Categories and Scoring

The Mr., Ms and MX West Coast Olympus Leather judging panel will consist of 7 judges and will use olympic scoring.

If a judge becomes incapacitated at any point, all of his/her scores will be discarded. It is at the sole discretion of the producers to determine if a judge is able to carry out his/her duties.

A minimum score for any category is one. Zero scores will not be permitted.

Categories for the Mr., Ms and Mx. West Coast Olympus Leather Contest are Interview, Speech, Formal Leather Image, Fantasy, Social Interaction, Serious Question, and Comical Question.

Social Interaction (100 Points)

Social interaction begins with the Meet and Greet and concludes with the last category of the contest completed. It is important that the West Coast Olympus titleholders represent the title in an appropriate manner. Social interaction includes how a contestant conducts him/herself, interacts with others, presents a leather image, and dresses appropriately according to the image they are representing. Contestants should be confident, self-assured, and able to engage in conversations with the judges, their fellow contestants, and the public.

Score sheets for this category must be handed to the Tally Master after the last category of the contest Saturday night.

Interview (175 Points)

The interviews will take place Saturday afternoon in the interview room with the group of judges, these are not open to the public.

The contestants will receive a copy of the judges’ score sheets.

Comical Question (50 Points)

These will be written in advance by the judges and will not be disclosed to the contestants in advance since the contestants will be judged on their spontaneous answers. This segment of the contest will take place during the introduction of the contestants.

Serious Question (50 Points)

 These will be written in advance by the judges and will not be disclosed to the contestants in advance since the contestants will be judged on their spontaneous answers. This segment of the contest will take place during the introduction of the contestants.

Speech and Formal Leather Image--Maximum 90 seconds (75 Points)

Judges will take the formal leather attire, content of the speech, and manner of presentation into consideration during this portion of the contest.

Fantasy (150 points)

Contestants are encouraged to present their creative sexual/fetish fantasies given their own individual fetish interests. The allotted time limit for the fantasy will be no longer than 4 minutes with an additional limit of 1 minute for set up and 1 minute for tear down. There will be no complete nudity permitted during the fantasy scenes and all contestants must be ‘bar legal’ as required by the City of San Diego. No stage props will be supplied. There is no limit to the number of participants however, currently International Olympus will only allow for 2 participants.  Please take this into consideration. 

Tie Breakers

The West Coast Olympus Leather judging panel will consist of 7 judges and will utilize Olympic scoring style. In

the Olympic Scoring system, the highest and lowest of the judge’s scores will be discarded in each scoring

category and the remaining scores will be totaled. The contestant whose aggregate score is highest will be

declared the winner. When there are more than two contestants in any category (Mr., Ms or Mx) the

contestant whose score is second highest will be declared as the runner-up.

 

In the event there is a tie between Contestants of a category the non-Olympic scoring will be used to determine the winners.

In the unlikely event of a tie score between two or more Contestants with non-Olympic scoring, the Contestant with the highest interview score will win.

If there is a tie in the interview category, the Contestant with the highest non-Olympic score in the speech category will win.

If there is a tie in the speech category, the Contestant with the highest non-Olympic score in the social interaction category will win.

In the event that one Contestant for a single title competing, said Contestant must obtain a minimum 75% of the potential score.

In the event that NO Contestant achieves 70% of the score for a particular title, no title shall be awarded for that year. The reigning titleholder will be offered the opportunity to continue or step-down.

Conduct

If a judge or any official becomes aware of any fraternization during the contest, including private meetings, sexual activity, or scene play, between a contestant and a judge, coordinator, tally master, emcee, judges’ assistant or anyone else who might be perceived as prejudicial to the outcome of the contest, he/she must make the producers aware of this. The producers have the right, at their discretion, to disqualify any involved parties.

Judges should not discuss contestants with each other, any official associated with the contest, any contestant, their friends, family members, or the producers until the conclusion of the contest. The only exception would be if a judge has a specific reason to make a situation known about a contestant to the producers or other judges. If this occurs, the judge will discuss the matter privately with the producers who will make a determination regarding disclosure to the other judges.

Eligibility Requirements

All contestants for the finals of the West Coast Mr., Ms and Mx. Olympus Leather Contest must meet the following requirements:

Consent and Identification

Each contestant must be at least 21 years of age. Contestants will be required to sign a model release and provide photocopies of a government issued photo identification of themselves with their entry form.

Participants in the fantasies will be required to model release and provide photocopies of a government issued photo identification of themselves.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is $25.00.

Travel Fund

Each contestant agrees to donate a basket of items to be auctioned off during the contest. The proceedings will benefit the winners’ travel fund. The travel fund will be split 80% to contestants travel fund and 20% to contest. The auction will take place on Saturday evening during the contest.

Residency

Contestants must compete in the region in which they live. West Coast Olympus includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

Title Year

The title year is defined as beginning when the winners are announced, and will continue until the next West Coast Olympus Leather Contest.

Expectations of the Winners

Each winner agrees to represent West Coast Olympus Leather during the full year of their title. Winners are required to attend the following year’s West Coast Olympus Leather Contest, and make a step down speech. The Winners are encouraged to organize fundraisers during their title year, to replenish the travel fund and for a charity of their choosing. Each winner agrees to represent as a contestant an the International Olympus Leather Contest.

Should the current winner not be able to fulfill his or her duties as current titleholder, the runner up or previous year’s titleholder will be offered the opportunity to step in and complete any unfulfilled obligations at the discretion of the West Coast Olympus Leather Producer..

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