2018 Nashville Pride Pageant Appliction

There is a prepaid entry fee of $50.00. This discounted entry fee will only be accepted until Sunday, May 13, 2018.  After May 13 entry fees will be collected on the night of the pageant Sunday, June 10, 2018 for $80.00.

If you have any questions feel free to contact

Michael Brown (michael@rmichaelb.me)

 

Stage Name *
Stage Name
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Phone Number *
Phone Number
In which category are you competing? *
Limited to one person
My talent performance will be *
Are props used/set up required? *
All dancers and backstage dresser must pay admission.
5 min max
I understand the following. *
I understand the following All decision of the Pride Pageant 2018 judges and staff are final and binding.   Contestants judged to be impaired and/or intoxicated may be removed from Pageant competition by Nashville Pride at any time.   Participation in the Pageant is voluntary and Nashville Pride, Inc and Play Dance Bar are not responsible for any and all liability which may be incurred by participation or competition in the Pageant. Nashville Pride reserves the right to make any decisions concerning any matter not covered by these rules. Only the contestant is granted free entry to the bar. All dancers and helpers must pay a cover charge.
I have read and understand the Official Rules & Regulations below. *

Official Rules & Regulations

 

Contestants will be judged in the following categories:

  • Creative Presentation (400 points)

  • Evening Gown/Formal Wear (400 points)

  • Talent (600 points)

Judging will be on the total accumulated point system.  The Person with the highest talent score will break ties.

Nashville Pride does not discriminate against entertainers with silicone and hormone use. The use of silicone and/or hormones will not be considered by any judge in scoring contestants.

All music must be on a flash drive or high quality CD, clearly labeled, with the contestants name and title of song. It is strongly suggested that additional copies of the CD be immediately available in the event that the original becomes unusable. All music must be on a flash drive or CD in the following order.   1 presentation, 2 talent, and 3 crowning number. At crowning the Mr. will perform 1st and the Miss will perform 2nd.

Creative Presentation

  • There is a three (3) minute limit

  • There is NO set-up time for props.

  • Contestant will present themselves to audience and judges in a Themed Presentation

  • THEME:  PRIDE THROUGH THE DECADES

  • Costume should be how pride was in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and so on.  

  • It must include at least one Pride flag color.  

  • Using the microphone on stage, the contestant must state their

    • Name

    • Contestant number

    • The decade they selected

    • Why their costume represents pride from that decade

  • Props may be used but no set up is allowed.  

  • Contestants will provide their own music for this category and can either lip sync, model with their costume or both.

  • Contestants will be judged on their costume by

    • Creativity

    • Fit

    • Ability to model costume

    • Speaking ability

    • Music selection

    • Overall effectiveness of presentation and introduction.

Evening Gown/Formal Wear

  • Each contestant will be judged one at a time in a full-length evening gown for Miss contestants and formal wear for Mr. contestants.

  • It may be of any color, style, and fashion.

  • Contestants will be judged

    • Gown/Formal wear selection

    • Fit

    • Hair & Makeup

    • Accessories

    • Poise

    • Modeling ability

    • General appearance.

  • Music will be provided for this category.

 

Talent

  • This category is timed

    • Two(2) mins limit for prop set-up

    • Five(5) mins for talent performance

    • Two(2) mins for prop tear-down

  • There will be a 1 point per judge deduction for time infractions

  • Each contestant will be judged in a Talent selection of their choice.

  • Any type of talent is acceptable except those that may cause injury to themself, the audience, or any other person.

  • Contestants will be judged on:

    • Talent Ability (lip-sync, dance, live vocal, etc)

    • Entertainment Value

    • Costuming and Makeup

    • Sound Quality

    • Effectiveness of Props and dancers, if used.

    • Remember, if you put props and/or dancers on the stage with you, they will be judged as well.

  • NO  Glitter, NO Confetti, NO Fire, and NO Water may be used, NO exceptions

Prize Package

  • $450 Total Prize package    

  • $300 cash (½ night of pageant and ½ at step down)

  • $50 Gift certificate from Performance Studio

  • Two(2) $50 booking at Play on College night

Disqualifications and/or Point Deductions

  • Music must not contain any racial slurs and will result in disqualification

  • Absolutely no nudity is allowed and will result in disqualification

  • The use or dispensing of any illegal substance will not be tolerated while any contestant is participating in the pageant. Immediate disqualification and ejection from the premises will occur for anyone breaking this rule.

  • Excessive consumption of Alcoholic Beverages by the contestant, helpers, or dancers will also result in disqualification.

  • Any contestant not in the appointed place at the appointed time (i.e. contestant check-in, start of pageant, etc.) will have a one point per judge deduction.

  • Any contestant, dancer, or helper who is caught in the act of stealing or tampering with another person's property will be ejected from the premises and will cause immediate disqualification of said contestant.

I understand the following

  • All decision of the Pride Pageant 2018 judges and staff are final and binding.  

  • Contestants judged to be impaired and/or intoxicated may be removed from Pageant competition by Nashville Pride at any time.  

  • Participation in the Pageant is voluntary and Nashville Pride, Inc and Play Dance Bar are not responsible for any and all liability which may be incurred by participation or competition in the Pageant.

  • Nashville Pride reserves the right to make any decisions concerning any matter not covered by these rules.

  • Only the contestant is granted free entry to the bar. All dancers and helpers must pay a cover charge.