Format
Categories for the Midwest Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather Contest are Interview, Fantasy, Fetish Image and Stage Presence.
 
Interview

The Interview will consist of a question/answer period with a panel of seven judges .
The Interview will last approximately 15 minutes on the morning of the staged contest.

Fantasy

The Fantasy will be a staged erotic production of 5-7 minutes by each contestant.
This Fantasy does not have to be an SM fantasy, but must be descriptive of, or based on, at least one fetish.

Overall Fetish Image

Fetish Image is how one demonstrates his/her concern for the entire Leather/SM/Fetish community, during the weekend. Fetish 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. and Ms Olympus Leather Contest begins.
 
Stage Presence

Stage Presence includes an appearance on stage where each contestant will be asked a question, serious or humorous, by the emcee(s). The questions will be created in advance by the contest judges and producers and will be drawn by lot on stage during the contest by each contestant. Every effort will be made to ensure that the questions are equally relevant and thought provoking to provide a fair balance.

Speech 

Each contestant will give a 2 minute speech during the Saturday night onstage part of the contest.

Judging

The Midwest Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather Contest will use Olympic Scoring with the highest and lowest scores not being counted. We will have a seven person judging panel. 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.
 
Scoring

The point values for each of the four categories is thus:

Interview = 200 points possible
Fantasy = 100 points possible
Fetish Image = 100 points possible and
Stage Presence = 100 points possible.
Speech = 100 points possible

Maximum points of 600 per judge possible

It  is not necessary for judges to give scores in increments of five. They may give one contestant a 77 and another 78. Scores need not be rounded off in increments of five. Each judge can determine this on their own.