MR GAY WORLD™ 2020 / 2021 QUESTIONNAIRE RULES AND REGULATIONS / TERMS AND CONDITIONS

MR GAY WORLD™ GENERAL DELEGATE REQUIREMENTS / ELIGIBILITY OF DELEGATES TO PARTICIPATE IN MR GAY WORLD™

Delegates must identify as male and be recognized as such through government issued identification. If it is identified that a delegate was willfully untruthful about their criminal status, he will be permanently removed from eligibility to compete. A delegate who successfully completed felony probation, or whose criminal case is dismissed, will be eligible to enter. Verification of criminal status may be required.

A contestant who is currently in any open/ongoing criminal proceedings for a felony, currently on felony probation, or is currently in retribution for a crime, will be denied entry as a contestant into the MR GAY WORLD™ contest. If the criminal case has been concluded, and he is exonerated by the court, he is eligible again to represent his country as a delegate in a next MR GAY WORLD™ competition. No Porn.

DISQUALIFICATION OF DELEGATES

Violation(s) of any rules and regulations may disqualify the delegate from participation in the MR GAY WORLD™ contest. The Board of Directors for MR GAY WORLD™ reserves the right to disqualify delegates if their actions, or actions of their affiliates are deemed not to be in the best interest of the MR GAY WORLD™ competition. Any filed complaints will be documented and investigated by the MR GAY WORLD™ Board with all appropriate parties.

While every attempt is made to investigate claims against a contestant prior to taking action, if a credible source verifies a claim, especially during the MR GAY WORLD™ competition, a delegate may be disqualified or suspended immediately.

The use of, dispensing of, or selling of any illicit drug will not be tolerated while a delegate is participating in any capacity with the MR GAY WORLD™ organization. Immediate disqualification is immanent for those found to be in violation; this includes anyone associated with the delegate as well.

Producers and delegates are responsible for the behaviour of their associates. Non-compliance will result in disqualification or disciplinary action including point deductions. Any actions deemed disrespectful or demeaning to the MR GAY WORLD™ organization will lead to disqualification or being banned, from a certain period of time, up to indefinitely.

If a MR GAY WORLD™ title holder is suspended by his country, depending on the outcome of the discussion between the Board of Directors of MR GAY WORLD™ and the state holders of the country he represents, will decide if he is removed temporary of permanently from holding any MR GAY WORLD™ title.

1ST AND 2ND RUNNER UP

The delegate chosen as first runner up must be prepared to fulfill the duties of the titleholder, if for any reason the titleholder is unable to fulfill his duty.

The first runner up does not have the right of refusal to be promoted to the titleholder’s position if the opportunity occurs within zero (0) days to six (6) months from the date of the previous MR GAY WORLD™ competition. After that period, the first alternate has the option to accept or deny the opportunity without penalty.

If the first runner up is promoted, it will be endeavored to make the coronation experience meaningful. This includes certain actions such as a dedicated coronation ceremony.

Once the first runner up is crowned as the MR GAY WORLD™ title holder, he assumes all duties and responsibilities of the winner for the remainder of the term.

The 2nd runner up will then become the first runner up and assume the primary supporting role to the MR GAY WORLD™ title holder.

REPUTATION AND PRIVACY CLAUSE

The reputation of any MR GAY WORLD™, past, present, or future is expected to be nothing less than positive. The positive reputation requirement applies to both the onstage persona and offstage persona of the title holders. It is also expected that after the conclusion of the reign, Gay World Pageants (PTY) Ltd reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of the titleholder’s reputation and likewise make a decision about the future involvement of the title holders with MR GAY WORLD™, based on their reputation.

A negative reputation will result in sanctions from the Office of MR GAY WORLD™. A negative reputation of any current MR GAY WORLD™ will not be tolerated and will lead to disciplinary action up to the removal of title and all duties associated there unto with the title holders.

