Article 1: Definition

The name of the organization is INTERNATIONAL KITE FEDERATION, IKF for short.

Article 2: Character

The IKF is an international non-profit and non-governmental body with member associations and bodies coming from different countries and regions.

Article 3: Headquarters and Secretariat

The headquarters and secretariat of the IKF are located in Weifang City, China and the latter is its administrative agency.

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The 15th World Kite Championships Regulation

1. Hosted by

The International Kite Federation,

China Kite Association,

Weifang Municipal Government

2. Organized by

Weifang International Kite Festival Office

3. Timing

April 20 to 22, 2019

4. Place

The beach of Happy Sea of Binhai development zone in Weifang City, Shandong, P.R.C.

5. Competition Events

(1) Competitive Kite Competition

① Kite Fighting

② Dual Line Sport Kite Compulsory (Team)

③Dual Line Sport Kite Ballet(Team)

④Innovative Kite

⑤Best Traditional Kite

⑥Best Performance in the Sky

⑦Best String Kite

⑧Dragon Kite (Middle-Size above)

(2) Featured Kite Exhibition

① Longest Kite

②Largest Kite 

③Best Inflatable Kite without Bones 

④Roll Kite Performance

6. Method of Participation

(1) Kite organizations and clubs as well as individuals from all over the world are entitled to send teams to participate . 

No more than 20 teams of Sport Kite are accepted to the Sport Kite Events 

(2) Each team shall be composed of a maximum of 4 people.

(3) Each team should apply for no more than 2 events in Competitive Kite Competition(Sport Kite is not restricted), on limits on Featured Kite Exhibition. Once applied, on change on the application.

7. Method of Competition

Competitive Events and Featured Kite Exhibition should both abide the Kite Rules and Rule of Judges’ Book 2016 edition by China Kite

Association

(1) Competitive Events

①Kite Fighting should abide International Sport Kite Rules and Judges’ Book. 

②Dual-Line Sport Kite Group Ballet should abide International Sport Kite Rules and Judges’ Book. 

③Four-Line Sport Kite Group Ballet should abide International Sport Kite Rules and Judges’ Book.

④Innovative Kite depending on the degree of novelty, innovation kite to score, imitation, imitation kite can’t attend the competition.

⑤Best Traditional Kite

Kites shall be judged on their drawings, appearances, raw materials, overall performances etc.

⑥Best Performance in the sky: kites shall be judged on their appearances, posing, movements, colors and the overall impressions.

⑦Best String Kite (no less than 20 kites): Each kite connects to the main flying string and exhibits the independent flying condition. Judged by the the amount and the performance of the kite in the sky.

⑧Dragon kite should be over middle-size and judged by the size, length ,color and the performance in the sky. 

(2) Judging Criteria for the Traditional Kite Exhibition:

Judged by the size, length ,color and the performance in the sky.

8. Ranking and Awarding

(1) The competitive event competition 

① Kite Fighting

The first prize and second prize shall be awarded to the 1st and 2nd places while the two of third prizes shall be awarded to the 3rd and 4th places.

②Dual Line Sport Kite 

Top 3 winning teams shall be awarded.

③Dual Line Sport Kite Ballet(Team)

Top 3 winning teams shall be awarded.

④Innovative Kite

The first prize shall be awarded to the 1st to the 5th place; the second prize shall be awarded to the 6th -16th places; the third prize shall be awarded to the 17th-31th places; while the following 20 places will gain the excellence awards.

⑤Best Traditional Kite

The first prize shall be awarded to the 1st to the 5th place; the second prize shall be awarded to the 6th -16th places; the third prize shall be awarded to the 17th-31th places; while the following 20 places will gain the excellence awards.

⑥Best String Kite

The first prize shall be awarded to the 1st to the 5th place; the second prize shall be awarded to the 6th -16th places; the third prize shall be awarded to the 17th-31th places; while the following 20 places will gain the excellence awards.

⑦Dragon Kite

The first prize shall be awarded to the 1st to the 5th place; the second prize shall be awarded to the 6th -16th places; the third prize shall be awarded to the 17th-31th places; while the following 20 places will gain the excellence awards.

⑨ Featured Kite Exhibition:

The Souvenirs shall be awarded.

(2)

①Medal and Cup will be awarded to the 1st to 3rd places in Kite Fighting , Dual Line Sport Kite ,and Dual Line Sport Kite Ballet & first,second and third prize winners in Innovative Kite, Best Traditional Kite, Best String Kite and Dragon Kite

②Cup will be awarded to excellence awards & Featured Kite Exhibition.

9. Application

(1)All participants are requested to buy medical insurance and accidental injury insurance. In case of any disease or accidental injury, all responsibilities shall be borne by themselves.

(2) All competitors are requested to fill the Entry Form and fax to the Organizing Committee no later than April 1.

(3) Upon receipt of confirmation of application and official invitation, please inform the organizing committee of the name, gender, age, occupation, passport number and arrival and departure time as soon as possible.

Contact person: Mr. Liu Zhiping 

Tel /Fax: 0086-536-8096863

Mobile Phone: 0086-13963688893

Email: wfkite2015@126.com

10. Register & Departure

(1) Team should register before April,19 2019and pickup service shall be arranged at the Qingdao Airport and Weifang Airport as well as Weifang Railway Station and Weifang Bus Station. 

(2) All teams should depart before 12 AM , April 23 2019.

(3) Team should afford the expense before the official register date and after the official departure date.

11.Expenses

(1) International travel expenses shall be borne by competitors themselves while the organizing committee shall provide competitors with local transportation and board & lodging during their stay in Weifang (from April 19 to 22, 4 days)

12. Further information shall be circulated if we have any other business.


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