Heiva San Diego - 2022

Onsite and In-Person!

AUGUST 5th & 6th, 2022
VENUE
Schedule of Events

Friday August 5th:

  • 12:30pm-2:00pm: Workshop by Teré Ori
  • 4:00pm: Mr. and Mrs Heiva Pageant begins
  • 5:00pm: Aparima/Mehura competition begins featuring Teré Ori Exhibition Performance

Saturday August 6th:

  • 9:00am: Solo Competition Begins
  • 11:45am: Teré Ori Exhibition Performance
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:30pm: Teré Ori Exhibition Performance
  • 1:45pm: Solo Competition Begins
  • 4:30pm: Teré Ori Exhibition Performance
  • 5:30pm: Awards
Pre-Registration / Registration
Schedule of Events

Heiva 2022 Welcome

Maeva Tarahu-McNicol, President Edouard Fritsch, Lindsay McNicol

Maeva Tarahu-McNicol, Heiva San Diego President
Edouard Fritsch, President of French Polynesia
Lindsay Reva McNicol, HSD Founder & CEO

GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION – Solo Competition

  1. This competition is open to all Pupu Ori (dance groups) and independent dancers.
  2. There is no limit as to the number of participants in each Pupu Ori.
  3. Soloists must participate within their age category.
  4. Solo Age Divisions and Classifications: •

    2-3 Exhibition

    4-6 Beginning/Intermediate only

    7-10 Beginning/Intermediate & Advanced

    11-13 Beginning/Intermediate & Advanced

    14-17 Beginning/Intermediate & Advanced

    18-21 Beginning/Intermediate & Advanced

    22-26 Beginning/Intermediate & Advanced

    27-35 Beginning/Intermediate & Advanced

    36+ Advanced only

     
     
  5. Level Classification:
    1. Qualifications for Beginner/IntermediateMust meet all of the following:
      1. Less than 2 years of Ori Tahiti dance experience
      2. Has never competed or placed in any Tahitian competition, solo or group division
      3. Has never received payment to dance for a Polynesian show or event
    2. Qualifications for AdvancedMeets any of the following:
      1. More than 2 years of Ori Tahiti dance experience
      2. Has placed in a Tahitian competition, solo or group division
      3. Has received payment to dance for a Polynesian show or event
  1. Each soloist must complete the Solo Application and Hold Harmless Agreement and must submit along with payment. Pre-registration must be postmarked by July 22nd. Registration forms submitted AFTER July 22nd will be charged the higher late entry rate.
  2. Each registered soloist will be assigned a number.
  3. On the day of competition, each soloist must check in with the Heiva San Diego staff at the Participant’s Check area starting at 7:00 a.m.
  4. PLEASE NOTE: All registered soloists will get their wristband for free entry into the competition arena only on the day they are competing in the Solo competition.
    ***Groups with 5 or more entries will only receive two (2) entry wristbands for the Ra’atira/Kumu and their assistant. No exceptions! ***
  5. There will be no refunds, transfers and/or changes to a registration once it is received and processed.

II. COSTUMES

A. VAHINE

  1. Vahine must wear a plain rayon or cotton pareo tied to the side of the hip.
  2. Pareos tied 1-2 inches above the knee is preferred.
  3. Ten (10) points will be deducted if pareo is more than 3″ from the top of the knee.
  1. Contestant will be disqualified if undergarment shows during their performance.
  2. Only fresh or natural adornments are allowed. No silk or plastic floral materials allowed.
  3. No hip adornments or hand-held items are allowed. A five (5) point deduction for non- compliance will be applied.

B. TANE

  1. Tane must wear a plain or Polynesian print, tihere or maro style pareo.
  2. Ten (10) points will be deducted if pareo comes apart.
  3. Contestant will be disqualified if undergarment shows during their performance.
  4. Only fresh or natural adornments are allowed. No silk or plastic floral materials allowed.
  5. Leg and arm adornments are allowed.
  6. No waist adornments or hand held items are allowed. A five (5) point deduction for non- compliance will be applied.

III. ELIMINATION PROCESS

  1. ELIMINATION PROCESS will consist of a Preliminary Elimination Round and a Final Round in the order of category and age division from youngest to oldest. All contestants MUST dance in the preliminary round to be eligible to advance to the Final Rounds.
  2. PRELIMINARY ELIMINATION ROUND will be in groups of up to three (3) or less participants at a time. Contestants with the most judges’ votes advance to the FINAL ROUND.
    1. Any division with three (3) or less participants will automatically advance to the Final Round.
    2. Group size may be changed at our discretion.