Gay World Pageants (PTY) Ltd shall be notified of all other employment (income streams) opportunities to the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholders. This is to ensure there is no conflict of interest and that no other employment exists that would cast a negative reflection on the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholders.

From time to time, issues will be discussed between Gay World Pageants (PTY) Ltd and the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholders. All conversations should be kept confidential. The MR GAY WORLD™ titleholders shall assess whether certain information should be repeated. However, all comments from The MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder should be made in the best interest of the organization and Gay World Pageants (PTY) Ltd.

After the reign has concluded of the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholders, they agree that information discussed between Gay World Pageants (PTY) Ltd and the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholders will continue to remain confidential. Issues of confidentiality include, but are not limited to, financial situations, behavioural issues and various issues concerning all affiliated, past or present, with the MR GAY WORLD™ contest system.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The MR GAY WORLD™ titleholders shall not enter other competitions of any kind until his reign as MR GAY WORLD™ has concluded. With that the MR GAY WORLD™ title holders are prohibited from stating intentions of entering other competitions until the conclusion of his reign.

The newly crowned MR GAY WORLD™ shall resign from all other titles currently held (outside the MR GAY WORLD™ contest system), unless otherwise approved by Gay World Pageants (PTY) Ltd.

The MR GAY WORLD™ titleholders should not place themselves in any position that would cause controversy on his loyalty to his title. This includes, but not limited to, promoting another system, joining another system’s board or choosing to be an emeritus during his reign, for another system (outside the MR GAY WORLD™ contest system).

OFFICIAL PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS

Within 30 days after being crowned, The MR GAY WORLD™ titleholders should have official promotional photographs taken whereby Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd reserves full rights to deem a certain photograph as the “The Official MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder” photo.

The MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder shall not use any other photos, as promotional photos, unless approved, in advance, by Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd.

Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd shall approve, in advance of the photo session, the photographer used.

All original expenses relating to the cost of reproduction of the official promotional photographs, will be paid by Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd, as Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd and the MR GAY WORLD™ contest will be the “owners” of the copyright to the photos made in photo session.

Subsequently, duplication expenses relative to the official promotional photographs shall be that of the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder and not Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd.

Gay World Pageants (PTY) Ltd will deem, at minimum, two photographs as the official MR GAY WORLD™ photos. For a certain photo to be deemed the official MR GAY WORLD™ photo, the reigning MR GAY WORLD™ must wear the MR GAY WORLD™ Sash in formal wear, unless otherwise approved by Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd. One headshot, head and eyes forward, and one upper body or full body picture will be required. These photos will be used to represent the MR GAY WORLD™ title holders.

Photos presented for consideration shall include both a solid black, white and grey background unless otherwise approved by Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd. Before the photo session occurs, the delegates will consult with MR GAY WORLD™ and Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd to confirm the specific photo requirements. Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd. reserves the right to require a “mid-reign” photo session. If another session is required, it will be at the expense of Gay World Pageants (PTY) Ltd unless the titleholder did not provide ample selections during the first shoot. If there was a lack of photos during original shoot, it will then be the responsibility of the reigning title holder to fund the next session.

For more information, relative to the official photograph/s requirements, please consult the MR GAY WORLD™ office.

Advertisement – The MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder is expected to acquire approval from MR GAY WORLD™ and Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd regarding all forms of advertisement of his character including, but not limited to, website advertisements, interviews and other media or product advertisement.

REVOCATION OF TITLE AND SASH

There will be several opportunities to correct any offense that would deem it necessary to revoke the title of any MR GAY WORLD™ title holder. First, a verbal warning will be issued by the Chairman of the Board of MR GAY WORLD™. Secondly, a warning as an officially typed complaint to the titleholder from the Board of MR GAY WORLD™. Thirdly, a warning will be an official meeting between the Board of MR GAY WORLD™, the Directors Gay World Pageants (PTY) Ltd and the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder.

Both sides will have an opportunity to plead their case. Upon final discussion, the Directors of MR GAY WORLD™, by way of the Chairperson of The Board of MR GAY WORLD™, will send a letter of intent to the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder within seven business days.

