Contest to Find The Queer of the Year!

Come out, Come out,
wherever your are!

It’s time to tell your story. In celebration of the diversity, individuality and pride within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Montreal is launching a global campaign in search of the “Queer of the Year!”

How can you stand out from the crowd?

Whether you’re a do-gooder, a diva, the average guy next door, a girl just out of the closet or anywhere in between, from now through July 15, Montreal wants you to visit Queer of the Year  and show the world that you have what it takes!

Participants are required to enter a one-minute video and submit applications explaining why they would be a perfect contestant. People will be judged on the following 5 criteria: personality, community involvement, sex appeal, healthy lifestyle and yes, even talent! The competition will be strong, so participants should rally Facebook friends, Twitter followers and family to vote for them.

The Final Five turn it out in Montreal!

The top 20 participants with the most public votes on July 15th will then be interviewed by a panel of judges.  From that group, five finalists will be selected to visit Montreal for an expenses-paid week during Montreal Pride (August 9-16), where they’ll explore one of the most LGBT-friendly cities on Earth and compete in a variety of challenges and activities. Ready to strut, smile and show what they’ve got, the finalists will be in the company of a film crew capturing all of the excitement. Website viewers will then be able to keep up with the action and vote for their favorite contestants. At each day’s challenge, judges will attribute points based on specific criteria.

All cheer for “Queer of the Year!”

At the end of Pride Week, the finalist with the most public votes, combined with most points from the judges, will win the ultimate title of QUEER OF THE YEAR, a chance to take part in the Pride parade, and enjoy the Montreal VIP treatment on Monday August 16. Valued at approximately $4,000 CAD, the Montreal VIP treatment includes:
Designer shopping spree with a personal stylist
Spa pampering package
Montreal gourmet dining experience.


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