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December 21, 2018

Cirque du Soleil is bringing its iconic Big Top experience to Orlando for the first time!

Photo: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil

The
 astounding production LUZIA opens on March 7, 2019
under the white-and-gold Big Top at The Florida Mall

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Orlando, FL (November 26, 2018) – Cirque du Soleil is coming to Orlando this winter with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning Big Top production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. From March 7 – 31, 2019, local audiences are invited for the first time ever under the Cirque du Soleil Big Top at The Florida Mall to escape to an imaginary Mexico  sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality

In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistrySmoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desertLUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production. 

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER “EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY VIEWING AREA AND DESSERT PARTY” - JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS


Guests Will Enjoy Dedicated Viewing Areas for Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration – Plus Specialty Food and Beverages
Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2018) – Universal Orlando Resort will offer an all-new “Exclusive Holiday Viewing Area & Dessert Party” experience from December 24 to December 30 – giving guests an even more special and exclusive way to experience Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration.
The experience starts at 7 p.m. with access to an exclusive viewing area for Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s in the Hollywood area of the park. Guests can enjoy an assortment of beverages, including coffee and hot chocolate, and prime viewing of the incredible floats, larger-than-life balloons and favorite characters that take to the streets of Universal Studios during the parade. 

SPECIAL “FLIGHT” PACKAGES, BRILLIANT LIGHT SHOW AND FAMILY FUN ALL PART OF ICONIC NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION

-- $1,500 “Midnight Fireworks Flight” gives guests spectacular, 360-degree view of Central Florida’s best fireworks from atop the 400-foot observation wheel --
-- New “Best of 2018” playlist curated especially for New Year’s Eve flights –

WHAT:              An “Iconic” New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring 16 hours of family-friendly fun starting at 10 a.m. New Year’s Eve Packages for the observation wheel include:

    • New Year's Flight ($39.99* per person) – includes a complimentary beverage (beer, wine or soft drink)
    • Flight with Champagne ($44.99* per person) – includes a glass of champagne
    • Private Capsule with Stocked Bar ($600* per capsule) – includes private party capsule for up to 10 guests, stocked with beer, wine and champagne (limited availability; book by Dec. 28)
    • Midnight Fireworks Flight ($1,500* per capsule) – VIP package includes concierge escort upon arrival; midnight access to private capsule with stocked bar; two full rotations to experience 360-degree views of Central Florida fireworks; three commemorative photo books and free digital photos (limited availability; book by Dec. 28)
* Plus tax; must be 21 and show ID to consume alcohol

MORE:                  Additional festivities include:

·         Brilliant wheel light show and traditional New Year’s countdown
·         All-new “Best of 2018” music playlist in each flight capsule
·         Face painting, and balloon artists from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
·         Live music at Tin Roof

WHEN:                 Monday, December 31, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

WHERE:               ICON Orlando 360    8375 International Drive, Orlando, Florida

FOOD + BEV             
  • Islamorada Tap Bar’s pop-up brewery will serve premiere local craft beer: Sandbar Sunday (American Wheat Ale), Islamorada Ale (Citrus Ale), No Tan Lines (Blend) and Channel Marker IPA
  • Local baker Mattie’s Bakery will offer fresh-baked, organic and gluten-free desserts and warm clam chowder that can be enjoyed on board the observation wheel
  • UNO’s Pizza will satisfy all-night munchies until 2 a.m.
·         Tapa Toro will feature a special New Year’s Eve Fiesta with flamenco dancing and four-course dinner specials

PARKING:            Parking is always FREE in on-site garage

HOW:                   To purchase tickets and for more information visit, Iconorlando.com/newyears.


About ICON Orlando 360
ICON Orlando 360 is a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment complex in the middle of Orlando’s International Drive entertainment district. The main attraction is the 400-foot ICON Orlando, one of the world’s tallest observation wheels. ICON ORLANDO 360 also features SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando, SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and the all-new Orlando StarFlyer. The 18-acre complex offers more than a dozen restaurants and bars, central courtyard and fountain with choreographed water displays, as well as live entertainment, vendors, special events and private space for meetings and events.

