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2020 Guidlines Book

Photo Ale Mooney. Freestyler: Marianne Cotrin

a.1.1 Team Nationality, Gender
Team members may be from any mixed citizenship, nationalities and gender.

a.1.2 Number of different contests each team member is allowed to enter
You can enter each contest with more then one Team, as long as Team members are of different composition (check specific rules for each game).  

a.2 Location of Contest Jump
Teams may perform their routine jump in any Skydiving Center of their choice in the world

a.3 Exit Altitude
Teams will exit at whatever exit altitude as officially and safely proposed by the Skydiving Center they are jumping at.

a.4 Start of routine, length, end of routine
The choreography starts when at least one of the team members have detached both feet from the aircraft.
End of the choreography is when the team decides so by uploading the video only till the point of chosen end. Choreography does not have minimum nor maximum length time, though videos uploads should not exceed 2min total including the time in the airplane before exit.

a.5  Parachute opening altitude
The minimum parachute opening altitude is the one as safely set by the Skydiving Center you are jumping at and as indicated by general NAC and FAI rules. 

a.6  The wear of helmets is mandatory 

a.7 The use of additional external props 
the use of additional external props other then a skysurf for the skysurfers, is not allowed. 
Easy detachable ribbons, as those used as indicator in big way formations or in pylon races, may be accepted as long as team is  following the regulations of the skydiving center they are jumping at and if it does not create any sort of unsafe situation. If you have any doubts on this point please contact stefania@skyonstage.com  

a.8 Skydiving wear
What competitors wear during the routine choreography, should not pose hazard to safety. If there are concerns about this point please contact stefania@skyonstage.com.
a.9 Safety Concerns
If some Team maneuver or flying looks unsafe as per the Technical Committee (TC-Panel), it will be discarded from final results. TC-Panel will look at safety issues concerning exits, skydiving equipment (for what visible), skydiving wear, non-controlled unsafe flying. If you have any concern or questions regarding this point, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

a.10 Number of entries 
Teams, with same composition of team members, can enter Sky on Stage with only one choreography per contest. Exception is for Freefly/Freesty 2 way and Skysurf contests (check rules specific to each game).
Last date to register and upload your contest video is December the 31st 2020. Teams can choose their final video choreorgaphy among any of the training jumps recorded in 2020.

a.11 Training Jumps
Teams are free to do as many training jumps as they wish.
Training jumps valuable to enter the actual contest are only the ones that cover the video recording requirements as indicated at point a.13 

a.12 Content of Routine, Requirements
It is a Free Artistic routine with no specific requirements nor guidelines. Only requirement is to respect safety. 

a.13 Video Recording, Requirements
From the moment the performer/s detach their feet from the airplain and start the freefall, 
The recording will have to be continous and not edited.
The video cannot exceed 2 minutes long and has to be within 200 MB.
Even though it is not mandatory, you are invited to add music to your video. You can choose any music you like as long as it is free of all rights or, alternatively, you may choose among the tracks we have available for you: HERE

a.14 Start Paper
The recoding of the ‘Start Paper’ is no longer requested

a.15 Evaluation System
There are two Panels of Evaluators (check the Panel of Judges members). One panel of evaluators, the E-Panel, consist : the competitors themselves (PEERS) plus  other invited evaluators (EXPERTS), knowledgeable in the contest they are evaluating. 
The second panel of evaluators, the A-Panel, consists of  professional artistis or athletes . 

The Evalution will happen in 3 stages. 

1st stage: Competitors themselves (PEERS) view the choreographies of the contest they entered and send to Sky on Stage their favourite ranking excluding their own team. Which choreography they liked the most, second, third and so on. Sky on Stage, by giving a fix numerical value to first, second, third choice, will determine the competitors’ overall teams ranking.

2nd stage: The 20  top favourite routines (if there are more then 20 Teams 🙂) will then be  viewed by the Expert Invited evaluators, the E-Panel.
Similar to first step, they will review the choreorgaphies and send Sky on Stage their personal ranking. 

3rd stage: The 10 best video choreographies per each game, as decided by the E-Panel, will then be reviewed also by the professional Artists and/or Athltes, the A-Panel, to determine the overall winners

Both panels, the E-Panel and the A-Panel, are evaluating the choreographies in their overall appeal, creativity, emotional power, rythm, flow,  ect. Basically they will point out the choreorgaphies they liked the most based on their personal values.

a.16 Composition and Role of the Technical Commitee (TC-Panel)
Technical Committee consist of members chosen among eligible and experienced skydivers/freeflyers/freestylers/ wingsuiters/ skysurfers.
Their role is only to check general safety in the team’s flying, act as a point of reference for questions and tips concerning safety issues and others.

a.17 Panels of Evaluators Composition (Panel of Judges)
As said at point a.15 there will be two distinct panels that will act as reviewers and evaluators of the choreographies.

1) The Expert  Skydivers Panel (E-Panel) 
This Panel consists of expert skydivers with solid background in the contest they are evaluating. 

