2017 Applications

The Competition

Applications open: October 1st, 2016 12AM PT. Applications close November 30th, 2016 midnight PT. We have extended application due to a medical emergency in the production staff.

Hollywood Burlesque Festival will be awarding the following titles at the 2017 festival:

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  • Miss Hollywood Burlesque – Los Angeles area local performers only
  • Mr. Hollywood Burlesque – Los Angeles area local performers only
  • Miss Starlet Burlesque – performers from outside of the Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Mr. Leading Man Burlesque – performers from outside of the Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Most Classic Performer – open to all performers
  • Most Comedic Performer – open to all performers
  • Most Erotic Performer – open to all performers
  • Hollywood Burlesque Chorus Line – dance performances duo/trio/troupes
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    Friday Night Showcase opportunities are available as well.


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  • Judges will rate performers on (depending on category) showmanship, skill, glamour, classic/neo-classic style, personality, comedy, sensuality, eroticism, grace, costume, and dance.
  • Each title will be awarded to the highest scoring performer in that category. If there is only one performer in a category, no award will be given
  • Applications open October 1st, 2016 at 12AM PST and close November 30th, 2016 at 12AM PST. Contestants will be notified by email with 15 days of close of application.
  • Application fee is $20.(A portion of the application fee s donated to BHOF.)
  • No music over 5 minutes.
  • No nudity. Pasties and g-string are required as minimum costume pieces.
  • NO FIRE, aerial, or pole, due to venue limitations.
  • You may submit as many times as you like, but you will only be allowed to compete in any category once. We suggest you submit your strongest act.
  • You may be compete in both a solo and a group act. You may not compete in one category more than once.
  • Age Requirement: 21
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    Tickets and Compensation for Performers

    Please note there is no monitary compensation or guests for performers. Each performer invited to perform on Friday or Saturday will be offered a ticket for the night they are not performing (Friday/Saturday). All performers will receive gift bags.

    If you are chosen to participate in HBQFest, you cannot perform your festival act within 30 miles of the Mayflower Club in Los Angeles, California, 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after HBF. HBF staff are unable to accommodate requests to perform on a different night from the night for which a performer is selected.

    Want to Apply?

    Submit your $20 application fee here:

    (Thirty-five cents of your application fee will be donated to the BurlesqueHall of Fame.)

    Once you have paid your application fee, you will be required to input your Purchase name (legal name), Attendee as name (Stage name), and confirmation number to the application.

    Fill out this application & make your payment. Good Luck!

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    Residents of Greater Los Angeles Area only quality for Miss/Mr Hollywood Burlesque. Not sure if you qualify for Queen/King or out of town titles? Check here.

    Still Have Questions?

    Email: hollywoodburlesquefestival@gmail.com

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