December 11, 2018

ADAM SANDLER IS MAKING CFE ARENA “100% FRESHER” ON FEBRUARY 10


TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 AT 10 AM EST

ORLANDO, FL – Comedic icon, Adam Sandler, is coming to CFE Arena with his “100% Fresher” Tour on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Sandler will bring the fun with comedy and songs from his successful Netflix special 100% Fresh with lots of additional material and a special surprise guest.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 14 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the CFE Arena Box Office. Sign up for the CFE Arena Cyber Club to receive all the information you need about this event and others at www.CFEArena.com.
Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer, best known for his roles in the films Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer and many more.

About CFE Arena
The Spectra managed CFE Arena is home to the UCF Men’s and Women’s basketball programs, as well as concerts, family shows and other attractions for the Central Florida area. Visit www.CFEArena.com for more information on upcoming events.

About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

December 7, 2018

2019 Monster Jam® Tickets On Sale September 25


The Most Family-Friendly, Action-Packed Motor Sport in the World with Four-wheel Racing, Two-wheel Skills and Freestyle Competitions comes to Camping World Stadium on January 19, 2019

Orlando, FL (September 19, 2018) – Monster Jam®, the unexpected, unscripted, and unforgettable family-friendly motor sport announced today that tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, September 25 for the Saturday, January 19, 2019 show at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The 2019 season will bring a new level of high-flying, four-wheel excitement to the entire family with racing, two-wheel skills and freestyle competitions. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15 each. 

Fans can sign up in advance to become a Monster Jam Preferred Customer to get early purchase access to Monster Jam tickets with a special code during the venue pre-sale period from September 18–25: https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/preferred-customer-page

2019 EVENT LINE-UP KICKS OFF WITH THE RETURN OF THREE KINGS CELEBRATION


Three Kings Celebration Brings Cherished Traditions and Festive Cuisine to Orlando Jan. 1 - 6

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 6, 2018) – In honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures, families are invited to help us commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men as only SeaWorld can. Enjoy extended opportunities to see O Wondrous Night® and Sea of Trees, partake in authentic festive cuisine, and best of all see the Three Kings and camels take the stage as they share the tale of their journey. SeaWorld’s Three Kings Celebration is included with park admission and begins at 11 a.m. daily, Jan. 1 – 6, continuing through park close.

·         Tale of the Three Kings - Join the Three Wise Men at a live nativity scene depicting the arrival of the Three Kings. A storyteller will share the tale of their journey and the traditions of the Three Kings holiday to park guests. This presentation, featuring live animals, will take place several times throughout the day and offer a truly special photo opportunity for park guests.

Phantasmagoria Orlando is proud to present its events for the 2018 Holiday Season! One of the greatest and most enduring Ghost Stories ever told! “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas” NOW TOURING 5 COUNTIES!

Phantasmagoria Orlando is proud to present its events for the 2018 Holiday Season!

One of the greatest and most enduring Ghost Stories ever told!

“A Christmas Carol, 
A Ghost Story of Christmas”
              NOW TOURING 5 COUNTIES!

All Photos: Chris Bridges

Celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season as Victorian Troupe Phantasmagoria returns to the stage with its own unique adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas”. 

This critically acclaimed Victorian Performance Troupe will bring its signature tapestry of movement, dance, puppetry, projections, music and storytelling to the stage as one of the most famous Ghost Stories of all times comes alive! A true tale of the Past, Present and Future – with the glory of redemption!  

Dickens’ wonderful tableau will come to life with Phantasmagoria’s own unique aesthetic and performance style in a brand new adaptation of the classic work. Last year’s performances sold fast so get your tickets now! NOTE: A show good for ALL ages!

December 6, 2018

PGA National Resort & Spa Announces Annual ‘12 Days of PGA’ Holiday Celebration

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – South Florida’s world-class golf, vacation, meetings and spa destination – announces its annual "12 Days of PGA” holiday celebration from Dec. 21 through New Year’s Day.

The family-friendly festivities kickoff Friday, Dec. 21 with 12 continuous days of delicious dining and lively entertainment culminating with a New Year’s Eve celebration. Adults can enjoy a five-course dinner at Ironwood Steak & Seafood or an all-inclusive “Essence of Motown Gala featuring Larry Johnson.”

