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Applications for Continental Championships 2022 (July 2020)

The Board of Directors would like to receive applications for WCA Continental Championships 2022 for the following regions:
1. Africa
2. Oceania
3. South America

Please discuss with the Delegates in your country whether this is something you are willing and able to pursue. Bear in mind that organizing a competition of this size takes a significant amount of time and effort before and during the competition.

If you are interested, send your application documents privately to board@worldcubeassociation.org between July 1st, 2020, 00:00 UTC and September 30th, 2020, 23:59 UTC. Documents must be sent in PDF format in two versions: one full version with all the details for the application, and another version with sensitive details – if any – removed to make public.

Within your application documents, please include at least the following information:

When would you like to hold your Continental Championship 2022?
1a. Possible dates
1b. Number of days of the competition.
1c. Overlap with international holiday periods of schools.

Where would you like to hold your Continental Championship 2022 in your country?
2a. City should be interesting to visit for foreigners with opportunities for sightseeing.
2b. Ease of international, national, and local travel.
2c. Availability of hotels/apartments with different price categories.
2d. Venue, venue size, and venue setup (stage, audience, tables to practice, side rooms).
2e. Technology available like internet, video streaming, lighting, sound equipment.
2f. Number of competitors and spectators that can be hosted.

What would the organization team and staff look like?
3a. Core team members.
3b. Experience of the core team.
3c. Involvement of other parties.
3d. Quantity and quality of local volunteers (guideline is 20% of competitors should staff).
3e. Required support by foreign Delegates.

What would be the overall budget for the competition?
4a. Cost (venue, venue services, stage, equipment, decorations, website, badges/lanyards/giftpacks, prizes).
4b. Income (registration fees, sponsoring, local government).

Here is an example document with a non-exhaustive list of topics that need to be arranged and budgeted for a large competition.

Once the application period is over, the WCA Board of Directors will interview applicants, consult other WCA Staff members, and vote in order to decide where each 2022 Continental Championship will take place. If any Director will be involved in a team that sends in an application, they will be replaced in the selection process by another person (for example a Senior Delegate or a Committee/Team Leader).

We are looking for a competition that can reinforce our concept of large WCA competitions, boosting the professionalization of our organization and able to offer the competitors the best possible experience and the world the best possible show.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to viewing your applications!

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Competition Safety Policy

We thank you for your patience as the Board has been discussing and receiving input from Leaders and Seniors regarding the current COVID-19 situation.

The WCA is proud to present our new Competition Safety Policy with which we are asking all Staff members and competitors to familiarize themselves as competitions are reintroduced to their local communities. All competitions must adhere to this policy until it is revoked by the WCA Board.

The safety of our competitors and Staff are paramount to ensure that competitions will be successful into the future. Although competitions may look different, we still hope to celebrate the joy of cubing together as we can. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the safety policies.

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Cancellation of WCA Asian Championship 2020

With great sadness, we have to announce the cancellation of WCA Asian Championship 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Although this competition was previously announced to be postponed, there are no longer plans to reschedule this competition for a later date.

We appreciate the community’s kind understanding during these unfortunate times.

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Announcement of a new WFC Leader & WCA Treasurer (April 2020)

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader and WCA Treasurer. James Molloy will become the new Leader of the WCA Finance Committee (WFC) and the WCA Treasurer. James was already working as a Senior Member of the WFC.

James was selected by the WCA Board and approved in a vote among the current Committee Leaders and Senior Delegates, following Section 4 of our Motion about WCA Committees and Teams.

We thank Chris Wright for the work he has done for the WFC as the Leader and WCA Treasurer, and wish James Molloy best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.

The new Leader is already promoted. James was the only applicant we had and the candidacy document can be found here if you are interested in viewing it.

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Call for Applicants – WMT Members (April 2020)

The WCA Marketing Team (WMT) is seeking members to help in the following areas:
– WCA Gear Team (US residents only)
– Graphic design for WCA merchandise and other projects (open for all graphic designers)
– Acquiring sponsorship and merchandising

The application is open to all WCA members. Potential applicants do not have to hold a current position to be considered.

What does the WMT do?
– Coordinates with Speed Stacks to manage and distribute WCA competition gear.
– Launches WCA merchandise in regions all over the world.
– Works on free downloadable templates for organisers and delegates that increase WCA’s branding at competitions.
– Works on acquiring sponsorship for the WCA.
– Works and assists organisers around the world with sponsorships and maintaining the WCA brand in their region.

The official rights and duties of the WMT are documented in WCA Motion 10.2018.1.

Characteristics we are looking for:
Communication skills and email ethics: You should be able to write a professional, concise email to answer delegate/client questions.
Patience: You should keep friendly communications within our email and internal interactions.

Requirements for WMT members in general:
– Familiarity with marketing professionally or out of interest.
– Familiarity in dealing with merchandising/sponsorships/vendor management.
– Time commitment per week of 5-10 hours.
– FOR GRAPHICS APPLICANTS: Must be familiar with Adobe Illustrator or equivalent programs

Platforms we communicate on:
– Email for all official communication
– Slack for internal discussions
– Zoom/Hangouts for meetings
– Trello for managing gear team orders

Additional information for WMT Gear Team members:
– Open for US residents only
Distribution of competition equipment is one of the most important tasks since we have to ensure that delegates around the world are well equipped with equipment for their competition. Due to restrictions on international shipping, US members need to be willing to receive the package and repost it on behalf of the WMT Gear Team.
– Primary tasks involve receiving equipment orders, re-pack the equipment for international shipping, and make routine trips to the post office.

Applications should be sent to Somya Srivastava (ssrivastava@worldcubeassociation.org) from now until April 27, 2020, 23:59 UTC to be considered.

The application must be in PDF format, and should include the following:
– A brief personal introduction
– A description of any previous involvement with the WCA
– Motivation for applying to the WMT
– The specific team they would like to work in within the WMT

Anyone with questions about the positions or applying can contact Somya Srivastava (ssrivastava@worldcubeassociation.org).

Thank you for your interest and support!

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