Brighton Bear Weekend

Brighton Bear Weekend launches hunt for Mr Brighton Bear 2024

Graham Robson May 2, 2024

Organisers of this year’s Brighton Bear Weekend (BBW), one of the city’s much-anticipated annual events supporting local charities the Sussex Beacon and Brighton Rainbow Fund, are now accepting entries for this year’s Mr Brighton Bear competition, which sees handsome and charismatic participants jostle to win the hearts of the bear community and, of course, the coveted title.

Sponsored by and, this year’s prizes are our biggest yet:

1st Prize: £100 cash, £150 credit at, £150 credit at, and the brand new Brighton Bear leather sash made and designed by

2nd Prize: £50 cash, £100 credit at, £100 credit at

3rd Prize: £50 credit at, £50 credit at

The grand finale will take place on Friday, 12 July at the fantastic BBW stage in Dorset Gardens. The winner will be announced the following day during the Garden Party. Make sure you’re available for both events!

Entry is absolutely free, so sign up now by completing this brief form. Once registered, you will be sent more details. To get started, BBW ask for a minimum of three pictures of you in: (1) Casual daywear (2) Down on the beach (3) Wear what you dare (but save full-frontal nudity for private viewings!).

This year, you’ll have double the chances to win with two voting options. Following last year’s online success, your supporters can vote once online, and an additional vote can be cast at the live event. Online voting will begin at the start of June, so you’ll have a whole month to gather online support.

BBW will be filming short interviews with you (preferably in person, but online if needed) to feature on social media, which you can share to your fans to rally extra support.

BBW say: “Are you ready to embrace the title of Brighton Bear 2024? We know you’ve got it in you!

“Now it’s time to plan. Do you have a stylish casual outfit? What gets you noticed during a night out on the town? And for “wear what you dare,” let your creativity run wild – the sky (or our marquee’s ceiling) is the limit.

“Your journey begins here. Best of luck, future Brighton Bear 2024.”