The legendary resort will also have a New Year’s Eve celebration at its sophisticated iBAR featuring DJ entertainment, dancing and a midnight ball drop (8 p.m. – 2 a.m.). Children are treated to a special “kids-only” New Year’s Eve party with games, activities, dinner, dessert and snacks.

To celebrate Christmas Day, an extravagant buffet is offered at Ironwood Steak & Seafood from 1 – 8:30 p.m. featuring delicious entrees including Alaskan King Crab Legs, Hickory Smoked Leg of Lamb, BBQ Black Cod and Herb Roasted Prime Rib. An array of seasonal appetizers and sides complement the meal with a decadent dessert station to finish off.

Seasonal celebrations and extraordinary events include breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Dec. 24 and 25), holiday preview shopping events, beauty demonstrations, children’s poolside activities, tennis round robins, golf clinics and more.

Get in the Holiday Spirit at Ace Cafe Orlando with the News Junkie’s Christmas Bike Drive on December 7th


December event lineup at the Motor-Centric Dining, Entertainment and Retail Destination
            
Friday, December 7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – News Junkie's 6th Annual Christmas Bike Drive
Join us at the Ace Cafe for the News Junkie's annual Christmas bike drive. Drop off a new
bike and help us collect over 100 bikes for deserving children in Central Florida. Special
thanks to Nations Trucks and the National Latino Peace Officers Association Central Florida Chapter for helping families in our community.

Saturday, December 8, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Drive Florida Pre-Rally Meet
The Drive Florida Pre-Rally Meet at Ace Cafe Orlando is a party before the Drive Florida Rally, which will occur on December 9. The party is open to all show vehicles, regardless of whether or not the vehicle is registered for the event. More than 200 cars are expected! Drive Florida's mission is to bring participants on a driving adventure like no other around the state. For this adventure (December 9), drivers will be exploring Central Florida as they start in Clermont and finish up in Bushnell for some go-karting at Bushnell Motorsports Park.

Sunday, December 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Toys for Tots Christmas Car Show
Come donate toys for those less fortunate during this holiday car show hosted by Ace Cafe. Any and all show cars classic or exotic are welcome. Contact coordinator tbush@acecafeusa.com to register to participate or with any questions. Come by to make a difference in children’s’ lives this holiday season, enjoy the car show, and stay awhile to delight in our delicious brunch!

November 16, 2018

SEAWORLD ANNOUNCES EXPANDED EVENT LINEUP FOR 2019


52 Weeks of Events Add to Park’s “Best Year Ever”

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2018) – New events and expanded favorites will give guests something special to experience every week of 2019 at SeaWorld Orlando.

Next year’s lineup includes the following exciting, tasty and family-friendly events, all included with an Annual Pass and theme park admission:

Three Kings Day Celebration: Daily, Jan. 1 – 6
Families are invited to help commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men during SeaWorld’s Three Kings Day celebration. This festive event brings SeaWorld’s holiday season to an incredible close with specialty cuisine and celebratory experiences that honor the cherished traditions of Latin cultures.

Boat Parades to Light Up the Florida Keys Holiday Season

 

FLORIDA KEYS — Lighted and decorated boats of all shapes and sizes are to illuminate the sparkling waters of the Florida Keys in December, drawing visitors to local hubs and hotspots to watch five boat parades and revel in the Keys’ holiday spirit.
From Key Largo to Key West, visitors can view the parades from the shore or excursion boats, or even become part of the festivities by decking out their own boat in dazzling lights and eye-catching seasonal decorations.
Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Stock Island Lighted Boat Parade (Stock Island)
Decorated vessels ranging from dinghies and three-masted schooners to shrimp boats from the fleet based on Stock Island stage a festive cruise through community marinas. The free-to-watch boat parade is presented by Sunset Watersports and headquartered at Stock Island Marina Village, 7005 Shrimp Road. Festivities before the parade and an official after party at the Hogfish Bar & Grill, 6810 Front St., round out the evening. Visit ilovestockisland.org.

