Ms. Mr. Mx. Pageant Registration

Award Categories

Ms. Capital City Pride 2023 – The only requirement for this category is that you must be female presenting, regardless of gender identity.

Mr. Capital City Pride 2023 – The only requirement for this category is that you must be male presenting, regardless of gender identity.

Mx. Capital City Pride 2023 – The only requirement for this category is that you must stay true to yourself. If you don’t fit into one of the two categories listed above, you fit in right here!

Category Descriptions

ALL = All contestants (Ms., Mr., Mx.)
Ms./Mr./Mx. = Specific title category

Presentation – Pride Wear (ALL) – 25 Points

  • Pride wear is something that should represent YOU (personality, looks & lifestyle). Presentation shouldn’t be a ‘costume for the stage’, but rather what you would wear to a pride celebration at a major city throughout the US. Something between ultra casual and formal. A casual chic look that is both laid back and yet dressed up, is appropriate for this category. Contemporary and modern looks are perfect, too.
  • There will be NO music submission for this category.

Formal Wear / Evening Gown (Ms.) – 25 Points

  • Evening Gown
  • No comparative
  • There will be NO music submission for this category

Formal Wear / Evening Gown (Mr.) – 25 Points

  • Formal Wear
  • No comparative
  • There will be NO music submission for this category

Formal Wear / Evening Gown (Mx.) – 25 Points

  • Formal Wear OR Evening Gown
    • A formal outfit that best represents you!
  • No comparative
  • There will be NO music submission for this category

On Stage Question (ALL) – 12 Points

  • On Stage Question will immediately follow Formal Wear / Evening Gown, there will be NO comparative for this category.
  • The purpose of this category is to give the judges more insight into you and your character. During on stage questions the judges will be afforded to judge the basic qualities of each contestant, individual (such as intelligence, ability to communicate, attitude, composer, etc.).
  • Questions will potentially be regarding; community, knowledge of self, Capital City Pride history, and personal future plans.
  • There will be NO questions regarding politics, race, or religion.
  • It is okay to be vulnerable and open during this category.
  • There will be NO music submission for this category.

Talent (ALL) – 50 Points

  • Talent may be any type of entertainment presentation as long as it does not create any danger or injury to either the contestant(s) or anyone else. No animals or reptiles may be used in your talent presentation.
  • You may not use fire of any kind, liquids, or glitter in your talent presentation.
  • Talent presentations that contain racial slurs or excessively vulgar, obscene or insulting language should be avoided. The judges will consider the contents of the talent presentation when scoring them.
  • Talent presentation is limited to six (6) minutes in length.
  • Prop setup and tear down is limited to four (4) minutes total. (i.e. if it takes you 2 minutes to setup, you are allotted the remainder of the 4 minutes to tear down after your presentation). There is no restriction on the number of people who may be involved in the talent presentation.
  • Contestants are advised to make a backup copy of their talent music and bring it to the contest as a safety precaution.
  • Music MUST be submitted no later than 5:00 PM CST on Sunday, June 2nd, 2023.
    • Any music that is submitted past this time is subject to five (5) administrative point deductions in 30 minute increments.

Capital City Pride does not provide contestants with backstage staff for prop set-up and tear down, although we will assist with your props as much as possible. The backstage staff will not, under any circumstances, be responsible for any damage to props while helping a contestant. Each contestant must secure their own storage of props at all times. Please reach out to the venue if you are in need of storage of a large prop.

Questions or Concerns?