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2018 BuckleThe Top 20 artists in each category of the World Standings at the end of the 2017/2018 Circuit will earn the right to compete in the 2018 Western Art Rodeo World Finals. 

The Finals will consist of 3 Rounds of Competition. 2 long rounds and one short or final round.

This will be an elimination format.

Entries and Entry Period: Entry Period will be at the end of November, 2018. Qualifying members will be notified by e-mail after the judges results of the 2018 November Harvest are posted.

Qualifying members will each enter 3 pieces, one piece for each round of competition. Entries may be new works or works entered previously into monthly Western Art Rodeo events during the 2017/2018 circuit.

Entry Fee: $50 per member per category

Round 1 (December 3-7, 2018)

  • All 20 Artists in each category will enter 1 piece
  • Judges will score all 20 pieces and award points based on the following schedule:
    • 1st place = 600 points
    • 2nd place = 570 points,
    • 3rd place = 540 points
    • 4th place = 510 points
    • 5th place = 480 points
    • 6th place = 450 points
    • 7th place = 420 points
    • 8th place = 390 points
    • and so on down to 20th place=30 points.

Round 2 (December 10-14, 2018)

  • Round 2 will feature 1 piece from each qualifying member. 
  • Judges will score all 20 pieces and award points based on the following schedule:
    • 1st place = 600 points
    • 2nd place = 570 points,
    • 3rd place = 540 points
    • 4th place = 510 points
    • 5th place = 480 points
    • 6th place = 450 points
    • 7th place = 420 points
    • 8th place = 390 points
    • and so on down to 20th place=30 points.

After Round 2, the points for from Round 1 and Round 2 will be added together to give each contestant a combined points total.

The Top 8 artists in the combined points will move on to Round 3. 

Round 3 – Final Round (December 17-21, 2018)

  • Only the Top 8 artists in combined points from Rounds 1 and 2 will compete in Round 3.
  • Judges will score the 8 pieces and award points based on the following schedule:
    • 1st place = 1200 points
    • 2nd place = 1140 points,
    • 3rd place = 1080 points
    • 4th place = 1020 points
    • 5th place = 960 points
    • 6th place = 900 points
    • 7th place = 840 points
    • 8th place = 780 points

Points accumulated from all rounds of the World Finals Event will be totaled for each contestant, then added to the cumulative points total for the 2017/ 2018 event circuit to determine the World Champion Artist in each category.

The World Champion in each category will be the contestant with the highest combined total in all 2017/2018 events, including the Finals.

Example 1 – a member qualifies for the Western Art Rodeo World Finals with a cumulative points total of 1500, then earns an additional 1500 points during the finals, their combined points total would be 3000 for the year.

Example 2 – a member qualifies for the Western Art Rodeo World Finals with a cumulative points total of 1000, then earns an additional 2300 points during the finals, their combined points total would be 3300 for the year.

The Member in example 2 would finish above the member in example 1 in the Points Total for the year.  

All Around Points will be awarded during the 2018 Finals for artists that qualify and compete in multiple categories. Points earned during the finals will be added to the All Around cumulative points total in the World Standings to determine the All Around World Champion.


Prizes:

World Champions in each category (including All Around) will receive:

  • Title of WARA 2018 World Champion Artist
  • WARA World Championship Buckle
  • WARA World Championship Shirt
  • Guaranteed placement in “Ace” – Volume 1. The annual publication of the WARA.
  • Featured placement/promotion on the WARA Website and Social Media Channels
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