It should be noted, that in the event that the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholders title is revoked, he must immediately cease to represent himself as a MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder.

Should the MR GAY WORLD™ Board of Directors deem it necessary to remove the titleholder, the National Office may or may not recognize the said winner of MR GAY WORLD™. Depending on this judgement, the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder, for all intent and purposes, will not be recognized in the recorded history on the MR GAY WORLD™ website or any other publication about the MR GAY WORLD™ contest.

If revocation of the MR GAY WORLD™ title occurs, the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder will be required to reimburse Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd, the entire amount of “prize package money” that had been paid to the MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder for his reign to date.

Additionally, the entire “material prize package” must be reimbursed to Gay World Events (PTY) Ltd.

Reign to date is defined as the time between the moment of coronation and the actual time of title revocation.

“Material prize package” includes the official MR GAY WORLD™ Sash and any other physical prize received as a result of coronation as a MR GAY WORLD™ titleholder.

COMMUNICATION – DELEGATES AND PRODUCERS

All producers and delegates shall have an email address as primary source of communication.

Producers and delegates are required to communicate with the office of MR GAY WORLD™ electronically.

Please inform the office of any changes in your contact details.

Any communication concerns should immediately be brought to the attention of the MR GAY WORLD™ National Office by any producer, delegate, or current titleholder.

MEDIA, PHOTO SHOOTS & TV/MOVIE FILMING

All of the activities, as well as the final competition, will be a online “videotaped” presentation. Delegates must understand that the show will be broadcast, domestically and internationally, in whole or in part, without any limitations, and without any fee to the contestants. All delegates must agree that all the photographs and “videotaped” may be used as seen fit by the organizers.

REHEARSALS/VIDEO FOOTAGE PROVIDED

As the segments will be pre-recorded video segments that will be provided by the delegates, make sure that the video segment for each category that you send, is the final production cut that you want to provide to the organization. As we have to edit the sequences for the online Grand Finales, no replacement footage will be excepted for any segment already submitted to us.

MEDIA, PHOTO SHOOTS & TV/MOVIE FILMING

Many of the activities, as well as the final competition, will be videotaped. Delegates must understand that the show may be broadcast, domestically or internationally, in whole or in part, without any limitations, and without any fee to the contestants.

All delegates must agree that all photographs and video footage may be used by MR GAY WORLD™.

TICKETS FOR THE GRAND FINALE’S

We aim to make the Grand Finale evenings available online on the evening of the Finales. More information will be provided at a later stage.

PAPERWORK AND CONTRACTS

There are Agreements and Contracts to be signed.

The documents should be printed at home, initialed on all the pages and signed in full on the last page of each segment, then scanned and returned to office@mrgayworld.com before 1 September 2021.

Please also send a scanned, endorsed copy of your passport with the above email. NO delegate will be allowed to participate in any event or part of the competition unless the relevant documents are signed and emailed to the MR GAY WORLD™ 2020/2021 team by 1 September 2021.

As all the delegates are remote, each delegate must also complete THE WINNERS (of MR GAY WORLD™ 2020 and MR GAY WORLD™ 2021) agreement (“EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT” – 1 page) beforehand and send back to us. Normally this would be done at the end, but due the online system, this document should also be pre-signed by the delegate and provided back to MR GAY WORLD™ via email to office@mrgayworld.com before 1 September 2021.

There are five (5) agreements on the that must be signed for the correct MR GAY WORLD™ 2020 or MR GAY WORLD™ 2021 competition:

– “WAIVER” – 2 pages

– “RELEASE” – 1 page

– “EXPECTATIONS” – 1 page

– “EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT” – 1 page

– “NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT” – 4 pages (in a separate document)

The documents should be printed at home, initialed on all the pages and signed in full on the last page, then scanned and returned to office@mrgayworld.com before 1 September 2021.

