Contestants compete in the following events….
Please bring one picture (typically head and shoulders) that shows the photogenic qualities of your child. They will be returned and can be any size up to 8X10, color or black and white. Name & age should be on back of photo.
Cinderella participants will participate in a “closed” interview in a private room with the judges, where contestants wear simple, tailored dresses and interview one at a time. The babies (0-2 yrs) will have Playtime with the judges instead and can bring one chaperone (dress is casual). This phase of competition is designed for the judges to get to know the contestants a little better and to get to see them up close. Babies will be taken back in small groups and are allowed to bring in 1 toy of their choice.
Contestants will model one at a time in their formal wear (street length, Easter type dresses for ages 0-12; full-length formals for 13 and up. Babies will model with a chaperone. Modeling is simple and will be taught onstage during a free workshop held onstage right before the pageant.
Casual Wear Modeling:
For young ladies ages 3-29 only at the preliminary level (Babies compete in this event at State only). Casual outfits, pants, dresses, shorts, and skirts are all appropriate (contestants do not generally wear jeans, and no hats or props allowed). Contestants will state their name, age and hometown while onstage.
Young ladies ages 7-29 are required to compete in Talent competition. They may sing, dance, cheer, tumble, read a poem, play an instrument, etc. Time limit is 2.5 minutes. Please bring your music on a jump drive or cellphone. Turn it in to the sound table before talent. CD’s are no longer accepted. A hand-held mic and mic stand will be available. If a piano is required, the participant must bring their own. Tots (girls 3-6) do not compete in talent, but instead do a short on- stage one-on- one interview with the emcee, called “Tot Personality”. Tots will wear their party dress.
AWARDS: FOUR TITLES PER AGE GROUP WILL BE GIVEN!
Judged on all phases of competition. One overall winner is each age group will receive: Official crown, trophy, banner and their 150.00 entry fee pre-paid to the Texas state pageant.
Judged on combined score for interview (baby playtime) and modeling events. One winner in each division will receive: Official crown, trophy, banner and 150.00 entry fee pre- paid to the Texas state pageant. Alternates will receive an official trophy.
Judged on the Talent/Tot Personality phase of competition (babies judged during Play Time). One winner in each division will receive a crown, trophy, banner and 150.00 entry fee pre-paid to the Texas state pageant. Alternates will receive an official trophy.
Judged on photo only. One winner in each age division will receive a plaque, banner, and 150.00 entry fee pre-paid to the Texas state pageant.
“HONOR ROLL” OPTION: For contestants who have already qualified and have paid their deposit to attend the State pageant but would like to enter for the sake of practice & judges’ comments. Honor Roll contestants are not eligible for awards but will receive a participation certificate prior to crowning of winners. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OPTION: Contestants paid in full by 10 Days Before the Pageant will receive a $25.00 Early Bird Discount.