Miss Teen Global 2010 “Empowering Young Women to Make a Difference” May 3rd - 7th, 2010 Vancouver, BC CANADA Pageant festivities at Holiday Inn (Howe St.) Pageant show at Chandos Pattison Auditorium INFORMATION HANDBOOK A DIVISION OF UPSTAGE THIS! PRODUCTIONS P.O. Box 56650 Lougheed Mall 236 – 9855 Austin Ave., Burnaby, BC Canada V3J 7W2 Tel: 778.994.4922 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.missworldcanada.org OUR MISSION STATEMENT Upstage This! Productions believes strongly that a pageant's primary focus should be to promote charity and showcase talent. It's Miss Teen Global Organization aspires to work with young women and provide them the opportunity to develop and expand their accomplishments, talents and leadership qualities, while raising funds for a noble cause. This youth development and talent scholarship competition places emphasis on building and rewarding confidence, poise and talent of young women. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere that promotes positive growth and self esteem of the individual by placing emphasis on rewarding participants for their "achievements" rather than on their "physical beauty". THIS YEAR MISS TEEN GLOBAL 2010 Open to delegates worldwide for the first time! DYNAMIC! COLOURFUL! ENTERTAINING! To be held: May 3-7th, 2010 Tickets: $25 Photos from previous Teen Global Pageant This year, Upstage This! Productions will also be producing the Miss World® Canada pageant from May 3-7th, 2010, along side Miss Teen Global 2010, and continue to raise funds for Variety-The Children’s Charity. To date, Upstage This! Productions has raised close to $100,000 through it’s pageants. THE CAUSE Welcome to a competition that works to help out a fantastic cause. We never know what changes life can have in store for us and our loved ones. Upstage This! Productions has been in operation for 6 years and has since raised close to $100 000 for Children's Charities through it's running of Miss Teen Global and Miss Oktoberfest pageants. In particular, last October's Miss Teen Global competition raised well over $22 000 for Variety - The Children's Charity, BC. The staff for the Miss Teen Global 2010 event is made up of caring individuals with diverse talents. Upstage This! Productions has been sure to include within the competition staff people who have experience in the areas of teaching youth, pageantry, and professional theatrical productions. Youth development is important to us, so we will put our hearts and soul into creating an environment which is safe, rewarding and exciting for these developing and motivated young females. And because we put such value on our youth, we wish to empower these them to power themselves and others and reward them for raising funds for sick children. We take great pride in our constant strive to make this event the most exciting, entertaining and affordable one of it's kind and still give substantial donations to children's charities. Best of luck to all of this year's delegates in their strive for excellence and fundraising endeavours! Miss Teen Global, Jelena Savic, was flown in from Ontario to appear live on BC’s Global TV for Variety - The Children's Charity on February 11 along with Sidney Shindle (1st Runner-Up) answering phones on the VIP panel and presenting our cheque of well over $22,000 to Variety during this time. Miss Teen Global, Jelena Savic, is also the recipient of well over $17 000 in scholarships and prizes from last year’s pageant. She is an accomplished harpist and was a finalist in the optional talent portion of the competition. THIS YEAR’S TELETHON: January 30th & 31, 2010 on Global TV, BC (due to the Olympics) JUDGING CRITERIA Judging consists of the following criteria. A more detailed description of each category will be issued upon acceptance. Interview 45% (one on one 5 minute interviews) Formal Expression 30% (evening gown on pageant night) Fundraising 10% (point per dollar raised for Variety) Promotion Score 10% (individual promotion for this event) Director’s Score 5% (director/staff’s perception) 60%of the total score is evaluated prior to pageant night. During the show, delegates will be judged on their Presence while wearing an Evening Gown /40. OPTIONAL COMPETITIONS Delegates wishing to challenge themselves further can be evaluated on the following. Those who receive the highest score in either the International Costume, or Talent Competition, are automatically fast- tracked (guaranteed a spot) to a semi-finalist position (top fundraiser: International Costume Modeling Creative Costume of your choice while reciting a 15 second Costume Slogan (Can be Ethnic Heritage or Canadian) (Those who have the optional pageant kit are automatically entered into this if they so wish) Talent 2.5 min. Talent Presentation (Top talents are chosen to perform at Pageant Gala Night) (Talent is an additional $100 to enter) Scrapbooking Competition Useful also for showing the judges what you have been up to prior to the pageant in terms of volunteering, appearances, and fundraising for Variety . (Entrance for this is included in the pageant kit) Photogenic Competition Up to six photos may be submitted of the delegate wearing her sash. (Entrance for this is included in the pageant kit) IMPROMPTU QUESTIONS AND SPEECHES Based on the aforementioned criteria, the Semi-Finalists are chosen and are asked an impromptu question based on their biography and these marks (Out of a bonus of 50) will be added to their overall score. From these scores, the semi-finalists will be narrowed down to the Top Finalist positions and each of these contestants will be asked to answer another impromptu question. This will also be given an additional bonus of 50 points to the previous score. The MISS TEEN GLOBAL 2010 Title holder will be the highest scorer out of 200 points. WARDROBE REHEARSALS: Comfortable clothing and shoes (the ones you will be wearing on stage) SEMI FORMAL ATTIRE: This is for the Awards Banquet. Shorter cocktail dresses are appropriate. EVENINGWEAR: All gowns must be floor length. PRODUCTION OPENING NUMBER: “The Elaborate Song and Dance” Anything black you are comfortable in. Black sequins are also acceptable. Rhinestone accessories. The