All contests are FREE for Contestants and Spectators Alike!

 

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Strut your stuff and put your best foot forward in the Big River Steampunk Costume Contests!

 

There will be TWO Costume Contests held on Saturday, Aug. 31st and Sunday, Sept. 1st.  Entry is FREE to all contestants!

 

Contestants will be asked to fill out a short registration card just prior to the start of each contest. Each contestant will attend the Preliminary Round judging by "walking the red carpet" for the paparazzi that are sure to gather for photo taking, then appear before our distinguished panel of judges on the special stage located on the 300 block of Main Street. Twelve finalists will be chosen and each will receive one of the highly coveted "Official 2019 Costume Contest Finalist" badges.

 

Finalists will then appear on the Main Street Stage for the Costume Contest Finals where an overall winner will be chosen. Each day's winner  will receive a "Best In Show" Medal and $100 in Big River Fun Money, sponsored by Mississippi Marketplace at 217 N. Main Street. Fun money may be redeemed at any of our merchant's booths along The Great Midway or at the Big River Steampunk Festival information booth for tickets or Festival merchandise.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Contestants may participate in both contests IF they have a different costume to showcase each day.

Please only enter one contest for each costume!

 

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Costume Ideas

 

There will be twelve finalists and one "Best In Show" winner named each day!

 

Registration is required -- Registration cards will be made available after 10:00am each morning before that day's contest begins. Cards will be available at the Big River Steampunk Festival Information Booth, the Hannibal History Museum, and the Main Street Stage.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  By registering to participate in the Costume Contest you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Big River Steampunk Festival Competition Rules.  The Festival producers  retain the right to use any contestant's image for the sole purpose of promotion of the Big River Steampunk Festival. The artist(s) retains all rights to their artwork. The winner(s) of the competition will be selected by a panel of judges representing the Festival producers , the Hannibal History Museum Foundation, and the contest's sponsors.

 

For more information, please eMail us at Info@BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

 

 

We are assuming that the entrants will most likely be men, but the contest is open to all. We just ask that the facial hair be authentically grown by the entrant,  no prosthetics, please!

 

There is no fee to enter the Facial Hair Contest. The Best Facial Hair shall receive $50.00 in Big River Fun Money, sponsored by the Gallery Hair Salon, to be redeemed at any merchant's tent along The Great Midway or at the Big River Steampunk Festival information booth for tickets or Festival merchandise. Winner also receives a VERY special, one-of-a-kind 2019 Big River Steampunk Festival "Medal of Honor" to tell the world you have the BEST FACIAL HAIR -- or at least you did on the day of the 2019 Big River Steampunk Festival!

 

A special "runner-up" will also be chosen who will receive $25 in Big River Fun Money...this is because Stacy Roach, our beloved and generous sponsor, feels guilty only picking one winner...!

 

Registration is required -- Registration cards will be made available after 10:00am on Sunday, Sept. 1st, 2019 at the Big River Steampunk Festival Information Booth, the Hannibal History Museum, and the Main Street Stage.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  By registering to participate in the Facial Hair Contest you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Big River Steampunk Festival Competition Rules.  The Festival producers retain the right to use the winner's image for the sole purpose of promotion of the Big River Steampunk Festival. The artist(s) retains all rights to their artwork. The winner(s) of the competition will be selected by a panel of judges representing the Festival producers, the Hannibal History Museum Foundation, and the contest's sponsors.

 

For more information, please eMail us at Info@BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

 

Do you have a special set of whiskers, a well-waxed mustache, or an amazing pair of mutton chops?

 

 

Show off your best look in the Big River Steampunk Festival's

Facial Hair Contest on Sunday, Sept. 1st, 2019

 

Entry is FREE to all contestants!

Facial Hair Contest

Photo by C.T. Knapp

This special contest is to celebrate photos taken DURING the

2019 Big River Steampunk Festival and entry is FREE to all contestants!

If you capture a great moment at the Festival,

eMail the image to: Info@BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

 

The "Best In Show" winner will receive TWO (2)

VIP Passes to the 2020 Big River Steampunk Festival!!!

 

Twelve photographs will be chosen as finalists and posted on the Big River Steampunk Festival Facebook page. Of these twelve finalists, the "Best In Show" will be chosen and announced on Facebook.

 

Entries must be received no later than

Midnight on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  By submitting your  image(s) and the accompanying eMail you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Big River Steampunk Festival Competition Rules.  Ken and Lisa Marks, co-founders of the Hannibal History Museum, will retain the right to use any and/or all of the submitted photographs for the sole purpose of promotion of the Big River Steampunk Festival. The artist(s) retains all rights to their artwork. The winner(s) of the competition will be selected by a panel of judges representing the Hannibal History Museum Foundation and the contest's sponsors.  Not every photograph submitted will be used to promote the Big River Steampunk Festival, but all will be considered if received before Midnight on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. By submitting your photos you are granting Ken and Lisa Marks and/or the Hannibal History Museum Foundation permission to use the images on the Big River Steampunk Festival website, social media posts, and other promotional materials. Full credit will be given to the photographer of every photo published.

 

For more information, please eMail us at Info@BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

 

Previous Year Photo Contest Finalists

2016  Winning photo  by Toni Taylor

2017 Winning Photo  by Rhonda Clark

2015 Winning Photo by Brandy Jaquet

2018 Winning photo by Norma Meyers

2014 Winning Photo by Mike Lockett

Do you love to tinker and create?

 

Are you a master at repurposing items into

Neo-vintage Steampunk Gadgetry?

 

Whether your gizmo is functional or purely ornamental, why not share your ingenuity with the world and inspire others to tinker, too!

 

The 2019 Big River Steampunk Festival's Gadget and Gizmo Contest will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31st. The contest is free to all contestants and open to hand-rendered, Steampunk-themed creations made with a bit of cleverness and imagination.

 

 

Contestants will be asked to bring their gadgets and gizmos to the Main Street Stage and discuss the design and implementation of their creation. A distinguished panel of judges will then select the Best Gadget of the 2019 Festival. The winner will receive a special Medal and $50.00 in Big River Steampunk Fun Money to be redeemed at any merchant’s tent on The Great Midway or at the Big River Steampunk Festival information booth for tickets or Festival merchandise.

 

 

For more information, please eMail us at Info@BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

Big River Steampunk Festival

is Presented By:

Ken and Lisa Marks

Co-Founders, Hannibal History Museum

200 N. Main Street

Hannibal, MO 63401

(573) 248-1819

www.HannibalHistoryMuseum.com

a 501(c)(3) Missouri non-profit corporation

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