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THE TEAM

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FOUNDER/OWNER

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PRODUCTION MANAGER

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EVENT MANAGER

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HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER

TONGUE POP!

"The Oscars of Iowa Drag"

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After packing the house at a local gay bar, our team knew an event of this size needed an upgraded venue and a team to help her improve the experience, in early 2023, Chanelle partnered with Drag King DSM, and Eleven Eleven Productions to produce an event that would almost triple in size. Thus earning the nickname, "The Oscars of Iowa Drag".

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HOW IT WORKS

Here's the run down on how we do things around here! 

ARTIST WATCH

December 15 - May 31

Are you ready to dazzle, sparkle, and shine brighter than ever before? The Iowa Drag Awards Artist Watch Period is open December to April each year, and this is your golden opportunity to step into the spotlight! Whether you're a seasoned queen, a fierce king, or an awe-inspiring non-binary performer, this is your moment to be recognized and celebrated for the incredible talent you bring to the stage.

ROUND ONE VOTING OPENS

June 01

Round one voting opens for your chance to begin your campaign and market yourself to be a potential nominee is June 1st each year during Pride Month! This round is a write in round where its open game for anyone who performs AND resides in the state of Iowa. 

ROUND ONE VOTING ENDS

June 30

Write in voting closes and our team begins tallying the totals to announce our official top 5 nominees for each category. This is the first time you can  snatch your tickets for the Nominations Reveal Party late Summer/early Fall! Nominees will be announced LIVE with spectacular performances from the best across the state at this reveal show! Our Rupaul Headliner, National Drag King and Midwest Celebrity Hostess with the Mostess will be announced that evening as well for the December Award's Show!

ROUND TWO VOTING 

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 

Round two voting opens shortly after nominees are revealed at our Nominee Reveal Party. This round is for your Top Five Nominees for each category. Vote for your favorite of the five and join us at the Iowa Drag Awards ceremony in December at Woolys to see how takes home the title! 

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