Three freestyle divisions will be held at the 2014 Illinois State Yo-Yo Contest: 1A, Dual (2A and 3A), and Aerial (4A and 5A). Judging will be based on 70% Technical score and 30% evaluations (Performance, Style, and Execution), minus major deductions.

All music must be considered appropriate for all audiences. Performers with inappropriate music (obscenities, offensive content, etc.) will be disqualified. If you are unsure about your music, please contact us at least one week prior to the contest for review.

Music must be uploaded in mp3 format along with registration.

Music must be in one track. If possible, edit your music to the proper length for the freestyle (1:00 minute for prelims, 2:00 minutes for final). If not edited, the music will be abruptly stopped at the conclusion of the time. If the music is stopped accidentally, the contestant may choose to continue his or her performance from the point that the music stopped or start a new performance at the end of the division.

Prelims may take place in the 1A division depending on the number of competitors. Both prelims and finals music must be uploaded for 1A. Dual and Aerial divisions only need to upload finals music.