​​​​​​Large Sculpture Competition Rules (Inflated):

BLING is Mandatory
 

·        All large competition entries (video) must be submitted to Steve Klein at 
yourpartyschool@gmail.com before July 4, 2022.  Please read over all the video requirements and procedures.

·        All sculpture pieces must fit into a maximum area of 10 ft. X 10 ft. X 10 ft., (This would be very hard to measure, we are counting on the honor system, so please do not exceed the limit)

·        The sculpture must also be a
 Minimum size of 4 ft X 4 ft X 5 ft .  If your entry is close to 4ft X 4ft X 5ft. you will need to show a tape measure beside the sculpture. 

·        Any entry piece that is
obviously outside the maximum size area will not be entered into the competitions. To make it easier for the judges and to prevent the illusion of an oversize sculpture, please have a reference object in the video. Example: Person, chair, step ladder, etc. 


.      Any entry piece that does ​not meet the MINIMUM size area will not be entered into the competition. 

·        * ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY.  (Please read all general rules.)
·        ** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility .
·        *** BLING must be included in your entry, check General Competition Rules.​


·        In the case of a tie, Judges will determine one official winner for Top Dog.

​Top Dog Award Calculations
Top dog is calculated on a point system.

CATEGORY    FIRST PLACE    SECOND PLACE    THIRD PLACE
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3 Twist Dog Competition
Speed Competition

 
·        This is a 10 minute timed competition. 


·        Winner of the competition has the most number of qualified dogs at the end of the competition. (10 minutes)


·        Only one person per entry.  No helpers allowed.


·        Competitors are required to bring their own supplies for the competition.  All supplies are on the table in front of you. 

·        Pump or mouth inflation is allowed.

·        No pre-inflation is allowed.

·        All dogs must have 3 loops to form the dog. (They must somewhat represent a dog.)

·        All dogs are to be inflated and twisted only during the prescribed 10-minute timeframe.

·        The dogs should be fully inflated, the maximum un-inflated amount allowed is 1 inch.

·        When the time is complete, all competitors must put their hands up immediately. (No adjustments or additions allowed after the 10-minute timeframe.)

·        Popped or partially popped balloon dogs do not count towards your total.

·        All competitors must stay in the area until counting is complete. Counting will start directly after 10-minute timeframe is up. (Bling Bling Staff will assign someone to count dogs for each competitor.)


* ALL GENERAL IN-PERSON COMPETITION RULES APPLY. (Please read all general rules.)


 


​​​​​NEW THIS YEAR!

THE ABOVE COMPETITIONS ARE ALL SUBMITTED BY VIDEO.

VIDEOS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE JULY 4, 2022. 


REQUIRES A BLING BLING JAM FULL REGISTRATION BEFORE JULY 8, 2022

          VIDEO REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES:


.        Competition entries require a Bling Bling Jam full registration. Virtual (Zoom) or In-Person Las Vegas Attendees must register for Bling Bling Jam before July 8, 2022.


·        All competition entries will be video taped and must be submitted to Steve Klein at yourpartyschool@gmail.com before July 4, 2022.

·        Video entries can be submitted from now until the deadline – before July 4, 2022.

·        On each competition entry you must say:  1 - your first and last name, 2 – which competition you are entering, 3 - the date you are taping it.


.     On each small & medium competition piece you must show:   1-The Bling you have added.  2-The measurement clearly visible.

·        Video tape all around the sculpture/dress/costume. 

·        Small and Medium competition pieces, place a ruler / tape measure beside the competition piece while videotaping.  Show the sculpture & measurement clearly from a distance, then Zoom in so that the tape measurement can be clearly read.


.     Please ensure the video shows with no doubt as to the size of your small & medium sculptures. If it exceeds the limit, or the measurement can not be clearly read and determined, it will be removed from the competition. 

·        Large competition pieces, a tape measurement does not need to be done unless it is close to the minimum requirements.   (For more information see the Large Sculpture Competition rules.)

