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Amplified Vibez (Competition Format & Rules)

How do I enter?

Entries will open from 17 May until 10 June 2017.  

Just send us an inbox with your:

Entry into the competition is free, but there are a limited number of entries available.

Who CAN enter?

The competition is open to aspiring DJ’s of all genres. As long as you can play good music,
and you can get yourself to the prelim rounds, and/ or the Final if you make through, we
want to hear you.

Who CAN’T enter?

We love the well-known and established DJ’s; however priority will be given to the undiscovered, unknown DJ talents.

Contestants must be 18yrs or older to enter. However, if you are REALLY talented and are UNDER the age of 18, parental/ guardian consent needs to be provided to uShaka Marine World, before you can participate in this competition.

Employees of Durban Marine Theme Park (DMTP) otherwise known as uShaka Marine
World, their spouses and/or children, cannot enter this competition.

What if I perform with a partner? Can I still enter?

Yes you can enter as a Duo, however, if you win, only 1 contract per will be awarded.

How will I know if I have been selected?

Once we have gathered all the entries, we will contact you via email. So keep a lookout for an email from uShaka, from 12 June 2017. We will then give you the date and time when you are expected to perform at the prelim rounds.

What do I need to bring?

All selected participating DJ’s are to supply their own headphones, music (on a USB/CD). No scratched CD’s allowed. If CD’s are scratched, you will automatically be disqualified. If other equipment is used other than that supplied, e.g. own CDJ, points will be deducted from your final score. The purpose is to provide an even playing field for all DJ’s taking part.

What about the sound?

uShaka Marine World will supply the CDJ and Sound system and will have a technician on standby.

Can my friends and family come to watch?

Definitely! You are encouraged to bring as many supporters as you can to support you. You will need the support when it gets to the social media public voting round. Entry for the
prelim rounds is FREE. If you make through to the finals, a R50 entry ticket will be sold via Computicket and at the door

Who are the judges?

DJ Happy Gal, DJ Clown Dallas & DJ Vumar. For the first round and finals, we will have Vusi
Leeuw, who is a legend in the music industry.

What will I be judged on?

DJs will be scored on: Choice of music, mixing ability, hosting ability and audience
engagement. So bring you’r A-GAME!

VULGAR and Offensive Language is strictly prohibited!

Should any of your music containany vulgar language as deemed so by the judges, points will be deducted (up to -20 points) from your final score, and music will be stopped. You will be given only 1 more chance to perform on the day, however, this decision will be left up to the judges to make.

It is therefore important to know what music you are playing, and if playing in a different language, it is your responsibility as a DJ to know what the lyrics mean.


It is your responsibility as a DJ to act professionally. Should you arrive late for the sessions as per time communicated, the judges reserve the right to:

- Deduct up -20 points from your final score depending on your lateness.
- To refuse to let you perform and disqualify you immediately.

It is important to remember that this competition is for a working contract at uShaka Marine
World. Therefore professionalism and time keeping are of utmost importance.

How much time will I have to perform?

Each DJ will be given sufficient time (up to 15 minutes), so prep your music accordingly as you may be asked to play longer. However, the judges reserve the right to “STOP DECKS” should they feel that the music or performance of the DJ is vulgar or offensive or is not up to the required minimum standards. So choose your playlist carefully, watch what you say and bring your A-Game.

If the judges STOP DECKS the competitor will immediately be eliminated and not scored.

Is there a specific genre selected?

There is no specific genre. We are open to all genres, as long as the music is entertaining
and is not vulgar or offensive. Be it, RAVE, DEEP-HOUSE, HIP-HOP, RnB/POP, we want to
hear you play it.

Is there a Semi-Final?

Yes! After careful consideration after round 1 on the 17th June, we have now introduced the semi-final round. This will take place on the 29th July. The DJ’s with the highest scores will be selected to battle it out for a spot in the final.

Who goes onto the final?

The top DJ’s chosen from the semi-final will proceed to the finals for the ultimate battle. The Judges reserve the right to choose or not to choose finalists from any particular round.

What is the Public Vote?

Between the 29th & 30th July all performance videos of the chosen finalists from the semifinal, will be uploaded onto the uShaka social media sites (Facebook, twitter and Instagram).
You are encouraged to get your friends, family and fans to retweet, like & share.

The combined number of likes, shares, retweets from all uShaka social media sites will be combined and added to the final score.

You will have the entire month of August (1-31 August) to garner votes on social media.
Public vote closes at midnight on 31 August 2017.

What happens at the finals?

The Finals will take place on the 9th September from 2-8PM.

Each finalist will once again be given up to 20 minutes to perform and wow the judges and crowds. The judges will once again have the ability to “stop the decks” and if all judges “stop the decks” the competitor will immediately be eliminated and not scored.

Depending on what the judges see and like, there may be more than 1 winner.

We are also working on a surprise performer for the finals; we will keep you updated on the details.

What can I win?

A one-year contract up the value of R50 000. 00 to perform at uShaka Marine World. You will also have the opportunity to perform at uShaka venues and events for the duration.

Once the winner/s are announced, they will play a triumphant hour set to celebrate.

Contact person for queries?

If you have any queries, e-mail the Events & Entertainment Operations Coordinator: Malibongwe
Mhlauli: mmhlauli@ushakamarineworld.co.za or 031 3288103

NB: uShaka Marine World reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event/s due to weather conditions
and/or unforeseen circumstances. Terms and conditions of the event may be updated or changed as it is
deemed necessary. Should there be changes, uShaka will communicate the updated Terms and Conditions/
Competition rules and format to all the contestants.

Updated by V.King on 21 June 2017