The appropriate registration fee of $25 must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM EST on Thursday September 16, 2021. NO late entries will be accepted once registration has closed.
The LIVE Southern Lady Hat Fashion Show & Competition will take place in the Vendor Hall of the Cobb Galleria Centre on Saturday, September 25 from 1 PM until 2 PM.
All competitors MUST check-in at the Main Stage by 12:30 PM on Saturday in order to participate in the LIVE Fashion Show/Presentation.
Competitors are required to provide a printed description of their hat details (including materials, etc) during check-in. This description will be used by the Fashion Show announcer.
Hats must be worn/modeled during the Fashion Show. The model is not required to wear a non-edible outfit to compliment or match their hat. However, we strongly encourage competitors to consider their complete presentation. As we all know, no Southern Lady would dare be caught in public without completely matching from head to toe.
Competitors must provide their own model for the Fashion Show. The designer is allowed to also model their design in the show.
All entries will be placed on display after the Fashion Show. However, competitors are encouraged to have their model/team tour their hat through the Vendor Hall to help encourage online & in-person voting. (See Voting & Winner Selection for more details.)
Competitors will be provided a stand/mannequin head upon which to display their hat upon conclusion of the Fashion Show.
Voting will begin at 2 PM on Saturday, September 25 and conclude promptly at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 26. Refer to the "Voting & Winner Selection" section to learn more about the voting process.
Hats may be removed from the display area on Sunday, September 26, 2021 between the hours of 4 PM and 8 PM.
Any entries remaining in the competition area after 8 PM on Sunday, September 26, 2021 will be disposed of by the event staff.