Become A Contestant

The producers of San Diego Leather Pride are proud to welcome you as a contestant for 2018. A packet of guidelines to facilitate your understanding of the responsibilities for the specific title you seek will be available separately on the website or upon request, by email.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. It contains important information!

Conduct Statement: Due to Public restrictions placed upon us by the San Diego Police Department, we must declare that you will be required to conduct yourselves with the honor befitting of a law-abiding Leather person at all times during this contest process, including conduct, appearance, and public decorum.

Mandatory Responsibilities to Apply as a Contestant:
1.  Complete the UPDATED CONTESTANT APPLICATION in its entirety and submit/email to BOTH:

2. Be sure to read and understand how the contest scoring works on this website. Also, familiarize yourself with the commitments and expectations of the title winners.

3. Registration Form must be filled out and submitted with the following by Sunday February 18, 2018 at noon:

    • $40.00 Non-refundable Registration Fee (You May Pay Online Here)
      (50% off for your “plus one” if you attend “Your Seat at the Table” on January 10 and/or February 12@ 7pm at Pleasures & Treasures.) 
    • Attach an electronic copy of your head shot photo (max. 3″ x 3″, 300dpi, 800×600 pixels or greater- JPG or PNG, color or black & White recent self-portrait, to be submitted for judges’ review.)
    • Attach an electronic copy of the front of your driver’s license or government-issued ID, clearly showing proof of your age. You may cross out the ID number for privacy.

Applications will be accepted through Sunday February 18, 2018 at Noon. Email your completed application to both and

Your attendance as a contestant is required at the following events and you MUST report in to the contestant handler and be dismissed by the contestant handler. Once your application is received, you will be notified of the times and locations for the following events.

  • Contestant meeting – Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • All Clubs Night/The Leather Olympics – Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • SD Leather Pride Opening Ceremonies/Contestant Meet & Greet, Friday, March 16, 2018
  • The Pre-Contest Judging Interview – Morning of Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • San Diego Leather Contest 2018 – Evening of Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • San Diego Leather Pride Victory Brunch and Keynote – Morning of Sunday, March 18, 2018

Contestants are asked to put together Auction Baskets to help raise funds. There is a minimum of two (2) baskets per contestant. Start collecting now! You will not be judged on the amount of money you raise during your auction. However, this is your opportunity to show some of the skills required of our Titleholders: public speaking, raising money, talking about yourself and your community, etcMore information about auction baskets will be given once a prospective contestant’s registration and completed application have been received.


**This is NOT the contestant application**