Each year, a leatherwoman is chosen to represent the Sacramento area alternative sex positive community (Leather/Kink/BDSM) as Ms Sacramento Leather. The Ms Sacramento Leather Contest is open to persons regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, as long as Contestant is comfortable representing the Ms Title for the year. The Ms Sacramento Leather Contest is a women’s title and each Contestant must self-identify as part of the women’s leather community and must be willing to represent the title of Ms Sacramento Leather during their title year.
Ms Sacramento Leather provides representation, outreach, service and education to the Sacramento Valley Area leather, fetish, and kink communities. Ms Sacramento Leather may elect to compete for a regional or international title following their local title year, or focus solely on service within the local community.
• Resident of Northern California, willing and able to represent the Sacramento Valley.
• 21 years of age or over.
• Must attend all Ms Sacramento Leather events listed on the Contestant Agreement.
• Must provide one basket of items to be auctioned at the contest in support of the Ms Sacramento Leather Titleholder Fund.
• Contestants for the Ms Sacramento Leather contest must provide all of the information requested no later than September 1st.
The five judges are members of the leather/fetish/kink community whom we feel represent the ideals and character traits that we would like to see in our titleholder. They exhibit the sense of citizenship, community work ethic, and independent character that we feel makes a judge with the ability to select a strong titleholder.
Each judge will give each contestant a score up to the maximum amount in each category. These scores will then be averaged together to form the final score in each category. Final category scores for each contestant will be added together and the individual with the highest total will be declared “Ms Sacramento Leather.”
On-Stage Introduction (Scored as part of Public Image): Contestants will have a maximum of 90 seconds to introduce themselves on stage during the Meet and Greet on Friday evening.
Interview – 25 points: Contestants will be interviewed by the judging panel prior to the on-stage portion of the contest. These interviews will be open to the public. Contestants will be judged on their ability to think on their feet, their knowledge of leather lifestyle-related, and how they respond to the questions asked of them. The appropriate dress for this section is “street legal” leather/fetish/kink wear.
Presentation – 20 points: Following the interviews, Contestants will give a 10-minute presentation on the leather topic of their choice, followed by a 5-minute audience Q&A on the presentation topic only. Judges will only ask questions if there are no questions from the audience.
Pop Question & Hot Wear – 10 points: Contestants will demonstrate their ability to think on their feet by answering a Pop Question on stage. Questions will be submitted by the Contest staff. The appropriate dress for this section is your sexy best bar/cruise wear.
Speech & Formal Leather Image – 20 points: Contestants will present a speech (2 minutes maximum) on a topic of their choice related to the Leather/Fetish/Kink community. Contestants will be judged on the delivery of their speech as well as on their formal wear. The appropriate dress for this section is what you would wear to a formal leather/fetish/kink dinner or event.
Fantasy – 15 points: Each contestant will be given 5 minutes to perform a fantasy on stage. Contestants will be scored on the creativity they use in the fantasy and how well they engage the audience.
Public Image – 10 points: Contestants will be observed and judged throughout the contest events on how they interact with the judges and the public, how they carry themselves, and how they will represent the Ms Sacramento Leather title.