JUNIOR TEEN (13 - 15 YEARS OF AGE) ON OR BEFORE JULY 31st 2016
TEEN (16 - 18 YEARS OF AGE) ON OR BEFORE JULY 31st 2016
MISS (19 - 26 YEARS OF AGE) ON OR BEFORE JULY 31st 2016
*It is important to note that contestants may bump UP a division, but not back. Contestants may represent a state in which she can prove residency; either one belonging to another family member or while enrolled in a state school or University. She may be employed in, been born in, or currently attend school or reside on the state she represents.
(For those entering AT LARGE and not through a state director or state pageant) A sponsorship fee of $895 is required for participation in the 2016 national event. This cost covers your pageants t-shirts for the week, Gift bag, State title and crown, Custom designed embroidered satin sash, professional group photo shoot, buffet breakfast each morning, and transportation during the contestant travel day while in Orlando. ... NO refunds are given, under any circumstance, for withdrawal from the national pageant.
(Ms. National Entry Fee is $575 and delegates register on Thursday morning of event week)
PHASES OF COMPETITION:
INTERVIEW: Delegates (Teen - Miss) will meet with the panel of judges for a 6 minute personal interview. (An additional 30 seconds may be added at the end) This is a relaxed interview in which delegates will be seated in a casual setting so that the interview is more conversational rather than inquisitional. (Jr. Teen interviews will be 5 minutes with a 30 second optional closing) (Ms contestants interviews will be 7 minutes with a 30 second optional closing)
PERSONAL EXPRESSION: Delegates will walk the runway in a fashion show style setting wearing outfits of their own choosing that best represents their idea of personal fashion. If you'd only wear this in a pageant, then it's not what we're looking for.
PHYSICAL FITNESS: Each delegate (TEEN & MISS) will wear a swimsuit that best displays their physical conditioning and overall health and physique. Swimsuits may not be innapropriate - NO string bikinis or thongs! ... JUNIOR TEENS and MS. will wear a fitness outfit of her own choosing, not to show their stomach.
EVENING WEAR: Delegates will model a gown of their own choosing which best displays their personal idea of elegance and modeling ability.
There are no optionals at this time
AD PAGES: Each delegate is required to sell at least ONE ad page. They are $225 for a full page. This is where you can highlight your sponsors, donors, family, friends, etc. (Ad page deadline is Friday, May 27th 2016)
PRODUCTION WARDROBE: There will be two days of on-stage competition for the 2016 show. In addition to interview attire, a trendy outfit, swimsuit (Teen & Miss) and fitness wear (Junior Teen), and evening gown, delegates will also need to bring a pair of white shorts, a pair of khaki shorts, a pair of jeans (pants, capris, or shorts), and a pair of tennis shoes or sandals for group photos to pair with your pageant/sponsor t-shirts.
EVENT SCHEDULE: Complete schedules and contestant names/titles will not be released until July. However, we will send you detailed information as to any additional clothing you may need to bring for each day, event, appearance, etc. well in advance.
DELEGATE GIFTS: Each delegate will need to bring a gift to be included in each divisions "Queen's Basket". (Not to exceed $25 if possible) You are also each required to bring a gift to be auctioned off at the Silent Auction/Gala dinner benefitting our national charity and our scholarship fund. (Value of at least $100)
TICKETS: Ticket order forms will be available in your contestant packet which will be emailed to you at a later date. All online ticket orders are due no later than Friday, June 10th, 2016. (Tickets involving meals must be purchased by Monday, June 20th, 2016) We will accept cashiers checks, money orders, and credit cards for the tickets (Made payable to Princess America Pageants) and you may also purchase them at registration but there will be a small increase in the prices due to the fact that our insurance covers a specific amount of attendees and increasing the price after the intial purchase increases our prices as well.
2016 SPECIAL AWARDS: Photogenic, Director's Award, Junior Teen of the Year, Teen of the Year, Miss of the Year, Face of the Year, Academic Award, Leadership Award, Community Service Award, Difference Maker Award, Publicity Award.
Photogenic, Academic, Leadership, and Community Service are optional categories (Not to be confused with optional competitions), judged by a separate panel of judges, not affecting the outcome of the final event. CASH awards will be given for some of these award winners.
