Suggested Design Categories: Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Make-up, Hair, Sound, Special Effects, Technical and Graphic
1. There will be an entry fee of $10 for each design.
2. Entry must be from a realized production of TANYS Member Company.
• The Production does not need to have been adjudicated.
• The Production must have been mounted between November 1 following the previous festival and October 31 of the current year to be eligible.
3. A design may be entered by the Member Company or by the Individual Member Designer.
• Either the Designer OR the Presenting Company MUST be a Member of TANYS.
• No special preference will be given to members.
4. Entry must be made by completing the Entry Form and submitting this form by November 13.
• Form will be available on the TANYS website.
• Only one entry per form; use additional forms for multiple entries.
5. The entry must be exhibited at Festival.
• All entry setup must be complete by Noon the Saturday of Festival.
- The entry must be removed following the final performance session on Sunday.
• It is the responsibility of the Entrant to transport the entry to the Festival site.
- The entry may be shipped to Cayuga Community College.
- There MUST be instructions for the setup of the entry.
- There must be a pre-paid label to return the entry.
- Any entries without return arrangements will be discarded.
• TANYS will designate an area for the entries to be exhibited.
- TANYS will provide table space and access to AC power as needed.
- It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide anything else needed for the effective presentation of their design
(i.e., mannequins or models, video/audio playback devices, vertical riser, etc.)
• The entry should take up no more than a 3’ x 3’ area.
- Display may take more space but prior approval is required.
• An audio or video playback may NOT interfere with another display. Headphones for the playback device are required.
• See “Specific Requirements” for more information.
6. All Design Entries will be identified only by a designated number and the name of the production to ensure impartial judging.
• Allowances will be made when the company name is integral to the design.
- (i.e., posters, brochures, etc.)
• Winners will be announced immediately at the end of the Saturday Afternoon performance session.
• Designer and Company names will be displayed with the entries during the Sunday of Festival.
• Certificates will be created and mailed to all winners.
• There will be a $100 award presented for Best Overall Design.
• Awards which may be presented as determined by the Judge:
- A $100 award for Best [design category] Design
- Discretionary Merit Certificate(s)
• The decisions of the Judge will be final.
• The Design Competition Committee will have sole responsibility for the interpretation of these guidelines and their execution.
Requirements for All Entries:
1. Every Entry must have a written “Design Statement” in which the designer discusses the concept, thought and rationale for their design.
• This “Design Statement” should be no longer than 300 words.
2. Photos or videos of the design as it was originally presented ARE required.
• A Sound Design entrant will need an audio playback rather than visual.
3. A pleasing presentation of the Design Entry is strongly encouraged.
4. Entrants should include anything that they think will help the judge “visualize” their design.
Additional Suggestions by Area:
1. Scenic Design
• Model, line drawing and/or rendering
• Floor plan
• Elevations and working drawings will aid in the display of the design concept.
2. Costume Design
• The actual costume(s) when possible
• If applicable: line drawings and renderings
• Costume plot by character
3. Lighting Design
• Light plot
• A working script showing cue placement
• Other paperwork as needed
4. Make-up Design
• Character design sheets showing make-up color choices and application information
• Example of prosthetics if applicable
5. Hair Design
• Style sheet from which design is comprised
• Wig samples if applicable
6. Sound Design
• Cue sheet showing effects/ mic choices
• Floor plan of speaker placement
• Flow chart of equipment and routing
7. Special Effects Design
• Cue sheet showing effects timing
• Floor plan of effects placement
• A statement of how actor safety was ensured
8. Technical Design (solution to a technical problem: rain, blood from a knife cut, etc.)
• Working drawings of the unit
• A model, or if possible, the actual unit
9. Graphic Design (posters, artwork, programs, etc)
• An example of the work
For further information, contact:
Bob Frame: 315-294-8640, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shipping: Cayuga Community College, Attn: Bob Frame, 197 Franklin St., Auburn, NY 13021