In celebration of the diversity, individuality, and pride within the LGBT community, Montreal is launching its second annual global campaign in search of the “Queer of the Year!” Participants from around the world can enter to boast this illustrious title and compete to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes!
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 June 17, Montreal wants you to visit their official website and submit an application explaining why you should be the rightful owner of the crown. People will be judged on the following five criteria: personality, community involvement, sex appeal, healthy lifestyle, and talent! Finalists will be chosen by Tourism Montreal representatives to be interviewed and answer open-ended-questions.
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The top five finalists will be selected to visit Montreal for an expenses-paid week during Montreal Pride (August 7-15) 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. The competition will be strong, so participants should rally Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and family and friends to vote for them.
At the end of Pride Week (August 15), 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, $5,000, and a Montréal getaway! The four other finalists will receive $1,000.