Mister Leather Europe Contest

Mister Leather Europe Contest

2018 Guidelines

 

  1. Generalities

 

  1. In application of the ECMC AGM 2017 decision, the Mister Leather Europe Contest held in 2018 will award the title of Mister Leather Europe 2019.
  2. The contestant must be at least 18 years old on the day of the contest (13th October 2018) and meet the minimum age requirements of his country of residence.

 

  1. Participation in the contest is reserved to male contestants that meet one of the following conditions:
    1. The contestant is the titleholder of a contest organised by an ECMC club
    2. The contestant is the titleholder of a contest organised by a club that is not yet a full member of the ECMC (would-be applicant, applicant or provisional member)
    3. The contestant is the titleholder of a contest organised by a recognised and ECMC-friendly European leather business

 

An ECMC club, an organization or a business can be represented in the contest by one contestant only.

 

  1. The contestant must be a member of a full or provisional member club of the ECMC.

 

  1. With his application to the Mister Leather Europe Contest 2018, the contestant must send a picture of himself wearing the sash of his current title. He must at the same time authorise ASMF and the ECMC to use that image for the websites and for promotional purposes of the event.

 

  1. The contest will be presented in English. If a contestant needs an English-speaking interpreter or a sign language translator, he must organize the translation by himself.

 

  1. The application fee amounts 95 Euros (contestant full package) that must be paid upon registration to the contest and at the latest one fortnight before the event. The registration and payment deadline is 1st October, 2018.

 

Applications received after 1st October 2018 will be accepted at the sole discretion of ASMF.

 

  1. During the week-end, the contestant will bear the travelling costs and the costs of his accommodation as well as the costs of his participation to other events.

 

  1. All the contestants of the Mister Leather Europe Contest 2018 authorise ASMF and the ECMC to use their original official picture and all the pictures taken during the contest to be used with their names (or nicknames) on the ASMF and ECMC websites and in press releases for newspapers, newsletters and magazines. This implies that all pictures and statements of the contestants will be used for free and under ASMF authorisation and that the contestants will renounce any rights on such use.

 

 

  1. Application to the Contest and the Contest

 

  1. The pre-judging with individual interviews for the contest will start on Friday 12th October 2018 at 15:00 / 3:00 PM at a closed venue accessible for candidates & judges only. It ends at 18:30 / 6:30 PM at least. All contestant must be present as from the beginning of the pre-judging.

 

  1. During the pre-judging each contestant will be interviewed by the judges in English during a maximum of 10 minutes

 

If a contestant needs an English-speaking interpreter or a sign language translator, he must organize the translation by himself.

 

  1. During the evening event, a drawing of order of the contestants will be organized. This will give the order for the public presentation of the contestants during the public session of the Contest. All contestants and jury members are requested for this event starting on Friday 12th October 2018 at 19:00 / 7:00 PM

 

  1. The rehearsals for the contest will start on Saturday 13th October 2018 at 14:00 / 2:00 PM. The contestant must be present as from the beginning of the rehearsals.

 

  1. The public accessible event to elect Mister Leather Europe 2018 will take place on Saturday 13th October 2018 at 22:00 / 10:00 PM.

 

  1. The contestant will be interviewed in English during a maximum 3 minutes

 

If a contestant needs an English-speaking interpreter or a sign language translator, he must organize the translation by himself.

 

  1. After the interview round, each contestant will have between 2 and 4 minutes to present an act of his own. All necessary material must be brought by the contestant, any supporting actors for the act will be required to purchase access to the event at the regular price.

 

  1. Life performances (e.g. speech or singing) are compulsory. Dubbed singing or recorded speeches are not allowed. Sexually explicit performances or performances not following safe sex practices will not be allowed. Full nudity is not allowed.

 

  1. The contestants must remain available throughout the whole week-end, including the farewell brunch on Sunday, regardless of the outcome of the contest.

 

 

  • Judging

 

  1. The Mister Leather Europe Contest result is obtained by the addition of scores of ranking resulting from the points given by the jury on one side and from the public ballot on the other side. In case of equality of two values, the score of the jury will be incremented by one, giving precedence of the score of the jury.

