Urban Freeflow in association with Parkour City have launched an online championship titled the 'FR World Series'. The competition is open to EVERYONE regardless of where they are in the world, which team they belong to or which organisation they are affiliated with. Participants need to submit a 60-90 second run via Youtube to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must be entered BEFORE Wednesday, June 1st 2011.
Full rules and details below....
What we’re looking for is very simple….
1. A filmed run of between 60 – 90 seconds in length incorporating a full range of Freerunning movements.
2. Must all be shot outside. Gym footage will NOT be accepted.
3. The video should be clean with no editing. We appreciate however, that not everyone will have perfect areas to work with, so we will allow for ONE editing break. Where and when that break is made, is completely up to you and if you wish to use 2 different locations for your run or to show the same area from a different perspective, that’s your choice.
4. How it is filmed (either from a fixed position or with the assistance of a handheld operator) is your choice too. The most important thing to bear in mind is that the moves can be seen clearly when executed.
5. You can use whatever music you want or no music at all, the audio track is completely up to you.
6. Upload your run to YouTube and title it: FR World Series – Your Name – Your Country For example: FR World Series – John Doe – USA
8. All submissions for the qualifying round must be with us BEFORE Wednesday 1st June 2011.
All submitted runs will be vetted by a panel of ten international judges who will vote to find the top thirty to forty from all the submissions. These will then be uploaded to Glyphmedia (the largest PK/FR YouTube community channel in the World) where we’ll invite the community to cast their votes (‘likes’) in order to find the best fifteen of those to go through to the grand final. Those fifteen qualifying finalists will then be required to film and submit their second run to be uploaded to Glyphmedia, before the international judging panel votes again to decide the top three.
International Judging Panel
Sascha ‘Cionn’ Hauser (Austria)
Jacob Jensen (Denmark)
Jihane Dehbi (France)
Amir H. Imani (Iran)
Daer Sanchez (Mexico)
Eddie Karyakin (Russia)
Sergio ‘Steel’ Cora (Spain)
Tom Manning (China)
Thomas Tapp (USA)
This is to be split into four categories;
1. Technical Difficulty: The complexity of the techniques being executed.
2. Execution: This covers the mechanics of the moves; posture, foot placement and ultimately, clean landings.
3. Creativity: Variety is the keyword here for both the obstacles used and the moves you choose to execute during your run.
4. Fluidity: How well you make the transition between each technique performed. Whilst we encourage technically difficult moves within a run, we’re also putting heavy emphasis on maintaining flow and this can only be achieved by stringing everything together in a fluid manner.
A maximum of 10 points will be awarded for each of the four categories, so any given run can receive a maximum of 40 points from any given judge. With all the judges taken into account, the maximum amount of points that can be scored for any run is 400. As soon as the community has voted for the top 15 finalists from the 30 to 40 that are uploaded, we’ll be openly posting the individual scores from the judges along with their additional comments.
Good luck everyone. Lets get out there and make some videos.