Since 1999, Harlequin Floors' Annual Dance Scholarship program has provided support, encouragement and better opportunities for dancers. Beginning in January 2013, American Harlequin introduced exciting changes to their Dance Scholarship Program. To cast more focus on dance, garner more awareness of the program, make the program more fun, interactive, and to reach more dancers, dance teachers and parents of dancers - the American Harlequin Scholarship program is conducted on TheWorldDances.com, its wholly-owned interactive, video web site for all things dance. American Harlequin will award (total) $1,000 every month to the winners of the 2017 Monthly American Harlequin Scholarship Video Contest. Each month in 2017, four winners who submit dance videos on TheWorldDances.com will win $250 each to put toward their dance dreams.
Every month, 4 winning videos will be selected - 2 Viewers' Choice winners by the total highest number of votes cast on TheWorldDances.com for the 2 videos receiving the most and second most number of votes and 2 Judges' Choice winners by TheWorldDances.com panel of judges.
The following rules and regulations apply to the video contest. By submitting an entry to this contest, entrants agree to these Official Entry Rules and acknowledge that the decisions of the judges shall be binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest:
A) Each and every month of 2017, a separate monthly video contest will be conducted which ends on the last business weekday of each month at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time zone), with the next month's contest starting immeditately thereafter at 11:01 a.m. on that same day. If a contest ending/starting time varies from this schedule, it will be announced on TheWorldDances.com at least 4 days before in advance of the deviance from the schedule.
B) All videos must be entered on TheWorldDances.com. To enter a video or to vote for a video, one must register as a user on TheWorldDances.com. All videos must be uploaded from YouTube. A video submitted in one month's contest can be resubmitted in a subsequent contest, unless it is a winning video in any prior month.
C) Only residents of the 50 United States and Canada are eligible to win the contest. Videos with profane lyrics will not be accepted, activated nor eligible for the contest. Videos must be dance videos and no longer than 10 minutes.