American Beauty Pageant

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

Tiny Miss American Beauty - Unmarried, 4-5 as of the start date of the Pageant finals.

Little Miss American Beauty - Unmarried, 6-8 as of the start date of the Pageant finals.

Miss Pre-Teen American Beauty - Unmarried, 9-11 as of the start date of the Pageant finals.

Jr. Miss American Beauty - Unmarried, 12-14 as of the start date of the Pageant finals.

Entrant must be a naturally born, genetic female. 

How do I enter?

There are two ways to enter the Pageant:  

Preliminary Pageant.

At-Large Entry.

You can sign up by e-mailing us at: Britt@AmericanBeautyPageant.com.

The remainder of this information applies to "At-Large Entries".  Preliminary Pageant entries will receive all the information they need from their preliminary pageant director.

When do I enter?

Deadlines.  All deadlines are strictly enforced.

May 1, 2015Entry fees must be paid in full. No exceptions under any circumstances. All required paperwork must be received.  Photo for the Official Program Book must be received. Program Book ads must be received (optional).   Advanced Pageant Ticket orders must be received.

Is there an entry fee?

We regret that we must charge an entry fee.   The Jr. Miss, Miss Pre-Teen, Litle Miss and Tiny Miss American Beauty Pageant is self-supporting and relies solely upon entry fees to cover production expenses.  The entry fee is $495.00.

What does the fee include?

Approximately half of the entry fee is directed back to each delegate in the form of the Official Crown, Sash, Parties, Gifts, and Prizes. 

Entry fee includes:

* Eligibility for all prizes & awards
*
Designer Crown
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Embroidered rhinestonned title sash
*
Official documents
*
Gifts from sponsors
* Pajama Diva Party

Entry fee does not include:

* Travel expenses
* Lodging
* Meals
* Competition wardrobe
* Production wardrobe
* Program ads (optional)
* Personal expenses

What is the prize package?

Prizes

Winners are awarded a basic prize package, which consists of cash, there is a step prize package.

The prizes are determined as follows:



• 1-5 entrants in division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $250.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•6-10 entrants in division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $500.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•11-15 entrants in division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $750.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•16-20 entrants in division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $1,000.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•21-25 entrants in division, that division's prize ackage will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $1,250.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•26-30 entrants in division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $1,500.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•31-35 entrants in division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $2,000.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•36-40 entrants in division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $2,500.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•41-45 entrants in division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $3,000.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•46-50 entrants division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $3,500.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•51-55 entrants division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $4,500.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

•56-60 entrants division, that division's prize package will consist of:

Winner will receive the official overall winner's sash Winner will receive the official winner's crown
Winner will receive $5,000.00 CASH when she gives up her title Winner will receive official autograph cards as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive official business cards as the Queen Winner will receive an official photoshoot as the Overall Queen
Winner will receive 2015 program books Winner will receive an engraved award as the Winner
Winner will receive custom Christmas Cards Winner will receive her reign featured on the website
Winner will receive a crown box to carry her crown and sash in Winner will recieve a crown replica pin of her crown
Winner will recieve free admission to her sister pageants Winner will recieve free admission for her family to the 2016 Final Event pageant
Winner will receive her reign featured on the official Facebook Page Winner will receive 2015 program books
   

There will never be more than 60 delegates accepted into each division, all will have official state and regional titles assigned. Your entry fee consits of a rhinestonned state sash, crown and photo CD package of the final event pageant.

What does the remainder of my entry fee pay for?

The cost to produce the Jr. Miss, Miss Pre-Teen and Little Miss American Beauty® Pageant is very expensive.  The remainder of your entry fee pays for prizes, airfare and lodging for judges and production staff, advertising in publications, production costs, hotel rentals, printing, entertainment, choreography, production staff, consultants, sound and lighting, stage decorations, and many additional operational expenses.

May I seek a sponsor?

You may seek sponsors or you may pay the entry fee yourself.  If you wish to recognize your sponsors, delegates can place them in their advertisement page in the program book. The form for the advertisements are included with the delegate packet.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Payment may be made by personal check, money order, or credit card via PayPal online to Britt@AmericanBeautyPageant.com. Checks & Money Orders should be made payable to:

Harrison Productions, LLC
2207 McLaren Street
Burton, MI  48529

Is a payment plan available?

Yes.  Delegates may pay the fee in full or may select a payment plan.  A $195 deposit is required to initiate a payment plan. Payments of any amount must be made at least every 30 days until the total fee is received.  Failure to remit payment every 30 days may result in loss of title and fees paid.  Delegate's title will be assigned and the crown and sash will be ordered only after payment has been received in full by Harrison Productions, LLC.

  Harrison Productions, LLC
2207 McLaren Street
Burton, MI  48529
Pageant Entry Fee
 

 

If I am unable to compete, will I be issued a refund or a credit?

No.  Due to extremely high production costs, we are not able to return any payments.  Please make sure you are able to participate in the international pageant before sending any funds.  All fees paid to Harrison Productions, LLC are NOT REFUNDABLE and NOT TRANSFERABLE in full or in part for under any circumstances. This includes entry fees, advertising fees, pageant admission tickets, guest meal fees and any other fees paid to Harrison Productions, LLC.

Am I required to sell ads for the program book?

Yes, this is explained in more detail in your paperwork packet. The delegate who purchases the most advertisements in the program book receives the Spirit Award.

If I hold an American Beauty pageant title, can I compete in other systems?

Yes. We encourage it!. We only ask that the state winners compete in the final event and they come back and crown their successor if a state casting call event is held. If you are a titleholder, you are bound by the required 12 appearances in your American Beauty crown and sash during your year of your reign.