2) the professionals Artist and Athletes Panel (A-Panel). 
Example: musician, photographer, film editor, designer, dancer, choreorgrapher, skier, paraglider, snowborader, mountain biker, gymnast.. etc etc…. the more variegated the better. 

NOTE: the reason of having an outside of the sport Panel is so to keep the perspective of the non-skydiving viewers. Of course, the A-Panel may not truly evaluate difficulty and technicality of the jump, as they are maybe non skydiver themselves. Though they will offer a different perspective eye on the overall of the choreography movements and flow. They are also giving us an idea, of what non-skydivers public perceive and appreciate.

a.18 Last date to Regiser to the Sky on stage 2020 Event and pay the entry fee
Last date to register  is December the 31st 2020. Please not that the new added Indoor and “throwback” Events have a different deadline.
In order to register to one of the games, each Team has to nominate a Team captain who will click in the Play the Game page to fill up Team Registration Form and pay the entry fee.
Entre fee is 10 euro per contest.

PS. The money of the entry fee will be used to cover some of the web costs as well as the to pay the hosting of the contest videos on the dedicated professional platform https://skyonstage.us.launchpad6.com

 a.19 Last date to upload your Team’s choreography.
December the 31st 2020 by 23:59 UTC
Once your Registration to the Sky on Stage 2020 is confirmed, uplaod your chosen video HERE

a.20 Final Results 
Certificate of participation and placement will be awarded to:
– First place, second place, third place as per E-Panel ranking.
– First place, second place, third place as per Overall E-Panel + A-Panel combined results.
– First place Intermediate

a.22. Special Awards and Prizes
Special prizes offered by our partners will be awarded to all the Sky on Stage 2020 winning Teams as per E-Panel as well as A-Panel ranking. check in the awards page for details


Team Composition: Team consist  of four performers and one cameraflyer.

Gender: Team members may be of any mixed gender

Nationality: team members may be of any mixed nationalities

With how  many teams can you register to the same game:
Individually, you can enter the Freefly 5 way contest more then once if in the new Team you change at least three out of four team members  

Choreography requirement: 
none beside safety. The routine is a free round. Content of the choreography is a complete choice of the team.

Choreography length: 
Routine start from the moment both feet, of at least one of the performers, leave the aircraft and end when the Team decide so, by uploading the video only till the exact moment of what they like to be the end of it..
The routine has no minimum nor maximum length requirements, though, total video uplaods cannot exceed 2 minutes including the time in the airplain before exit.

Video requirements:

No editing is allowed.
Video files uploads have to be not more then 200 MB and maximum 2 min. long.
Even though it is not mandatory, you are invited to add music to your video. You can choose any music you like as long as it is free of all rights or, alternatively, you may choose among the tracks we have available for you. HERE

Final date to Register to any of Sky on Stage 2020 contest
December the 31st 2020

Entry fee to the contest: 10 euro

Final date to upload your team videos:

Once registered, you can upload your final free routine on Sky on Stage video platform HERE
Last date to upload your contest video: 31st December 2020 by 23:59 UTC


Team Composition: 
Team consist of two performers and one cameraflyer.

Gender: Team members may be of any mixed gender

Nationality: team members may be of any mixed nationalities

With how  many teams can you register to the same game:
Individually, you can enter the Freefly 3 way contest more then once if in the new Team you change at least two out of the 3 team members 

Choreography requirement: 
none beside safety. The routine is a free round. Content of the choreography is a complete choice of the team.

Choreography length: 
Routine start from the moment both feet, of at least one of the performers, leave the aircraft and end when the Team decide so, by uploading the video only till the exact moment of what they like to be the end of it..
The routine has no minimum nor maximum length requirements, though, total video uplaods cannot exceed 2 minutes including the time in the airplain before exit.

Video requirements:
No editing is allowed once team is in freefall.
Video files uploads have to be not more then 200 MB.
Even though it is not mandatory, you are invited to add music to your video. You can choose any music you like as long as it is free of all rights or, alternatively, you may choose among the tracks we have available for you. HERE

Final date to Register to any of Sky on Stage 2020 contest
December the 31st 2020

Entry fee to the contest: 10 euro

Final date to upload your team videos:

Once registered, you can upload your final free routine on Sky on Stage video platform HERE
Last date to upload your contest video: 31st December 2020 by 23:50 UTC


Team Composition:
Team consists of  one performer and one cameraflyer.

Gender: Team members may be of any mixed gender

Nationality: team members may be of any mixed nationalities

With how  many teams can you register to the same game:
Individually, you can enter the Freefly 2 way contest more then once if:

a)  the new Team has same team members composition though performer and cameraflyer switch roles
b) If you are the cameraflyer and you pick a new performer

Choreography requirement: 
none beside safety. The routine is a free round. Content of the choreography is a complete choice of the team.

