Will you be our Surprise Judge in 2018?
To be a surprise judge, you must be pre-registered. Don’t miss out- register now and tell us you're interested in judging SELF 23!
Have you ever sat in the audience of a title contest mentally scoring the contestants? Have you ever watched a panel of judges and thought, "I could be up there!" Well, now is your chance to go straight to the top, no networking required.
SELF is bringing back the opportunity this year, where you (yes, you) could be on the judging panel! This is not a gimmicky advertisement; we, the producer and board members of SELF, have had in-depth discussions about how to make our contest more interactive and inclusive of all attendees. From the inception of this program in 2014, we heard you loved it.
We believe that your opinion about our contestants should have a voice, and we trust in our SELF community enough to open up this opportunity to everyone. One of you will be sitting on our panel of highly recognized and experienced judges at SELF 23!
What Will it Be Like?
You will have the same perks, responsibilities, and opportunities as all the judges on our panel. You will sit with our other judges during the contest, and be introduced to the SELF audience as our 'surprise' judge. Your scoring will be included with the same weight as each judge. Be prepared to immerse yourself as a full participant on our panel, and keep the same schedule as our judges, including contest nights, meetings, and contestant interviews. Please see this sample judge's schedule:
Sample Judge's Schedule:
Judge's Orientation (afternoon meeting)
- 3:30PM – 5:00PM, Spring: Master/slave Contestant Presentations
- 10:30AM – 5:00PM, Patio: Bootblack contestant hours (check in several times to see contestants)
- 8:00PM, Contest Part 1
- 9:30AM, Spring: Contestant interviews
- 9:30AM1:30PM – 4:30PM, Patio: Bootblack contestant hours (check in several times to see contestants)
- 7:00PM, RM 101: Step Down Reception
- 8:00PM, Contest Part II (please arrive by 7:45PM)
How Do I Enter?
Enter our You Be the Judge! contest when you pre-register for SELF on our webiste. There will be an opportunity to enter the drawing during the pre-registration process.
How is the Judge Chosen?
Our surprise judge will be picked at random as soon as online registration closes from the pre-registered attendees who indicate they would like to be a surprise judge. The judge will be contacted and provided a schedule. Judge must be ready to make initial meeting of judges on Thursday. If first picked judge cannot make the meeting, a second judge will be picked. Judge to be announced on May 21st and contacted via email/telephone call. (Dates may vary if registration is extended!) If Judge does not confirm by May. 22nd, a second judge will be picked. SELF will email and call to notify winner.
Anything Else I Need to Know?
This position as a SELF judge will be limited to the dates of SELF 23 only, June 14-17, 2018. No monetary compensation will be provided - contest Judge is not a paid position. Judge must adhere to all regulations of the judge's handbook and SELF guidelines. SELF reserves the right to dismiss the individual from this position if rules and regulations are not complied with fully.
You Be the Judge!
Dragon was raised by his WWII fighter-pilot father with many of the principles that would shape the Leather movement, but is a relative newcomer to the Lifestyle where he was happy to find there was a community and word for those who share his core beliefs. He has been slowly building his poly Leather household, Caer na’Drac, in the Northwest Georgia hills near Chattanooga. He is a proponent of the idea of the mission-driven Household and has taken the lessons learned from decades as a teacher in the neo-Pagan community together with his love of history to create a Neo-Edwardian model for his House, rather like a kinky Downton Abbey. He is currently attending Adler University with the openly declared purpose of using his Master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology to help him be a better administrator for a future shelter for victims of domestic abuse in the BDSM lifestyle.
slave krissy has come into the Leather Community by way of her participation in MAsT:Nashville which she has attended faithfully since its inception in 2011. She first served as secretary and for the past 3 years as Co Director helping to develop the Chapter and continuing to offer a valuable educational resource to the Middle Tennessee Community. She lead efforts to bring in exciting and informative speakers such as Leather title holders and M/s Title holders, which have provided her community with outstanding educational opportunities.
In 2009, he was a founding member of the Legion of Sin Motorcycle Club, the only LGBT Non-Gender Orientation specific MC in California, holding the position of Vice-President until November 2013 and now currently Treasurer.