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Strip Club Competitions

Winning or even being a part of a strip club competition may be an important way to launch or enhance your SWer career. Not only could this be a good opportunity to showcase your talents and perhaps land work as a featured performer, most competitions offer cash prizes that can be used to fund your business goals and/or your lifestyle.

How to strip club competitions differ from pole dance competitions

Strip club competitions are different than pole competitions in several major ways:

  • Categories and themes may vary wildly.
  • Typically focused on entertainment value and appearance over tricks.
  • Judges may have few specific guidelines on how to measure a performance.
  • Almost all have a cash prize.
  • Almost all have some level of nudity required.

There may also be club-level, regional-level or national-level competitions all with different requirements. Finding a competition that best suits your comfort level and skill set can take some research. This website has a comprehensive and updated list of stripper competitions.

Additionally, some clubs have “amateur nights” with a cash prize. These would typically not be as high-level as a strip club competition.

Other Awards or Recognition

There are other ways to receive recognition on the club circuit.

Local newspapers may even seek nominations for “best stripper of the year.” Once nominations are received, people in the community can go to the website and vote on their favorites.

The Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards show was established in 1998, and is the only international Awards Show for the multi-billion-dollar adult club industry. Awards are  presented to feature entertainers in four categories (Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year, Newcomer Entertainer of the Year, Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year and Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year), and the show includes live performances by the four ED’s Entertainer of the Year nominees. There is also an ED (Exotic Dancer) Hall of Fame Award presented each year.

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