Do all delegates receive a crown & sash?

Yes. Every delegate receives a crown and rhinestonned sash (a value of $300.00!).

How long does it take to get my crown & sash?

The order will be placed for your crown and sash immediately upon receipt payment in full of the entry fee.  Crowns generally take about 2-3 weeks to come in.  Sashes usually take 4-6 weeks.  If you are scheduled for an appearances and need these items quicker, just let us know and we can put a rush on the order or how the items shipped directly to you from our vendor.  In these cases, you will be asked to pay the "rush" fee charged by our vendors and/or the shipping.

More questions?

If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please feel free to contact the International Director, Britt Harrison at Britt@AmericanBeautyPageant.com.

Areas of Competition

Delegates will compete in four equally weighted categories: Stage Presence (25%), Interview (25%) Fashionwear (25%) and Evening Wear (25%) The highest composite scores will determine the finalists.

Interview (25%)  

Jr. Miss, Miss Pre-Teen and Little Miss American Beauty® Pageant titleholders must be articulate with excellent social and conversational skills. Titleholders must be able to express themselves clearly, diplomatically, and must project a pleasant personality at all times.

Fashionwear (25%)  

American Beauty® Pageant titleholders must be able to project their own personal sense of style. This segment will be conducted very much like a runway fashion show. Fashion attire can be anything the delegate feels represents a currently popular or stylish ensemble. Judges will be looking for high energy, spirit, and the delegate's sense of contemporary style for today's woman. Judges are not looking for a specific style or designer label but rather how well the attire suits the delegate (e.g., fit, color, style) as well as delegate’s on-stage presentation.  Competition details:

* Attire is dressy-casual and may be a dress or pants outfit.
* Delegates are encouraged to accessorize with earrings, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.
* Accessories may be used as “props” for modeling.
* Bare midriffs are not acceptable.
* Very casual attire (e.g., shorts, jeans, dockers) is not recommended.

Judging criteria:  modeling, personality, beauty, grooming and fashion sense.

Evening Wear (25%)  

American Beauty® Pageant titleholders must carry themselves with dignity, grace, poise and elegance.  Judges will not be evaluating the cost or designer label of the gown, but rather how well it suits the delegate (e.g., fit, color, style) as well as delegate's on-stage presentation.


Judging criteria:  modeling, personality, beauty, grooming and fashion sense.

OPTIONAL AREAS OF COMPETITION:

If Delegate and her family chooses, she may compete in the Optional areas of competition which entrance fee is not included in the $495.00 Entrance Fee. These optional competitions will be judged by a separate panel of judges and Option results will be revealed in a separate production so that the Overall title results are not compromised.

Photogenic  

Each Photograph submitted is an additional fee of $50.00, there are no maximum times a delegate can submit a photograph to be judged. Photo requirements: 

* Color photo of your choice

* An 8X10 picture

* Formal attire or informal attire, dress is up to you.

* Must be of good quality and clarity.

* Must submit a copyright release if required by her photographer. 

* Airbrushing should be kept to a minimum.  You should look like your photo.

* Judging criteria:  photogenic appeal, photo quality and clarity, beauty of face and figure, personality, grooming and fashion sense.

Each Photograph submitted must be accompanied with the required Photogenic Submission Form which is supplied in all confirmed delegate's packet and brought with the delegate, along with the photograph to Registration. All fees are to be made in check, cash or money order made payable to Harrison Productions, LLC and may be submitted prior to the final paperwork deadline. If entering the competition at Registration only cash is accepted.

Talent  

Each talent submitted for competition is an additional fee of $50.00, there are no maximum times a delegate can compete in this optional division, as long as the talent is different than the delegate's other submissions (e.g. Delegate wishes to compete with a jazz dance routine, a ballet dance routine and a tap dance routine, she may compete three times). If music or sound is required, it must be indicated on the Talent Entrance Form which is supplied in the delegate's packet which is supplied to all confirmed delegates. One CD PER TALENT is required and submitted with each Talent Entrance Form. If a delegate is going to compete more than once, then a separate Talent Entrance Form and separate CD is to be attached to the form. All fees are to be made in check, cash or money order made payable to Harrison Productions, LLC and may be submitted prior to the final paperwork deadline. If entering the competition at Registration only cash is accepted. Talents are to be limited to two minutes and thirty seconds. 

Spokesmodel 

Each Spokesmodel competition is an additional fee of $50.00, the maximum times a delegate can compete in this optional division is five which is the number of topics in the competition. If a delegate is going to compete more than once, then a separate Spokesmodel Entrance Form is to be submitted. All fees are to be made in check, cash or money order made payable to Harrison Productions, LLC and may be submitted prior to the final paperwork deadline. If entering the competition at Registration only cash is accepted.  Speeches are to be limited to two minutes and thirty seconds.

Modeling 

The Modeling competition is an additional fee of $50.00, the maximum times a delegate can compete in this optional division is once. A delegate is to submit a Modeling Entrance Form is to be submitted for entrance into this optional competition. All fees are to be made in check, cash or money order made payable to Harrison Productions, LLC and may be submitted prior to the final paperwork deadline. If entering the competition at Registration only cash is accepted.

Actress

Each Actress competition is an additional fee of $50.00, there are no maximum times a delegate can compete in this optional division. If a delegate is going to compete more than once, then a separate Actress Entrance Form is to be submitted. All fees are to be made in check, cash or money order made payable to Harrison Productions, LLC and may be submitted prior to the final paperwork deadline. If entering the competition at Registration only cash is accepted. Monolouges are to be limited to two minutes and thirty seconds.

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