Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7 pm
Rockville High School
70 Loveland Hill Rd, Vernon, CT 06066
Miss Connecticut Pageant
Become a Miss Contestant
At least 17 years old at the time of the local pageant
Must be a U.S. citizen
No more than 24 years old on December 30th of the year of the Miss America national finals
High school graduate or successfully completed G.E.D. by July 1
Female, never married, and have never had any children
Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain town or state
Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization
Be able to meet the time commitment responsibilities as set forth by the local or state program in which you compete
Areas of Competition
Evening Wear 20%
Lifestyle and Fitness 15%
Onstage Question 5%
Children’s Miracle Network
Each contestant must raise a minimum of $100 for the “Children’s Miracle Network” (CMN) to compete in a Miss Connecticut local pageant. If you compete in more than one local pageant, you must raise a minimum of $100 for each local pageant you enter up to a total of $400. Once you have raised a total of $400, you are not required to raise more money and can enter as many local pageants for which you qualify in the current pageant year. However, the $400 is just a minimum; you may raise more money for CMN is you wish to do so.
To administer the CMN fundraising, each contestant must do the following:Create your personal web page on the CMN web site.
Raise the required funds for CMN.
Print out proof of money raised to bring with you to the local pageant. If you are personally donating to CMN by check, please make the check out to CMN (not the local pageant). If possible, please try to avoid bringing a check with you the day of the pageant.
To find out which local pageants you may be eligible for, or for any questions, please contact us/Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Pageant
To become Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, a contestant must first either win a local competition or enter state as an at-large contestant and then compete to represent her state, a process requiring personal commitment, hard work and talent. For more information on the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Program, click here: http://www.maoteen.org/
The Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held _________. Eligibility Requirements for Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen:
Be a young lady between the ages of 13 and 17
Be a United States citizen
Be a resident of Connecticut for the six months preceding the competition
Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain town or state or run as an at-large contestant at state.
Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.
Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.
Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you compete.
Must not be eligible to compete in the Miss Connecticut Competition.
The winner of Miss Connecticut’ Outstanding Teen will go on to compete at the national level for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.
Time Commitment:Contestant will need to be at the state pageant a total of 5 days, Tuesday through Saturday, ______________
Additional information will be forwarded to you upon receipt of completed application and entry fee. Hotel accommodations are provided by the pageant.
HOW TO ENTER THE STATE PAGEANT:
There are two ways to enter:
1. ENTER A LOCAL MISS CONNECTICUT OUTSTANDING TEEN PAGEANT To find out which local competition(s) you may be eligible for please check our local pageants information page for the Local Teen Pageant nearest you! Each Local Director sets his/her entrance fee.
2. ENTER AS AN AT-LARGE CONTESTANT-The 2013 deadline to enter is March 13th 2013. We accept at-large contestants, not sponsored by a local program, as well as winners of local competitions. The entry fee is $350 for at-large contestants. You do not have to win a local pageant to compete in the state pageant in June. You can enter as an at-large contestant, which means that a particular local pageant committee does not sponsor you but you compete alongside the local titleholders at the state competition. If you competed in a local pageant, but did not win, you can still enter the state competition as an at-large contestant. Also, if you have not entered any local competition or if there is not one in your area, you can enter as an at-large contestant. The deadline to enter is March 13, 2012.Sponsorship fee includes competition experience, the opportunity to compete for scholarship awards and recognition on-stage during the state pageant in June.
Areas of Competition: Contestants in the Connecticut’ Outstanding Teen Competition are evaluated in six areas:
1. Private Interview (30% of total score) At the local level, each contestant participates in an individual 6-minute interview. Interviews are 8 minutes at the state competition and 9 minutes at the national competition. There are typically 5 to 7 judges on a panel, and the interview is press-style, with the contestant standing at a podium. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. Scoring is based on overall communication skills, including personality, intelligence, validated opinions, emotional control, overall first impression and personal appearance. Community Service is required on the local level. The National Platforms (US Dream Academy Mentor Club and Give Kids the World) are required on the National level. However, if a contestant has a community service issue that they wish to continue, it will become secondary to their participation with “US Dream Academy” and “Give Kids the World.” Training materials will be provided on this national platform.
2. Academic Achievement (5% of total score) – Only at the State and National Levels Academic Judges will review each contestant’s resume and official transcripts. Scoring will be based on the following questions….
- Has this student maintained at least a “B” average during the past academic year?
- Would her academic achievements place her in the top 10% of your (the judges’) institution?
- Is she taking Advanced, AP, or IB courses?
- Does she hold leadership positions in her school and extracurricular activities?
- Based on the information before you, do you believe this student would meet the description of an “outstanding student”?
3. On-Stage Question (5% of total score) Questions will be of a general nature and will be neither platform-related nor something taken directly from the private interview. The objective is to evaluate the contestant’s ability to think on her feet and answer a question of general interest to people her age, including, but not limited to, local, state, and national current events. Scoring is based on overall first impression and extemporaneous response to an on-stage question, contestant’s ability to answer the question in the context in which it was asked, contestant’s ability to handle the pressure of speaking on stage in front of an audience, and if young people see her as a role model who is reflective of today’s generation.
4. Lifestyle and Fitness (10% of total score) Each contestant briefly appears on-stage modeling sportswear of her choosing that represents something she does to stay fit. (No Swimsuits) (Example: if she is a cheerleader, she can model her uniform; if she rides horses, she can model her riding gear; if she jogs, she can model a jogging suit in character; if she takes karate, she can model her gi; if she plays tennis, she can model her tennis outfit; if she plays basketball, volleyball, softball, etc., she can model her uniform; if she is a dancer, she can model a costume or rehearsal outfit…the list goes on!) The contestant will be given a specific modeling pattern and will NOT be permitted to act out the sport. Scoring is based on overall first impression, statement of strong physical fitness and health, sense of attractiveness and presence, display of energy, charisma and expression, sense of confidence and composure. The fitness of the teen, by the shape of her body, is not being judged. Instead, her level of pursuit and dedication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is being evaluated.
5. Talent (35% of total score) Contestants perform a 2-minute routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism. Other talents that can be performed solo on a stage are also possible. Phone or e-mail us if you have a question about your talent presentation. Scoring is based on contestant’s skill and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level, stage presence and the totality of all elements, including costume, props, voice, use of body and choreography.
6. Personal Appearance/Poise in Evening Wear (15% of total score) Each contestant appears on-stage in a gown of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a prom or other formal event. You should be dressed appropriately for a TEEN. High slits and plunging necklines are not acceptable. Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality and stage presence, walk, posture, carriage and grace, appropriateness of attire and sense of style, sense of attractiveness, beauty and charm.
The Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization
Advertising Rate Sheet- Order Form for the 2016 Pageant program Book
Placement Size Cost Availability One time Donation
Outside Back Cover
6 free tickets
7.5” wide x 10.0”
Inside Front Cover
Inside Back Cover
4 Free Tickets
7.5” wide x 10.0”
Full Page 7.5” wide x 10.0” $200.00
Half Page 7.5” wide x 5.0” $100.00
Quarter Page 7.5” wide x 2.5” $60.00
Business Card 3.5” wide x 2” $45.00
Contestant Salute Up to 2 lines $35.00
Line Listing 1 line $25.00
Vendor Partnership $50.00
Promoting Scholarship and Community Services through the Pageant Experience!
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Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization
Please mail all payments to Miss Greater Rockville
P.O. Box 45 Vernon, CT. 06066