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RULES AND REGULATIONS --
1. Contestants for the Mr. Gay USofA and Mr. Gay USofA at Large Contests must be born male and 21 years of age by the National Pageant to enter. All contestants should be prepared to present a valid, non-expired state issued ID at Registration. Contestants may not compete until the identification has been presented
2. All contestants for the Mr. Gay USofA at Large Contest must weigh at least 200 lbs at both their preliminary contest and the national contest.
3. Judging will be on a total point accumulated system. Score sheets will be provided by USofA Pageants. Ties will be broken by the higher talent score.
4. Contestants will be judges in the following categories:
a. Personal Interview
c. Club Wear
5. Talent presentation will be limited to seven (7) minutes. Prop set up and tear down time will be limited to five (5) minutes. Talent presentations will be timed at rehearsals and any presentation over seven (7) minutes will have administrative pointes deducted.
6. Any type of talent presentation is acceptable except those which might cause injury to the audience or any other person. No glitter, fire or water of any kind (including paint) may be used in any talent presentation. No live animals will be allowed in any talent presentation.
7. The use of or dispensing of any illegal drugs or marijuana will not be tolerated while a contestant is participating in any USofA Pageants event. Immediate disqualification will result for anyone who breaks this rule.
8. Any contestant who is not at their appointed place at the appointed time will lose administrative points.
9. Any contestant, contestant’s dancer(s), helper(s), etc who is caught in the act of stealing or tampering with any other person’s property will be disqualified and immediately removed from the location of the contest.
10. USofA Pageants does not discriminate against any contestant with silicone or hormones. The use of silicone or hormones will not be considered by any judge while scoring either contest.
11. Once a contestant has placed as 1st Alternate in a preliminary contest they may not enter another preliminary within that system. They must go to the national contest with that placement.
12. Any contestant who qualifies to compete in the national contest and fails to attend will be banned from the system for a period of at least one (1) year and must pay back any prize monies to their promoter and pay a $125 fine to the national promoter.
13. Once an individual has won any USofA National Title (Miss Gay USofA, Mr. Gay USofA, Miss Gay USofA at Large, Mr. Gay USofA at Large, Miss Gay USofA Classic, Mister USofA MI, Mister USofA MI Classic, Miss DIVA USofA or Miss Gay USofA Newcomer) they may not compete in any Pageant until the end of their reign.
14. USofA Pageants and Craig Henderson reserve the right to make any decision concerning any matter not covered by these rules and regulations.
ArizonaDrag.com & Solo Entertainment Productions presents
Sunday July 30, 2017
Mr Gay Westcoast USofA
Mr Gay Westcoast USofA at Large
Honoring Mr Gay Westcoast USofA Jason Hollywood
Mr Gay USofA
Desi M. Andrews
Mr Gay USofA at Large
Personal Interview -
Each contestant will be interviewed individually by the judging panel. The purpose of the Personal Interview in the USofA system is to allow the judges some insight into the character of each contestant. During the interview, the judges are also afforded the opportunity to evaluate each contestant's basic qualities, such as intelligence, ability to communicate, attitude, composure, etc. The judges may also gather information about a contestant's professional or personal life. The basic nature of the interview is intended to be casual and relaxed. You should dress as you would for a professional job interview. However, this is not a fashion category.
Club Wear -
In Club Wear, contestants should dress as they would for an exciting night out on the town. You should wear clothing that you would expect to see in a large club in one of the major cities in the USofA. Your Club Wear choice should match your personality, looks and lifestyle. Club Wear should NOT be a costume for stage, but rather what you would wear into the club. Club Wear should be fun and sexy. Club Wear is in between formal clothing and ultra casual looks. A casual chic look that is both laid back and yet dressed up, is appropriate for this category. Contemporary looks are perfect, but a classic cool look (like a crisp white shirt and boot cut dark denim) fit in just as nicely. Wearing layers can also be used.
Club Wear includes a variety of items, including:
Unique and classic dress shirts,
Sexy and trendy tops,
Embellished fabrics with stones or beads,
Metallics or metallic accents,
Out of the ordinary fabrics such as leather,
Funky prints and patterns,
Casual and skinny ties,
Classic, skinny and trendy jeans,
Vests, blazers or casual jackets.
Do wear something that makes you feel confident.
Do choose bright or bold colors that enhance your skin and hair colors.
Do make sure your shoes match the level of formality of your outfit.
Don't dress too sexy.
Don't try out all the trends in one night.
Don't wear sweats.
Don't wear rude or offensive t-shirts.
Remember, this is "pageantry" although outfits that are costumes will not score well.
Talent may be any type of entertainment presentation as long as it does not create any danger or injury to either the contestant or anyone else. No animals or reptiles may be used in your talent presentation. You may not use fire of any kind, water, liquids including paint or glitter in your talent presentation. Talent presentations that contain racial slurs or excessively vulgar, obscene or insulting language should be avoided. The judges will consider the contents of talent presentations when scoring them. Talent presentation is limited to seven (7) minutes in length. Prop setup and tear down time is limited to 5 minutes total. There is no restriction on the number of people who may be involved in the presentation. Music for the talent must be recorded on a CD (track 1) and clearly marked with the contestants name only. Your crown number should be track 2 on your talent CD. No cassettes will be accepted. Contestants are advised to make a backup copy of their talent music and bring it to the contest as a safety precaution.
Remember that the Mr. Gay USofA® Contest does not provide contestants with backstage staff for prop set-up and tear down, although we will assist with your props as much as possible. The backstage staff will not, under any circumstance, be responsible for any damage to props while helping a contestant. Each contestant must secure his own storage of props at all times.