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10th Annual Capital Awards Ball: Design of a Decade
August 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm EDT
The Capital Awards recognizes the ballroom accomplishments of houses and individuals who have competed in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia ballroom scene. The awards period covered is from the last Capital Awards Ball in May 2015 through December 31, 2016. Immediately following the awards will be the actual ball. The categories are listed below.
The Elite – VF – $1000 – the Grand Prize category at the first Capital Awards featured some of the elite names of that BQ VF era: Shelton, Pretty, Kiddy, Trouble, Marquise, Leo, Tim Tim, Lil Kevin, Deshaun, Charles and Eugene. This was arguably one of the most competitive vogue fem battles in the history of the category. In the end it was Eugene over Shelton. Who will reign supreme this time? The category is only open to VF legends, VF OTY Winners from one of the approved awards balls and $1000+ VF performance winners. Who will reign as the elite supreme on this night?
OTA Runway Grand Prize $1000 – Summer Blockbuster – In 2007 at the Capital Awards numerous future legends stormed the OTA Runway category in an effect emulating a movie character. We saw battle after battle of ballroom heavyweights with a final battle between Derrick Allure 007 and Japan Chanel Balenciaga with Derrick reigning victorious. Tonight hit the floor in an effect inspired by a character from a movie of your choice. Your effect must showcase some creativity. (4 trophies AA, FF, European, Legends)
Thug Realness – The Tribute – $$$$- the icon Rodney Mugler-Balenciaga-Milan-Prodigy-Balmain has given the ballroom community many effects and looks over the years. Tonight the thug realness category will honor his legacy by recreating any of his thug realness looks.
School Boy Realness – 2711 – $250 -The Chronicle was the most creatively advertised ball of the last decade and featured a futuristic school boy category. It is now the year 2711 using your creativity bring us a futuristic school boy. Have fun with this!
Pretty Boy Realness – Let’s Play Doctor – Health disparities have been an issue in our community for years. In an attempt to encourage people into care a local agency is hiring a staff of attractive doctors. Lets see you as a doctor with a charming smile ready to perform an examination.
Executive Realness – The Attorney $250 -you are the attorney for any new legend you choose. Their status has come under fire and it’s your job to make a compelling argument on behalf of your client why they deserve to be legend. You can choose from any legend acknowledged in the last three years.
BQD Realness – The Struggle – While there is a lot to celebrate over the last decade there are also regrets. Substance use addiction has ravaged many communities. Bring it as a woman battling a form of substance abuse with information about a treatment center that can offer help.
FQ Realness – Law and Order SVU – $250 – Over the last decade there have been numerous crimes committed on the female sex workers. You are now the lead detective in the SVU department show us that you are prepared to solve these crimes. This category is sponsored by Casa Ruby.
Trans Man Realness – Home Team – the DMV is home to numerous professional sports teams. Hit the floor representing the team of your choice Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, Orioles, Ravens, Redskins, United, etc.
SEX & BODY
FQ Sex Siren – Bond Girl $250 – In the movies James Bond is known for having a sexy mistress by his side whether Holly Goodhead, Mary Goodnight, Solitaire or Pussy Galore their sex appeal was undeniable. In 2008 at the Capital Awards the face divas brought us the magic of the Bond Girls with the icon Jaimee Balenciaga storming to victory with a new look. Tonight we want to see which lady has the sex appeal to be the Bond Girl. The look is completely up to you the only requirement is that you are sexy! (3 Trophies Jr., Sr., Plus Size) This category is sponsored by Casa Ruby.
BQ Sex Siren – The King -$250 – Watch the Throne in 2012 was one of the hottest balls of the decade. Bring it as a king in a sexy royal effect and show ballroom you will either defend your kingdom or be dethroned. (Three trophies Sr., Jr. & Cat Boy)
OTA Body – Monumental Model – Washington, DC is known for museums, monuments and memorials and two bodies are needed as the mold for statues outside the future National Museum of Ballroom Arts and Culture. In red, white and blue does your body have the cut, definition and shape the rendering artist would want.(Two trophies MF & FF this is not a team category)
FQ Performance – The Purge – $500 – In 2014 the House of Khan hosted The Purge where no one was safe and your mission is to continue their efforts as you annihilate your competition. There are no redemptions, no girl friends, no sisters in route to showing you are the girl not to be toyed with. (Grand Prize = $100 for every girl that gets 10s up to $500)
BQD Performance – Scandal – the House of Revlon hosted their Scandal Ball in the legendary Upscale ballroom. Tonight let’s see you perform in something scandalous.
Master of My Element Vogue Fem – not a legend, OTY or $1000 winner then you must compete for the one slot to walk the VF grand prize. You will select from a hat one of the five elements of performance to perform for your 10s. So whether cat walk, duck walk, floor performance, hands performance or spins and dip be prepared to show you are the master of the elements.
RWT – Yin & Yang – $$$$ – the legendary Aga Twins Anthony and Andre are two of the most prolific twisters from the DMV area and definitely helped design this decade. We will also be celebrating their birthday on this weekend at their Yin Yang party. Get your tens in a regular realness category and then hit the floor in a black and white effect. (2 trophies Regular & Legends)
Old Way vs. New Way – $$$$ – who could forget the epic battle between the Balenciaga, Garcons, LaBeijas and Mizrahi in camouflage attire at the 2012 Capital Awards Ball. Lets see if we can get that energy in the building one more time.
Beginner’s Performance – In Honor – The last decade has seen numerous performances grace the runways of the DMV. Choose any performance person who has walked in the DMV over the last decade and honor their contribution with your performance and their name on your tee shirt. (You do not have to vogue like the person)
Hands Performance – Synchronized – How precise is your hands performance game. Show us that you have the ability to command the beat from the comfort of your seat.
BQ Face – The Last of the Mohicans – $$$$ – was the BQ Face category at the 2008 Capital Awards and the major ball debut of now legend Exotic Miyake-Mugler. Exotic went on to win the category that saw current legends and big names Anthony Khan, Smilez Milan, Hollywood Mizrahi, Brian and Mike Balenciaga among the many names on the floor. Tonight grace the floor in a native Indian inspired effect. Will you be the last of the Mohicans? Will your face be the one that designs BQ Face for the next decade? (3 trophies – Legends, Face Over 30, Regular)
FF Face – Commemoration – of the iconic face diva Shanice Ebony. Over the years there have been numerous looks brought by the bombshell. Tonight honor the legacy by bringing one of those to the floor. It does not need to be an exact replica of her look but we should see the inspiration in the video clip or photo you bring forth. (FQ, Women, BQID, Big Girls)
Best Dressed – this is simple! Ballroom best dressed in the summer.
Foot and Eyewear – Decade’s Delight – as we celebrate the last 10 years bring us your hottest combination of foot and eye wear from 2006 – 2016. Please have proof of the year. Let’s see who really keeps their pieces.
Beginner’s Runway – Go See – You have seen the biggest of names strut the runways of the DMV over the last decade. Using elaborate effects and productions they have made some historical moments. Tonight you will simply go see in a white tee shirt and blue jeans if you have the potential to design the next decade.
Thug RWT – Howdy Partner – inspired by the 2014 Capital Awards Ball you are being asked to bring a fashionable cowboy effect. Don’t forget your cowboy boots and hat. Think Fashion forward.
Doors open at 7:00 PM Awards Start at 8:00 PM Ball starts at 9:00 PM sharp
MC: Jack Mizrahi and Kirk Boom Boom Balenciaga
DJ Vjuan Allure
Tables $250 (First Come First Served)