Sunday, June 9th at 1:00 PM AT THE METRO TENT
Costume parade begins at 12:30 PM
Entry Fee: $25
New and Improved for 2013!
The competition is always fierce, and the best contestant will walk away with $1000! This year, we've made some changes to our usual format to make the contest more exciting:
There will be new changes in the $1000 Costume Contest at the 35th annual Superman Celebration. Contestants will still enter as individuals or as a group, but will not be separated into categories. All contestants will compete against each other and will be scored by guest judges using a point system with a total possible score of 30 points:
- 10 Points: COSTUME- Accuracy, workmanship, and fit.
- 10 Points: CHARACTER- Does the person know the character and become the character?
- 10 Points: OVERALL STAGE PRESENCE- Overall impression. Does the person work the stage and connect with the audience?
The contestants with the top 10 scores will return to the stage to compete for the top prize. Each will get one more chance to wow the judges. Old scores will be thrown out and contestants will be judged on this final appearance. The the judges' sheets will be tallied and the winners will be announced:
- First Place: $1000
- Second Place: $500
- Third Place: $250
- Fourth Place: $100
- The remaining Top-Ten contestants will receive a prize basket
Only hand-held props will be allowed. No set pieces will be allowed on the stage.
Music may be used, but must be operated by contestant or assistant off stage. A Superman Celebration Sound Technician will not be available to run music for individual contestants.
Ages for $1000 Costume Contest will be 15 and up. (Contestants must be 15 by the day of the contest. Children under 15 may participate in the Children's Costume Contest held on Friday, June 7th at 4:00 PM at the Smallville Tent.)
For the safety of contestants, if any costume is bulky, uses stilts, or poses a risk when using stairs to enter stage, that contestant may be asked to present themselves in front of the stage.
As soon as contestant has signed in and has received their number, they may walk around & encourage fans to vote for them as the crowd favorite. One ticket equals one vote and tickets are $1 each. The voter must write name & number of their favorite contestant on back of ticket. They may vote as many times as they like. Voting will continue throughout contest. At the end of the contest, Crowd Favorite will be decided by popular vote. Then, one lucky ticket will be drawn at random for a 50/50 drawing of the money received from the voting. The fan with the matching ticket will win ½ of the money raised.
At 12:30, there will be a parade of contestants down Market street to the Man of Steel Tent area and then return to the Metro Tent for the start of the contest.
Deadline for Entry: Saturday, June 8th at 3 PM.
Every year, Superman Celebration features the work of fans who visit Metropolis in our Art Contest. If you are an artist and would like to participate, we welcome you to submit your work. The rules are as follows:
Art must be delivered to Tim Brown at Planet Krypton between 10am-5pm Friday or 10am-3pm on Saturday. Winners will be posted at the art show 5pm on Saturday, and prizes will be given out at the main tent before the costume contest on Sunday. If not present prize money will be mailed out to winners.
Any medium is acceptable (including digital- which must be printed out), but must be superhero themed and drawn/created by the artist- no photo manipulations allowed.
Sizes may vary, but must be between 8"x10" and 11"x14".
Up to three entries per artist allowed.
An index card with artist's name, age, mailing address, and email or phone number must be included with each entry.
The works will be judged by our guest artists and the winners announced at the Metro Tent on Sunday morning, June 9th at 10:30 AM. You do not have to be present to win. The prizes will be divided among different age groups. There is no age limit.
Friday, June 7th at 1:00 PM and Saturday, June 8th at 1:00 PM at the Metro Tent
Note: Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis.
This year will be the twelfth anniversary of the Superman Trivia Game that is sponsored by The USA Boxing News newspaper. The game follows almost a similar pattern as the popular Jeopardy game on television. In Superman Trivia, contestants can choose different categories of Superman lore. Categories include Smallville, The Adventures of Superman, Superman Potpourri, Superman The Movie, Superman II, III and IV and Lois & Clark.
Unlike most games where only those picked for the game can win prizes and answer questions, Superman Trivia has everyone involved in the fun. Besides those on the stage, audiences are either asked questions the stage contestants fail to answer, or are given questions in completely different categories. For every question answered in the audience a prize is given.
There are also questions just for kids in the audience to answer and prizes are given to each correct response.
The Superman Trivia Game is free to enter. Before each game the hosts, John and Alex Rinaldi fire various questions at the audience. The first to answer are chosen to be the stage contestants. For each game three to five contestants are chosen to participate on the stage.
The hosts then choose a member of the audience to tabulate the scores and another to check off the boxes used on the Superman Trivia game board. Each game helper receives prizes such as Superman Trivia t-shirts for their assistance.
In the course of a single game, there are over 100 prizes given to audience members! Prizes range from many styles of Superman Trivia t-shirts, Red Kryptonite flash lights, Superman Trivia backpacks, Superman Trivia key chains, Superman rings, Superman Trivia hand fans, Superman Trivia footballs and plenty of other exciting prizes!
Every stage contestant wins prizes, with the most items handed to the higher place finishers.
Superman Trivia is a family-run game that features additional hosts Joseph Rinaldi, John J. Rinaldi, Alexander Rinaldi and Janine Rinaldi assisting with the kids questions and distribution of prizes.
Since we feel that everyone who attends the show is a Superman winner, prizes are given after the Saturday game to all those who did not win anything during the two games.
With the Superman Trivia Game, a super time is guaranteed for all!!
Saturday, June 8th at 6:00 PM at the Smallville Tent
Entry Fee: $15
Do you have a Supergirl or Superboy? Then enter him or her in the Miss Supergirl and Mr Superboy Pageant!
The contest is divided into the following categories:
- Boys 3-4
- Boys 5-7
- Girls 3-4
- Girls 5-7
- Girls 8-10
Check-in to obtain Contestant Number will be from 5:00 p.m. until 5:45 PM (following the Beautiful Baby Contest). Pageant event will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Contestants should be dressed in sporty/casual attire and hand-held props are permitted.
Friday, June 7th- 3:00 PM at the Man of Steel Tent
Note: Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis.
Do you have what it takes to complete fun and tedious tasks in under a minute? The hosts will pick contestants from the audience to find out just who has sixty seconds to be super!
Saturday, June 8th at 4:00 PM in the Smallville Tent
Entry Fee: $10
Is your baby super-cute? Then enter him or her in the Beautiful Baby Pageant in one of the following categories:
- 0-6th Month*
- 7th-12th Month*
- 13th-18th Month*
- 19th-24th Month*
- 25th-35th Month*
- (Children 36 months or older are invited to register in our Superboy/ Miss Supergirl Pageant.)
*Must be given age by date of event (June 8, 2013)
Contestants should be dressed in sporty/casual attire and hand-held props are
permitted. Younger children will be held by an adult during the contest.
Prizes for Various Categories (Boys & girls divided every 6 months. Ages 0 to 35 months):
- Prettiest Smile (Boys & Girls)
- Best Personality (Boys & Girls)
- Most Beautiful (Girls)
- Most Handsome( Boys)
Check-in to obtain Contestant Number will be from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the
Smallville Tent. Contest begins at 4:00 p.m.
NO REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3:00 PM ON 6/8/13.
Man of Steel Tent at Market Street and 8th Street
Weigh-Ins: Saturday, June 8th- 11 am- Noon
Competition: Saturday, June 8th- 1:00 pm
ENTRY FEE: $60
Who will walk away the victor in this competition where only the strong dare compete? If you think you have what it takes, then enter the Superman Classic! The entry fee is $60, and there are several divisions for both old and young, men and women. Download the entry form or contact Butch Adams or Harley Timbs for more information. (Contact info is listed on the entry form.)