CONTESTANT REQUIREMENTS

Competing can be stressful.  We’ve put together a Contestant Recap List of Requirements to help you be sure you have completed all your required tasks to have a successful competition.

  1. Read all information regarding the contest at http://www.worldbearweekend.com.
  2. Submit your contestant application no later than July 31, 2018.
  3. Prepare your wardrobe for the following contest categories:
    • Title Wear
    • Beach Wear
    • Fantasy Wear
    • Formal Wear
  4. Each contestant is required to prepare a raffle basket for our MegaRaffle that will be taking place throughout the weekend.  A portion of the monies raised from the MegaRaffle ticket sales will be applied to the winners’ travel fund for the next year.
    • The contestant with the highest number of tickets/ticket sales will receive a free event pass for the next annual event.
  5. All contestants should prepare a 90-second acceptance speech to recite to the audience in the event you are a chosen as a title winner.  The speech should focus on your goals and how you plan to promote yourself in your new title.  Only the top (5) winners’ speeches will be delivered to the audience.
  6. Contestants must arrive & check-in by 6:00pm on Thursday, August 23, 2018 and attend the Contestant Orientation to select the order in which you will be presented on-stage, and learn final details regarding the logistics of the contest.
  7. Contestants must attend all events on the Mandatory Requirements list.
  8. Contestants should not knowingly fraternize with any judge prior to the announcement of the winners on Saturday evening.
  9. Contestants should make every effort to attend all photo shoots.
  10. Below are the expectations for our winners of the World Bear Contest:
    • Go back to your home city or country with your head held high knowing you just won the top honor in the bear/pup/bootblack communities.
    • Cooperate with event/contest sponsors to help promote YOU, as well as the event/contest.
    • Attend as many events in your area/country that financially fit into your travel budget.  Coordinate with the World Bear Weekend event chairman to get reimbursements up to your spending limit.
    • We politely request that all winners refrain from competing for any other titles during your reigning title year. This is, after all, a WORLD title. We want you to wear it proudly, and represent us & yourself with the utmost pride.
    • Make every effort to return to the next World Bear Weekend to step down & pass on your title to the next generation of title holders.