What is WCOPA
WHAT IS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF PERFORMING ARTS?
For centuries, there has been an exclusive “Olympics” for athletes. This discriminatory practice is being corrected for performing artists by the creation of the “World Championships of Performing Arts” (WCOPA), cited as the one and only “official Talent Olympics” for aspiring performers and entertainers. After 24 years of incredible growth, it is the only international talent and modeling competition of its kind annually held in or around “Hollywood,” entertainment capital of the world! Similar to the Olympics, only invited and qualified competitors (called WORLDSTARS) represent their countries and compete each year in a fierce competition for “the gold”!
WHAT are “International WORLDSTARS”?
International WORLDSTARS are those achieving talent and models from around the world that have been exclusively screened, qualified and invited to represent their countries at the one-and-only, ultimate world championships for aspiring performers and entertainers:
*JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF PERFORMING ARTS (JWCOPA) for achieving
performers and entertainers ages 5 to 15. (NO ENTRIE UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE ACCEPTED)
*WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF PERFORMING ARTS (WCOPA) for aspiring performers and entertainers ages 16 and over.
HOW ARE CONTESTANTS SELECTED AND INVITED?
Like the Olympics, the finest aspiring talent and modeling competitors from countries are qualified and invited. Every contestant attending the World Championships of Performing Arts system is screened, qualified and selected under specific guidelines established by WCOPA, and executed by Scouts and licensed National Directors from the invited countries. Contestant-at-large procedures are available where there is no director. Delegations of outstanding competitors from approximately sixty (60) countries will be represented at both the Junior World Championships and the World Championships.
WHAT ORGANIZATION BACKS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS?
WORLDSTARS INTERNATIONAL Inc. organizes and manages The World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), in concert with the International Selection Committee (ISC), which provides the foundation for this annual talent competition.
WORLDSTARS INTERNATIONAL, Inc.
8560 W. Sunset Blvd. - Suite 400
W. Hollywood, California 90069 U.S.A
WORLDSTARS USA, Inc.
3831 Old Forest Road, Suite 6
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SYSTEM?
To create the ultimate, international Olympic-style competition for performing artists with an emphasis on accurate, professional "Hollywood" entertainment industry education and experiences.
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WHAT'S THE PRIZE
Like the Olympics, the IMPORTANT PRIZE is also the “GOLD”, symbolizing excellence! However, the invaluable experiences, training and networking opportunities are the real “prizes” which every contestant receives! As well as winners being presented with a “Gold Medal” in every event category, style and age group at both the Junior and Senior World Championships, there are specific Overall Champions (individuals and groups) in:
JUNIOR: (1) 5 – 10 years (2) 11 – 15 years
SENIOR: (1) 16 – 24 years (2) 25 years and over
Approximately half a million dollars in scholarships, medals, trophies and plaques are awarded. The “Showcase Finals” award Grand Champions in the various categories of competition with the ultimate coveted titles being “Junior” and “Senior” Grand Champion Performer of the World!
World Championships of Performing Arts Prize Package
Overall Junior Grand Champion and Overall Senior Grand Champion of the World will each receive a prize package valued at $7,500.00:
WCOPA Appearance with Hotel Room Accommodation Provided $1000.00 Value- Prize the following year*
$1,000.00 Value- Guaranteed Scholarship for Continuing Education**
Written Professional Critique by Seasoned Entertainment Industry Professionals Large Custom World Champion Trophy
Special Guest and introduction at VIP Party with Celebrity Judges Panel
Publicity and Promotion: IWA Feature Story, WCOPA Spotlight Article and Multi-
Platform Social Media Campaign
Special Gift Package from Participating Sponsors
*Prize is contingent on winner returning as a guest performer the following year.
**Scholarship may have age requirement (Junior Group may not fall within the age requirements)