Please also send a scanned, endorsed copy of your passport with the above email. NO delegate will be allowed to participate in any MR GAY WORLD™ event unless the relevant documents are signed and emailed to the MR GAY WORLD™ 2020 and MR GAY WORLD™ 2021 team by 1 September 2021.

Important Note – The WINNER (of MR GAY WORLD™ 2020 and MR GAY WORLD™ 2021) must sign the last agreement (“EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT” – 1 page).

Normally this would be done at the end of the Grand Finale after the winner is announced, but due the online system, this document should also be presigned by all the delegates and provided back to MR GAY WORLD™ via email to office@mrgayworld.com before 1 September 2021.

WAIVER MR GAY WORLD™ 2020

Release of liability, waiver of claims, assumption of risks and indemnity agreement by signing this document you will waive certain legal rights, including the right to sue.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

IN CONSIDERATION FOR BEING GRANTED MEMBERSHIP IN AND FOR ALLOWING ME TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OR ALL EVENTS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES OF MR GAY WORLD™ 2020 I HEREBY WARRANT AND AGREE THAT:

I am familiar with and accept that there is always the risk of serious injury and death resulting from participation in any organized recreational activity particularly those involving modelling, participation in fashion show(s), team building activities and similar activities offered as part of the MR GAY WORLD™. I have satisfied myself, and believe, that I am physically, emotionally, and mentally able to participate in this programme, and that my equipment, if applicable, is appropriate for use in this programme; and I understand that all applicable rules for participation must be followed and that at all times the sole responsibility for personal safety remains with me; and I will immediately remove myself from participation, and notify the nearest official, if at any time I sense or observe any unusual hazard or unsafe condition or if I feel that I have experienced any deterioration in my physical, emotional, or mental fitness, or that of my equipment, or exceeded my comfort level, for continued participation in any event or related activity.

I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE, ALSO ON BEHALF OF MY HEIRS, ASSIGNS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND NEXT OF KIN THAT MY EXECUTION OF THIS DOCUMENT CONSTITUTES:

An unqualified assumption by me of all risks associated with my participation in the any or all of the events and activities of MR GAY WORLD™ even if arising from the negligence or gross negligence, including any compounding or aggravation of injuries caused by negligent rescue operations or procedures, of MR GAY WORLD™, any event organizer, event venue and any and all persons associated therewith or participating therein in any capacity; or

in transportation to and from such events and activities; and

A full and final release and waiver of liability and all claims that I have, or may in the future have, against the MR GAY WORLD™ brand, all associated sponsors and partners, and their respective directors, members, officers, employees, coaches, leaders, contractors, agents and representatives, advertisers, volunteers, others participating in any capacity, (all of whom are collectively referred to as “the Releasees”) from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that I may suffer as a result of my use of or my presence at event facilities, or my participation in any part of, or presence at, any or all of the events and related activities of the Releasees due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence, gross negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any statutory or other duty of care, including any duty of care owed under the relevant occupiers liability act on the part of the Releasees.

An agreement not to sue the Releasees for any loss, injury, costs or damages of any form or type, howsoever caused or arising, and whether directly or indirectly, from my participation in any aspect of the said events and related activities; and

An agreement to indemnify, and to save and hold harmless the Releasees, and each of them, from any litigation expense, legal fees, liability, damage, award or cost, of any form or type whatsoever, they may incur due to any claim made against them or any one of them whether the claim is based on the negligence or the gross negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.

An agreement that this document will be governed by the laws, and in the courts of any other Court which might have jurisdiction.

I agree that should I withdraw or be disqualified, I will have to return all prizes or the value thereof, as well as repay expenses incurred on my behalf as well as damages, which is agreed upon to be a minimum of 5,000.00 EUROS (Five Thousand EUROS) which is to be paid within one calendar month of me withdrawing or being disqualified.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I AM WAIVING CERTAIN SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I AND MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS MAY HAVE AGAINST THE RELEASEES.