Choreography length: 
Routine start from the moment both feet, of at least one of the performers, leave the aircraft and end when the Team decide so, by uploading the video only till the exact moment of what they like to be the end of it..
The routine has no minimum nor maximum length requirements, though, total video uplaods cannot exceed 2 minutes including the time in the airplain before exit.

Video requirements:
No editing is allowed once team is in freefall.
Video files uploads have to be not more then 2 min long and maximum 200 MB

Even though it is not mandatory, you are invited to add music to your video. You can choose any music you like as long as it is free of all rights or, alternatively, you may choose among the tracks we have available for you. HERE

Final date to Register to any of Sky on Stage 2020 contest
December the 31st 2020

Entry fee to the contest: 10 euro

Final date to upload your team videos:

Once registered, you can upload your final free routine on Sky on Stage video platform HERE
Last date to upload your contest video: 31st December 2020 by 23:59 UTC


Team Composition:
Team consist of two performers and one cameraflyer.

Gender: Team members may be of any mixed gender

Nationality: team members may be of any mixed nationalities

With how  many teams can you register to the same game:
Individually, you can enter the Wingsuit 3 way contest more then once if in the new Team you change at least two out of the 3 team members 

Choreography requirement: 
none beside safety. The routine is a free round. Content of the choreography is a complete choice of the team.

Choreography length: 
Routine start from the moment both feet, of at least one of the performers, leave the aircraft and end when the Team decide so, by uploading the video only till the exact moment of what they like to be the end of it..
The routine has no minimum nor maximum length requirements, though, total video uplaods cannot exceed 2 minutes including the time in the airplain before exit.

Video requirements:
No editing is allowed once team is in freefall.
Video files uploads have to be not more then 200 MB.

Even though it is not mandatory, you are invited to add music to your video. You can choose any music you like as long as it is free of all rights or, alternatively, you may choose among the tracks we have available for you. HERE

Final date to Register to any of Sky on Stage 2020 contest
December the 31st 2020

Entry fee to the contest: 10 euro

Final date to upload your team videos:

Once registered, you can upload your final free routine on Sky on Stage video platform HERE
Last date to upload your contest video: 31st December 2020 by 23:59 UTC


Team Composition:
Team consist of one performer flying on a skysurf and one cameraflyer.

Gender: Team members may be of any mixed gender

Nationality: team members may be of any mixed nationalities

With how  many teams can you register to the same game:
Individually, you can enter the Freefly 2 way contest more then once if:

a)  the new Team has same team members composition though performer and cameraflyer switch roles
b) If you are the cameraflyer and you pick a new performer

Choreography requirement: 
none beside safety. The routine is a free round. Content of the choreography is a complete choice of the team.

Choreography length: 
Routine start from the moment both feet, of at least one of the performers, leave the aircraft and end when the Team decide so, by uploading the video only till the exact moment of what they like to be the end of it..
The routine has no minimum nor maximum length requirements, though, total video uplaods cannot exceed 2 minutes including the time in the airplain before exit.

Video requirements:
No editing is allowed once team is in freefall.
Video files uploads have to be not more then 200 MB

Even though it is not mandatory, you are invited to add music to your video. You can choose any music you like as long as it is free of all rights or, alternatively, you may choose among the tracks we have available for you. HERE

Final date to Register to any of Sky on Stage 2020 contest
December the 31st 2020

Entry fee to the contest: 10 euro

Final date to upload your team videos:

Once registered, you can upload your final free routine on Sky on Stage video platform HERE
Last date to upload your contest video: 31st December 2020 by 23:59 UTC

First step 
Read the Guidelines Book  so you know the video requirements and start jumping, or check your existing video Files for cerative jumps recorded in this year 2020. 

Second step
Nominate a team Captain. Team Captain will click the ‘Play the Games’ page, fill up the the Team registration form and pay the entree fee to the contest your Team wish to play. 

Last date to register to the Sky on Stage 2020 games is December the 31st 2020

An important remind, to feel up the Team Registration Form, Team Captain, will have to previously collect from the other Team members  following informations:
name, last name and email of each Team member
skydiving licence nr, expiration date, place of issue.

Third step:
Once you registered you can upload the video of your choreography on our video dedicated video contest platform: 
HERE
By creating a log in into the video contest platform you will be able to change your video upload any time untill the 31st December 2020 by 23:59 UTC, last date for submissions.

Invite all your friends and followers to visit the Sky on Stage video platforms and view the video choreographies of the three different running events:

1) Sky on Stage 2020 – original games
Platform dedicated only to video routines recorded in 2020
https://skyonstage.us.launchpad6.com/original/entries
2) Sky on Stage Indoor 
Platform dedicated only to the Indoor Freestyle solo on music newly created video choreographies
https://skyonstage.us.launchpad6.com/indoor/entries
3) Sky on Stage “Throwback”
Platform dedicated to videos entry in all outdoor as well as indoor categories from past years
https://skyonstage.us.launchpad6.com/throwback