APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
First Phase: Application forms must be submitted by the 31st May 2021
Second Phase: 4th June – 18th June
Successful applicants will be notified: by the 23rd July
Video round judging: 9th August – 5th September 2021
The final: 27th November 2021
There are 2 stages to this application process. The first part of the application process is simply giving us as much information about yourself as you can, tell us why you would be a great addition to the team and what your judging style is. The more you can tell us, the better! To do this, please fill out the application form below.
Successful applicants will make it through to the second part of the application process. At this stage you will be given a set of videos to judge using our specific scoring system. We will anonymously assess the marks and the feedback given and choose the 6 successful applicants based on these factors.
You must be over the age of 18 and be a UK resident
Ideally we would like someone with experience judging in any capacity, not necessarily in pole. Although, we are aware that everyone has to start somewhere and will consider applicants with no previous judging experience. Furthermore, we will consider applications from non-professional pole dancers. We believe that there are many attributes to a great judge, which being a professional doesn’t necessarily prepare you for.
We will only accept pole dancers who have a wide knowledge base of pole tricks and a knowledge of the processes involved in creating competitive pieces.
We are looking for people with the ability to be kind, fair and unbiased and mirror this in their feedback. Judging is difficult and requires you to be able to very quickly give constructive feedback that the competitors can use to help improve their performances.
Implicit Bias Training
The final stage of our Judge Application Process/Induction is free online implicit bias training. Studies indicate that everyone has implicit bias. To mitigate this, successful Judge applicants must complete implicit bias training via a free online Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT).
Results of the tests are not shared with The UKPPC, and are purely for the benefit of judges, who will gain increased awareness about unconscious bias, so that they can disregard such bias when they evaluate performances.
Successful Judge applicants must complete the Disability, Religion, Asian, Transgender, Race, Weight, Sexuality, Skin-tone, and Age IATs. These tests take 10 minutes each, 90 minutes in total, a date of completion will be given to successful candidates.
 Scott Sleek, “The Bias Beneath: Two Decades of Measuring Implicit Associations”, Association for Psychological Science < https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/the-bias-beneath-two-decades-of-measuring-implicit-associations>
Inclusion & Diversity
The UKPPC is committed to promoting inclusion and diversity amongst competitors, judges, and our partners, across race, gender identity, sexuality, age, religion, and disability. Our goal is to create an equitable enjoyable experience for everyone. Review our full inclusion statement.
6 spaces available
Final 27th November 2021
Telford @ The International Centre