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Mr, Miss & Miss Junior uShaka Marine World 2018/19

Rules & Regulations Online Entries

1. The online registration for Mr & Miss uShaka, Miss Junior uShaka , and Mr & Miss Kids World 2018/19, will open from 02 May- 29 May 2018.

2. Age Categories for entry:
a. Mr Kids World [6-8 years]
b. Miss Kids World [6-8 years (No Makeup)]
c. Miss Junior uShaka [13-16 years (Minimal Makeup)]
d. Miss uShaka [17-27 years]
e. Mr uShaka [17-27 years]

3. All entries MUST include:
a. Fully and legibly completed and signed entry form (if under 18 signed by parent/guardian)
b. 1 full length, 1 half- length full colour photograph (in tasteful age appropriate manner) Photos will not be returned.
c. A certified copy of birth certificate/ Identity document of the contestant, uShaka reserves the right to ask for a Certified Birth Certificate should an entrant make it past the preliminary round.
d. A certified copy of Identity document of the contestants’ parent/guardian, if under 18. uShaka reserves the right to ask for a Certified Identity Document of the contestants’ parent/guardian should an entrant make it past the preliminary round.
e. All online entries MUST reach uShaka by no later than 23h59 on 29 May 2018.

4. Entries which do not have ALL the above required information will be automatically disqualified.

5. Photo selection will be done by a panel by no later than 2 June 2018.

6. Contestants who meet all the requirements will be invited to one of the Regional Rounds, which will take place on 30 June, 1 July, 7 July and 14 July 2018 (dates subject to change)

7. uShaka Marine World reserves the right to host an Open Audition to attract more contestants, before or after the regional rounds.

8. Contestants MUST South African Citizens within the appropriate age category to enter and must be within the age category in which they entered, upon crowning on the 13th October 2018.

9. Please note uShaka Marine World does not charge a contestant entry fee to enter this competition. 


Manual Entry

1. The manual registration for Mr & Miss uShaka, Miss Junior uShaka, and Mr & Miss Kids World 2018, will open from 2 May 2018 - 29 May 2018.

2. Age Categories for entry a. Mr Kids World [6-8 years ] b. Miss Kids World [6-8 years (No Makeup)]
c. Miss Junior uShaka [13-16 years (Minimal Makeup)]
d. Miss uShaka [17-27 years] e. Mr uShaka [17-27 years]

3. All entries MUST include:
a) Fully and legibly completed and signed entry form by contestant and parent/guardian (if under 18)
b) 1 full length, 1 half- length full colour photograph (in tasteful age appropriate manner) Photos will not be returned.
c) A certified copy of birth certificate/ Identity document of the contestant.
d) A certified copy of Identity document of the contestants’ parent/guardian if under 18.
e) All manual entries MUST reach uShaka Marine World by no later than 16h45 on 29 May 2018.
f) Manual entries can be dropped off at uShaka Marine World reception. A delivery book MUST be signed upon submission.
g) Please ensure that manual entry form, supporting documentation and photographs are stapled together and in an envelope upon submission.
h) Entries which do not have ALL the above required information will be automatically disqualified.
i) Photo selection will be done by a panel by no later than 2 June 2018.
j) Contestants who meet all the requirements will be invited to one of the Regional Rounds, which will take place on 30 June, 1 July, 7 July and 14 July 2018.(dates subject to change)
k) Contestants MUST be within the appropriate age category to enter and must be within the age category in which they entered, upon crowning on 13 October 2018.
l) Please note uShaka Marine World does not charge a contestant entry fee to enter this competition.


