On Gear Night in November, we hold a contest to choose the year’s Austin Person of Gear. We invite judges from across the country and accept applications from contestants from all over Texas. Austin Person of Gear represents the club as well as the Gears Community in Austin. Open to all who identify Queer female/male/non-binary/genderqueer individual 21 years or older, they are encouraged to travel across the state, country, and internationally to promote the Gear and all forms of positive self-expression. The winner is eligible and encouraged to compete in IML, MIR, and other Gear contests worldwide.

Applications for Austin Person of Gear 2022 are available now!

Applications will be accepted no later than October 15, 2022 or once five contestants have entered the contest. If you have any questions about the contest, please email council@austingears.com