the MERMAID USA Program;
Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.
MUSA criteria: good swimming and teaching skills, creativity, additional skills or talents as of: singing, reading, jewelry making, story telling; participation in community services, current and future plans as a mermaid performer or mermaid teacher, photogenic. Special requirements: no nudity, family friendly costumes and performance.
SCHOLARSHIP CONDITION : everyone who completed financial aid form is qualifying. You have to fill out form on or before February 1, 2020.
Financial aid or scholarships are not guaranteed and up to directors best decision and judgment.
JUDGING MERMAID USA Contest:
SWIMMING AND TEACHING SKILLS
UNDERWATER PERFORMANCE AND POSES
Mermaid swim Competition
FACE AND FIGURE
Each Jury member ( 4 juries) can give 0-1-2-3-4-5-6 points in each of the 6 sections.
*MERMAID USA and MERMAN USA to 1 winner in each group
*MERMAID USA participant: to all the contestants
All PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE: Tails from the participation company, presents from the local companies, participants ribbons, 1 year of advertising in local and national media and modeling opportunities.
WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Crown, Tail from the Sponsor tail company, modeling opportunities. 1 year of advertising in national and local media and through the official and sponsor’s merchandise. Both winners will be granted participation and presentation in the future International Mermaid Swimming Competition and Swimming Convention in Atlantic City in 2021.
All participants will be photographed for National and local media, official event and sponsors merchandise: calendars, fliers etc. All participants will receive digital group photo and pictures chosen by organizers. All other pictures and videos are property of organizers.
All participants will be able to order additional private PRINTED photography from the EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER.( order form). Own photography is allowed.
All participants are giving rights to organizers and any official media for their images or video during event only.
PARTICIPATION FEE: $4500
( scholarship or financial help is possible)
Room for 2 in Detroit Marriott Hotel for 4 days and 3 nights,
$100 food voucher per day for 4 days
Participation in all scheduled events
Dinner cruise on the last day of the event
50% off participation at annual Mermaid -Instructor camp in Key West, June 16-23, 2020
SCHOLARSHIP CONDITION : everyone who completed financial aid form is qualified for partial or full scholarship. Financial aid or scholarships are not guaranteed and up to directors best decision and judgment.
EVENT SCHEDULE: 4 days, Summer 2020
1st day- arrival
2st day: Swimming Skills and teaching in the pool. Interview and talent show
3rd day: Mermaid swimming competition, Hotel fashion show and photo shoots
4 day: Individual mermaid show. Crowning and dinner cruse
MEDIA COVERAGE: info is coming and will reach over 1 million people worldwide