2021 DMC DJ Championship Rules

General rules for all online 2021 DMC World DJ Battles 

  • Free to enter. 
  • Open to any DJ, of any age, from around the world.
  • Judges may include DMC World Champions and DJs with enormous credibility and reputation.
  • A DJ can only enter once per competition.
  • With the exception of the DMC World Team Championship, competitors must be bona-fide nationals in their country of entry or be able to prove that they have resided in that country for a minimum of 6 years. (* If you are not a National of the country you are a resident of then you may enter under your passport country.) 
  • DMC retains rights to change and alter the rules of the contest whereby and when, in their opinion, it is in the interest of the events credibility and competition fairness. The decision of DMC is final.
  • The champion of the previous year is invited to defend their title. 
  • If you advance to the Finals and are not able to submit your video for any reason please let us know immediately.
  • When uploading to youtube, please do not list your video as safe for kids.

Content: 

  • No graphics or signage can be added to video submissions. 
  • All videos must be uploaded before 11:59pm EST on their due date.
  • Videos cannot be longer than 4 seconds over time limit.
  • For reasons of quality, videos must have direct audio (meaning audio must be directly plugged in and recorded from the sound source into your recording device and not recorded through a microphone on a phone or computer). 
  • Any battle submission cannot be more than 4 seconds past the required time limit or it will be automatically rejected. 
  • A video entry must not contain nudity, pornography or sexually explicit visual content. The video will be removed if it contains content of this nature.
  • DMC reserves the rights to delete any entry deemed to be inappropriate.
  • Competitors must respect Youtube’s regional terms and conditions and  Youtube’s community guidelines.
  • With the exception of the Team category, video editing is not accepted (DJs cannot edit two or more different performances into one set). DJs must submit a non-stop performance. There are no restrictions on creative film presentation, for example multi camera angles, blue/green screen techniques, video back-drop, providing the recording is non-stop from start to finish.
  • Questions about any of the battles can be e-mailed to CZ@dmcworld.com.

 

2021 DMC World Portablist Championship

April 22 – May 29 

  • DJs show off their Scratch skills on portable turntables!
  • This battle is for solo entry only.
  • The only gear permitted is an analog only battery powered portable turntable and vinyl records.  Battery powered analog mixer or fader is acceptable.
  • Elimination Round: DJs submit a 1 minute Scratch video. Deadline April 29th @ 11:59pm EST.  Judges will decide which DJs to advance to the Final round.
  • Final Round: Finalists will submit a 2 minute Scratch video.  Deadline May 16th @ 11:59pm EST.  Judges will determine the top winner, second and third placed.
  • Any battle submission cannot be more than 4 seconds past the required time limit or it will be automatically rejected. 
  • Any video that is submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. If you are having technical issues contact us immediately at cz@dmcworld.com.
 

2021 DMC World Beat Juggling Championship
May 1 – June 12
Turntablists will re-arrange sounds to create an entirely new composition! 

  • This battle is for solo entry only.
  • Any and all DJ equipment is permitted.
  • Elimination Round: DJs submit a 1 minute video. Deadline: May 8th @ 11:59pm EST.
  • Judges will decide which DJs will advance to the Final round.
  • Finals Round: Finalists will submit a 2 minute video. Deadline: May 24th @ 11:59pm EST.
  • Judges will determine the top winner, second and third placed. 
  • Any battle submission cannot be more than 4 seconds past the required time limit or it will be rejected. 

Any video that is submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. If you are having technical issues contact us immediately at cz@dmcworld.com.

 

2021 DMC World All Vinyl Championship 
June 1 – July 10

  • A purely true school DJ battle experience using all vinyl records. 
  • This battle is for solo entry only.
  • Only analogue equipment allowed with the turntable as the central instrument. No Digital Vinyl Systems. No laptops. No vinyl controllers. DJ routines must be composed using vinyl records.
  • Elimination Round: DJs submit a 2 minute elimination video. Deadline June 8th @ 11:59pm EST. Judges will decide which DJs will advance to the Finals. 
  • Final Round: Each finalist will submit a 6 minute routine. Deadline: Deadline June 24th @ 11:59pm EST.Judges will determine the top winner, second and third placed.
  • Any battle submission cannot be more than 4 seconds past the required time limit or it will be automatically rejected. 
The 2021 DMC World All Vinyl Champion advances to the 2021 DMC World Finals using their winning routine or a new one made according to the rules of the All Vinyl battle.
 

Any video that is submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. If you are having technical issues contact us immediately at cz@dmcworld.com.

