The 1st annual World Bear Contest will be held in Lexington, KY on Friday & Saturday, August 24-25, 2018 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa. The contest is open to any gay/bi-sexual/transgendered man or woman over 21 years of age who has won a bear/cub/leather/uniform title within the past 5 years from any state, regional, national, or international event. Applicants from any country are encouraged to compete.