Frequently Asked Questions

I AM READY TO ENTER, HOW CAN I ENTER THE NATIONAL MS PAGEANTS?

If you are ready to become a state or regional contestant in our next national pageant, please apply by filling out our online application. 

If there is a state pageant designated with your area/state, you will be referred to that state director to continue with the process. If there is not a state pageant then you will be entered “at-large”. **An “At-Large” Pageant Contestant is a contestant chosen on a first come first serve basis to represent a state/region because there is currently no state or regional pageant at this time to compete in (which could change in the future)**  

The online application that you fill out is not shown to the judges but simply is the first step in getting you registered. **We ask kindly that you do not fill this out unless you are ready to officially enter as a contestant**  

Click here to fill out the 2017 Online Application      

IS THERE A STATE or REGIONAL PAGEANT I CAN COMPETE IN?

At this time, we are still seeking state and regional directors for our system. The current list of states with pageants will be updated when confirmed.     

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO ENTER THE NATIONAL PAGEANT

The deadline to enter this year’s national pageant is June 30, 2017.     

WHAT ARE THE COMPETITION DIVISIONS?

NATIONAL MISS TEEN (13 - 19 Years of Age): Delegates must be single, never married or given birth to a child. She also must be between the ages of 13 -19 as of the date of the national competition.  

NATIONAL MISS (20 -39 Years of Age): Delegates must be either single, divorced, widowed or a single mother. She also must be between the ages of 20-39 as of the date of the national competition.  

NATIONAL MS (40+ Years of Age): Delegates can be of any marital status and/or a single mother. She also must be over the age of 40 as of the date of the national competition.  

NATIONAL MRS (21+ Years of Age): Delegates must be at least 21 years of age; married and living with her spouse (special provisions allowed for those in the military) as of the date of the national competition. NOTE: A valid marriage certificate must be presented with her application upon entry. 

NATIONAL MS CLASSIC (50+ Years of Age): Delegates can be of any marital status and/or a single mother. She also must be over the age of 50 as of the date of the national competition.    

WHAT IS THE JUDGING CRITERIA / PHASES OF COMPETITION?

Photogenic (15%): Each state delegate is to submit one (1) 5 x 7 high quality professional headshot for the national competition. The overall winner of this phase should possess photogenic appeal and the ability to project in an image consistent with classic beauty and elegance.  Although some air-brushing and touching up of photos are accepted, please make sure the photos turned in are not over-done.  Classic beauty and appeal in a photo is something that is being looked for specifically.  

Personal Panel Style Private Interview (40%): ​Select an interview outfit that expresses your personality and you at your best. A stylish suit or dress that you would wear to a job interview is recommended. The judges will be instructed to choose the best lady for the “JOB” of NATIONAL MRS 2016 so approach this interview like you would any job interview you have been to. We need a national queen that is truly that “a queen” with or without the crown. Interview will be five (5) minutes in length.   Ø 

Fitness in Aerobic Wear (15%): An aerobic outfit of her choice with black biker length shorts or capri length pants (no bathing suit, cheerleading length or daisy duke type shorts/bloomers allowed) and white or black tennis shoes of her choice are required. She is to pick and wear the cut, color and style attire that she feels flatters her physique the best. Please note Classic Ladies only are allowed to wear jogging suits or tennis skirts. Your aerobic outfit is also to be approved by the National Director.   

Evening Gown (15%): One full-length evening gown in any style and color that best compliments you (can be solid in color or have a pattern). You will not be judged on the gown itself but how you carry yourself on stage in the gown. Remember don’t let the gown wear you – YOU WEAR THE GOWN. Let that confidence shine on stage.    Glamour Wear (15%): Glamour is described as: the quality of being fascinating, alluring, or attractive especially by a combination of charm and good looks. This portion of competition is for the state delegate to express her "glamorous" side - in an evening gown, red carpet, old Hollywood glamour or Kentucky Derby attire - anything goes. The only requirement with this phase to pick an outfit that makes you feel sexy, beautiful, classy and shows your personality all at the same time.  

IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE?