November 15, 2018

WHAT’S NEW IN VERO BEACH FOR VISITORS TO CHECK OUT IN 2019

There are always new treasures to uncover along
the Florida Treasure Coast

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Return to Vero Beach this winter and you’ll be welcomed back by the 26 miles of waterfront unobstructed by high rises and thus noted for its sunrises. You’ll also enjoy the tried and true eateries, recreational areas, events and friendly locals.  But there are numerous new treasures to discover too.  Here’s just a sampling:

Smiley Riley’s Ice Cream Lounge taps into the national fad of creating alcohol-infused ice cream delights such as toasty sm’ores with rum and 13 other adult flavors, along with kiddie-approved flavors too.  It’s a new happy hour indulgence.  Newly opened in September, the mother-daughter owned shoppe is open Tuesday-Friday afternoons 4-11pm and Saturday and Sunday 2-11pm. Smiley Riley’s Ice Cream Lounge at the corner of U.S. 1 and Oslo Road, Vero Beach. (772) 226-0466.

Christmas on the Coast - Celebrate the Season with Sun, Sea, and Special Events in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. –  With warm sunny days, ocean views, and plenty of whimsical holiday events, New Smyrna Beach illustrates why spending Christmas on the coast is the best present you can give your family this year.

The season commences over on Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach’s charming historic downtown. The district comes alive with brightly lit palm trees, and special holiday happenings dot the calendar as part of the Christmas on Canal series of events. Dash on over for the following festivities:
  • Spark the Spirit (November 23rd) — The countdown to Christmas officially begins in NSB with this annual Canal Street event featuring a tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, and the official entrance of the big guy himself—Santa Claus. Stores and restaurants offer extended hours, so you can get a head start on your holiday shopping or enjoy dinner and drinks. Be sure to pop over to Santa’s Work Hub and check out the twinkling lights and decorations.
  • Coastal Christmas Market (November 24th) — More than 90 local vendors line Canal Street, selling beautiful gifts and handcrafted holiday décor. Live music and demonstrations add to the festive feel. Grab some grub from a local restaurant or pick up classic street fare.
  • New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade (December 1st) — You’ll want to arrive early to get a prime viewing spot for this popular holiday event. Starting at the corner of Flagler Avenue and South Atlantic and heading over the North Causeway, the parade concludes at Orange Street. Handmade floats, performances from local school groups, and a Santa sighting make for an enjoyable family outing.

November 11, 2018

RING IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY POPS IN CENTRAL PARK

 
(November 9, 2018) – The City of Winter Park and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invite you to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season at their annual Holiday Pops concert Sunday, December 2, at 4 p.m., in charming Central Park. A Holiday Festival is a free public concert and is made possible by the Charlotte Julia Hollander Trust. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for a concert program that has become a family tradition in central Florida.

Enjoy beautiful Central Park as Conductor Albert George Schram leads the Philharmonic in a beautiful program featuring familiar favorites as well as surprise selections. Highlights will include instrumentals such as “Carol of the Bells,” “Sleigh Ride,” as well as vocal selections featuring Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore including “White Christmas,” and a joyful Christmas sing-a-long.

November 9, 2018

Hamilton Tickets Sale Date Announced

PUBLIC ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16



PERFORMANCES JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 10, 2019
AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


ORLANDO, Fla. (November 9, 2018) — Producer Jeffrey Seller and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announce today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale to
the public on Friday, November 16 at 9 a.m. (ET).  Guests are encouraged to purchase online at drphillipscenter.org. Tickets also may be purchased in person at the Dr. Phillips CenterTickets will be available for performances January 22 – February 10, 2019.       

There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per person for the engagement. When tickets go on sale, prices will range from $76.50 to $199.50 with a select number of $429.50 premium seats available for all performances. Online ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. There will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.

November 6, 2018

ENTER TO WIN!!! 2019-Model Central Florida International Auto Show Races Into Orange County Convention Center Thanksgiving Weekend


ENTER TO WIN A FAMILY 4-PACK OF TICKETS HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

The 2019-Model Central Florida International Auto Show is set to cruise more than 400 new cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs and more into the Orange County Convention Center for Thanksgiving weekend. Everyone is invited to check out the latest models in a non-selling environment, sit behind wheels, inspect engines and even take a spin in dozens of new vehicles. The largest auto show in Florida, this annual event will also feature Camp Jeep and Ram indoor test drives, the latest electric vehicles, pre-production models and fun for the little ones. Additionally, the Festivals of Speed display will showcase nearly 100 ultra high-end exotic cars, motorcycles, luxury products and toys. Don’t miss unique display of rare Model A’s as well as the Antique Automobile Club of America’s collection of antique and collectible vehicles from the 1930s – 1970s.