1. Group size may be changes at our discretion.

  1. FINAL ROUND will be staged by category in which 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen.
  2. OVERALL WINNER: One (1) Overall Vahine and one (1) Overall Tane winner is selected with the highest total number of points.
  3. TIE BREAKERS: In case of a tie, dancers will be selected by the highest number of points given by the lead judge.

IV. JUDGING CRITERIA
A. Selection to advance to the next round is based on the following criteria:

  1. T echnical Execution
  2. Variation in Choreography
  3. Level of Difficulty in Choreography
  4. Artistic Expression

V. DRUMMING AND TIME LIMIT

  1. HOUSE DRUMMING will be provided for all Ori soloist. Dancing will be impromptu.
  2. TIME LIMIT for all Divisions – 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes maximum.
  3. TIME LIMITS may be changed at our discretion.

VI. CHECK IN

  1. On Saturday, at 7:00 am, all soloists must check in to receive a participant number. (Note: if the number is lost, no new number will be provided).
  2. We recommend arriving early to ensure you do not miss your performance call time.
  3. Each soloist will be assigned a shared dressing room.
  4. If a Pupu Ori has a large number of soloists participating, we will make every effort to assign a dressing room to accommodate the group together or in close proximity. Groups can also bring canopies of preferred.
  5. Performances will be in the order of category and age division from youngest to oldest.
  6. There is no set time schedule for the categories to perform except for the Tamari’i Exhibition, which will be at the very beginning. Once competition begins, timing will vary depending on the number of entries. Estimated stage time will be provided periodically to keep soloists informed. All soloists must be ready to go on at any time. Please do not wander off. If you miss your division’s performance time slot, there will be no make-up time due to competition time constraints.

VII. AWARDS
A. 1ST, 2ND, 3RD PLACE AWARDS will be given for both Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced levels in the following:

1. Tamarii Tamahine & Tamaroa | 4-6 yrs and  7-10 yrs

2. Taure’are’a Vahine & Tane | 11-13 yrs and 14-17 yrs

3. Vahine & Tane | 18-21 yrs, 22-26 yrs, and  27-35 yrs

4. Ta’ata Pa’ari Vahine &Tane | 36-49 yrs

B. OVERALL AWARDS

1. OVERALL VAHINE

      1. Only one (1) overall award will be given to the Advanced Vahine with the highest number of points.

  1. Advanced Overall Vahine will receive a Trophy and a Cash Prize.
  1. OVERALL TANE
    1. Only one (1) overall award will be given to the Advanced Tane with the highest number of points.
    2. Advanced Overall Tane will receive a Trophy and a Cash Prize.
  2. BEST COSTUME
    1. One (1) Overall Vahine and one (1) Overall Tane, from any category, are selected by the judges for having the best costume.
    2. Best Costume Vahine/Tane will receive a Trophy and a Cash Prize.

C. AWARDS CEREMONY will occur at the end of the competition.

I.         CONTESTANT QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. All ethnicities are welcome.
  2. Fluent in the English language.
  3. Must have a sincere desire to promote and to protect the culture of Tahiti and the Polynesian people.
  4. Must be between the ages of 18-35 years old.
  5. Must not have posed unclothed in any photograph, video, or publication.

II.       REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED 

  1. Application
  2. Hold Harmless Agreement
  3. Copy of birth certificate or Identification card
  4. Five (5) recent 5×7 headshots – To be uploaded online.
  5. Two (2) signed letters of recommendation – To be uploaded online.
  6. One of which is encouraged to be from a community leader
  7. A minimum two (2) page Essay (to be uploaded online) on any three (3) subjects below:
  8. Why you want to win this title
  9. How will you promote Tahiti, her islands and the Polynesian people
  10. State accomplishments, leadership or scholastic honors/awards
  11. State and describe your Pacific Islander and community involvement/service
  12. Goals for the future
  13. What would you do if you win the title

III.     GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. The pageant will take place on August 5th, 2022 at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California. The Mr. and Miss. Heiva San Diego will be announced on August 6th, 2022.
  2. Application Deadline is July 1st, 2022. 
  3. Application MUST be complete and have all required documents or it will NOT be accepted.
  4. Once application is approved, it is mandatory for contestant to attend all SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.
  5. There will be no refunds, transfers, and/or changes to a registration once it is received and processed.

