Battle of the Buskers 2018
You are invited to participate in the First Night Winchester Battle of the Buskers!

First Night Winchester--A New Year's Eve Tradition, is celebrating its 31st year on December 31, 2017. We are a New Year’s Eve non-alcoholic, family-focused celebration of the arts that has been growing since its inception in 1986. Its mission is to bring friends and families together to unite our community in all its diversity through the visual and performing arts.

This is the inaugural year of our Battle of the Buskers. We are encouraging local talent to participate in First Night Winchester 2018 - Battle of the Buskers! As we transform Historic Downtown into a stage; registered performers can compete for a chance to win cash.

Busking creates a diversified atmosphere by featuring: musicians, jugglers, magicians, and dancers to name a few. Registered buskers will be judged by social media audience participation, awarding a CASH prize to the three most popular performers. You must be registered to win!

Visit our website at www.firstnightwinchester.com for more information about us.

Hours of the competition are 8pm-11pm, December 31st!

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PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS BEFORE COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.
Complete the application form in full and describe your talentl. Please include representative photographs of your art, or if available, a link to your website or social media. Space is limited so applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
RULES & REGULATIONS
1) Date: December 31, 2017

• Time: 8 pm - 11 pm
• Outdoor event.

2) Buskers are responsible for clean-up and for any and all damage caused by their displays. Buskers not adhering to this clean up rule will not be allowed back. First Night Winchester is not responsible for anything lost or stolen, the loss of power or acts of God.

3) Alcohol and drugs are not permitted and are cause for immediate dismissal and arrest.

4) Artisans are expected to maintain a high standard of cleanliness at all times. Further, the general appearance of any display will be a factor in the Committee’s decision to accept a busker for future events.

The voting will take place on the First Night Winchester Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/firstnightwinchester/. Prize for 1st place is $150; 2nd place is $100 and 3rd place is $50. Buskers should submit a photo after completing the application. Judging will be done by a "like" vote received on the Busker photo, located on our Facebook page, during the competition hours of 8pm - 11pm. Once the votes are reviewed we will award the winners.

For more information or if you have questions please contact Christine Germeyer at firstnightwinchester@live.com.

BUSKER APPLICATION
Please complete the online application in its entirety.
First and Last Name: *
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Busker Name: *
Your answer
Mailing Street Address, City, State and Zip: *
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Phone: *
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Email: *
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Website Address: *
A website address or Facebook page address is acceptable. If you do not have either, please indicate "none".
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Agreement
I, the busker, understand and agree to assume all risks of damage or loss to any person or property, for all and every cause whatsoever, including fire, the elements, violation of the law, negligence either on the part of First Night Winchester, Inc., its officers, agents, employees, or any other persons or person. I have reviewed the rules, regulations, and policies of First Night Winchester. I understand them and I agree to comply with them as prescribed. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless First Night Winchester, Inc., the City of Winchester, and any and all officers, agents or employees of the same, from any and all liability arising from my participation in, and action taken in connection with the event. I understand and agree that First Night Winchester, Inc. incurs no liability or obligation to me as a result of permitting me to participate as a busker at the First Night Winchester event. I understand and agree that First Night Winchester, Inc. is not responsible or liable for the quality of my performance.
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