Contestants must be between the ages of 5-24 on September 1, 2020.
September 1st is the date that will determine the age division that the contestant will compete in at both the state and national pageant. She will compete in the same division for both state and if she qualifies for nationals.
Everyone will win a crown and a custom plaque plus receive a swag bag at registration.
3 Queens per age division: Miss Georgia, Miss West Georgia & Miss Southern Grace
1st and 2nd Alternates and Directors Awards
Age Division Side Awards: Fun Fashion Winner, Onstage Introduction Winner, Best Dress, Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Smile & Best Personality
Optional Awards: Photogenic Winner & Billboard Winners
Fun Fashion Supreme & Beauty Supreme: Large Crown, Sash and $50 Cash onstage! (Must have 5 or more entries to award cash)
Miss Georgia Titles will be awarded 1st to Georgia contestants in each age division and will come from formal wear/onstage introduction and fun fashion scores only. Open to Georgia contestants only. State Queens will be asked to sign a contract. We do not have a non-compete clause. Sample contracts can be found in the handbook given to contestants.
Georgia Queens will receive an official state, full round crown, custom plaque, state sash, contestant money collected (final amount is determined by contestants in that division) and her entry fees paid to Nationals 2020. ($285 value) She will also win a paid queen’s day trip to Medieval Times and gifts.
Miss West Georgia Titles will be awarded 2nd to Georgia contestants in each age division and will come from formal wear/onstage introduction and fun fashion scores only. Open to Georgia contestants only. State Queens will be asked to sign a contract. We do not have a non-compete clause. Sample contracts can be found in the handbook given to contestants.
West Georgia State Queens will receive an official state, full round crown, custom plaque, state sash, contestant money collected (final amount is determined by contestants in that division), $200 off her fees to Nationals 2020 and a paid queen’s day trip to Medieval Times and gifts.
New: Miss Southern Grace Titles will be awarded 3rd and open to all contestants in each age division and will come from formal wear/onstage introduction and fun fashion scores only. No state restrictions and no state queen contracts. This opens the pageant to young ladies that need stage time, but are not able to obtain a state title with our system at this time.
Miss Southern Grace Queens will receive a crown, custom plaque, sash, $100 off Nationals if she is able to attend and a nice gift.
Formal Wear: 1/2 of final score
Contestants must wear a floor length pageant dress that is age appropriate. Any color is acceptable. No mid-drift, two piece dresses. Judges will judge on overall first impression, appearance, stage presence and personality. Contestants will be allowed 75 seconds onstage in this event.
Introduction: 1/3 of formal wear score
Contestants will have a short introduction onstage during their formal walks. They will enter the stage and present the intro at the first X which is located in the back. A national queen will hand them the microphone. Introductions must include but not limited to the following: Name, age and where they are from. Ex: Good morning ladies and gentlemen, I am Rachel McLain from Georgia and I am 22 yrs old. Thank you. (You can make this your own.) Introductions must stay under 15 seconds and is timed separate from formal wear allotted time of 75 seconds.
Fun Fashion Wear: 1/2 of final score
For this category contestants will wear fun fashion style outfits. Cocktail dresses, high-low, etc. Judges will judge on overall first impression, appearance, stage presence and personality. No mid-drifts and no swimsuits. Can be any style or color. Wear something that fits your personality. No custom music and no pro-am modeling. Contestants will be allowed 75 seconds onstage in this event.
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.
Ages 5-12 may wear natural pageant make-up: light blush, mascara, eye shadow, lipgloss, etc. Ages 16-24 can wear full stage make-up but still keep it natural.
What’s NOT allowed:
Fake eye lashes 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.
New for 2020, spray tans are allowed for ages 5-24 only.
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.
Photos are due April 30th. Everyone is eligible if they submit a photo but the deadline.
Photogenic photos need to be emailed to Melinda Bell as a jpeg and as an attachment only. email@example.com.
Do not email photos from a cell phone. A cell phone changes sizing. Send original large file.
Photos may be naturally retouched but must still look like the contestant. No glitz photos. They 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.
Ultimate Billboard Supreme:
The highest scoring photogenic photo will be named the Ultimate Billboard Supreme. The winner will have their winning photo displayed as a billboard poster at the state pageant. There will be one winner from ages 5-12 and one winner from ages 13-24.
This is a professional theatre with stage. Looking at the stage, you will enter from the back left. 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 then call them off stage to exit back left.
Schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be emailed to contestants before the pageant.
Venue Opens – 9:00 a.m.
See 0-4 year paperwork for their full schedule for Saturday morning.
5-12 Check-in – 12:30-1:00 p.m.
5-12 Formal Wear – 1:15p.m.
5-12 Fun Fashion – 2:00 p.m.
5-12 Awards – wear formal gowns – 2:45 p.m.
New State Queen Photos – Following awards
13-24 Check-in – 2:00-2:45 p.m.
13-24 Formal Wear – 3:15 p.m.
13-24 Fun Fashion – 4:00 p.m.
13-24 Awards – wear formal gowns – 4:30 p.m.
New State Queen Photos – Following awards
Deadline for final payments: April 30th.
All PayPal payments will be charged the 4% PayPal fee.
Your entry fee includes:
Formal Wear, Fun Fashion, Photogenic, Billboard, age division side awards and eligibility for all awarded titles.
Your entry fee includes:
Formal Wear, Fun Fashion, Photogenic, Billboard, age division side awards and eligibility for Miss Southern Grace title only.
Fee: $15 each or $20 for both
If you wish to purchase full photos taken of a contestant, you may do so. Upgrade to a full photo package for an additional fee: Early Bird - $20, Day of - $30
Must be paid to photographer. Information in contestant handbook.
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 can be used besides the referral discount.
Sibling discount: Second sibling receives $30 off.
Referral Discount: $25 off each referral entered
Children 3 and younger free.
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