Rules & Regulations 2011

There are 3 tournament categories you can choose to enter. There is a separate entry form for the workshops which take place on different days of LPM.


The jury is a sworn body of people convened to render an impartial judgement (a finding of “fact” on a question) officially submitted to them by the Torna programmers. They are 3 to 5 industry professionals and visual aesthetics masters originating both from the host country and from other parts of the world. The final line up of the jury shall be announced 30 days before the competition.

Judgement scheme, elimination process

Competitors are judged differently in the two live categories as described below...

In Torna Championship, competitors are judged by a given score between 1 to 10 points for their performances. Everyone has an exact amount of time during each rounds to impress the jury and receive the highest score possible. At the end of the qualifying matches, scores will be summed up and 4 of the competitors with the highest scores will be chosen to enter the semi-final and the final rounds. These two rounds are performed as a common elimination race (head-to-head battles with simoltaneus performances of two opponents) until only one stands, who is the winner.

The Torna Battle category is a normal elimination race. Two opponents perform simultaneusly and only one of them, the winner can survive and step further in the tournament rounds...

Tournament schedule

The tournament qulaifications and semi-finals for both live categories (Torna Championship and Torna Battle) will be done on the first two days from 16:00 to 21:00 each day.

We'd like to ask everyone being involved to strictly adhere to the Rules & Regulations and to the exact tournament timing!

Finals & Awarding ceremony

The final rounds of both live categories will be held on the last day of LPM, on Sunday,  22nd May from 16:00 onwards. The awarding is just after the finals, so we'd suggest everyone being interested and involved to stay and join us with the winning euforia!


We have the mystic number, exactly like 9 lives of a cat formed into rules to keep in mind to enter. You shall learn them, and be able to recite if asked to do so.

  1. Stay on top of the programme because you shall be well prepared and have all equipment set-up 15 minutes before your turn at any stage of the competitions!
  2. NEW! You’ll have 10 minutes to make your performance happen. This means 4 mins of setup time (with help of our technicians) and further 6 mins of live action. If you fail to show anything within this interval, you’re disqualified.
  3. No video or voice recording of the master video line is permitted!
  4. Every effort should be made to ensure that competition entries are correctly submitted.
  5. Please wash your hands and always be aware of the instructions given by the contest coordinator (you’ll got to know him at registration).
  6. If you want a specific music or musical genre to be played during your set, please make a note in your application and bring a CD or pendrive with you to the event that you should give to the tournament organisers. Otherwise we’ll play whatever we have the mood for…
  7. No direct pornography, insult to different groups of people or portrayal of flying cows allowed. You may strip your clothes though during your show  but don’t expect that it will affect the decision of the jury!
  8. Love your neighbor VJs.
  9. And remember, always bring your converter, VGA or S-Video cables, electrical outlet adapters and your laptop power adapter with you!