Successful applicants at each level are required to submit the sponsorship fees as listed above. These fees will cover your placement within the competition, a welcome gift bag (awarded on entry of city competition), finalist sashes and prizes as awarded through the competition. This cost does not include your wardrobe or transportation should you be successful in reaching the Grand Finale.
Gaia International is NOT a popularity vote - Results will be based on a panel of experts and their assessment of each of the assigned tasks per level. All tasks will be marked against specific criteria given to each contestant prior to the completion of each round – each task will be worth 25% of overall level result.
Gaia International can, at its discretion offer surprise awards for various aspects of the competition.
During Winners’ Week contestants will be given the opportunity to nominate a recipient of the Gaia International Amicable Award an award given to the contestant who demonstrates the most kindness, thoughtfulness and compassion over the course of time spent together. This is not a popularity vote, this is awarded no the basis of evidence of true support and selflessness.
The Gaia International Spirit of the World is awarded to the contestant who raises the most money for one of our chosen affiliated charities across the course of the competition.