who * what * where * when * why
Profiles of the Modern Day Juggler
Flowtoys Video Competition 2019
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#whyijuggle :: the contest
Who are you and what do you do when you’re not juggling?
What motivates you?
Where do you juggle?
When do you juggle?
Why do you juggle?
We juggle. We have a lot of friends who juggle. We know a lot of people who don’t juggle. There is a dissonance between the image of the jugglers we know, and the image non-jugglers have of jugglers. Google “juggling” or “juggler” and the images we find are a bunch of cartoon clowns and professional circus artists and performers. It’s not really who we are. Not most of us anyway. Some of us perform, but that’s not what motivates us.
We’d love to hear your story - WHO you are, who you juggle for, WHAT you do, WHERE, WHEN and WHY you juggle. Not why juggling benefits humans in general - but why YOU juggle.
While we don’t expect to change the stereotypes through one contest, we hope to share new narratives and create fresh impressions.
This international contest is an opportunity to showcase who you - the modern everyday juggler - are, to start telling another story, change the stereotype and shift the narrative.
how to enter
guidelines & tips
For a submission to be considered, please check the following guidelines:
what we're looking for
We are looking to hear your story, not just watch footage of your amazing tech juggling, though we enjoy seeing that too.
Be yourself! You can simply talk into the camera, or share your written word or voiceover on original media. You can show actual juggling or visual representations of juggling in your video, but we are most interested in what you have to say, and how well it comes across. We will be putting all videos into a playlist in their respective social media channels as an archive and to share with the world.
We will accept submissions in any language, including sign language or other forms of expression, as long as your submission can be experienced in English, e.g. translated with English subtitles. Feel free to speak in your native Spanish, French or any other language and have English subtitles :)
why we're doing this
Flowtoys exists because we love to illuminate the good things in life. We never stop marveling at a person in a state of flow. Through our props, choices and actions, we strive to spread the joy of the flow, juggling and object manipulation arts. We think video is an excellent way to do that, and want to encourage people to share their stories with a bigger audience through social media.
Terms & conditions
You must be 13 years of age or older to enter. Employees and resellers of Flowtoys can submit entries, but are not eligible to win prizes.
By submitting content (videos, photos, mixed media, etc) to this competition, you give Flowtoys the non-exclusive rights to use and/or modify that content for use on its own, or with other media for educational and/or promotional purposes, in perpetuity. Practically speaking, this means we can use it on our website and social media, and you can still use the original yourself, or give it to others to use, or sell or monetize it in any way you like. We'll also love you, credit you and hook you up as best as we can.
We will notify winners via email on or before 3 August 2019. Winning entries will also be featured on Facebook, Instagram and our mailing list.
Official Rules & Terms