·        Bling is required for Small, Medium & Large Competitions.  Please point out some of your bling to qualify you for the competition.  (For more information on bling see the General Competition Rules.)

·        Do your best to make sure the Video and Audio is clearly seen and heard. If we cannot hear it or see it well enough to judge, unfortunate it will not be able to enter the competition.  (We will notify you if there is a problem with it.)

·        All videos will be sent to yourpartyschool@gmail.com before July 4, 2022.  Please make the videos easily transferable and able to download. 

·        We Transfer is a free and extremely easy way to send videos.  It will guide you through the whole process of sending your videos.  Download the program at www.wetransfer.com.

·        Please send all videos well ahead of the deadline, (July 4, 2022) if your video is not downloadable, doesn’t work, or the Audio and Video cannot be easily viewed….One of our team members will notify you, and you will have a brief opportunity to resend or retake your video.

·        All videos will be reviewed and checked by the Bling Bling Staff to confirm that your video has met all the requirements for the competition. (Steve Klein, Jackie Hunter, Debbie Stevens, Roger Godin, John Holmes)    

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Parade Competition
Costumes, Dresses, Hats, Etc.

·
        This is a Parade Competition, you can wear costumes, dresses, hats, or just carry your favorite sculpture.

·        This is a parade from one end of Fremont Street to the other end.  So you must be able to walk the full length of the parade.

·        More than one person can create the competition piece but only one name is entered.

·        Face /Body Paint and other accents for the competition pieces are allowed but will not be considered as part of the judging process.

·        Judging will be from our sponsors.


* ALL GENERAL IN-PERSON COMPETITION RULES APPLY. (Please read all general rules.)​

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BLING BLING JAM
VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON
COMPETITIONS


Virtual (Zoom) and In-Person Las Vegas attendees are eligible to compete in the seven following competitions.


All Competition Entries must be submitted by Video before July 4, 2022


Competition categories are: 

1.     Small Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

2.     Medium Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

3.     Large Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

4.     Dress Inflated Balloon Competition

5.     Costume Inflated Balloon Competition

6.     Stage Competition

7.     TOP DOG COMPETITION (overall top competition winner)

Small                     3 Points                 2 Points                 1 Point

Dress                      3 Points                    2 Points                      1 Point

Costume             3 Points                  2 Points                  1 Point​​

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Stage Competition Rules
THEME: Three Balloon Holidays

 

·        All competition entries (video) must be submitted to Steve Klein at yourpartyschool@gmail.com before July 4, 2022  Please read over all the video requirements and procedures.

·        The theme for the convention this year is the Three Balloon Holidays, your performance must include an element of the theme. Holidays are:  International Balloon Dog Holiday, International Balloon Holiday and International Balloon Animal Holiday. 

·        Your performance must include balloons.

·        All entries must be 
G-rated. (Determined by Bling Bling Staff.)

·        One or more performers are allowed in the act, however only one name is entered.

·        Your performance must not exceed 7 minutes.  If the performance exceeds this timeframe, your act will be removed from the competition.

·        Judging will be based on creativity, entertainment factor, presentation, originality, performance skill and use of balloons by the Bling Bling Judges.

·        Although there is no maximum of balloons required in this competition… this is a balloon convention and as such, judges will  consider how balloons are incorporated into the performance.  As well as a balance of balloon use.


·        * ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY.  (Please read all general rules.)
·        ** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility.

​Large                   3 Points                 2 Points                  1 Point


Stage                   3 Points                  2 Points                1 Point


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Medium                3 Points                  2 Points                1 Point​​

​5 and 10-Minute Sculpture Competitions
Timed Competition

 
·        The 5 and 10-minute sculpture competitions are two separate competitions.
·        Only ONE person can make the sculpture (their name is entered)
·        Competitors are required to bring their own supplies for the competition. All supplies are on the table in front of you.
·        Sculpture to be inflated and built only during the prescribed 5 or 10-minute timeframe.
·        No pre-inflation is allowed, or assembled inflated or un-inflated balloons.  
·        When the time is complete, all competitors must put their hands up immediately. (No adjustments or additions allowed after the timeframe.)
·        Competitors must stay with their sculpture until it has been registered.
·        Judging will be from fully registered attendees at In-person Bling Bling Jam.

