To enter you just need you and a mate who have that special 'High Five' bond, where you just... connect, and... finish each other's... sandwiches.

Then come up with a great High Five performance, accurate slap and biggest noise, win over the crowd and the judges and you could be in the running for the High Five podium.

You'll be marked on:

  1. Performance
  2. Precision
  3. Audio

Before we learn what makes a great High Five, let's define what one actually is

According to openly editable online resource; Wikipedia, a High Five is 'a hand gesture that occurs when two people simultaneously raise one hand each, about head-high, and push, slide, or slap the flat of their palm against the flat palm of the other person'.

Can't argue with that. We won't bore you with the history, it's pretty speculative, something about a couple of American baseball and basketball players...

What you do need to know is the understated High Five transcends all sports, workplaces, hallway celebrations and comedians coming out on stages.

The High Five is global. It is yours. Well, yours and your fellow High Fiver's. But what makes a great one?

Well, the situation has a lot to do with it. For example, High Fiving at your Grandma's funeral; not so great but slot that same High Five into getting a free drink at a summertime festival and you've got yourself a winner.

The High Five World Champs will be the pre-eminent event to unleash your slappy digits.

Coming a very close second is enthusiasm.

A High Five has to be more than just a brief physical connection, you have to show you're feeling it in your soul, and announce it on your face.

This is what the judges will be looking for on the day, and the two other important criteria: precision and loudness of slap.

Check out 'Judging Criteria' for a more detailed description of competition rules