CONTEST

The North American Bear Contest is open to any resident of the United States, Mexico or Canada. All contestants must be bar/state/regional bear title holders within the last (5) years.  Contests who were named “First Runner Up” in their local/state/bar contests are also eligible to participate if the winner from that year’s contest does not wish to participate in the event*.  Contestants must be 21 years of age by the contest date.

NOTE: Contestants for the North American Pet *and* Mama Bear titles are exempt from the “previous title” requirement in 2024.

CONTESTANTS’ REGISTRATION IS FREE* (with the submission of a raffle basket).

 

 

IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Bear
  • Mama Bear
  • Cub
  • Pet

PRIZE PACKAGE FOR EACH OF THE TITLES ABOVE:

  • $500 Cash
  • Free VIP Pass to next year’s NAB Weekend event
  • Custom Sash to wear during your title year (donated by Wolftstryker Leather)
  • Custom leather patch to keep (donated by Wolfstryker Leather)
  • Custom leather vest (donated by Wolfstryker Leather)
  • Medallion & holder (donated by Wolfstryker Leather)
  • $500 credit with Dirty South Leather
  • $150 credit with Torso Menswear

CATEGORY/WARDROBE CHANGES DURING CONTEST

  • Then & Now Look (inspired look from your high school days)
  • Theme Wear (Mean Girls-inspired outfit)
  • Fantasy Wear (a 4-minute skit/scene is required)
  • Title Wear or Pet Wear (during your Speech)
  • Also: some contestants prepare “looks” for raffle ticket sales and a special outfit for the Judges’ Interview.  If you are representing a title, consider wearing your sash, vest, medallion, etc during one of these times. Not a requirement, but plan your suitcases accordingly.
Note:  No genitalia can be shown.  Display of butt cheeks is permitted, & jocks are allowed!  Females may only show their nipples/breasts in the ballroom during the contests (not in the hallways).

Application deadline is January 15, 2024.