My previous post regarding round1 of the 105.9 the Hog Rock Girl contest focused on the venue, Anchor Inn, and the band they brought in, Cherry Pie. This blog entry will focus more on the calendar and contest itself. For anyone not familiar, the contest runs for 3 weeks, an event is scheduled each week. During the event, contestants are required to dress according to a predetermined theme. this last Sunday was, "Night on the Town." During the next round, which is Sunday afternoon at the Anchor Inn, the theme will be, "Sporty and Sexy." The final round of the contest is on June 17th at the Anchor Inn, the theme will be bikinis! Each round runs from 4pm-6pm. I advise showing up early though to get a bite to each and to watch the band.
Marissa This year we are fortunate to have 14 contestants competing for 6 spots. The calendar is made possible through the generous sponsorship of area businesses. Each rock girl will represent two businesses in the calendar. Please support these businesses and let them know you appreciate their support of the calendar:
A keen eye will notice that there are 13 sponsors but only 12 months. That 13th sponsor is on the cover of the calendar.
Contest judges generally come from the sponsors. As the photographer, I spend more time with the contestants behind the scenes and some of the contestants are returning from the previous year. For those reasons, I am not a judge myself--I simply try to help anyone and everyone do the best they can during the contest and let the judges sort it all out!
Speaking of judges: you can be a judge yourself in the "fan favorite" competition. Simply select your favorite rock girl contestant and vote for her every day! Here is a link to that contest: http://1059thehog.com/2019-rock-girl-fan-favorite/ .
Regardless of who the final 6 rock girls are, I am really impressed with each of these contestants. As I said, I spend more time talking to them before, during, and after the event. That first day is especially challenging for the girls because they don't know what to expect and nerves start to set in. It really takes guts to put yourself out there in a competition like this in front of strangers. Next Sunday, during round 2, take the time to pull these girls aside and thank them for putting themselves out there! They will appreciate it, I promise!
Rock girls throw beads out to the crowd at Anchor Inn.
I promised more photos from the event so I am including a bunch of completely random photos here. I will be blogging some more and including more photos in those posts as well. Thanks for stopping by!
Cherry Pie Stephanie.