* ALL GENERAL IN-PERSON COMPETITION RULES APPLY. (Please read all general rules.)

Medium Sculpture Competition Rules (Inflated):

BLING is Mandatory

 

·        All medium competition entries (video) must be submitted to Steve Klein at yourpartyschool@gmail.com before July 4, 2022. Please read over all the video requirements and procedures.

·        All sculpture pieces must fit into a maximum area of 36 in X 36 in X 36 in.  When videotaping you must show/hold a tape measure next to the sculpture to verify the size.   (No squeezing allowed.)

·        Any entry piece that has balloons outside the size area will not be entered into the competition.

·        * ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY.  (Please read all general rules.)
·        ** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility.
·        *** BLING must be included in your entry, check General Competition Rules.

​Small Sculpture Competition Rules (Inflated):
BLING is Mandatory


·        All small competition entries (video) must be submitted to Steve Klein at yourpartyschool@gmail.com before July 4, 2022.  Please read over all the video requirements and procedures.

·        All sculpture pieces must fit into a maximum area of 12 in X 12 in X 12 in.  When videotaping you must show/hold a ruler next to the sculpture to verify the size.   (No squeezing allowed.)

·        Any entry piece that has balloons outside the size area will not be entered into the competition.

* ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY. (Please read all general rules.)
** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility.
*** BLING must be included in your entry, check General Competition Rules.​

Hairband Competition:
15-Minute Timed Competition

·        Only ONE person can make the sculpture (their name is entered)

·        Competitors are required to bring their own supplies for the competition. All supplies are on the table in front of you.

·        Sculpture to be inflated and built only during the prescribed 15-minute timeframe.

·        When the time is complete, all competitors must put their hairband on their heads immediately. (No adjustments or additions allowed after the 15-minute timeframe.)

·        Hairband competitors must wear their hairband creations and stay in the area until judging is complete.

·        Judging will be done by fully registered attendees at In-person Bling Bling Jam.


* ALL GENERAL IN-PERSON COMPETITION RULES APPLY. (Please read all general rules.)

​Balloon Dress and Costume Competition Rules (Inflated):


· 
       All competition entries (video) must be submitted to Steve Klein at 
yourpartyschool@gmail.com before July 4, 2022  Please read over all the video requirements and procedures.

·        The competitions will be two separate competitions, one exclusively for dresses and the other one for costumes.

·        All entries must be 
G-rated
. (Determined by Bling Bling Staff.)

·        All entries can be videotaped on a mannequin, dress form, wear it  yourself or on a model.

·        Face /Body Paint and other accents for the competition piece is allowed but will not be considered as part of the judging process.

·        Judging will be based on overall appearance, proportions, scale, style, and originality  by the Bling Bling Judges.


·        * ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY.  (Please read all general rules.)
·        ** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility.


 

​Bling Bling Jam
Las Vegas Only Competitions
*The following competitions are only for people who are in Las Vegas attending the convention.

General Competition Rules
Las Vegas Only Competitions
 
·        You must be fully registered at the Bling Bling Jam to be eligible to compete.

·      Competitors must submit only one entry per competition category.  You 
CANNOT submit multiple entries in any category.

·        All entries must be appropriate for the audience.  (
G-rated
, determined by Bling Bling Jam Staff.)

·      All competition pieces must have a minimum of 80% inflated balloons.   (Does not apply to the 3 Twist Dog Competition.)
 
·        Mechanical/electrical/lighting devices and un-inflated balloons are allowed.  (Mechanical/electrical/lighting devices are not considered part of the judging process.)


·        There is no Top Dog for the Live In-Person Las Vegas Competitions. (Top Dog is only for Video Entries.)​​

​​TOP DOG COMPETITION

RULES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR TOP DOG AWARD:

*You must pre-register for Top Dog Competition.

