SOUTHERN MARYLAND TATTOO EXPOThe Southern Maryland Tattoo Expo will bring body artists and vendors from all over the country together with thousands of art lovers, to share in the excitement in the one-of-a-kind atmosphere of the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata, Maryland. View Artists
2019 SOMD TATTOO EXPO PIN UP RULES
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION AND PHOTOS. APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT ONLINE BEFORE September 1 at Midnight, 2019.
‘SOMD TATTOO EXPO’ Pinup Girl Contest Information, Rules & Regulations
Must be 18 years or older to participate. Each entry will be considered by SOMD TATTOO EXPO for approval. First 50 to apply will be considered. 12 Finalists will be chosen to contend day of the show on October 5th, at Charles County Fairgrounds. SOMD TATTOO EXPO reserves the right to choose who the 12 finalists will be. The 12 finalists will receive detailed information once they have been chosen. All Applicants will be notified by September 1st. Filling out this application does not guarantee a spot in the contest. Contest will be held on the Saturday, October 5th. Contestants are to provide their own attire (bring an additional outfit in case of the need to change), hair and make-up. Each contestant will be announced to the stage by their “stage name” and the contestant will then introduce herself, one fun fact about herself and be asked one question relative to the “pin-up” era. One First Place, Second Place and Third Place Winner will be chosen based on a panel of four judges (two male and two female). Judging will be done in three categories. The first being “Attire”, the second being “Personality” and the third being “Crowd Response”. The First Place winner of the contest will be given the opportunity to return as the announcer for the ‘SOMD TATTOO EXPO’ Pinup Girl Contest the following year. Award money and winner recognition will be given on stage following the contest. All participants agree to be accessible immediately after the contest for additional photo shoots. $30 entry fee is due upon registration
Appropriate Attire and Conduct:
This is to be a classy pinup girl contest. No bathing suits/lingerie permitted. All contestants are to be dressed modestly. Traditional 1940’s,1950’s, 1960’s style dress is encouraged. (i.e. Pencil skirts and Circa 50’s dresses), and period, themed vintage outfits are also ok. This does not mean a slutty so-and-so costume from the Halloween store! No nudity, string bikinis or thongs allowed. This is a family event. All outfits must be approved by SOMD TATTOO EXPO on the day of the contest prior to the contest start. Acceptable props: gloves, glasses, hats, jewelry, small signs, parasols/umbrellas, small handheld items; all others must be pre-approved. Live animals are not allowed. SOMD TATTOO EXPO reserves the right to have any contestant change into an alternate outfit (provided by the contestant) for any reason. Contestants must conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. SOMD TATTOO EXPO reserves the right to remove any finalist from the contest who is performing any objectionable act which is, in the opinion of SOMD TATTOO EXPO, detracting from the dignity and integrity of the contest and/or event. No vulgar language or excessive alcoholic consumption will be tolerated. Removal from contest or awards ceremony will result in the loss of any and all prizes.