Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, 3:30-6pm
Presented as part of the 2022 Charlotte Pride Festival on the Charlotte Pride Community Stage, presented by Truliant Federal Credit Union
FREE to attend as part of the 2022 Charlotte Pride Festival
Registration is now open for the 2022 Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant
Registration for this year’s Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant is free! We are not charging any registration fees!
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022
About the year’s pageant
This year’s Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, as a component of the 2022 Charlotte Pride Festival, in order to increase community participation, encourage broader community awareness of drag art forms, and broaden exposure of the talented pageant contestants.
The pageant will run from 3:30pm-6pm on the Charlotte Pride Community Stage, presented by Truliant Federal Credit Union.
A tented and ventilated dressing room near the stage will be available.
- Each contestant will have an interview with the judging panel.
- All interviews will take place at the Charlotte Pride offices ahead of the 2022 pageant. Final dates to be confirmed in July 2022.
- The interview will be used to determine finalists for competition if more than three (3) contestants register to compete for a single title.
- Presentation and On-Stage Question
- Theme: “Pride Parade.” This category is intended to allow participants to showcase their creative interpretation of what a “Pride Parade” look means to them.
- On-stage questions will function as a quasi-interview, who will ask questions that pageant winners will likely answer during their reign as a titleholder.
- Any type of talent is acceptable, except those that are illegal or which may cause personal injury to the audience or any other person.
- Talent is limited to four (4) minutes.
Prize Package and Festival/Parade Appearances
Each winning titleholder will receive:
- Crown and sash
- $150 cash prize
Winning titleholders will be entitled to appear on a Charlotte Pride Drag Court float in the Charlotte Pride Parade on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. Winning titleholders will appear for a performance on the Charlotte Pride Main Stage immediately following the parade on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022.
Please see pageant rules and regulations for more details on each category and other requirements.