November 3, 2018

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA INVITES CENTRAL FLORIDA ‘HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS’



Opera Orlando Youth Chorus and The Holiday Singers return for Central Florida’s favorite holiday concert.

(Thursday, November 1, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra brings the holiday spirit to Central Florida with two performances of Home for the Holidays on Saturday, November 24 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater. 

The Philharmonic’s annual tradition features Guest Conductor Albert George Schram, Opera Orlando Youth Chorus, and The Holiday Singers performing familiar favorites, and new holiday tunes that are sure to delight! 

The performances will also feature a new surprise guest this year – Santa Claus, himself, will be in the lobby before each performance ready to greet the entire family! The Philharmonic is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to host a holiday food drive, and persons attending the concerts are encouraged to bring shelf-stable food items to contribute. 

Veterans Day Celebration at Ace Cafe Orlando Honors Those Who Served - And More Upcoming Events

Fall event lineup at the Motor-Centric Dining, Entertainment and Retail Destination

WHEN:        
Saturday, November 10, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Veterans Day Celebration
Join the fun at Ace Cafe Orlando following the Veterans Day Parade for its Veterans Day Celebration, honoring those who served. Enjoy free draft beer for veterans, vendors galore, military vehicle display, bike ride-in with Orlando Harley Davidson, bounce house for kids, food and drink specials, and live entertainment. Co-hosted by the Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses and Ace Cafe Orlando, a portion of proceeds from the event will support veteran owned businesses.

Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Micro Car Show
The popular biennial gathering of vintage micro cars, mini cars and vintage scooters will take place at the Ace on Saturday, November 17th. Celebrity guest, Dennis Gage of the My Classic Car TV show, will be filming an episode for the 2019 season and Santa Claus will be on hand for photo opportunities and to collect unwrapped toys for underprivileged children.

Saturday, November 17, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Florida Moto Meet (FLMM)
Enjoy motorcycles, stunt shows, vendors, giveaways, food, drinks, and more with hosts DoItWithDan, Shadetree Surgeon, DankWheelie, Photogromer, John Maxwell, and Blockhead for #FLMM2018 on Saturday, November 17th.

POP-UP HOLIDAY COCKTAIL BAR CONCEPT MIRACLE ANNOUNCES 2018 LINE-UP


EXPANDS MIRACLE TO OVER 80 LOCATIONS GLOBALLY DEBUTS JEFF “BEACHBUM” BERRY PRESENTS: SIPPIN’ SANTA 

New York, NY (October 30, 2018) – Miracle, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bar launched in 2014 in New York City, will continue spreading holiday cheer around the globe in 2018, as the brand celebrates its five-year anniversary. This year, Miracle will launch in over 80 locations around the world with Sippin’ Santa expanding to multiple locations in partnership with notable tiki-connoisseur Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. 

Launching the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 23rd, Miracle locations throughout the United States and beyond will offer seasonally-themed cocktails in a festive setting through New Year’s Eve, Monday December 31st, 2018. Miracle will return to its original hometown of New York City and will expand to two locations due to popular demand. The addition of a new and improved Miracle location on 12th street will allow guests and larger groups the opportunity to secure future reservations and the opportunity to book events in the famed holiday bar concept. Miracle creator Greg Boehm and long-time manager Joann Spiegel are pleased to be able to continue expanding the concept to new cities across the U.S. and to locations in Europe, Asia and Central America. 

Glimpse the future and get inspired at Maker Faire Orlando


Family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness returns Nov. 10-11
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 30, 2018) – Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. On Nov. 10 and 11, people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 7th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
 
Individuals behind the exhibits are known as ‘Makers’ and range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds. The two-day event is expected to draw 10,000 attendees and includes 300 local exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as, green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops and competitions.