Women's International Leather Legacy (WILL)

Requirements

  1. Contestant must self-identify as female, defined as either born female or a transgender female that has been living as a woman 24/7, and be at least 21 years of age by the date of the contest.
  2. The contest is open to all contestants who meet the criteria in #1 above, regardless of geographic location or citizenship.
  3. The titleholder must be willing, and able to travel to a minimum of 4 events or leather/BDSM group meetings to present on a topic relevant to Women’s leather history and/or to conduct an interview(s).
  4. The titleholder is also strongly encouraged to attend more events than defined in #3 above, as well as to seek out every opportunity to speak to the importance of preserving leather women's leather history, rather than just appearing as a titleholder.
  5. During her title year, the titleholder may accept additional monetary support from groups, event sponsors or individuals to cover travel expenses, and may raise additional money to cover travel expenses through fundraising activities.
  6. During her title year (from August 2019 – August 2020), the titleholder may not receive or accept any fees/payment or funds/funding beyond those necessary for actual travel expenses for conducting interviews or repreesenting the WILL title. This does not prevent the titleholder from engaging in fundraising activities for charities or for the Women's International Leather Legacy title.
  7. The titleholder will be required to submit a quarterly report of her activities in support of the title. In addition, a quarterly final financial report is to be submitted to the contest Owner and shall include any/all money received as the result of fundraising activities, as well as, how the travel fund was used to defray travel expenses.
  8. Should the current titleholder be unable to fulfill the requirements and/or obligations of the title, who and in what manner the title will be represented for the remainder of that year shall be at the sole discretion of the Owner and Producers of the Women's International Leather Legacy Title, and will be based on contestant ranking by the judges, at the time of the yearly contest.
  9. If the titleholder is unable to carry out the requirements of the title, or for any reason be unable to fulfill her obligations for her title year, then any and all unspent travel funds will be returned, along with a financial accounting of funds that have been spent to date, to the Owner of the Women's International Leather Legacy title.
  10. If, in the opinion of the Owner and Producers of the Women's International Leather Legacy title, the titleholder fails to substantially comply with meeting and/or fulfilling the obligations of the title, then, as the sole Owner and Producers of the Women's International Leather Legacy title, the Owner of said title reserves the right to recall the title from the current titleholder.

Scoring

An Olympic scoring system will be used. This system requires a minimum of seven judges. The judges will score the contestants by individual category. The highest and lowest scores for each category will be dropped, and the remaining five scores will be totaled to get the final score for each category.

The final tally will be the cumulative scores for each individual category.

In the event of a tie between two or more contestants, the scores will be recalculated using the highest and lowest scores that were previously omitted. The winner will then be determined by the highest score overall.

A contestant must receive a final overall score equal to 70% of the total possible points in all categories. A perfect overall score would be 2500; in order to win the title, a contestant would need to garner a total of 1875 points or higher.

During the course of the Contest, if a judge is unable to carry out his or her duties and is unable to score all contestants in all categories, that judge’s score will be omitted and the Olympic scoring system (again, omitting the highest and lowest scores) will be used to calculate the scores from the six remaining judges.


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