[UPDATED WITH WINNER] Here’s How To Be A Judge At The 2017 Str8UpGayPorn Awards

Posted April 1, 2017 by with 67 comments

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UPDATE: Congratulations to commenter Dazzer, who has been drawn as the lucky “#1 Fan” winner and will become the 12th judge at the Str8UpGayPorn Awards! Thanks to all who entered the contest, as I would’ve been proud to have had any one of you (and all your opinions) as a judge, helping to play such a big role in the show. Now Dazzer, along with 11 other judges (to be announced next week), will decide the winners in 16 categories at the first annual Str8UpGayPorn Awards on June 22nd in New York City, hosted by Sandra Bernhard.

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As announced last week, the first annual Str8UpGayPorn Awards will be presented live in New York City on June 22nd, and they will be hosted by none other than Sandra Bernhard. 18 categories—including Best Feature, Best Performer, Best Comeback, Best Newsmaker, Best Duo, and Best Gay-For-Pay Star—will be presented during the ceremony in front of a live audience of gay porn stars, gay porn fans, celebrity guests, and undoubtedly a few of Str8UpGayPorn’s most beloved frenemies. And, perhaps the most important group watching the 2017 Str8UpGayPorn Awards will be the panel of 12 judges, each of whom will help decide the winners at the inaugural event. As a reader and commenter on Str8UpGayPorn, one of you will become one of those 12 judges.

The judges at the Str8UpGayPorn Awards are gay media personalities, journalists, artists, and one lucky fan (you!) who will vote objectively on the awards, and who will not have any financial stake in the winners, unlike the anonymous insiders who pick winners at every other adult industry awards show. To enter the “Str8UpGayPorn Awards #1 Fan” contest and become the 12th judge at the Str8UpGayPorn Awards, here are the requirements:

1. Leave a comment on this post, containing your email address. The first 25 commenters to leave a comment on this post (the comment can say anything, but it must contain your valid email address) will be entered into a random drawing, and the commenter picked from that drawing will become the judge.

2. You must be a commenter who has been registered and commenting here since at least January of 2016.

3. You must be a commenter who has left at least 50 comments here.

4. You must, if drawn as the winner, provide Str8UpGayPorn with your real name and telephone number so I can call and confirm your identity, and speak to you periodically throughout the voting and ceremony dates. This personal information will remain private, but your commenter identity will be revealed here as the winner on Str8UpGayPorn. Also, your votes as a judge will remain confidential, and you’ll be asked to not reveal your votes to anyone. (After the ceremony on June 22nd, you’re free to discuss your votes publicly, if you choose.)

5. You must not be currently employed by a gay porn studio or be a gay porn star actively performing in gay porn scenes.

Note that Disqus commenting profiles, IP addresses, and commenting history will be fully reviewed before being selected as one of the 25 entries, so don’t bother entering the contest if you don’t meet the five requirements listed above. Str8UpGayPorn reserves the right to disqualify any entry or any winner deemed illegitimate. The winner will be notified via email, and will then be revealed here on April 7th, along with the 11 other judges.

The winner will be sent instructions on the voting process and your judge’s ballot on or around nomination day—April 11th. You’ll then have three weeks to vote, and your completed ballot will be sent back to Str8UpGayPorn before May 1st.

As a judge, you’ll vote in 16 categories, and the only requirement is that you’ll have viewed all of the nominees in every category before voting. (You’ll be given access to all of the studio websites featuring all of the nominees.) Also, as the #1 Fan judge, you’ll hold a very special power at the Str8UpGayPorn Awards: After all votes have been counted, if there is a two-way tie, both winners will receive awards. But, in the unlikely event of a three-way tie, the #1 Fan judge winner will select two winners from the three who are tied.

Also, the #1 Fan winner (and a guest) are invited to attend the ceremony if in New York City, and will be provided complimentary front row seats.

Good luck, and may the best #1 Fan win!