Wet T-shirt Contest Rubric

by Melissa Chiasson

What is the style of contestant’s t-shirt?

  1. crop top
  2. v-neck
  3. baseball tee
  4. henley
  5. long-sleeve turtleneck

Threadcount of t-shirt is approximately…

  1. 50
  2. 70
  3. 90
  4. 120
  5. 140

Is t-shirt properly hemmed? If not, ask contestant whether he or she has access to a qualified tailor.

When contestant pours water over t-shirt, shirt looks

  1. Sheer
  2. Semi-sheer
  3. Opaque

Upon inspection, how wet is contestant’s t-shirt?

  1. Soaking
  2. Very wet
  3. Reasonably damp
  4. Moist
  5. Bone dry

Has contestant competed before in the same t-shirt? If so, rate durability of t-shirt on scale of 1-10.

Overall impression of t-shirt quality, including water retention during chest shake, is

  1. Exceptional
  2. Good
  3. Average
  4. Below par
  5. Unacceptable

Contestant’s motivation appears to be

  1. Showcase the fine craftsmanship of his or her t-shirt
  2. Celebrate the diversity of t-shirt styles
  3. Bring attention to the issue of poor t-shirt construction
  4. Engage in a shallow display of human sexuality that defiles the wholesome spirit of wet t-shirt contests