Contestants are required to bring items/certificates or a collection (basket) of items/certificates to be auctioned off during the contest weekend.
Contestants may, if they wish, submit more than one collection but do note that two lower value collections are usually more popular and bring in more funds than one large collection.
Many attendees will travel to and from the event by air, which may discourage them from bidding on large or heavy baskets. Thus, it is strongly recommended that contestants include a certificate for shipping if auction items are large.
Each contestant pair will be allocated one 36” x 30” space for display of all auction items
A typed listing of all auction items with donor names and values must be included with each collection.
Auction items must be dropped off on Thursday evening between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm or Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
The monies from all the silent auction items go into the Southwest Master/slave contest winner's travel fund.
Public/Community Donations Welcome!
Donations of silent auction items from members of the community are always welcome, as they help to support the wining pair's travel fund for their title year and helps to support their travel to compete at the International M/s contest.
Auction items must be dropped off on Friday of the contest weekend between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
The 2023 Silent Auction is sponsored by Beyond Piercing