Miss Gay Texas State Pageant System

Pageant and Contestant Rules: 

(Applicable for local and State Pageants)

1. All contestants must be male and have reached the legal age of twenty-one (21).. Proof of age, such as a driver's license and/or state issued identification card, birth certificate, passport, etc., must be provided to the promoter or member of the BOD of the pageant, if requested. If for any reason the promoter or BOD finds cause to investigate the age of the contestant, reasonable measures will be taken for the investigation to ensure that the contestant meets the minimum age requirement. If no validation is found, the contestant will be disqualified.

2. The Miss Gay Texas State Pageant System does not allow breast implants, hormone enhanced breasts, cosmetic or body enhancing implants below the neck.

3. The use of any illegal drugs or the dispensing of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated. Should any activity occur the individual will be immediately dismissed and any “state title” may be removed by action of the Executive BOD. Any two (2) Executive Board Members may take action on behalf of the board in its entirety.

4. Excessive use of alcohol to the point of perceived “public intoxication” or any inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated.. The first offense will be a face to face warning. Any two (2) Executive Board Members may take action on behalf of the board in its entirety. Any further offenses will be handled on a case by case basis with reprimand executed by the BOD up to and including removal of title.

5. Any contestant caught in the act of stealing and/or causing damage to another contestant’s property will be immediately disqualified and removed from the pageant location. Anyone, including contestants, who cause a disturbance of any kind during a preliminary pageant or at the Miss Gay Texas State Pageant may be disqualified from the preliminary or State Pageant and could be banned from all future events. We expect all contestants and their affiliates to behave in a professional manner. Any two (2) Executive Board Members may take action on behalf of the board in its entirety

6. Smoking, food or drink will not be permitted in the pageant dressing areas.

7. Anyone, including, but not limited to contestants, assistants, dancers, etc caught badgering or belittling any contestant, any judge, any member of the Miss Gay Texas State Pageant System or any affiliates may be immediately disqualified.

8. A contestant cannot run for an At Large Preliminary and then switch to State at the State Pageant. What you choose to compete for in a preliminary will be the title you will compete in at the State Pageant

9. Judging will be based on a total points-accumulated system. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the highest talent score. If there is a tie in the talent scores, the tie must be broken by an onstage question involving the top 5 contestants.

10. Contestants will be judged in the following categories: Personal Interview, Formal Evening Wear, On Stage Question & Answer and Talent.

11. Presentation and Theme will be determined each year by the current Titleholders and each contestant is encouraged to participate. If for any reason the contestant does not want to participate, additional formal evening wear may be substituted at the time of presentation.

12. Talent will be limited to eleven minutes, to include setup and tear down of any props. If a contestant exceeds the total time limit of eleven minutes, administrative penalty points will be deducted from their total score.

13. Any type of talent presentation is acceptable except those that may cause injury to contestants or others, or offensive content. (Direct any questions to current reigning titleholders.) NO PYROTECHNICS are permitted (fire, flashpots, flaming batons, etc.). The use of real or authentic-looking weapons is prohibited. Liquids of any nature are prohibited. Any containers used must be dry. Any containers that have labels related to “Alcohol” must be cleared through the facility owner prior to entrance. This relates to TABC rules. All items used in any act must be cleaned up immediately or administrative points will be deducted from the overall score.

14. Contestants are to wear their competition evening gown for the crowning ceremony and prelim crownings.

15. Each contestant will be permitted one (1) assistant in the dressing area at any given time and will be required to have a pageant issued badge. Only one assistant may be admitted at no charge all other dressers, dancers, talent performers, etc must pay the door admittance fee

16. All Winners MUST compete at Miss Gay Texas State Pageant. 1st Alternates are expected to compete in the State Pageant, unless they receive an exception from the BOD. However, any Winner who does not compete at Miss Gay Texas State Pageant may be banned from the System for one (1) year and will not be permitted to be involved in any Miss Gay Texas State Pageant functions or preliminary pageant held during the year, at the discretion of the BOD. All prizes including, but not limited to, cash, crowns, awards, etc. must be returned to the promoter.

17. As a 1st Alternate, if you choose to compete in another prelim pageant you will forfeit your 1st alternate status.

18. The Miss Gay Texas State Pageant Systems is not responsible for any agreement between the promoter and contestant.

19. The current reigning Miss Gay Texas State and State At Large winner may not hold or seek other titles during the reigning period. The current reigning winners of the Miss Gay Texas State and State At Large pageant will be permitted to run in the Miss FFI pageant each year after step down, if they so choose to.

20. Any social media advertising the pageant must be submitted to the BOD and the Social Media Director for approval PRIOR to use. Contestants may raise funds towards their quest for State Crown, but they are encouraged to include all coverage with the social media director.
Administrative Point Deductions

25 points Smoking in the dressing room

25 points Drinking or eating in the dressing room

25 points More than one dresser in the dressing room

50 points Failure to clean up stage

25 points (per category) For lineup tardiness including Check-In (Saturday and Sunday), Presentation, Evening Wear, On-stage Question, Personal Interview and Talent all at specified times.

75 points Talent Time Violation


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