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marcin_pm
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Hey,

I've never seen acts and stuff, but I'm dedicated to making it to a competition.
How long are acts, usually? How long are the DVDs you send in? How long are acts you've particularly enjoyed?

The SAM and IBM ask for three DVDs. Are they asking for three DVDs of different stuff, or three DVDs of the same thing?

Thank You.
I appreciate any help you can give.
Josh Chaikin
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The required length of an act at a convention is 8 to 10 minutes; anything under or over that can result in disqualification or significant loss of points. As far as DVDs are concerned, I would assume that they want three of the same ones (different members of the contest committee and all).
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Nell
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Each contest tends to have a different time, so be sure to check with each individual contest. The DVDs should only contain your competition act. Hope this helps.
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KeirRoyale
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PCAM requirements are 5-8 minutes.
simchamagic
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Different competitions have different time scales required.
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Hello,

The $10,000.00 US prize is a 4 week tour throughout New Zealand with the World Festival of Magic.

We have had the pleasure of featuring such acts as Mr. Electric, Ricki Dunn, Bruce Gold, Chipper Lowell, Todd Charles, Dimmare, Byrne, Shimada, Christopher Hart, Chuck Jones, T.C Tahoe and many others.

So it will be with great pleasure to have one of the winners on the 2009 tour.

The contract also includes airfares, excess baggage, Visas, accommodation, transfers, etc.

Good luck to all,

gene mccarthy

http://www.festivalofmagic.com
Pat Perry
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At FISM it's 10 Minutes

FISM Time Rules:
At the front of the stage will be two electric lamps, one yellow and one red. After nine minutes of a performance, the yellow lamp will be switched on. After the tenth minute, the red lamp will be switched on, showing the contestant that he or she is over time and therefore disqualified. A contestant will also be disqualified in case of a flashing red lamp
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Competitions I have entered are between 8-12 minutes, which is reasonably vague. However, I would always recommend aiming for the lower time (EG 8-9 minutes). There is such a thing as TOO MUCH MAGIC especially in a competition where the judges have to sit through an hrs worth!
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