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Tue, Aug 29


Virtual Event

2023 Technics DMC World Scratch Championship ONLINE

Submit your video for the Elimination Round between Aug. 29th and Sept. 4th. No longer than 1 minute 4 seconds. No graphics. Submit a file to our site through wetransfer or another file sharing app.

2023 Technics DMC World Scratch Championship ONLINE
2023 Technics DMC World Scratch Championship ONLINE

Time & Location

Aug 29, 2023, 12:00 AM PDT – Sep 05, 2023, 12:30 AM PDT

Virtual Event

About The Event

2023 DMC World Scratch DJ Championship - online

Established in 2021 and dedicated entirely to the signature sound of the Hip Hop DJ – a pure Scratch battle!

DJ can use vinyl, control vinyl, Phase, needles, etc.

Submissions are welcome from Tuesday, August 29th through Monday, September 4th, 2023. For best results use a file sharing app like wetransfer or dropbox to send your video. 

  • Tuesday, August 29 - Monday, September 4th: Elimination Round Submissions (1 minute)
  • Monday, September 11th: Finalists announced
  • Monday, September 18th: Final Round Submissions due (2 minutes)
  • Saturday, September 30th: Premiere on

This battle is for solo entry only.

Any and all DJ equipment is permitted.

DJs can use any beats they like.

Elimination Round: DJs submit a 1 minute Scratch video. Deadline: Monday, September 4th before 11:59pm PST. Judges will decide which DJs will advance to the Final round.

Finals Round: Finalists will submit a 2 minute Scratch video. Deadline: Monday, September 18th @ 11:59pm EST. Judges will determine the top winner, second and third placed. At some point in the video, the finalist must show their face.

Please read the “General rules for all online DMC World DJ Battles” for entry guidelines.

2022 DMC World Scratch Champion: Chmielix (Poland) is invited to defend.

General rules for all online DMC World DJ Battles

All DMC battles are free to enter.

Open to any DJ, of any age, from around the world.

Judges may include DMC World Champions and DJs with enormous credibility and reputation.

A DJ can only enter once per competition.

Competitors must be bona-fide nationals in their country of entry or be able to prove that they have resided in that country for a minimum of 6 years. (* If you are not a National of the country that you are a resident of, you may enter under your passport country.)

DMC retains rights to change and alter the rules of the contest whereby and when, in their opinion, it is in the interest of the events credibility and competition fairness. The decision of DMC is final.

The champion of the previous year is invited to defend their title.

If you advance to the Finals and are not able to submit your video for any reason, please let us know immediately.

When uploading to youtube, please do not use the “safe for kids” setting.

When registering for a competition, be sure to include at least one social media handle so your fans can find you.


Video editing is not accepted (DJs cannot edit two or more different performances into one set). DJs must submit a non-stop performance. There are no restrictions on creative film presentation, for example multi camera angles, blue/green screen techniques,  video back-drop, providing the recording is non-stop from start to finish.

No graphics or signage can be added to video submissions.

All videos must be uploaded before 11:59pm PST on their due date.

A video cannot be longer than 4 seconds over time limit or it will be automatically rejected.

For reasons of quality, videos must have direct audio (meaning audio must be directly plugged in and recorded from the sound source into your recording device and not recorded through a microphone on a phone or computer).

A video entry can not contain nudity, pornography or sexually explicit visual content. The video will be removed if it contains content of this nature.

DMC reserves the rights to delete any entry deemed to be inappropriate.

Competitors must respect Youtube’s regional terms and conditions and Youtube’s community guidelines.

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