Categories for the Midwest Mr, Ms, and Mx Olympus Leather Contest currently include: Interview, Fantasy, Fetish Image, Stage Presence and Speech.


The Interview will consist of a question/answer period with a panel of seven judges which may/may not include an alternate/eighth judge. The Interview will last approximately 15 minutes on the morning of the staged contest.


The Fantasy will be a staged erotic production of 4-5 minutes by each contestant. (Note: should you win; International rules state "The allotted fantasy time limit will be no longer than 4 minutes. Stage crew will REQUIRE a time limit of 60 seconds for setting up and 60 seconds for tear down. This means a TOTAL OF 6 minutes from set-up to tear down.") This Fantasy does not have to be an SM fantasy, but must be descriptive of and/or based on, at least one fetish. Each contestant is responsible for their own props. Fantasies must be done in accordance with Federal, State, and County laws, within the limits of the contest venue, and any insurance policy guidelines. Props must be cleared off the stage within two minutes of the end of each fantasy. (stage crew will be provided for this task). No wax, oils, or sprays leaving residue, slipperiness, or discoloration on the stage may be used. If any liquids are used a tarp covering the whole area beneath the fantasy must be used to protect the stage from damage and to make the change for the next fantasy expedient. Contestants must supply their own background music and sound in CD or Mp3 format. The content of each fantasy must be cleared with the contest production manager before rehearsal begins. No surprises please! Each contestant is permitted two performers to participate. These performers will be admitted to the contest venue at no charge but must purchase their own ticket to the educational event and Brunch.

Overall Leather/Fetish Image

Overall Leather/Fetish Image is how one demonstrates his/her concern for the entire Leather/SM/Fetish community, during the weekend. Overall Image includes interactions with judges, other contestants, VIPs, and the general public during the contest weekend. This starts Friday when the contestants arrive and continues until the staged portion of the Midwest Mr, Ms, and Mx Olympus Leather Contest ends.

Stage Presence/Pop Questions

Stage Presence includes appearances on stage and how the contestant answers a light/humorous question and one serious question asked them by the emcee(s). The questions will be created in advance by the Midwest Mr., Ms, and Mx Olympus Leather Judges and will be drawn by lot by each contestant as they appear on stage. Every effort will be made to ensure that the questions are equally relevant and thought provoking to provide a fair balance.


Each contestant will give a 2 minute speech during the Saturday night onstage part of the contest. It can be an introduction (but should NOT be your Bio), an explanation of platform or a stance on something the contestant feels passionate about.


The Midwest Mr., Ms, and Mx Olympus Leather Contest will use Olympic Scoring with the highest and lowest scores not being counted. We will have a seven person judging panel. An alternate or eighth judge may be utilized should the need arise, but only 7 consistent sets of numbers will be counted for each contestant. Judges’ score cards will be collected and tallied at the end of each segment of the contest. A score of 70 percent of the total points available must be accrued to be eligible to win. The winners will be announced on stage at the end of the contest. In the event of a tie, the interview scores will be used to determine the winner. If a tie still remains, the Fetish Image will determine the winner. The third tie breaker will utilize the Fantasy scores.

The point values for each of the categories is thus:

Interview = 200 points possible
Fantasy = 100 points possible
Overall Image = 100 points possible 
Stage Presence/Pop Questions = 100 points possible.
Speech = 100 points possible

Maximum points of 600 per judge possible.

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