A Seed is awarded to players allowing them to gain automatic entry into the finals of a yo-yo contest without having to compete in the compulsory rounds.
Typically seeds are awarded to the winners of recognized National Contests to gain entry into the freestyle finals of the World Yo-Yo Contest. For some US State Contests, the winners receive a seed into their respective US Regional Contest. In addition winners of the US Regional Contests gain a seed and automatic entry into the freestyle finals of the US National Yo-Yo Contest. (Where the winner will receive a seed into the World Yo-Yo Contest.)