Pride Pageant 2021

Thanks for your interest in taking part in this year’s Capital Pride Pageant on August 25, 2021 — we’re looking forward to reviewing applications! Before you submit your application, please read the following information carefully and then proceed to our Pride Pageant application form to enter your information.

We’re looking for the region’s best drag performers to compete in the 2021 Capital Pride Pageant for the titles of Mr., Ms., and Mx. Capital Pride! The mission of the Capital Pride Pageant is to foster talent within the National Capital region by selecting 3 representatives for the festival who have mastered their craft and are active and engaged in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Application Deadline: June 25th, 2021

Successful applicants will receive an honorarium to help offset their expenses. Judging will be based on a total point accumulation system. Capital Pride will supply all of the official scoring documents.

If you have any questions please email: [email protected]

An honorarium is provided for participating!



Pageant Titleholder Mandate & Contract

As Ms./Mr./Mx. Capital Pride I will be expected to assist with the planning for the Pageant the following year as a promoter and prepare a step down number.

In addition to the above mentioned benchmark, I agree to hold the title of Ms./Mr./Mx. Capital Pride, the Capital Pride Organization, and all partners in the highest esteem. While representing the title, Capital Pride Pageant titleholders must agree to the following while representing their title:

Titleholders will present themselves professionally at all times while representing the title and while wearing the Capital Pride Sashes and Crowns (both onstage and off-stage).
Titleholders may be requested to attend and/or participate in a variety of community events and to make regular appearances in support of Capital Pride and other Community Organizations.
Titleholders may not compete consecutive years and must wait until someone else has held the title for a full year to be eligible to enter again.


Capital Pride Royalty

Mr. Capital Pride 2020- Ben Dover

Mr. Capital Pride performers identify as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and are portraying a male gender expression throughout the entire night of the pageant.

Ms. Capital Pride 2020- Icesis Couture

Ms. Capital Pride performers identify as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and are portraying a female gender expression throughout the entire night of the pageant

MX. Capital Pride 2020- Eve Anne Jellicle

Mx. Capital Pride performers are not required to identify with the gender binary nor are they asked to portray a specified gender expression. Instead, they are encouraged to present themselves and perform the way they feel most comfortable.