We successfully held a pageant that was hybrid. After losing our original venue in a COVID-19 closing, we relocated to a different city and--after the venue that we booked was taken over for an official COVID vaccination spot, we again relocated to an outdoor venue (which was better for COVID safety protocols.)
We lost some judges due to COVID too - but gave judges and contestants the option to attend virtually via ZOOM or live in person. We had both judges and contestants on Zoom as well as live. While it was a production challenge, we were up for the task! One of our titleholders came from the virtual attendance, demonstrating that we were able to provide a fair and equitable experience for all those participating.