IV.    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  1. A more definitive timeline of events will be released as we get closer to August. The pageant will begin at 3pm on August 5th. For more information, please visit the Heiva San Diego website (www.heivasandiego.com) or email heiva.revalin@gmail.com.

I.         AWARDS

MR HEIVA SAN DIEGO
MISS HEIVA SAN DIEGO

MR/MISS HEIVA SAN DIEGO 1st RUNNER UP
MR or MISS CHARITY

  1. BOOTH RESERVATIONS
  • 10’ x 10’ Booth Space (Does not includes tables or chairs, please bring all of your own equipment)
  • Booth space is limited, early sign-ups are recommended.
  • Booth spaces are granted on a first-come-first-served basis, contingent upon full payment.
  • To guarantee a vendor space, applications and full payment must be received by 7/11/2022.
  • Reva Tahiti Productions reserves the right to reassign reserved vendor space for failure to check in, and set-up within specified set-up times.
  • Reva Tahiti Productions will oversee and control the number of AND diversity among our vendors selling/displaying at the event. We will have a limited amount of vendors in each category.
  • No sale of food or drinks permitted.

 

  1. BOOTH FEES
  • Retailers: $375.00 (2 days) August 5 & 6, 2022
  • Cultural & Informational: Free(2 days) August 5 & 6, 2022 | Email: Heiva.revalin@gmail.com

Refundable Cleaning Deposit        $50.00

  1. REFUND POLICY
  • Please consider your participation in this event carefully. Our event rules as outlined in this document are final and non-negotiable. We do not refund cancelled space reservation/deposit fees after 06/01/22.
  • Reva Tahiti Productions is not responsible for booth location, changes, or vendor sales due to circumstances beyond our control, including poor weather. In the event that this show is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS after 06/01/22!
  1. SAFETY AND SECURITY
  • The safety of Heiva San Diego Reva Tahiti Productions vendors, employees, and customers is paramount. Please plan and manage your booth so that it will not present a safety hazard. Do not place structures, signs, or merchandise outside your allotted space. Disruptive behavior or alcohol/drug abuse on the premises may result in a vendor being asked to cease all business activities, and vacate the property immediately. All booths must be manned during show hours. Vendors are responsible for the security of their merchandise at all times including set up and take down.
  • Management will not be responsible for any theft or damage.
  1. CLEANING DEPOSIT
  • *VENDORS ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP THEIR AREA CLEAN DURING AND AFTER THE EVENT.
  • Refundable Deposit fee is $50.00 per vendor.
  • Cleaning deposits will be returned within 2-3 weeks after the event provided your booth space and the adjacent area are clean and show no damage. Vendors failing to comply with the cleanup requirements, forfeit all deposit fees.
  • *Reva Tahiti Productions encourage recycling during Heiva San Diego. Please comply with all clean up requirements and recycling procedures to protect the environment and support the ‘Clean, Green, and Pristine’ campaign.

 

  1. SALES TAX PERMIT
  • Each vendor is responsible for finding out and complying with all California sales tax laws. Applicants/vendors must provide the following: CURRENT/VALID STATE OF CALIFORNIA SALES AND USE TAX PERMIT. Permit must be displayed at all times during the event. Not applied to International Vendor.
  1. VENDOR REGISTRATION AND SET UP

Friday August 5, 2022 – Set-up 9:30am to 12pm – Evening program only
Saturday August 6, 2022 – Set-up 6:30am to 8am – All day event 

  1. VENDOR DONATIONS
  • We would appreciate a donation from our vendors that will go towards our raffles and/or silent auction. If you are able to contribute, please let us know by either submitting a gift certificate for item with registration or let us know that we can come to your booth for the item. Proceeds from the raffle help support our non-profit organizations in Tahiti and San Diego.

 

 

Key Dates

  • Applications Submission Deadline – August 1st, 2022
  • Heiva San Diego Pageant – August 5th-6th, 2022

Judges

  • Mr. Fabien Mara DINARD – Head Judge
  • Vanina EHU
  • Hauhani TAPUTU

Awards / Prizes

  • Each Overall Winner (Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced) will receive a cash prize.
  • Each Finalist wins a free General Admission to Heiva San Diego 2023.
  • Each Participant receives a Certificate of Participation on Behalf of Reva Tahiti Productions.

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