Calling all Drag Queens, Kings and in-between!
You want to be involved with the Gananoque 1000 Islands Pride, Inc. We are
looking for Drag Queens, Drag Kings and in-between to compete in our Annual
Festival. You must reside within 160 km radius of Gananoque, Ontario, or your
hometown is within 160 km of Gananoque, Ont..
Deadline to apply is midnight May 28th, 2021
No fee to apply.
Great prizes for all winners
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1000 Islands Pride Pageant Contract
Rules and Regulations
1000 Islands Pride, Inc is a live event.
To be eligible to enter the pageant for Mx. 1000 Islands
Pride Inc., or Ms. 1000 Islands Pride, Inc, or
Mr. 1000 Islands Pride, Inc., a contestant must be at least
19 years of age; live within 100 miles (160 km of Gananoque, Ontario; or
his/her hometown is within 100 miles (160 km) radius of Gananoque, Ontario.
You must also identify yourself as a member of LGBTQ2+ community and Allies.
Definition of 100 Miles Radius of Gananoque, Ontario
Contestant must reside or have their hometown within 100 miles or 160 km
radius of Gananoque, Ontario. The radius is defined as follow:
East: includes Brockville, Ontario; Prescott, Ontario;
Morrisburg, Ontario; Cornwall, Ontario; Ogdensburg, N.Y.; and Governeur,
West: includes Colborne, Ontario; Madoc, Ontario;
Belleville, Ontario; Quinte West, Ontario; Picton, Ontario; Kingston,
Ontario; Napanee, Ontario; Trenton, Ontario and Campbellford, Ontario
North: includes Sharbot Lake, Ontario; Kaladar, Ontario;
Cloyne, Ontario; Marmora, Ontario; Madoc, Ontario; Almonte, Ontario; Smith
Falls, Ontario; Carleton Place, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; and Arnprior,
South: includes Adams, N.Y.; Watertown, N.Y.; Boonville, N.Y.; Adams, N.Y.;
Syracuse, N.Y. and Parish, N.Y.
Mr. 1000 Islands Pride
Mr. 1000 Islands Pride, Inc. – A performer who identifies herself as a woman
gender of the LGBTQ2+ community and Allies and who portrays a male gender
expression throughout the entire night of the pageant.
Ms. 1000 Islands Pride
Ms. 1000 Islands Pride, Inc.- A performer who identifies himself as a man
gender of the LGBTQ2+ community and Allies and who portrays a female gender
expression throughout the entire night of the pageant.
Mx. 1000 Islands Pride
Mx. 1000 Islands Pride, Inc. – A performer who is not required to identify
with the gender binary nor are they asked to portray a specified gender
expression. Instead, they are encouraged to present themselves and perform the
way they feel most comfortable.
Dates of Pageant and Coronation
The live pageant will be held on Friday July 10th, 2021 at at
Gananoque Inn and Spa, 550 Stone Street South, Gananoque, Ontario.
All eligible applicant(s)/contestant(s) who received an invitation from 1000
Islands Pride, Inc will be required to present themselves at the Gananoque Inn
and Spa no later than 6:00 p.m. on Friday July 10, 2021 and
meet in at the Chart Room. Failure to attend this event or
being late, may result in your being disqualification from the pageant.
The live show will start at 8 p.m.
How to enter the Pageant
In order to participate in the pageant, a contestant will submit a small video
if possible, of a previous performance. The pageant and coronation will be
live and will be held at the Gananoque Inn and Spa, 550 Stone Street South,
Gananoque, On. on Friday July 10, 2021. All candidate (s) should submit a
picture of him/herself with the application. Contestant should email the photo
and the small video with their application to
firstname.lastname@example.org or by
mail to 1000 Islands Pride, Inc. P.O. Box 345 Gananoque, Gananoque, Ont. K7G
2T8 and must be postmarked by midnight on May 28th, 2021.
Judging will be conducted by an impartial judging panel selected by 1000
Islands Pride, Inc.
No performer can hold the title of Mr., Ms. or Mx. 1000 Islands Pride, Inc.
for more than 2 consecutive years. Winners of these titles may compete after
another performer has held the title for one (1) year.
Judging will be as follows:
- Lip sync or live songs (3): 30 points
- Make up and appearance: 30 points
- Evening wear: 15 points
- Response to a question from the judging panel: 15 points
- The public vote: 10 points
There is no registration fee to enter this competition.
The use of or the dispensing of any illegal substance will not be tolerated
and will be grounds for immediate removal from the pageant.
Consumption of alcohol is limited to 2 drinks. The consumption of cannabis
or any other substance prior to or during the coronation ceremony will
result in removal from the competition if the contestant is deemed
Any contestant whose actions or comments are deemed demeaning or are deemed
as offensive, such as racist, homophobic, transphobic or misogynist etc. to
the title of Mr., Ms. or Mx. 1000 Islands Pride, Inc or to anyone else, will
be disqualified and immediately removed from the premises. 1000 Islands
Pride, Inc does not tolerate any demeaning or racist comments from anyone.
All contestants are required to remain at the coronation venue during the
All contestants must agree to follow the standards of conduct for
Contestants and Titleholders.
All contestants for the title of Mr., Ms. and Mx. 1000 Islands Pride, Inc.
must be willing to fulfill the Titleholder Mandate and, the runner-up must
be willing to take over the responsibilities should the titleholder be
unable, for any reason, to complete their reign.
Please note that any breach in these regulations will result in your
immediate disqualification from the pageant.