Regional Rounds

The Regional rounds for Mr & Miss uShaka, Miss Junior uShaka, and Mr & Miss Kids World 2018/19, will take place 30 June, 1 July, 7 July and 14 July 2018 at the following venues (subject to change without notification):
~ Umlazi – 30 June 2018
~ Galleria Mall – 1 July 2018
~ Gateway Mall – 7 July 2018
~ uShaka Marine World – 14 July 2018

1. All contestants MUST be checked in between 9am to 10:45am or they will not be allowed to participate.

2. Contestants will be judged on physical appearance, smile, confidence, walk, poise and brand fit to the uShaka Brand.

3. All contestants attending the Regional rounds MUST be in smart/casual, clean and age appropriate attire.

4. Absolutely no makeup is allowed in the Mr & Miss Kids World uShaka contestants. Lip-gloss and glitter are acceptable.

5. Minimal makeup allowed on the Miss Junior uShaka contestants.

6. Miss Junior contestants are allowed heels no more than 5cm/ 50mm

7. Makeup is allowed for Mr & Miss uShaka contestants, however make up must look natural.

8. Points will be deducted should any contestant not abide by these rules.

9. Up to 64 contestants across all categories will be selected in the regional rounds, for participation in the Interview/Talent and Semi-Final rounds.


Talent Round - Kids World

The Talent Round for Mr & Miss Kids World will take place on 28 July 2018, at uShaka Kids World. All contestants MUST be checked in between 16.00pm to 17:00pm or they will not be allowed to participate. (Times and dates subject to change)

1. Contestants will be judged on costume, creativity, talent, entertainment, cuteness factor and brand fit to the uShaka brand.

2. All costumes must be age appropriate and creative.

3. Minimal makeup allowed for the Talent competition if it fits with the theme of the costume.

4. Each contestant will be given up to 2 minutes to perform their routine.

5. Any background music must be given to the organiser prior to the start of the event.

6. Points will be deducted should any contestant not abide by these rules.


Interview Round

The Interview Round for Miss Junior uShaka and Mr & Miss uShaka will take place on 29 July 2018, at uShaka Marine World. All contestants MUST be checked in between 09:00 am to 10:45am or they will be disqualified.

1. Contestants will be asked individual questions by each of the judges.

2. Scores will be tallied upon interview of all the contestants and will count towards the Semi-Final score.

3. All contestants must be appropriately dressed for their interview.

4. Each contestant will be given a maximum of 1 minute with each judge. So be ready to impress and brush up on your general knowledge.

5. All semi-finalists in each of the Mr & Miss, Miss Junior uShaka categories will be expected to participate.


Semi-Final Round

The Semi-Final round for Mr & Miss uShaka, Miss Junior uShaka, and Mr & Miss Kids World 2018/19, will take place on 18 August at uShaka Marine World.

1. All contestants MUST be checked in between 9am to 10:45am or they will not be allowed to participate.

2. Contestants will be judged on physical appearance, smile, confidence, walk, poise and brand fit to the uShaka Marine World Brand.

3. All contestants attending the Semi-Final round MUST be in blue jeans and a plain white T-shirt/ vest for male contestants and plain white vest for females/girls.

4. All jeans and T-shirts/ vest must be clean and age appropriate.

5. An age appropriate swimming costume is required for this round and must be in a tasteful style.

6. All male contestants in the Mr uShaka category may be required to wear shorts only i.e. topless for this segment of the Semi-Final round.

7. Absolutely no makeup is allowed in the Mr & Miss Kids World contestants. Lip-gloss and glitter are acceptable.

8. No high heels longer than 2cm/20mm are allowed on Mr & Miss Kids World uShaka contestants. 9. Minimal makeup allowed on the Miss Junior uShaka contestants. A natural look is preferable.

10. Miss Junior contestants are allowed high heels no more than 5cm/ 50mm

11. Makeup is allowed for Mr & Miss uShaka contestants, however make up must look natural.

12. Points will be deducted should any contestant not abide by these rules

13. Up to 16 contestants in each category will be selected to participate in the final rounds. 


Sponsorship Round

The Sponsorship round for Mr & Miss uShaka, Miss Junior uShaka 2018/19, will take place from 20 August- 20 September 2018.

1. All contestants MUST seek sponsorship of no less than R1, 500.00 cash

2. Contestants who fail to raise the required sponsorship amount and deposit the amount into the uShaka Marine World back account by 20 September at 16h30pm, will have 10 points deducted from their final score.

3. All contestants who have successfully raised the required amount and submitted to uShaka by 20 September at 16h30pm, will be credited 10 points towards their final score.


