If you are interested in participating in the Bloodbath competition, please carefully read the rules and details
below. If you have any questions, contact . The HSCG will not
be responsible for any loss due to failure to follow the rules of the competition.
Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in the teams total and complete disqualification and replacement by
an alternate team.
See below for rules on each step of the timeline.
Each team that wishes to participate must complete and submit an
online Bloodbath Application Form.
NOTE: The application form requires a link to the team's initial interview/audition video (see below for
The completed application form must be submitted by February 28, 2019.
Each team must submit an initial interview/audition video which will be reviewed by the Selection Committee
along with the application form.
The team should cover one or more of the following topics in the video:
The Selection Committee reviews all the applications and initial audition videos and select
twenty (20) semi-finalist teams. Selection will be based on knowledge, content, presentation, and personality.
Semi-finalist Teams will be notified of their selection by March 15, 2019 and invited to attend final auditions in Dallas on May 15, 2019.
All semi-finalist teams will be scheduled for a final interview and audition with the Selection Committee on May 15, 2019 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, TX.
NOTE: It not a requirement that the team be registered to attend the 2019 Conference. The interview will be about 30 minutes and and will be videotaped.
The Selection Committee will review the final interviews and videos and select four (4) finalist teams and four (4) alternate teams.
The Finalist and Alternate Teams will be announced at the Annual Awards Dinner on May 19, 2019.
The four finalist teams will receive complimentary registrations to the 2020 Conference in Hartford, Connecticut.
Each Finalist Team will be required to sign a contestant contract, photo/video release, and hold harmless agreement. The Contestant Contract will detail
all obligations of the Contestant teams, which may include deadlines for materials, schedules for additional filming, or other requirements. Reasonable attempts will
be made to accomodate the teams work and personal schedules. However, failure to meet any contractual deadline will result in disqualification.
The actual competition will be held just prior to the 2020 Annual Conference in Hartford, CT.
The four teams will compete in three elimination challenges. All four teams will participate in the first challenge, after which one team will be eliminated.
The remaining three teams will participate in the second challenge, after which another team will be elminated. The team remaining after the third and final challenge
will be the 2020 Bloodbath Champion.
The eliminations at each stage will be determined by the Judges Panel.
All the challenges, as well as interviews and other footage, will be filmed and then edited into "Bloodbath Episodes" to be released and aired at
the determination of the HSCG.
The Selection Committee will consist of two (2) HSCG Board Members,
one (1) HSCG staff member, and two (2) HSCG Members (not Board members).
The selection committee will be responsibile for interviewing and selecting semi-finalists
and finalists during the interview/audition process.
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