Southern Grace State
10 year Celebration
Ages 0-4 years
April 22, 2018
Pat Haralson Civic Center, Blairsville, GA
Deadline to enter: April 13, 2018
Baby Miss: 0-18 months, Tiny Miss: 19-35 months , Jr. Princess: 3-4 years
We will take 10 contestants per age division. Once a division is full, we will place contestants on a waiting list.
State Pageant Awards
Every contestant will be awarded on stage a beautiful crown, trophy and a nice toy plus receive a swag bag at registration.
Southern Grace State Grand Supreme, Mini Supreme and Novice Supreme
• Beautiful Round Crown
• Custom State Pageant Sash
• Large Toy
• $75 off Southern Grace Nationals 2018
Southern Grace State Division Queens
• Beautiful Round Crown
• Custom State Pageant Sash
• Nice Toy
• $50 off Southern Grace Nationals 2018
Southern Grace State Division 1st and 2nd Alternates and Princess Awards
• Beautiful crown, trophy and toy
Southern Grace State People’s Choice Queen
• Beautiful Large Crown
Age Division Photogenic Winners
• Custom photogenic plaque
Age Division Casual Wear Winners and Division Side Awards
• Beautiful Pageant Medal
Jackpots: Overall Most Beautiful and Overall Best Personality
• 100% Cash received onstage
State Pageant Rules and
Southern Grace Pageants is a natural pageant system. Presentation, stage presence and personality are important factors. The contestants should look age appropriate.
Contestant Line-up: Line-up in each age division will be determined by the date your entry form and deposit or payments are received. First entry form with deposit received will be last contestant in line-up or your choice.
Hair: Permanent hair extensions are allowed, as we can not ask a contestant to take those out. We do NOT allow clip on hair extensions or hair pieces for any age. A contestant will not be disqualified, however 1/10 of a point will be deducted from each judge on the appearance score from all stage events.
Make-up: Make-up is not allowed for ages 0-4. A contestant will not be disqualified, however 1/10 of a point will be deducted from each judge on the appearance score from all stage events. We will be checking backstage before each event.
What’s NOT allowed: Fake eye lashes, tanning and flippers are NOT allowed ANY age. A contestant will not be disqualified, however 1/10 of a point will be deducted from each judge on the appearance score from all stage events. We will be checking backstage before each event.
Formal Wear: All walks need to be under 75 seconds. Babydoll style dresses should be worn for ages 0-4 with white pageant shoes and white socks. Stones are allowed. Glitz cupcake dresses are not allowed. Formal walks need to be natural. No pro-am modeling is allowed however, some poses and “cute faces” are okay for ages 0-4 only.
Formal Wear is worth 1/2 of final score when determining Grand Supreme, Mini Supreme and Novice Supreme. Titles. Formal Wear is worth 100% of final score when determining Division Titles.
Judges will judge on overall first impression, appearance, stage presence and personality
Casual Wear: All walks need to be under 75 seconds. Outfits must be off the rack casual. These should be found at a store/boutique. Wear something that fits their personality. No swimsuits, no stomachs showing. Music is provided by SGP staff. Contestants may do “cute faces”. Natural modeling is allowed. No pro-am modeling. Stage props are not allowed. You may have a hand held prop.
Casual Wear is worth 1/2 of final score when determining Grand Supreme, Mini Supreme and Novice Supreme titles. It is also counted as 100% for the Casual Wear division awards.
Judges will judge on overall first impression, appearance, stage presence and personality.
All contestants are eligible for the Grand Supreme and Mini Supreme titles. Contestants that have not won a supreme title with Southern Grace Pageants between April 22, 2017-April 22, 2018 are eligible for the Novice Supreme Title.
Photogenic – Photos are due April 13th.
There will be one winner per age division for photogenic awards. Photogenic photos need to be emailed to Melinda Bell as a jpeg and as an attachment only. High resolution photos only sent from a computer. Do not forward from your phone or use snapshots. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos may be naturally retouched but must still look like the contestant. No glitz photos. Photos will be scored by a different set of judges than pageant day judges. Either color or black & white photos are acceptable. Please include contestant’s name and age division in your email. Judges will be looking for clarity, quality, and personality. Photos will only count for photogenic division awards.
Jackpot Door Events
There will be an Overall Personality and an Overall Most Beautiful per age division. These are judged during group line-ups in Formal Wear.
Southern Grace State People’s Choice Queens
There will be one People’s Choice Queen awarded to the contestant who obtains the most votes from her fans. Each vote is $1. Bring all votes to check-in the day of the pageant.
Judging: We do not judge on facial beauty during onstage events. We believe every contestant is beautiful, and we want to see the girls just have fun. Even though we tell our judges what our pageant system judges on, judges all have opinions, and you are being judged on their opinion. Your score will be a combination of their opinions. There will be out-of-town judges. Judges’ score sheets will be given to contestants following awards.
If you see a judge outside of the ballroom, just say hi. Any lengthy conversation is unfair to the other contestants and not allowed.
Dressing Rooms/Backstage: Contestants will be allowed ONLY one chaperone in the dressing area and backstage. Siblings and friends will need to wait in the lobby or auditorium.
Photography: No cameras, cell phones, or other devices used as cameras allowed in the ballroom. Video is allowed of your daughter only.
Southern Grace Staff is not responsible for any items left or stolen at the pageant venue. Please leave valuables at home. Most importantly, every contestant is a winner. We expect everyone to respect each other and refrain from any negative remarks. Any concerns or questions need to be addressed to the pageant staff only.
Stage Set-up & Schedule
The stage is a built in wood stage. The entrance to the stage will have stairs up front. They will then proceed to the back of the stage to start their walks. Starting with X(1). The Xs will be a Front T with contestants ending in the front middle X. They will not finish in the back. The emcee will have them exit from the front to the left exit stairs.
Below is an example.
————–Back of Stage—————–
X(3) X(2,5) X(4)
Stairs————-Front of State ———-Stairs
Exit Stage Enter Stage
Schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be emailed to contestants before the pageant.
Sunday, April 22
Venue Opens – 9:00 a.m.
0-4 Check-in – 9:30-10:00 a.m.
0-4 Pageant – 10:30 a.m.
0-4 Awards – wear casual wear outfits
5-24 Check-in – 12:00 p.m.
5-24 Formal Wear – 1:00 p.m.
5-12 Casual Wear – 2:00 p.m.
5-12 Fun Fashion – 2:45 p.m.
5-12 Awards – wear formal gowns – 3:30 p.m.
New State Queen Photos – Following awards
Pageant Entry Fees
Deadline for final payments: May 31, 2018
Southern Grace State Entry…………………… Fee: $75
Your entry fee includes: Entry into Formal Wear, Casual Wear, 1 Photogenic, side optionals and eligibility for Supreme Titles.
A contestant may hold her spot in the pageant with a $35 deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and non- transferable for this pageant. Deposits are not an extra cost. They come from the entry fee.
Only one discount may be used besides the referral discounts.
Sibling Discount: Second sibling receives $20 off
Referral Discount: $25 off each referral entered
Optional Areas of Competitions Entering
Extra Photogenic: $5 (Due at photogenic deadline.)
Door Events: $10 Overall Most Beautiful, $10 Overall Best Personality (Enter day of Pageant.)
Score Sheets may be picked up at the registration table at the end of awards.
Any items left cannot be mailed.
NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED WHILE CONTESTANTS ARE ON STAGE
Carrie Abernathy will be taking multiple photos of all contestants during the pageant.
Photos will be available for purchase.