·        MANDATORY entry into ALL of the following competitions is required:

1.     Small Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

2.     Medium Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

3.     Stage Competition

·        AS WELL AS A MANDATORY entry into ONE of the following competitions:

1.     Dress Competition

2.     Costume Competition

3.     Large Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition



·        You must 
pre-register before July 4, 2022 to enter the Top Dog Competition.  Please e-mail Debbie Stevens at donald.stevens@rogers.com.  You will get a confirmation e-mail.  (If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a day or two, please resend it or private facebook message Debbie Verge Stevens.)

·        If you are not pre-registered for the Top Dog Competition in advance you will not be considered for the award.

·        Even though it is mandatory to enter into only one of the following competitions:  Dress, Costume, Large Sculpture.  You may enter into all of them, increasing your chances to win the Top Dog Award.

·         To qualify for Top Dog Competition, you 
MUST meet all the requirements and be fully registered for Bling Bling Jam.  (Virtual and In Person)

·        Top Dog Winner may be considered for a teaching spot at the 2023 Bling Bling Jam.  (Virtual or In-Person)

·        Winner of the TOP DOG (overall top competition winner) score will be tallied by Bling Bling Jam official Judges.

Top Dog Award Calculations

Top dog is calculated on a point system.

​General Competition Rules
(Rules Apply for all Competitions):


 

·        All competition entries will be videotaped and must be submitted to Steve Klein at yourpartyschool@gmail.com before July 4, 2022. Please read over all the video requirements and procedures.

·        The one person entering the competition piece or show must be registered for the entire convention.

·        More than one person can create the competition piece but only one name is entered.

·        Competitors must submit only one entry per competition/category.  You 
CANNOT submit multiple entries in any category.

·        You may submit one entry in every competition/category.

·        All entries must be appropriate for the audience.  (
G-rated, determined by Bling Bling Jam Staff.)

·        All competition pieces must have a minimum of 80% inflated balloons.   (Does not apply to Stage Competition.)

·        Mechanical/electrical/lighting devices and uninflated balloons are allowed.  (Mechanical/electrical/lighting are not considered part of the judging process.)

·        Only Small, Medium and Large competitions 
MUST INCLUDE BLING (MANDATORY)

·         Bling is only a requirement to enter the competition. Judging will be on the balloon:  techniques, overall appearance, proportions, scale, style, and originality of your competition piece.

·        To qualify your small, medium or large competition piece it must contain BLING:  Make the Bling visible and obvious for the judges and others to see.   We want your competition piece to shine, but don’t go overboard.  Keep it tasteful, yet shiny.

·       
 DEFINITION OF BLING:  Anything that is…. shiny, reflective, glimmers, glitters, sparkles, twinkles, shimmers, stars, jewels, gems, etc.  You may also have non-balloon items with Bling on it. Ex: feathers, material, stickers, eyes, etc.  (All these items must contain some form of Bling on it)  

·        
BLING is NOT mandatory for Stage, Dress and Costume competitions.

·        Bling Bling Jam Staff will verify eligibility once your competition piece has been submitted. (Size, Percentage of inflated balloons, insuring piece is appropriate for audience, etc.)

·        Judging will be based on overall appearance, techniques, proportions, scale, style, and originality. (As well as Bling for Small, Medium and Large Competitions is just a requirement for eligibility, it will not be counted in the judging process.)

·        For each competition category there will be First, Second, Third placements and People’s Choice.

·        First, Second and Third placements in each category will be determined by Bling Bling Jam official Judges.

·        People’s Choice in each category will be determined by registered Bling Bling attendees. (Virtual and In Person)  The attendees will vote on line.  Most number of likes and comments is People’s Choice.  

·        TOP DOG  (overall top convention competition winner) Score will be tallied by Bling Bling Jam official Judges.

·        If the rules for each entry are not met, the piece will not be allowed into the competition.