International Mr. Leather

Scoring System

Preliminary Judging

There are nine judges and two tally masters.

Preliminary Interview: 60% of preliminary score.

One score (0 to 120 - whole numbers only) given from each judge to each contestant.

After each group of contestants the score sheets are collected. Scores are tallied as follows:

  1. Drop High and Low score for each contestant.
  2. Add remaining 7 scores to result in Preliminary Interview Score. (0 to 840)
  3. Review for accuracy.
  4. Retain Final Preliminary Interview Score for later use.

"Pecs and Personality"- Stage Presence and Personality: 40% of preliminary score.

One score (0 to 80 - whole numbers only) given from each judge to each contestant.

After each group of contestants the score sheets are collected. Scores are tallied as follows:

  1. Drop High and Low score for each contestant.
  2. Add remaining 7 scores to result in "Pecs and Personality" Stage Presence Score. (0 to 560)
  3. Review for accuracy.
  4. Retain Final Pecs and Stage Presence Score for later use.

Computation and Determination of Top 20 Finalists

  1. Combine the Final Preliminary Interview Score and the Final Pecs and Stage Presence Score to arrive at 100% of the Final Preliminary Judging Score (0 to 1400).
  2. Review for accuracy.
  3. The 20 highest Final Preliminary Judging contestant scores will be announced as finalists at the Sunday contest event.

In the event of a tie for 20th place - refer to Procedure for the Elimination of Ties - Preliminary Judging.

IML Contest Judging

There are nine judges and two tally masters.

No scores from Preliminary Judging are carried forward.

The judges score each finalist three separate times: leather image (0 to 40), presentation skills (0-40), and physical appearance (0-20) for a combined total of 0 to 100 per finalist.

After all finalists have been introduced, each judge writes down one score (0 to 40 - whole numbers only) for each finalist's Leather Image. The tallymasters collect the Leather Image score sheets.

During the first group of finalists giving their speech, each judge writes down one score (0 to 40 - whole numbers only) for each finalist's presentation skills. Judges keep these score sheets until both groups of finalists have presented their speech.

After all finalists have appeared for the Physical Image section, each judge writes down one score (0 to 20 - whole numbers only) for each finalist's physical appearance. The tallymasters collect the Physical Image score sheets.

During the second group of finalists giving their speech, each judge writes down one score (0 to 40 - whole numbers only) for each finalist's presentation skills. The tally masters collect all the presentation skills score sheets.

The tallymasters proceed as follows:

  1. Place all Leather Image scores (0 to 40) from each judge for each finalist into the spreadsheet.
  2. Place all Physical Appearance scores (0 to 20) from each judge for each finalist into the spreadsheet.
  3. Place all Presentation Skills scores (0 to 40) from each judge for each finalist into the spreadsheet.
  4. Total each judge's three scores (0 to 100) for each finalist.
  5. Eliminate the high and the low total judge's scores for each finalist.
  6. Add the remaining 7 scores for Total Combined Final Score (0 to 700)
  7. Review for accuracy.
  8. Put the name of the highest scoring finalist in a sealed envelope marked WINNER
  9. Put the name of the 2nd highest scoring finalist in a sealed envelope marked 1ST RUNNER UP
  10. Put the name of the 3rd highest scoring finalist in a sealed envelope marked 2ND RUNNER UP

In the event of a tie at any placing (Winner, First or Second Runner-Up), refer to Procedure for the Elimination of Ties - IML Contest Judging.

Procedure for Elimination of Ties

Preliminary Judging

Tie for 20th place

  1. Add back the high and low scores for the Preliminary Interview for each of the tied contestants - (scores should now be between 0-900)
  2. Add back the high and low scores for the Pecs and Stage Presence event for each of the tied contestants - (scores should now be between 0-900)
  3. Combine the re-calculated scores for each of the tied contestants (totals should be from 0 - 1800)
  4. Review for accuracy
  5. The new scores are compared and the highest score receives the Finalist position.

In the event that the tie remains unbroken after the above steps, each judge (9 judges) will receive a list (by name and contestant number) of the remaining tied contestants and must select one (1) contestant ONLY.

Votes will be tallied and the contestant with the highest number of votes receives the Finalist position.

Final Judging

Tie at Winner position:

  1. Add back the high and low combined total scores for the IML Contest Judging for each of the tied contestants (scores should now be between 0-900)
  2. Review for accuracy.
  3. The re-calculated score for each of the tied contestants is compared and the highest combined score receives the IML title.
  4. The second highest re-calculated combined score receives the 1st Runner-Up title
  5. Referring back to the Total Final Scores - the next highest combined untied score receives the title of 2nd Runner-Up.

In the event that the tie remains unbroken after the above steps, each judge (9 judges) will receive a list (by name and contestant number) of the remaining tied contestants and must select one (1) contestant ONLY.

Votes will be tallied and the contestant with the highest number of votes receives the title of International Mr.Leather. The other contestant receives the First Runner-up title.

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