The World Bear Contest scoring method and contestant finalist process is very straight-forward.  We will have (5) judges from all over the country on-site to observe all contestants’ interactions with the crowd throughout the weekend, and note how the well each contestant presents himself/herself in raffle ticket sales, on-stage presence, interviews, etc.  Below is a summary of the scoring process:

  • Title Wear Category (20% of Overall Score)
  • Judges Interviews (20% of Overall Score)
  • Fantasy Wear Category (20% of Overall Score)
  • On-Stage Question (15% of Overall Score)
  • Formal Wear Category (25% of Overall Score)

Contestants who have a national or international title will have an additional (5) points added to their score.

Depending on the number of contestants competing, we may implement a “Top 5 per Category” elimination round after 60% of the scores have been tabulated.  All contestants should prepare wardrobe changes for ALL categories, however only the finalists will proceed to the final Formal Wear category.

In the event of a tie, we will use the contestants’ raffle ticket sales tallies to determine a winner.  The contestant with the highest amount of raffle ticket sales will be awarded (1) additional point to break the tie.