RULES & REGULATIONS
(This information will also be given to contestants to be signed and witnessed at the national pageant) Princess America Pageants and its officials reserve the right to amend any and all information listed below at any time.
I will be between 13 & 15 years of age on or before July 31st, 2016 (Junior Teen) … I will between the ages of 16 & 18 on or before July 31st, 2016 (Teen) … I will be between the ages of 19 – 26 on or before July 31st, 2016 (Miss). There are a few exceptions to the age requirement which are carefully detailed and explained on the national website.
I am not, nor have ever been married
I have never been pregnant, nor have I ever given birth to a child
I am a natural born female citizen of the United States
I have never been convicted of a crime
I understand that I will be allowed to compete in other systems and events should I win the Perspectives Productions National Junior Teen, National Teen, or National Miss 2016 title (If I win a state title within the program, I understand that I am obligated to compete in the National event before competing in any other system or event)
I understand that if I am crowned a Perspectives Productions National titleholder and then I choose to compete in, or win another title that requires me to sign a contract or to solely represent their system that the prizes obtained up to that point are mine to keep per approval of the national office
Should I win a state competition and relinquish my title, I understand that I will forfeit all prizes, crown, sash, state title and must send them back, in good condition to the state director. I will also be responsible for any monetary loss on the part of the state director and will submit restitution on a case by case basis. (Amount not to exceed $1000) This does not include the required ad page which is an additional $225
I understand that the judges’ decision is FINAL – No exceptions!
I understand that I may be called upon to make public appearances for no compensation
I will not make appearances or use my title without the express written or verbal consent & authorization of Perspectives Productions
I permit my likeness, name, title, image, and biographical information to be used without charge for publicity and commercial purposes. I also understand that I may be called upon to appear on television, on the radio, and/or in print
I will not give any written or oral endorsement without the complete written and/or oral authorization from Princess America Pageants and/or Perspectives Productions
I understand that I will not be entitled to a refund of any kind if I withdraw from the competition, unless deemed an emergency by the pageant organizers and staff of volunteers
I understand that should I not fulfill my obligation to attend the national pageant, for any reason, I will be in debt to Princess America Pageants for $1225 (Full cost of entry and required ad page)
I will not hold Perspectives Productions, Princess America Pageants, the pageant organizers, judges, volunteers, sponsors, hostesses, committee members, owners of the facility where the event is held, and all others involved with the production of the event, responsible for any liability arising from personal injury, illness, property loss or damage, or similar cause. I also understand that any and all litigation will be held in the state of Florida and under Florida law.
I understand that by signing and submitting this agreement that I am obligated to pay the full amount of entry including one full ad page. (Nationals)
I understand that I am responsible for my own travel and lodging to the National Pageant (Nationals)
I understand that I am responsible for at least two meals at the National Pageant (Nationals - Contestant ticket package)
Perspectives Productions, Princess America Pageants, its officers, directors, agents, and volunteers, are not liable to entrant for anything whatsoever in connection with any preliminary pageant leading to the national Princess America Pageant. Preliminary pageant entrant agrees to look solely to the preliminary Pageant Director with respect to all matters relating to her application, rules, regulations, policies, preparation, rehearsal, performance and selection process, and all other matters relating to the preliminary pageant.
Perspectives Productions, Princess America Pageants, its volunteers, officers, and pageant personnel are not responsible for accidents, injury or theft incurred at the time of the national Princess America Pageant or travel to and from.
Perspectives Productions & Princess America Pageants are not responsible for negligence or fraud on the part of pageant sponsors, judges, or contract vendors (e.g., photographer, videographer, etc.) which may be providing products or services to delegates at the Princess America national pageant.
Perspectives Productions & Princess America Pageants are not responsible for negligence or fraud on the part of the host hotel.
Perspective s Productions & Princess America Pageants are not responsible for arranging travel for entrants
Perspectives Productions & Princess America Pageants are not responsible for providing an interpreter for delegates who do not speak or understand English.
Perspectives Productions, Princess America Pageants, it’s volunteers, judges, staff, officers, production team, or anyone associated with the event itself are not responsible for loss, theft, or damage caused to any and all prizes, gifts, and awards bestowed upon entrant after these items become the property of entrant. Entrant agrees to incur replacement and/or repair costs to lost, stolen, or damaged items including but not limited to: crown/tiara, sash, plaques, trophies, etc.