“UoN’s Got Talent” – Disclaimer, Do’s and Don’ts
Please Read This Document Carefully BEFORE Submitting your Entry
The Students Union has a legal responsibility to ensure, so far as possible, the safety of all students and others who may be affected during approved activities.
This document provides you with a brief overview of the type of activities that would not be considered suitable for inclusion in the UoN’s Got Talent
What Type of Act or Activity is NOT permitted?
Due to various reasons, such as insurance, unfortunately the following acts or activities would not be suitable for inclusion in the competition:
· Any act involving Fire or explosion
· Any Act involving more than 500Ml water
· Acts using dangerous chemicals
· Any Act where there is or may been seen to include cruelty to animals
· Any act that discriminates against any person(s) or may be deemed offensive.
· Any act likely to cause reasonable physical harm to yourself or others
· Any act involving consuming quantities of alcohol
· Any act involved in eating items considered to be non-edible
· Any act which requires props that would block emergency exits from the auditorium.
· Any act liable to cause significant damage to the building or equipment.
· No Nudity
· Any act involving Illegal activity.
Please ensure that if you attempt any act you are competent and trained in that skill/specialism. For example do not attempt acrobatic cheerleading moves if you have not been adequately trained.
When you are planning your act please ensure you adhere to the following timescale:
· 5 MINUTES to set your act up onstage (Maximum)
· 3 MINUTES to perform your act
· 5 MINUTES to clear your act from the stage
At the Final, to assist with this, any musical acts will be able to request some equipment to be present onstage in advance – such as amplifiers – requests of this nature must be notified to the organisers at least 72 hours before the date of the final.
Microphones will be provided by the SU.
If you require backing music / backing tracks for a performance please ensure this is submitted in MP3 format either electronically or on USB stick at least 24 hours prior to the final. Submissions in person to the SU Events Office (C44 Portland Building).
You will be asked to upload a video in this application form. Please note that this should be no longer than 60 seconds.
· The event is to be considered a form of entertainment. By entering this competition you agree that comments will be made, both in person and online, that express an opinion of your performance. These comments may be positive or negative and do not necessarily reflect the view of the event organisers. Comments made by members of the public on social media are beyond the control of the organisers, however offensive/threatening comments will be removed at the earliest opportunity.
· The Event Organisers reserve the right to remove, withdraw or otherwise prevent you from performing at any stage of the competition. This will only be done on the grounds of safety, decency, reputational damage or similar extenuating circumstance.
· By entering this competition you agree that your submission and, if you qualify, the final will be broadcast by the SU and affiliated media groups. Video or still imagery may be used in future promotional materials.
· Acts that attempt to use the stage to promote any form of discrimination, hate speech, political agenda or similarly offensive form of communication will immediately be withdrawn from the competition and may face disciplinary action by the Union / University.
· If you are lucky enough to be selected for the final Please be respectful of all other acts participating in the event and ensure that any requirements or requests of the event organisers are adhered to at all times.
For Further Information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org