Audience Vote Categories per contest:

Mr. SouthEast LeatherFest, Ms. SouthEast LeatherFest, SouthEast LeatherFest boy and SouthEast Person of Leather

Speed Round/Pop Question/Hot Wear – 

This could be anything from jockstrap for men and corsets for women to torn jeans, full uniforms, cruise attire, or leather. Contestant should dress in whatever they feel makes them look and feel the hottest and sexiest! (Keep in mind the GA nudity laws require a one inch strip up the butt crack, all genitals covered, and women’s aureoles to be covered.)

The contestant will answer a surprise question and word association from the emcee, ranging from fun to serious. The Pop question could be anything from history to something specific about our region. You’ll also be asked to respond to five words by the Emcee. The audience will be assessing how you handle spot questions.

Fantasy Performance – 

This is the contestant’s chance to be creative, have fun, and give the audience more insight into what makes you throb: a leather, S/M, or other fetish fantasy. It can be erotic, political, educational, or funny. Your fantasy does not have to be sexual. Any imaginative scenario with a leather/fetish/kink lifestyle theme is appropriate. If your fantasy is sexual/erotic, please exercise good judgment and remember all activities on stage must be aligned with legal limitations. Creativity and originality is a bonus in this category. Provide your own music, manageable props, etc. Two (2) copies of music are needed burned to a CD or a jump drive. You will have an opportunity to run through your fantasy on either Friday/Saturday afternoon with full sound to get comfortable with the stage. If there are other people involved in your fantasy, they must attend rehearsal with you. Tell the story and add details to make it understandable!

Keep in mind, the more props and people the greater chance that something can go wrong. You and the SELF Stage Crew will only have one minute or so to set up and one minute or so to clean up and be completely off of the stage. The Fantasy Performance must be no longer than three (3) minutes.

Southeast Master/slave

Speed Round/Pop Question/Hot Wear – 

This could be anything from jockstrap for men and corsets for women to torn jeans, full uniforms, cruise attire, or leather. Contestant should dress in whatever they feel makes them look and feel the hottest and sexiest! (Keep in mind the GA nudity laws require a one inch strip up the butt crack, all genitals covered, and women’s aureoles to be covered.)

The contestant will answer a surprise question and word association from the emcee, ranging from fun to serious. The Pop question could be anything from history to something specific about our region. You’ll also be asked to respond to five words by the Emcee. The audience will be assessing how you handle spot questions.

Educational Presentation – 
This is a 20-minute educational presentation. The Master and slave should each speak knowledgably on the topic.  They need to choose a balance that highlights the talents and knowledge of each person. Handouts, audio-visuals, etc. may be used.  There will be a short question and answer period (no more than 5 minutes) from those in the audience.  Judges will observe and not ask questions. There will be a SELF representative (possibly Den Person) who will invite you to begin and close the session. Contestants will be scored on timing, educational content, ability to present accessible knowledge, and audience interaction.

Southeast Bootblack

Speed Round/Pop Question/Hot Wear – 

This could be anything from jockstrap for men and corsets for women to torn jeans, full uniforms, or cruise leather. It could be close to nude or fully encased in leather. Contestant should dress in whatever they feel makes them look and feel the hottest and sexiest while bootblacking! (Keep in mind the GA nudity laws require a one inch strip up the butt crack, all genitals covered, and women’s aureoles to be covered.)

The contestants will be fielding a surprise question and word association from the Emcee, ranging from fun to serious and not necessarily about bootblacking. The pop question could be anything from history to something specific about our region. Contestants will also be asked to respond to five words by the Emcee. The audience will be assessing how they handle spot questions.

Fantasy Performance - 

This is the contestant’s chance to be creative, have fun, and give the audience more insight into what makes you throb: a leather, S/M, or other fetish fantasy. It can be erotic, political, educational, or funny. Your fantasy does not have to be sexual. Any imaginative scenario with a leather/fetish/kink lifestyle theme is appropriate. If your fantasy is sexual/erotic, please exercise good judgment and remember all activities on stage must be aligned with legal limitations. Creativity and originality is a bonus in this category. Provide your own music, manageable props, etc. Two (2) copies of music are needed burned to a CD or a jump drive. You will have an opportunity to run through your fantasy on either Friday/Saturday afternoon with full sound to get comfortable with the stage. If there are other people involved in your fantasy, they must attend rehearsal with you. Tell the story and add details to make it understandable!

Keep in mind, the more props and people the greater chance that something can go wrong. You and the SELF Stage Crew will only have one minute or so to set up and one minute or so to clean up and be completely off of the stage. The Fantasy Performance must be no longer than three (3) minutes.

*PHONE REGISTRATION NOTE - Each registration requires a unique cell phone number to ensure your vote counts!  Your registration MUST be completed online to participate in the audience voting process. People who register on site are not eligible to vote.