A. Keep personal wardrobe at a minimum. You will be personally responsible for any overweight charges you incur en route to and from the event. You will also receive gifts and we guess you want to take them with you back home. We recommend that you do not bring valuables. Please do not pack any documents necessary for registration in your checked in luggage. And remember no fluids in your hand luggage!
B. Make sure you give us your flight times and correct airport (there are several!) so that we can direct you to the correct public transportation. As soon as you know your travel schedule, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
C. At arrival you will be asked to show your passport or EU ID-card and valid travel insurance. You will have to check if you will need a valid Visa to the UK due to Brexit.
D. As an official delegate of Mr Gay Europe, you will be sharing a room (with single beds) with other delegates. This is the friendship idea behind Mr Gay Europe and has proved to be a great success. People bond and make friends from all over Europe, and we still hear that people are in contact with each other via email, text messages and social media. Some have even visited each other in their respective countries after the competition is over.
E. We think it would be nice if you brought one of your new friends a small gift from your home country. It does not have to be something expensive, but a little souvenir that tells something about where you live. It could be anything from a key chain made in your country to a book telling about where you are from. Sometimes you can get help from the local tourist office in your city. Explain to them what the gift is for, and perhaps they will provide it for you for free.
F. You will be solely responsible for all of your personal incidental expenses such as phone calls, pay-TV, clothes cleaning, mini-bar and room-service. These charges must be paid before you check out of the hotel. No exceptions!
G. Smoking and drinking; you are not allowed to smoke in your room. If you have to smoke, please smoke in designated areas only. If you drink, please drink responsibly. Use of drugs is strictly prohibited. Any misconduct, non-observance of rules, use of drugs or disrespectful behaviour by a delegate may result in immediate dismissal from the Mr Gay Europe competition.
H. A few words about the press. Reporters and photographers representing the local, national and international media will be covering the competition. If you are being interviewed; think before you speak.
If a question is asked and you would prefer not to answer it – say so. No one expects you to respond to questions that make you uncomfortable or which may be too personal, or too controversial in nature. Also, feel free to ask a reporter to repeat or clarify a question you do not understand. No one will think any less of you, and you just may save yourself from an embarrassing response.
During the event there will be a seminar that focuses on how to deal with journalists and media in general.
I. As you arrive for the competition you are asked to sign an agreement that goes into effect if you win the competition. If you don’t win, the contract will be shredded. The agreement is the framework for your co-operation with the Mr Gay Europe organisation in the year to come.
J. As a Mr Gay Europe delegate you are expected to reply to emails, messages and SMS within a short time. A future Mr Gay Europe must be “online” and ready to respond within reasonable limits.