PAGEANT COMPETITION DESCRIPTION

The pageant is open to boys ages 0-8 years and girls/women from 0-50+ years!

FOR CONTESTANTS AGES 0-8:

Competition takes place on May 13, 2017 1 PM - 4 PM, Ledger Auditorium.

Doors open at 12 noon. 

Attire

Female contestants may wear any dress of their choosing.  However, most contestants wear party dresses or pageant dresses.  However, pageant dresses are not required. We have had winners every year who have not been in pageant dresses.  Boys should wear church attire. The child's clothing is not judged.  However, it should fit well and be neat and clean to make the best presentation.

A rehearsal for the pageant will be held the afternoon prior to the event, May 12, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY.  We understand that many parents work.  So, if you cannot make it until after work, please arrive as soon as you can prior to 6 p.m. During rehearsal, you will draw your child's contestant number. You will be shown how to get back stage from audience seating inside the auditorium. You and your child will also have the opportunity to practice the pattern several times on stage.  Remember, your child does not have to walk the pattern perfectly.  Stage presence is the most important factor.  Each contestant will be judged on the criteria listed below. 

JUDGING CRITERIA

Stage Presence

· Poise and confidence  

· Body language 

· Eye contact 

· Smile and grace 

In each age category, each contestant will enter on stage one at a time. Each contestant will walk on stage stopping to complete a turn in the center of the stage on the “x,” walk to the “x” on the right of the stage, turn, and advance to the final “x” on the left next to the podium, and then exit the stage. Contestants ages 5 and younger may walk on stage with their parents.  

Crowning ceremonies for each category will be held throughout the pageant as soon as scores become available because we know young children get tired easily. Please pay close attention to when your child's age group is called for both the competition and the crowning ceremony.  The program moves along pretty quickly. Therefore, the children and their parents will remain backstage following competition until the crowning of their respective age group. 

After individual judging, contestants in each specific category will enter the stage for a group line up and one final look by the judges. Following the crowning of your child's category, please turn in your contestant number at the ticket window to receive your child's contestant gift bag containing prizes valued at more than $200!

The newly crowned winners will need to return for the evening pageant to be introduced on stage as the new royalty and to take a group photo.

FOR CONTESTANTS AGES 9 & OLDER: 

Competition takes place on May 13, 2017, 6 PM, Ledger Auditorium.

Doors open at 5 PM. Contestants must report back stage NLT 5:45 PM to avoid disqualification.

Attire

Female contestants may wear any dress of their choosing.  However, most contestants wear cocktail dresses or pageant/prom dresses.  However, long dresses are not required. We have had winners every year who have worn long and short dresses. The contestant's dress is not judged.  However, it should fit well and be neat and clean to make the best presentation.

A rehearsal for the pageant will be held the evening prior to the event, May 12, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY.  During rehearsal, you will draw your contestant number. You will be shown how to get back stage from audience seating inside the auditorium. You will also have ample time to practice with the reigning royalty to learn pageant techniques including model's Ts, how to watch the judges, turn, etc.  

In each age category, each contestant will enter on stage one at a time escorted by military members who are pre-selected (or husband if you are married). Each contestant will walk on stage stopping to complete a turn in the center of the stage on the “x,” walk to the “x” on the right of the stage, turn, and advance to the final “x” on the left next to the podium where she will wait to be asked her on-stage questions. Contestants will be asked two on-stage questions:  one that is generic and the other about the worthy cause the contestant has listed on the application. Each contestant will be judged on the criteria listed below.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Stage Presence

  • Poise and confidence  
  • Body language 
  • Eye contact 
  • Smile and grace 

On-Stage Question

  • Introduction 
  • Eye contact 
  • Ease of answer
  • Grammar

After individual judging, contestants in each specific category will enter the stage for a group line up and one final look by the judges. After each category is judged, contestants may return to their seats to watch the pageant with their families until the crowning at the end of the pageant. Contestants will be called backstage for competition during the younger age group immediately prior.  For example, Young Miss contestants will be called back stage to compete while Pre-teen Miss contestants are competing.  ALL contestants will be called backstage when Sr. Ms. contestants are competing.  All categories will be crowned at the end of the pageant.  

Immediately following the pageant, please turn in your contestant number at the ticket window to receive your contestant gift bag containing prizes valued at more than $200!

A formal reception to meet and greet with the new titleholders, snap photos together and visit with vendors will take place immediately following the pageant in the auditorium lobby.  All contestants and their families are encouraged to stay for photos.  All newly crowned titleholders are required to attend the reception.

Questions?  Email us through the "Contact Us" page or call 254-248-1435.