Age Division Rule
Contestants must be the correct age for the age division at any given time.
Every contestant must
compete in the correct division for their age at all times. If
they age up to the next age division before the state pageant, they MUST
compete in the division of their current age at any given time.
Exception: YOU CAN AGE UP 1 DIVISION, BUT YOU CANNOT AGE DOWN.
Teens may compete at 16 if
they have qualified through a preliminary during the season.
Time Limit: 2:30
Talent must be under 2:30.
This is a disqualification rule. You
will receive a zero for talent if you go over on time.
Props must be actually
necessary to complete your talent or they are considered "excessive." You should
be able to take your prop back to the hotel with you nightly.
Talent is required to win
the overall title. You can still win beauty if you don't do talent.
Talent clothing/costumes have no rules.
Looking for: ENTERTAINMENT VALUE
8x10 Vertical Hardcopy
Program book photos
must be submitted as a hardcopy 8x10 black and white or color, horizontal or
vertical in order to be judged. We are looking for personality, photo quality, and the ability to photography well.
Hands-On at all times onstatge.
The 0-2 age division has a
"hands on" rule requiring the chaperone to have 1 hand on the child at
all times onstage. This is a disqualification rule and a zero will be given for that event if
the chaperone lets go of the child.
Ages 3-12 party dresses cannot touch the shoes.
All Party Dresses, Casualwear Outfits, Personality Outfits, and Interview Dresses should be Real and Off-The-Rack garmets.
Ages 3-12 must wear
a party dress that does not touch her shoes. Disqualification Rule. We recommend a dress that is
no shorter than 2 inches above the knee and no longer than mid calf.
Ages 13-15 are
encouraged to wear a full length gown, however, they may choose any
length dress that they would like to wear.
clothing must be real and off the store rack (something you would really
wear somewhere.) Casualwear Outfits for all divisions, Party Dresses for all divisions, Personality outfits for all divisions, and Interview dresses for all divisions should be real clothing and NOT glitzy pageant clothing. We want the competition to be about the child and NOT about who spends the most money on clothing. Disqualification Rule.
Be 15 minutes early for each event.
Please be lined up 15 minutes before each event. We will not wait for any contestant. If you are late you can jump in at the end of your group or before/after another age division if your group has already gone. Disqualification Rule.