more bling the better. INTERVIEW: A business suit will be needed for this area of competition. INTERNATIONAL COSTUME (Optional): Can be that representing country or your own ethnic background choice. Be creative. Ideas are available in the pageant kit. TALENT (Optional): Your talent outfit should be appropriate for your talent. The following checklist has been prepared as a last minute reminder of some of the articles you may need for the event. COMPETITION ___ Evening Gown and Pumps ___ Talent Costume, Swimsuit ___ Music for Talent (if needed) ___ Business Suit ___ Outfits for Production Numbers ___ Jewellery ___ Robe ___ International Costume (if needed) ___ Delegate Sash and Crown Pin ___ Scrapbooking supplies for Scrapbooking Workshop ___ Walking shoes (runners) and bag to carry these ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES ___ Deodorant ___ Shampoo/Conditioner ___ Perfume ___ Toothbrush/Toothpaste ___ Mouthwash ___ Razors ___ Curling Iron/Rollers ___ Hair comb/brush ___ Hair Dryer ___ Hair Spray ___ Hosiery ___ Iron ___ Extension cord ___ Fingernail Repair Kit ___ Needle and Thread ___ Safety Pins ___ Aspirin ___ Band Aids ___ Undergarments: Slips etc. ___ Slippers ___ Pajamas ___ Rehearsal Clothing ___ Bobbi Pins ___ Make-Up Kit ___ Money for Shopping/Food/Starbucks, etc... ___ A Raincoat and an Umbrella (This is VANCOUVER after all!!) SPONSORSHIP The Miss Teen Global 2010 pageant for this year is priced at $850 (including taxes) and helps to offset the costs of producing the competition and show, prizes, equipment, rehearsals, flowers, workshops, staffing, staging, photo shoots, recording studio time, rehearsal snacks, banquets, ticket charity donations, etc.... By obtaining sponsors, you should be able to enter the pageant at little or no cost to you or your family. You may ask for help from family and friends as well as from businesses to cover your entrance fee into the pageant. Any corporation or small business is a possibility. Businesses can write off sponsorship as an advertising expense. They can do this because each sponsor will receive a receipt from Upstage This! Productions and they will be recognized in the pageant 2010 Program book. Most contestants last year were able to get their entrance fee covered by sponsorship. As per past experience, sponsorship is more easily acquired if one approaches a business in person with a presentation package in hand. Each delegate is welcome to purchase a pageant kit including useful items to assist them. It would also be in your best interest to come up with your own personalized letter to make your situation unique, along with a photo of you wearing your delegate sash. Another good idea is approaching a local paper or television station to do a story on you and include this article in your presentation. The best way to obtain a sponsor is to meet them personally. Dress appropriately; neat, business-like and professional. Sponsors are welcome to contact the Miss Teen Global 2010 Organization with any questions. Do not go to just one particular sponsor and wait to hear from them. You must put out many presentations and do the follow up yourself. Past delegates have had enormous success organizing official presentations to many potential sponsors (and Variety donators). Past delegates have learned volumes going through this process alone. All sponsors fill out the sponsorship form and give this to the delegate along with their cheque issued to the delegate. The delegate must have all her sponsorship forms in by April 1, 2010 in order for the business to be recognized in the pageant program book and have a receipt issued to them by Upstage This! Productions. Upstage This! Productions will issue advertising recognition receipts up to $850 to sponsoring businesses for each contestant and give these to the delegate in May of 2010 when pageant activities officially begin. Delegates are responsible for giving these to their sponsors. These businesses will be recognized in the official 2010 pageant program book. Contestants are welcome to acquire additional sponsorship for other expenses as well. However, receipts for this will not be issued by Upstage This! Productions and the money must be made out to their name. Contestants are allowed to mention 2 of her sponsors during her voice over (for her evening gown walk) if needed. Here is a list of ideas of places to approach for sponsorship: Car dealerships, hair and nail salons/spas, gyms/health and fitness clubs, tanning studios, restaurants/coffee shops/cafes, radio stations, doctor/dentist/chiropractor, pharmacies, local M.L.A., local business association, malls, high school student council, places of employment, real estate agents, bridal salons/boutiques, hotels, banks (credit unions), Lions Club/Lodges, Rotary Club, local stores, grocery stores, auto repair and body shops, Boys and Girls Centres/Rec. Centres, Dance/Music studios, family, friends, neighbours. Big or Small, it all adds up. Don’t wait until the last minute to search for sponsors! COMPETITION FEES Entry fee includes: Entry fee does not include: Eligibility for scholarships, gift prizes & awards Travel expenses to Vancouver (Activities all take place within walking distance to host hotel in downtown Delegate's Handbook Vancouver, except for the theatre for the show. Upstage This! Productions can assist in car pooling for out-of- towners.) Official documents Lodging (But with an outstanding hotel discount of at Cover letter & Press Release the Holiday Inn on Howe Street) Pageant Snacks Delegate Sash and Crown Pin (required for show) Revolving Restaurant Outing Lunch Competition Wardrobe (supplied by delegate) Recognition/Talent Banquet Production Wardrobe (supplied by delegate) Interview and Scrapbooking Seminars Personal expenses Self-Development Seminars Optional Pageant Kit for $199 Choreography/Modeling Make-Up/Stage Lessons Optional Talent Competition Voice Over Recording Experience Optional International Costume Competition Pageant Program Book Gifts from sponsors and Upstage This! Productions Sponsorship seminar (on-line available as well) Entitlement to special Host Hotel Discount Space in program book worth $850 for your sponsors' ads.