The organiser of the competition is WTF Productions Ltd.
All individuals aged 18 or older can enter the competition (Heavy Metal Knitting World Championships) by sending the application form on the application page on 15th of May 2022 by latest. The application must include a 1 minute long video, which includes knitting to heavy metal music of pre-selected song. Groups of people are also allowed to enter the competition.
By entering the competition and sending a video, the participant grants the the organiser the right to share and use the video they have filmed for promotion purposes.
3. Tools for the performance
Knitting needles are a compulsory prop in the performance and they must be held in both hands by at least one of the members in the performance group. A proper knitting project must be on needles. You don’t need to knit all the time, but you do need to knit during the performance.
4. The competition program
Internet – April 4th 2022 – May 15th, 2022
Use the Entry Form provided by the organiser to sign in for the Qualification round. Upload your one minute long video to YouTube and add a link to the video clip of your performance in the Entry Form. Use the three official Heavy Metal Knitting song in your application video. You can choose freely which part of the song will be used as long as the duration of the video is one minute.
The style of the performance is free and there is no dress code. The contestant will benefit if the performance is well planned and exercised (for example there is a practised choreography and there are well thought clothing / costumes).
The number of contestants to be admitted from the Qualification round the to the Finals is 12 and will be selected by the organiser together with a jury consisting of individuals selected by the organiser.
The Qualification Round performances will be rated by the following aspects:
• the suitability to the official Heavy Metal Knitting 2022 song used in the video clip
• artistic impression
• knitting presentation
The organisers will contact every admitted contestant personally.
Joensuu, Finland – July 8th, 2022
In the Finals, the contestant will perform a 1 minute long performance live on stage with a band in Joensuu, Finland . In the finals the selected 12 finalists will be competing for the World Champion title and the final will also be streamed live world wide. The performance order and song for each contestant will be determined by drawing lots.
The finalists need to attend the live event on July 8th, 2022. The organizer will contact and interview all finalists as the finalists are chosen (right after the application has ended on May 15th).
5. Participation fee
There is no participation fee for the Heavy Metal Knitting World Championships. Any possible costs of participating the qualification round and finals will be at contestant(s)’s own cost.
The jury will decide the best three performances.
The grand prize is the title of Heavy Metal Knitting World Champion 2022 and a prize that will be given only to the winner. All top three acts will win a prize that will be mailed to the winners.
Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or goods. The organisers reserve the right to make changes if they deem it necessary to avoid actions that may be considered harmful to some individuals or groups. The winner is responsible for any extra costs resulting from accepting the prize, as well as any other costs related to the prize.
7. Jury of the competition
Jury of 3 individuals at the Heavy Metal Knitting World Championships will be selected by the event organiser. The organisers have determined the following aspects of the contestants’ performances when making decisions: Attitude, originality, the suitability to the song, how the stage is used, crowd reaction, artistic impression, and knitting presentation.
Each member of the jury gives marks between 1-10 for each performance. The marks are added together and the contestant who gets the highest total score wins.
8. Organisers’ responsibility.
The organisers’ responsibility with regard to participants does not exceed the value or amount of the prizes mentioned in these rules. The winner shall release the organisers from all accountability that may come from or be alleged to come from entering the competition or accepting the prize.
9. Official rules apply to all participants.
The Rules are subject to change by the organiser. Participants agree to observe these rules and respect the organisers’ decisions concerning the competition.