Entry Fee is $799 (A $299 deposit is expected to be paid w/your online application when entering the national pageant)   An entry fee is required to enter a state or regional delegate no matter what division. The National Ms Pageants is self-supporting and relies solely upon entry fees to cover production costs. These costs include but are not limited to: advertising, hotel rentals, theatre rentals, transportation, performers’ fees, judges’ expenses, staging supplies, prizes, awards, etc. to ensure everyone has a FABULOUS and SAFE time while at nationals!! A significant portion of the entry fees collected is directed back to each delegate in the form of rhinestone state sashes, entertainment, gifts, contestant outings, prize package items and much, much more. State delegates may seek sponsors or can pay this fee herself – we highly encourage soliciting sponsors and support from your family and friends for your entry fee.  Payment plans are accepted but a payment must be received at a minimum of every 30 days until the entry fee is paid in full. Failure to follow this payment plan will result in loss of title and any fees paid. Once and only after the entry fee is paid in full will the state delegate rhinestone banner is sent so that she can start doing appearances. (Purchase of the state crown is optional this year but if you would like to do an appearance with a state crown, it must be purchased through us (please contact us for more information), – no other state crowns are authorized to be worn when doing appearances for our pageant system!!) NOTE: Each state delegate is required to obtain sponsors for one full page sponsor page in the national program book (cost will be noted in the 2017 Contestant Packet). Any additional ad pages that you sell in the national souvenir program book will help!! You receive 50% of the cash proceeds to use towards your entry fee costs, wardrobe, etc. for each ad sold (any size).  Payments can be made via check, money order or paypal. All this information comes in your state delegate packet upon entry. 

Entry Fee Includes

Entry Fee Includes: · Eligibility for all Prizes and Special Awards (no hidden competition fees). · Official Embroidered State or Regional Title Rhinestone Trim Sash - Simply Beautiful!! · Official NMP T-Shirt  · Official State Delegate Paperwork  · Official Documentation for promoting your title including official logos, etc. · Official Contestant Outing – fun with your national and state sister queens! (some fees may apply if applicable) · One National Souvenir Program Book  · Hot breakfast at our Host Hotel each morning the state delegate, family and friends stay there. · Amazing Sponsor Gifts including items from Caboodles, Skinny Pop Popcorn, Original Gourmet Lollipops and much more!!     ���U*�

Entry Does Not Include

Entry Fee Does Not Include: · Travel & Hotel Expenses · Opening Number, Competition Wardrobe & Tickets · One Full Page Sponsor Ad Page in the National Souvenir Program Book · Personal Expenses of any kind All fees paid are non-refundable and are not transferable in full or in part under any circumstances. This incudes and not limited to entry fees, advertising fees, pageant admission ticket sales fees, guest meal fees, and any other fees paid by anyone including, but not limited to state delegates, sponsors and advertisers.  

WHAT IS YOUR PRIZE PACKAGE CONSIST OF?

Each division winner will receive a $500 cash prize along with thousands of dollars in other sponsored prizes from our generous sponsors. These cash funds will be paid upon completion of her reign (as long as she adheres to the requirements requested during her reign) at the 2018 national pageant when she returns to crown her successor. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR NATIONAL QUEENS ONCE THEY ARE CROWNED?

As a national titleholder you are required to do the following to adhere to these guidelines: - Must attend and be a part of the Official Photo Shoot / Contract Signing the morning after you are crowned at the Host Hotel. - Do one (1) official approved appearance a month in official crown and banner - Post on all social networking and blog sites after each approved appearance is completed (instructions are provided at the contract signing and official photo shoot the morning after you are crowned). - Do not represent or compete in another pageant (of any level) during her reign. - Return to crown your successor at the 2018 national pageant.     p

CAN I COMPETE MORE THAN ONCE?

  Absolutely, we encourage those who have competed and not captured the crown to come back and try again. We will do what we can to help support you to ensure each time you do it is an equal if not better experience!! 

IS THERE A NON-COMPETE CLAUSE AS A STATE DELEGATE?

  No, you are able to compete in and represent other pageant systems while preparing for our national pageant. If and when you become a national titleholder for us, then is when that clause would come into effect.