Become A Contestant

The producers of San Diego Leather Pride are proud to welcome you as a contestant for 2019. 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 SDLP2019 CONTESTANT APPLICATION (docx format) or SDLP2019 CONTESTANT APPLICATION (pdf format) 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 10, 2019 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 February 20 @ 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 10, 2019 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.

  • Sunday, March 3, 2019
    Contestant meeting
  • Friday, March 15, 2019:
    SDLP2019 Opening Ceremonies
    Contestant Meet & Greet
    All Clubs Night
    The Leather Olympics
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    Pre-Contest Judging Interview (morning)
    San Diego Leather Contest 2019 (evening)
  • Sunday, March 17, 2019
    SDLP 2019 Victory Brunch
    Keynote (morning)

Contestants are asked to put together Auction Baskets to help raise funds. Basket contest will be curated to one main display basket for the Live Auction and subsequent baskets for Table Auction. 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**