RELEASE MR GAY WORLD™ 2020

For valuable consideration received, I hereby grant to MR GAY WORLD™ brand, their representatives and agents the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission in respect of photographic images and/ or moving pictures that (s)he had taken of me individually or in which I may be included with others, to copyright the same, in their own name or otherwise, to use, reuse, publish, edit and republish the same in whole or in part, for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, and trade or any other purpose whatsoever without restriction as to the alteration; and to use my name in connection therewith it (s)he so chooses.

I hereby release and discharge All Photographers and Associates from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of these photographs, including without limitations any and all claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

This authorization and release shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of MR GAY WORLD™ brand, as well as their person(s), representatives and agents.

I am of full legal* age (18+)* and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the foregoing and fully understand the contents thereof. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. If the delegate is under 21 years of age, his parent or legal guardian must sign as witness.

MR GAY WORLD™ 2020 EXPECTATIONS

If you are chosen by the panel of judges to represent the queer community for the next year (2 September 2021 to 2 September 2022) – herein referred to as the “term”) as MR GAY WORLD™ 2020 (herein referred to as “titleholder”), has the following expectations of the titleholder:

Titleholder may need to relinquish his title of the MR GAY WORLD™ 2020 in the event of holding two such titles is in conflict of fulfilling the title-holder’s roles and responsibilities to the organization.

The organization is your exclusive agent for the next term. You will report to the owners of MR GAY WORLD™ organization, for all speaking, interviews, modelling, and public and/or private appearance opportunities as titleholder. The organization will approve all opportunities prior to engagement upon mutual consent from the titleholder. Titleholder must follow and execute legitimate instructions from the organization.

Sponsorship: Titleholder is obligated to use and promote various sponsor products and services for his term.

Contact with any sponsor is only permitted upon express written authorization and/or direction from the organization. Titleholder does not have the authorization to engage new or existing sponsors, however any new sponsorship leads and/or opportunities must be forwarded to the organization for review and action.

Social Networks: As titleholder it is your responsibility to engage various social media including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, blog, and LinkedIn in a professional and respectable behaviour at all times. Social Media sites must be engaged at minimum of three times per week during his term.

Prizing: All prizes, in-kind gifts of services and/or products must be accepted as is. Prizes have no cash value, subject to change and/or replacement at time of awarding such prize(s).

Compensation: The titleholder acknowledges and understands fully that this is a volunteer role. The delegate will always be given the choice to accept or decline opportunities for speaking, modelling, public appearances, etc. with the full understanding that any loss of wages in accepting the opportunity will not be compensated. Some restrictions may apply, all travel and expectations of the event as to what is included will be presented at time of offering. The winner would attend LGBTQ+ events and represent MR GAY WORLD™.

The organizers will not be held responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever related to the competition before or after the competition or for whatever reason. Entrants enter the competition wholly at own risk.

The organization reserves the right to cancel this agreement and remove the titleholder should he bring the organization into disrepute in whatever way, refuses to carry out instructions or do not abide by the rules, stated here and/or stated during and after the competition.

RELEASE MR GAY WORLD™ 2021

For valuable consideration received, I hereby grant to MR GAY WORLD™ brand, their representatives and agents the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission in respect of photographic images and/ or moving pictures that (s)he had taken of me individually or in which I may be included with others, to copyright the same, in their own name or otherwise, to use, reuse, publish, edit and republish the same in whole or in part, for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, and trade or any other purpose whatsoever without restriction as to the alteration; and to use my name in connection therewith it (s)he so chooses.

I hereby release and discharge All Photographers and Associates from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of these photographs, including without limitations any and all claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

This authorization and release shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of MR GAY WORLD™ brand, as well as their person(s), representatives and agents.

I am of full legal* age (18+)* and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the foregoing and fully understand the contents thereof. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. If the delegate is under 21 years of age, his parent or legal guardian as witness.