 

2021 DMC World Foundation Championship 

July 1 – August 7

  • This battle is for the DJs who can balance funky flavor with technical skills. DJs will be judged on selection, showmanship, musicality, creativity, originality and composition. Pre-production is discouraged.
  • This battle is for solo entry only.
  • Any and all DJ equipment is permitted.
  • Elimination Round: DJs submit a 2 minute elimination video. Deadline: July 8th @ 11:59pm EST.  Judges will decide which DJs will advance to the Finals.
  • Final Round: Each finalist will submit a 6 minute routine.  Deadline: July 26th @ 11:59pm EST. Judges will determine the top winner, second and third placed.
  • Any battle submission cannot be more than 4 seconds past the required time limit or it will be rejected. 
  • The 2021 DMC World Foundation Champion advances to the 2021 DMC World Finals using their winning routine or a new one made according to the rules of DMC Foundation battle.
  • Any video that is submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. If you are having technical issues contact us immediately at cz@dmcworld.com.

 

 

2021 DMC World Scratch Championship

August 2 – September 11  

  • This battle is for solo entry only.
  • Any and all DJ equipment is permitted.
  • Elimination Round: DJs submit a 1 minute Scratch video. Deadline: August 9th @ 11:59pm EST.  Judges will decide which DJs will advance to the Final round.
  • Finals Round: Finalists will submit a 2 minute Scratch video. Deadline: August 26th @ 11:59pm EST.  Judges will determine the top winner, second and third placed.
  • Any battle submission cannot be more than 4 seconds past the required time limit or it will be automatically rejected. 
  • Any video that is submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. If you are having technical issues contact us immediately at cz@dmcworld.com.

 

2021 DMC Battle For World Supremacy

September 1 – October 16th

  • Our classic head to head DJ battle where DJs battle round for round until only one DJ is left standing.
  • This battle is for solo entry only (no teams of DJs allowed).
  • Any and all DJ equipment is permitted.
  • Prelims: DJs submit a 2 minute elimination video. Deadline: September 6th @ 11:59pm EST. Judges can select 8 DJs to advance.
  • Quarter Finals: Top 8 will be paired for 2 rounds of 60 seconds each.
  • Semi Finals: Top 4 will be paired for 2 rounds of 90 seconds each.
  • Finals: Top 2 will be paired for 2 rounds of 90 seconds each.
  • Any battle submission cannot be more than 4 seconds past the required time limit or it will be automatically rejected. 
  • Any video that is submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. If you are having technical issues contact us immediately at cz@dmcworld.com.

 

2021 DMC World DJ Team Championship

October 1 – November 6

 

  • 2, 3 or 4 DJs perform, like a band but on turntables, to arrange the most amazing turntablist compositions! 
  • Any and all DJ equipment is permitted, including musical instruments.
  • Elimination Round: Teams submit a 3 minute video. Deadline: October 8th @ 11:59pm EST.  Judges will decide which DJs will advance to the Final round.
  • Finals Round: Teams will submit a 6 minute video. Deadline: October 25th @ 11:59pm EST.  Judges will determine the top winner, second and third placed.
  • Any battle submission cannot be more than 4 seconds past the required time limit or it will be rejected. 
  • Any video that is submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. If you are having technical issues contact us immediately at cz@dmcworld.com.

 

DMC National and World DJ Championship

September 20 – October 25: DMC National Finals

November 1 – Dec. 11: DMC World Finals

  • The World’s longest running, most prestigious DJ battle, established in 1985!
  • This battle is for solo entry only (no teams of DJs allowed).
  • Any and all DJ equipment is permitted.
  • National Elimination Round: DJs submit a 2 minute elimination video.  Deadline Sept. 26th @ 11:59pm EST.  Judges will decide which DJs will advance to the Finals.
  • National Finals Round: Each finalist will submit a 4 minute routine. Deadline Oct. 17th @ 11:59pm EST.  Judges will determine the National Champion to advance to the World Finals.
  • World Elimination Round: DJs submit a 2 minute elimination video. Deadline Nov. 7th @ 11:59pm EST.  Judges will decide which DJs will advance to the Finals.
  • Final Round: Each finalist will submit a 6 minute routine. Deadline Nov. 27th @ 11:59pm EST.
  • Judges will determine the 2021 DMC World Champion, Runner-Up and Third Placed. All finalist positions will be published.
  • Any battle submission cannot be more than 4 seconds past the required time limit or it will be automatically rejected. 
  • Any video that is submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. If you are having technical issues contact us immediately at cutmasterswift@dmcworld.com.
  • DJs from countries that do not have a current DMC National Event Organiser in their country can still enter on the site by entering the ‘Rest of World’ category.  For 2021, the top 3 from Rest of World will advance provided they are from 3 different nations.
  • If there are more than 3 DJs from a country that doesn’t have a DMC agent then DMC HQ will create a new country platform so those DJs will then be entered to represent their country.

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