2022 Event Calendar
Tauranga – May 7
Entries close 14 April
Otago & Southland – 30 July (Invercargill)*
Entry close 3 July
Christchurch – 6 August (updated)
Entries close 8 July
Auckland – 7 August
Entries close 30 June
Wellington – 27 August (updated)
Entries close 30 July
* Please note. The Otago & Southland Regions are combining in 2022, with one qualification event.
Important information for new teachers and managers
- music length and performance requirements may differ from other competitions you enter. Please ensure you check the technical regulations. E.g. music length, remaining on stage, etc.
- competitions take place on a traditional theatre stage, not a 360o stage.
- events are run on weekends during the day
- we allow 6 weeks between regionals and nationals for the event which is furthest from the National venue
- warmup space is provided at venues
- photography and filming of your own crew is allowed
- crews are able to watch other crews perform throughout the event (venue size permitting)
Judges feedback system
After each competition, crews are given the opportunity for feedback from the events judges. Judges are trained and supported by the federation. There are 5 scoring judges on a standard NSHHC panel, and a non scoring head judge who’s job it is to oversea the panel and outcomes.
Held every year in September, crews from across New Zealand compete for National titles.
Crews need to qualify at one of the Regional competitions in order to gain a place at the National School’s Hip Hop Championship.
Hip Hop Unite
Our Judging is based on international criteria, allowing an easy transition for crews to ‘Hip Hop Unite’. Each year the Hip Hop Unite New Zealand National Championship is held in June, where crews are selected to represent New Zealand at the Hip Hop Unite World Championships Follow Hip Hop Unite NZ on Facebook.