Naked Camp Contests of every variety are held during the Gathering.
This is a list of whats available.
Follow your Interests, Dreams, and Fantasies… Jump In and Compete!
What Could Go Wrong, You’re Already Naked!!!
Are YOU the Next Winner?
You’ll Never Know until you Try It!
Pickles appears for the Pickles Playground Pocono Pageant Monday through Friday for a brief show (sing-a-long!) and contest. Special guest appearances and fun prizes for the winners! No prior sign up required.
Best Body – Monday, August 20, 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Cabin I-5
Best Service – Tuesday, August 21, 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Cabin I-5
Best Couple – Wednesday, August 22, 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Cabin I-5
Best Penis – Thursday, August 23, 9:30 pm – 10 pm – Cabin I-5
Best Buns – Friday, August 24, 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Cabin I-5
Are you the Next Best Body, Best Service, Best Couple, Best Penis, or Best Buns,?
Auditions: Monday, August 20, 10 am – 12 pm – Auditorium
If you’ve got talent, Stormy wants you to be a part of the show! To be in the show, you MUST attend auditions in the auditorium at 10:00 am. The audition process is painless, but auditions are mandatory – no exceptions. If you are cast in the show, you must attend rehearsal on Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Auditions will be heard in the order in which you signed up. Hostess: Stormy Weather.
Rehearsals: Tuesday, August 21, 2 pm – 3 pm – Auditorium
If you made it past the auditions yesterday morning and are ready to dance, sing, or otherwise entertain your way into the hearts of the men of GNI, you MUST come to this afternoon’s rehearsal in the auditorium. Stormy will announce the order for the show and work out all of the details for this evening’s performance. Auditions are a prerequisite; rehearsal is mandatory to perform. Hostess: Stormy Weather.
Showtime: The 16th Anniversary Stormy Weather’s Variety Show, Tuesday, August 21, 8 pm – 9:30 pm – Auditorium
It’s been going on for more than 15 years and you still don’t know what to expect! Join Stormy and her guests as the hidden talents of the men of GNI are revealed in a hilariously unpredictable evening of entertainment. You MUST attend the Monday morning audition and the Tuesday afternoon rehearsal (both in the auditorium) to perform in the show. NO EXCEPTIONS! Hostess: Stormy Weather.
Trixie May’s Lace Race: Miss Lace 2018
Trixie May’s Lace Race: Miss Lace 2018 Rehearsal: Thursday, August 23, 10 am – 12:30 pm – Auditorium
Gentlemen start your engines and may the best dragster win! The race for Miss Lace officially begins with our Miss Lace 2018 contestants presenting their talent numbers during this morning session to determine the line-up of the show. Bring your heels, props, supporting cast members and anything else you require to practice on stage. Save your make-up, dresses and costumes for the night of the show. Remember to sign up during registration, outside the PV office or at this rehearsal for the Lace Race. Contestant participation at both Thursday and Friday rehearsals in the auditorium is mandatory to capture the crown. It’s way too much fun not to participate!
Trixie May’s Lace Race: Miss Lace 2018 Cue-to-Cue Rehearsal: Friday, August 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Auditorium
Everyone participating in Trixie May’s Lace Race is required to attend this cue-to-cue rehearsal. We will run through the entire show and dragsters may request an additional practice of their entire talent number.
Are you the next Miss Lace?
The Mr. GNI Leather Contest
In the mid-90’s, GNI began holding the Mr. GNI Leather contest as an outreach to affirm men who have an interest in leather/ kink/fetish lifestyles. The contest grew and became very popular commanding up to 15 participants per contest. Over time these men went on to represent GNI and win other titles such as IML 2017 with Ralph Bruneau.
The objective of Mr. GNI Leather is to cultivate champions who will represent GNI and the Leather Community. This is done within the tradition exemplified in Leather contests Internationally and IML specifically. The winner of the Mr. GNI Leather contest will compete in the International Mr. Leather (IML) contest in Chicago. If the winner is unable to represent GNI at IML, the first runner-up will assume the title and compete for International Mr. Leather as Mr. GNI Leather.
Mr. GNI Leather has created recent champions: Ralph Bruneau, Mr. GNI Leather 2016, IML 2017, and Brian Ballone, Mr. GNI Leather 2017, IML 2018 Contestant, who will join others in the Mr. GNI Leather contests as judges and mentors.
The contest spans several days. There is an Application, an Interview, an impromptu question, a 90 second speech, a Jockstrap Physique Segment (oops, no need for a jockstrap to show skin at GNI), a Meet the Meat Party, and a unique segment of the Mr. GNI Leather contest is a BDSM skills component with a BDSM challenge. Ballots are given to each member attending The Gathering to vote for their favorite contestant.
The judges determine the allocation of points for each element of the contest. The criteria for the contest consists of an interview, along with the judge’s witness of the contestant’s engagement in GNI activities counting for up to 40 points of the score. Impromptu question 15 points, leather image and the 90 speech count for 30 points, the BDSM challenge gives the winner of the challenge 15 points, second place 10 points and the other contestants 5 points for participation. The person who gets the most number of camp ballots gets 15 points, the second most 10 points, and the third most 5 points. The max score is 115 (40 interview + 30 leather image and speech + 15 impromptu question + 15 for the challenge + 15 for the camp ballots).
Are you the Next Mr. GNI Leather?
Mr. Bare Bear 2018 Contest
Friday, August 24, 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm at the Upper Pool during the Bare Bears Pool Party.
Contestants may sign up in advance at Gathering check-in, at information table on resort office porch, or just before the contest.
Are you the Next Mr. Bare Bear?
Mr. GNI Contest
Mr. GNI Contest Rehearsal
Thursday, August 23, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Auditorium
If you’ve got what it takes to represent gay naturism, we encourage you to sign up and participate in this highly-acclaimed naturist award. We’re looking for a diverse group of contestants that can represent the wide variety of fine men at GNI. Rehearsal is mandatory to compete in this contest. Take off your shoes; put on your smile, express your thoughts on stage, and have a lot of fun. Host: Paul L.
Showtime: Mr. GNI Contest
Thursday, August 23, 8:45 pm – 9:30 pm – Auditorium
Mr. GNI is the face of GNI. Contestants are judged on personality, poise, appearance, and dedication to the naturist spirit as presented in the GNI Mission Statement. The Contest will celebrate the spirit of joy we share — here at the GNI Gathering. You can sign up at registration, outside the PVR Office, or at the 4:00 pm rehearsal for the contest on Thursday. Host: Paul L
MR. GNI Winner
* Free Friday Arrival to the 2019 GNI Gathering
MR. GNI 2017 – Matthew Slomka