Christmas Extravaganza Event. Every contestants receives a crown, trophy, two toys/gifts and gets to go to Santa's Gift Table!
Deadline to enter pageant: November 14, 2021
Photogenic photos are also due November 14th.
Pageant Breakdown 1:
Baby Miss: 0-11 months, Wee Miss: 12-23 months, Tiny Miss: 2 years
Pageant Breakdown 2:
Princess - 3-4 years, Petite Miss - 5-6 years, Sweetheart - 7-8 years
Pageant Breakdown 3:
Young Miss - 9-10 years, Jr. Miss - 11-12 years, Teen - 13-15 years
Contestants will compete same age they are pageant day. No fallback but a contestant may move up a division if they choose. We will take 8 contestants per age division. Once a division is full, we will place contestants on a waiting list. If a group fills early, the director may split a division. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if a spot is open before you enter.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AWARDS
Every contestant will be awarded on stage with a crown, trophy, 2 toys or age appropriate gifts and a ticket to go to Santa's gift table.
Southern Grace Christmas Grand Supremes, Mini Supremes, Christmas Supremes and Division Queens
• Beautiful Christmas Crown
• Custom Christmas Pageant Sash
• Christmas Trophy
• Two toys/gifts
Southern Grace Christmas Division 1st and 2nd Alternates and Princess Awards
• Beautiful Crown
• Christmas Trophy
• Two toys/gifts
Christmas People’s Choice Queens
• Beautiful Large Christmas Crown and Nice Toy/Gift
Age Division Photogenic Winners
• Custom photogenic plaque and will go an extra trip to the Santa Gift Table
Age Division Christmas Wear Winners and Division Side Awards: Best Eyes, Best Hair, Best Dress and Best Smile
• Christmas Pageant Medallion and will go an extra trip to the Santa Gift Table
Overall Most Beautiful and Overall Best Personality
• Beautiful Christmas Crown and $50 Cash Awarded Onstage (must have 6 registered contestants per supreme breakdown to award cash)
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT RULES AND COMPETITION INFORMATION
Southern Grace Pageants is a natural pageant system. Presentation, stage presence and personality are important factors. The contestants should look age appropriate.
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.
Permanent hair extensions are allowed, as we can not ask a contestant to take those out. (These are hair extensions worn overtime and not one.) 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 is NOT allowed for ages 0-2. 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.
Ages 3-8 may wear natural pageant make-up: light blush, mascara, eye shadow, lipgloss, etc.
Ages 9-15 may wear natural but more enhanced pageant make-up.
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.
All walks need to be under 75 seconds. Babydoll style dresses should be worn for ages 0-2 with white pageant shoes and white socks. Ages 3-4 can wear long ballgowns or babydoll style dresses. If wearing a babydoll dress, white pageant shoes must be worn. Ages 5-15 need long pageant dresses, no two piece. 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 and Mini 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.
All walks need to be under 75 seconds. Outfits may be custom made or off the rack but must include one piece of clothing that represents the Christmas theme. Wear something that fits their personality. No swimsuits, no stomachs showing. Music is provided by SGP staff. Contestants may do “cute faces” for years 0-4 only. Natural modeling is allowed. No pro-am modeling. Stage props are not allowed. You may have a hand held prop.
Christmas Wear is worth 1/2 of final score when determining Grand Supreme and Mini Supreme Titles. It is also counted as 100% for the Christmas Wear Supreme Title.
Judges will judge on overall first impression, appearance, stage presence and personality
Photogenic – Photos are due November 14th.
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: email@example.com.
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.
Overall Best Personality and Overall Most Beautiful:
There will be an Overall Best Personality and an Overall Most Beautiful winner per supreme breakdown. These are judged during group line-ups in Formal Wear. Must be registered to be eligible.
Christmas People’s Choice Queens:
There will be one People’s Choice Queen per supreme breakdown 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.
We do not judge on facial beauty. 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.
Contestants will be allowed ONLY one chaperone in the dressing area and backstage. Siblings and friends will need to wait in the lobby or ballroom. We ask that you bring your pageant wardrobe to the dressing room only at your allotted times.
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 AND SCHEDULE
The pageant is a ballroom with low carpet, riser stage. Someone will be backstage to assist contestants onstage. The Xs are set up in a front T shape. They will come on from the left if looking at the stage and exit right. They will finish in the middle X up front. They will not finish at the back of the stage.
• Contestants will have 75 seconds per stage event. Once they hit 75 seconds, they will be called off stage. It is a good idea to practice before the pageant, so that the young contestants understand when they are being called onto the stage and off stage.
• Judges understand that the contestants are young and the girls will not be counted off for exiting on the wrong side, but we do encourage parents who are on stage with their child, to walk off the correct side.
A complete final schedule with times will be emailed to contestants closer to the pageant date.
Order of Competition: Formal Wear, Christmas Wear, Awards. Wear Christmas Wear for awards. We will crown by supreme breakdown. Contestants will not wait for older groups to finish before they receive their awards.
* 0-2 years
9:00-9:45 – Check-in
9:45 – Formal Wear
10:30 – Christmas Wear
11:00 - Awards
Lunch Break - 11:45-12:15
* 3-8 years
11:30 - 12:00 – Check-in
12:30 – Formal Wear
1:15– Christmas Wear
2:00 – Awards
* 9-15 years
2:30 -3:00 – Check-in
3:15 – Formal Wear
4:00 – Christmas Wear
4:30 – Awards
PAGEANT ENTRY FEES:
Deadline for final payments: November 14, 2021
Christmas Early Bird Discount................................Fee: $95!
Must be paid in full by September 1st.
Christmas Entry………………………………….. Fee: $115
Your entry fee includes:
Entry into Formal Wear, Christmas Wear, 1 Photogenic and side optionals
A contestant may hold her spot in the pageant with a $50 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 $30 off
Referral Discount: $25 off each referral entered
Optional Areas of Competitions Entering:
Extra Photogenic: $5 (Due at photogenic deadline.)
Overall Best Personality: $20
Overall Most Beautiful: $20
Enter both for $30
Admissions: $10, contestants and children 3 & under free
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if a spot is open before you enter
Registration opens soon!
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