Queer of the Year

Do you have what it takes?

Get ready to reach for the crown, er, tiara. You could have the chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Montreal for a week by entering a new contest sponsored by our neighbor up north.

Tourism Montreal is looking for the “Queer of the Year” (Aug. 7-15). If you’re a gay or lesbian from anywhere in the world, you could be invited to the French-Canadian city just by following a few simple rules:

1. Like Queer of the Year’s Facebook page.

2. Answer a few questions on the page.

3. Create a video about yourself (if you’re one of the five finalists selected).

The videos will be used to promote the city – and the lucky five finalists will each be flown to Montreal for a week to compete for the “Queer of the Year” title for 2011. The finalist who gets the most votes using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter will take part in the popular Pride Parade during Pride Week (Aug. 15) and receive $5,000 for the gay getaway. Four finalists will also be gifts $1,000 each.