Icon of CSD Leipzig – Drag Contest

We call for the new Drag Contest “Icon of CSD Leipzig”!

Drag is always right on the pulse of time, is constantly changing and produces real icons that enrich the world with their brilliance. Therefore, the CSD Leipzig also wants to give its Drag Contest an update. The name is new, the format as well! No matter if you dance, sing, do comedy or have completely different talents. No matter if you are King, Queen, Quing or Creature. You are invited! You live marginalized? Then you are invited again double and triple! We want to show drag as colorful as it really is.

You want to show up? The future of drag is in your hands! Apply now and become our Icon of CSD Leipzig 2023! Show us your art in a form of your choice on Instagram at @csdleipzig or via the application form on the website.

The best entries will compete in a preliminary round at the “Break Free Vol. 3” opening party of the CSD on July 07 2023 at the Moritzbastei. The event will be moderated by our wonderful Lili Alexander! All drag artists get 7 minutes time and can fill it with their art as they want. The top 3 of this pre-selection round – selected by an equally colorful jury – will each receive 100 Euros and move on to the finals.

The final will take place at the CSD street festival on 15.07.2023 on Augustusplatz. We increase the level of difficulty here, give you 5 minutes time and this time a theme: “The Future is Queer!”. There are again fees, a voucher from Drag-Made-It-Up and the possibility – if desired – to perform at the Prideball to grace the stage again on the same evening.

As we all know: Drag is a fight, Drag is a protest! If you participate, you should know and agree with the demands we are demonstrating for. But also feel free to participate in the political process and tell us what you demand! This way you can help shape the queer future on this level as well.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Application deadline is 14.06.2023.