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AREAS OF COMPETITION
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AREAS OF COMPETITION:
 
  • ON STAGE QUESTION: 25%
  • SPORTSWEAR: 25%
  • EVENING GOWN: 25%
  • INTERVIEW: 25%
 
DEPENDING ON HOW MANY CONTESTANTS ARE IN THE PAGEANT. THE PAGEANT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HOLD A PRELIMINARY COMPETITION OF INTERVIEW, SPORTSWEAR & EVENIING GOWN THAT WILL DETERMINE THE TOP SEMI-FINALISTS. THOSE TOP SEMI-FINALISTS MAY OR MAY NOT RECOMPETE IN SPORTSWEAR AND EVENING GOWN IN THE PAGEANT FINALS.
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Interview Competition: 25%
Contestant's are being interviewed for the position of Ms. America. The panel of judges will spend 3-5 minutes (depending on how many contestants we have) asking questions to learn about the contestant’s successes, talents, goals and ambitions. Attention is focused on her poise, charm, self-confidence and her ability to articulate, as well as the substance of her answers.
 
  • Contestant's will be asked to give a brief introduction about themselves.
  • Contestant's can be asked questions based on the Judges Interview Sheet that is submitted to the pageant.
  • Judges are given the program book ahead of time and can ask questions based on your Program Book Ad(s).
  • The pageant is seeking an ambitious, approachable, manageable, enthusiastic, coachable, winner who is dedicated and committed to making the required appearances throughout the upcoming year. Although the Ms. America Pageant Inc. will assist the National Titleholder in her appearances it is up to the National Titleholder to book her own appearances throughout her reign. Judges will not hesitate to inquire of the contestant to what extent they are prepared to devote their time to promotional activities. The winner is the official spokesperson for the Ms. America Pageant Inc. and is the recruiter for contestants and sponsors.
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Sportswear Competition: 25%
Ms. America ® exudes confidence and embodies a healthy and fit woman. Contestant will choose what makes her feel good and can represent her extracurricular activity and fitness level. Contestants are judged on overall first impression, personality, stage presence, sense of confidence, being physically fit, execution of movement, energy and health. Choice of attire can be an aerobic outfit with midriff exposed. Contestant is allowed to wear nylons. No bare feet! Tennis shoes are acceptable.
  • No booty shorts or bra tops. 
  • No swimsuits or aerobic outfits that look like a swimsuit.
  • No shorts that look like swimsuit bottoms or short-shorts.
  • No props or costumes.
  • No tattoos or body piercings exposed. Tattoos can be covered up with body makeup.
  • No dance club outfits.
  • No hockey or other padded outfits.
Outfit Ideas: Tennis, running/jogging, yoga, aerobics, cycling, jazz, golf, etc.
 
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Evening Gown Competition: 25%
Ms. America® carries herself with dignity, grace, poise and elegance at all times. Attention is focused on each contestant's overall appearance, self-confidence, poise, sense of style, grooming, modeling of gown in terms of technique, elegance and the beauty she brings to the gown of her choice. A gown that complements her and her figure is very important. Footwear should be high heels that are clear or match the color of your gown.
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On-Stage Question: 25%
Ms. America® must be articulate, with excellent social and conversational skills. She must be able to express herself clearly, diplomatically and must project a pleasant personality at all times. Ms. America® is able to state her opinion in a positive, decisive manner. Attention is focused on articulation, quality of response, ability to think on her feet, charisma, confidence, personality and overall appearance and performance in the pageant. 

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JUDGING GUIDELINES:

Interview (scored 1-25 points)
Sportswear (scored 1-25 points)
Evening Gown (scored 1-25 points)
On-Stage Question (scored 1-25)

21-25 Excellent
16-20 Very Good
11-15 Good
6-10 Average
1-5 Below Average

All contestants will compete in Interview, Evening Gown and Sportswear. Finalist are chosen and compete in On-Stage Question. The Top 4 and winner is chosen by an overall point system. Should there be a tie, the tie breaker will be determined by who had the highest points in interview.

JUDGES :
National judges panel will be comprised of highly qualified individuals who are previous titleholders, entertainment professionals, business owners, media personalities and celebrities. The Ms. America® Pageant has the sole authority and discretion to select the judges panel and Special Award judge(s). Separate judge(s) will evaluate and pick the Special Award winners. Special Award scores will have nothing to do with the scoring or outcome of who is chosen Ms. America®. Judges names will be released at the sole discretion of the Ms. America® Pageant. Judges are educated and informed of the pageant judging procedures, expectation and processes prior to and upon arrival at the National Pageant.

Unless specified otherwise:
A Contestant should acknowledge a judges presence. Contestants are not permitted to converse with, approach or otherwise interact including electronically with any of the judges during the entire course of the national pageant. Contestants violating this will risk disqualification. Judges are also instructed not to converse with, approach or otherwise interact with Contestants during the entire course of the national pageant, other than during scheduled competitive events. Judges may view contestant rehearsals.

 
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