Queer of the Year is an annual competition hosted by Tourisme Montreal (this is the contest’s 3rd year). Five Gay, Lesbian and Queer people fly to Montreal (all-expenses paid) to compete for a $5000 cash prize. The winner will also come away with a return trip to Montreal, and the official title: QUEER OF THE YEAR 2012.

You can enter the contest any day up until July 20 by visiting www.facebook.com/QOTYcontest. If you want to take part, you’ll have to submit an official application explaining why you’re the best candidate. Finalists are chosen each day from July 12 to July 26. Five finalists will be flown to gay-friendly Montreal for an all-expenses paid trip during which they’ll have to participate in various challenges and activities. The trip will take place during the same time as Montreal’s Pride Week, August 11 to 19th.

Details from the Facebook contest page:

We’re looking for participants with personality, talent, a healthy lifestyle, community spirit and sex appeal. Five finalists will be chosen, but only one will earn enough public votes to be crowned Queer of the Year! Tourisme Montréal, in collaboration with Air Canada and Hotel Le Germain, will fly the finalists to Montréal for an all-expenses-paid trip of challenges, adventure and high-performance fun worth C$15,000. There they’ll duke it out for a grand cash prize of C$5,000. Runner-ups will even receive C$1000 just for participating! Think you have what it takes? Enter by July 20 to find out.

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Adam is a gay travel blogger and writes the popular blog, Travels of Adam, in addition to being the editor and publisher of My Gay Travel Guide. He likes beaches, sleeping in unmade beds, reading newspapers and city trips. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, the DETAILS network and numerous travel websites. Follow him on Google+ and Pinterest for more travel inspiration.

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