Facebook Competition Round

The Facebook completion round for Mr & Miss uShaka, Miss Junior uShaka, and Mr & Miss Kids World 2018/19, will take place from 20 August- 20 September 2018.

1. All contestants MUST avail themselves for a photoshoot to be completed by no later than26 August. Appropriate arrangements will be made by the uShaka Marine World Entertainment Department.

2. All photographs taken at this photoshoot are the property of uShaka Marine World, and will be publicised on the uShaka website and or social media sites.

3. Contestants are encouraged to gain as many votes as possible in this round by sharing via the uShaka Marine World Facebook page.

4. The winner/s of the Facebook competition round in the Mr & Miss uShaka, Miss Junior uShaka category, with the most likes on the uShaka Facebook page, will receive a cash prize of R2 500 each, after the finals.

5. The winner/s of the facebook completion in the Mr & Miss Kids World category, with the most likes on the uShaka Facebook page, will receive a cash prize of R1 000 each after the finals.

6. The Facebook competition closes on 10 October 2018 at 23: 59PM


Final Round

The Final round for Mr & Miss uShaka, Miss Junior uShaka and Mr & Miss Kids World 2018/19, will take place on 13 October at uShaka Marine World (venue to be announced).

1. All contestants MUST be checked in between 16:30m to 17:30pm. Late arrival may cause points to be deducted from final score.

2. Contestants will be judged on physical appearance, smile, confidence, walk, poise, public speaking ability etc.

3. All contestants attending the Finals MUST be have blue jeans, a plain white T-shirt/ vest for male contestants and plain white vest for females/girls and their semi-finalist sash, for the first round of the final.

4. All contestants MUST also have age appropriate evening wear for the final.

5. Miss Junior and Mr & Miss uShaka contestants who make it to the Top 5 of the final, will be asked random questions by the judges.

6. Mr & Miss Kids World contestants, who make it to the Top 5 of the final, may be asked questions by the judges.

7. Absolutely no makeup is allowed in the Mr & Miss Kids World, contestants. Lip-gloss and glitter are acceptable.

8. No high heels longer than 2cm/20mm are allowed on Mr & Miss Kids World

9. Minimal makeup allowed on the Miss Junior uShaka contestants.

10. Miss Junior contestants are allowed high heels no more than 5cm/ 50mm

11. Makeup is allowed for Mr & Miss uShaka contestants, however make up must look natural.

12. Points will be deducted should any contestant not abide by these rules.

13. 3 winners will be crowned per category; 2nd Runner up, 1st Runner Up and Winner.


RULES, DATES & VENUES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

1. Judges decisions are final & irrevocable.

2. All contestants must attend all the rounds of the competition, which they have qualified for without exception.

3. Images & photographs submitted to the pageant and taken at the event may be used on uShaka social media platforms and other media for post event promotion or editorial purposes.

4. Manual Registrations must be submitted by 16:45 P.M. on 29 May 2018

5. Online Registrations must be submitted by 23:59 P.M. on 29 May 2018

6. Registrations are not complete until a completed and signed registration form, photographs and birth certificates/ ID’s are submitted.

7. No approaching the judges or auditors during the competition.

8. Photo selection will be done by a panel by no later than 2 June 2018.

9. Contestants who meet all the requirements will be invited to one of the Regional Rounds, which will take place on 30 June, 1 July, 7 July and 14 July 2018 (dates subject to change).

10. Contestants MUST be within the appropriate age category to enter and must be within the age category in which they entered, upon crowning on 13 October 2018.

11. Please note that uShaka Marine World does not charge a contestant entry fee to enter this competition. 

~ Employees of uShaka Marine World/ Durban Marine Theme Park, event sponsors, advertising agencies, affiliates; and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
~ uShaka Marine World (Durban Marine Theme Park) reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these contest rules have been violated in any way.
~ No purchase is necessary to participate or win. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Rules are subject to change without notice.

Official contest rules are available at uShaka Marine World,
No 1 Bell Street
Point Road
Durban
4001
During regular business hours, 08h00 to 17h00, Mon to Fri.