 

  1. The score of ranking for 15 contestants is the following:

Jury:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
99 49 24 12 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Public:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
75 50 33 22 14 9 6 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

 

  1. This method used by the ASMF for the French national Contest and based on international rules guarantee that the result:
  • Is independent of the number of people voting,
  • Eliminates the mismatch of standard deviation between public ballot and jury’s notes,
  • Give the precedence of the decision to the jury.

 

  1. The jury is composed by the judges invited at the sole discretion of the organizing club of the ECMC Annual General Meeting, i.e. ASMF.

 

  1. Mister Leather Europe 2017, the ECMC Secretary and the Presidents of each club physically present at the ECMC AGM will be invited to be judges in the Jury. A President of a club can delegate his role as a judge to another person of his own club only. The judges will be invited immediately as jury members after registration of their club for the ECMC AGM.

 

  1. By doing this, ASMF would like to involve all ECMC clubs present at the AGM in Paris in the election of our new Mister Leather 2019 and indicate that the winner will be genuinely the person chosen by the ECMC clubs to represent the title.

 

  1. The jury is assisted by two tally masters, named because of their independence and righteousness. They handle the regularity of the contest procedures and progress and the result calculation.

 

  1. The judging will take place in two rounds.
    The first round of individual pre-judging will take place on Friday 12th October 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 (3:00 PM to 6:00PM) at a closed venue accessible for candidates & judges only.
    The second round of judging will take place on Saturday 13th October 2018 during the public Mr Leather Europe 2018 election event.

 

  1. During pre-judging interviews, each jury member will have to give each contestant three notes corresponding to the following judgement criteria:
Criteria of judgment Note ranking
Knowledge of the community 0 to 25
Motivation, personality, commitment 0 to 25
Titleholder plans 0 to 25

At the end of the pre-judging session, the tally masters will collect all given noting material from the jury. The collected notes are definitive and will be recorded and kept by the tally masters pending further steps of the contest.

 

  1. During the public session the jury members will give a 4th note (0 to 25 points) to each contestant according to his public performance. The tally masters will collect the last notes from all jury members after public session and before the public voting process begins.

 

  1. All persons attending the contest hall will receive a voting bulletin. After the public presentation of the candidates, the voting bulletins will be collected and counted by the tally masters assisted by two persons of the audience to record the number of votes for each contestant as well as the number of invalid votes if any. This will constitute the public ballot.

 

  1. The tally masters will process to the computing of all results according to the present rules. Each contestant must have 4 notes and one public ballot. The tally masters will have the charge of the final result announcement.

 

  1. Prize and Prize money

 

The Winner of the Contest will receive the title of Mister Leather Europe 2019 that he will bear for a period of maximum one year, ending with the election of Mister Leather Europe 2020 or at the date of the organization of the 2019 ECMC Annual General Meeting if the contest is not organized in 2019.

 

Mister Leather Europe 2019 will be able to represent his title at International Mister Leather (IML) contest held in May 2019 in Chicago USA. Neither ASMF nor the ECMC will bear any cost associated with his participation at IML.

 

The contestant arriving at the second place will bear the title of 1st Runner-up. The contestant arriving at the third place will bear the title of 2nd Runner-up. There will be no other ranking for the contest.

 

If the titleholder of Mister Leather Europe 2019 resigns or is no longer able to assume his duties, the title can be transferred neither to the 1st or 2nd Runner-up nor to a previous titleholder. In this case, the title will be vacant until the election of Mister Leather Europe 2020.

 

It is at the discretion of the club or business supporting the contestant that wins the title of Mister Leather Europe 2019 to bear any or all costs of travelling and representation of its contestant.

 

ASMF assumes no responsibility in financing the costs of travelling and representation of Mister Leather Europe 2019.

 

At the sole discretion of the Annual General Meeting of the ECMC, a travel wallet will be determined for the new titleholder to help him visiting ECMC clubs during their respective ECMC events of 2019. The amount of the travel wallet and the conditions will be approved at the AGM and will be announced during the contest.

 

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