Miss Utah County Paperwork
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Welcome The Mission of the Miss Utah County pageant is to provide young women of the Utah County Community a venue to continue in their efforts to compete for the title of Miss Utah, to provide scholarship opportunities for those competing, and to create and maintain a system of competition which will enhance career opportunities and produce role models representing positive, wholesome American values. The Miss Utah County Organization encourages the spirit of volunteerism and is dedicated to the idea that talent, commitment and hard work can make you and your community better. Miss Utah County’s job responsibilities are as follows: Miss Utah County’s first responsibility will be to attend all required events during the Utah County Fair which will be held two weeks after the pageant. Specifically: attending the ribbon cutting event during the opening ceremony of this years fair, Emceeing and performing at the Utah County Fair 4-H Talent Find, and any other events that the Utah County Fair Committee deems necessary. Following this event Miss Utah County will work with the Utah County Commissioners and participate in any 2011-2012 events that they might deem necessary, including parades in Utah County. Miss Utah County will also continue her effort in promoting her platform while preparing to compete at the Miss Utah Pageant. The qualities and attributes the Miss Utah County Pageant Committee are as follows: The new Miss Utah County should be an intelligent, talented, beautiful, poised, hard working individual who has a strong sense of self, a fresh perspective on the role of women in today’s society, and someone who shows real passion for her platform and can use that platform to really shine as a role model for our community. She needs to have a real desire to become not only the next Miss Utah County, but also become the next Miss Utah. She needs to be someone who is capable of doing the job outlined and is manageable while preparing to compete for the title of Miss Utah. Thank you for participating. We look forward with excitement to working with you! Sincerely, Lana Soelberg and Ronda Hansen Miss Utah County Directors Due Dates & Schedule of Events All Paperwork, photos, music and money are due: July 21, 2011 This means ALL your paperwork, music, money and your headshot (either emailed to me or on a cd) are in my hands on this day (or before this day). If you need help getting everything put together please, please, please contact me. I am more than happy to help you. All Advertisements are due: August 1, 2011 This means I have ALL the ads in my possession on August 1st. We have to get our program put together and if we do not have all ads by this day it will not be in the program. Dress Rehearsal: August 4, 2011 6:00pm – 10:00pm 6:00 to 6:30 – Paperwork, Music, etc. 6:30 to 7:00 – Little Miss Run Through 7:00 to 8:30 – Opening Number 8:30 to 10:00 – Talent Rehearsal Miss Utah County Pageant 2011 August 5, 2011 8:00am – 10:00pm 8:00 to 10:00 – Walking patterns/Opening number rehearsal 10:00 to 11:30 – Anything else we need to go over (Talents, walking, questions, etc.) 11:30 to 1:00 – Break for lunch (We will not be providing lunch. Please make arrangements. You may leave if you wish. Just make sure you schedule everything right to make it back in time for your interview) 1:00 to 5:00 – Interviews 5:00 to 7:00 – Prepare for pageant/Dinner (We will provide dinner) 7:00 to 10:00 – Miss Utah County 2011 Pageant!!! 2011 Miss Utah County Paperwork Checklist Items Required 2011 Miss Utah County Contestant Contract (online – www.missutahpageant.org ) - Must be signed and notarized Attachment A- Supplemental Fact Sheet (online) Attachment B- Medical Emergency Information Form (online) Attachment C- Scholarship Rules and Regulations (in packet) Birth Certificate Proof of Residence College Transcript - Include Proof of Registration, Degree, and/or Graduate School documents if required-as outlined in 2.3 of the contract Medical and Dental Insurance Cards Contestant Resume (7 Copies) - Must follow the format provided Contestant Platform Issue Statement (7 Copies) - Must follow the format provided - Please sign and date Talent Request Form Contestant Rules and Regulations - Please sign Little Miss Registration and Information Sheet Professional Photo on a CD -You may also email it to firstname.lastname@example.org 7 Wallet Size Photos - Cut, labeled on the back, and placed in small plastic bag - You may NOT email these photos Talent CD - If needed $200.00 in fees from ads or personal check made out to: Miss Utah County Pageant $100.00 for the Children’s Miracle Network Paperwork Instructions All paperwork, money, music and headshots must be postmarked no later then July 21, 2011. You may bring it to my house on this day if it is more convenient. Please send/bring ALL paperwork to: Lana Soelberg 10376 North Morgan Blvd. Cedar Hills, Utah 84062 Contract: (online) The contract must be signed and notarized. There are 3 Attachments (Fact Sheet, Medical Form, and Scholarship Rules and Regulations) as well as a copy of your birth certificate, proof of residence, and a copy of your driver’s license. If you are under 18, your parents must sign also. Please keep a copy for your own records. Scholarship Affidavit: The affidavit must be signed and returned with your contract. If you are under 18, it must be signed by you and your parents. Contestant’s Resume: Please make sure this is completed and ready to go in the format provided. Platform Issue Statement: Please make sure this is completed and ready to go in the format provided. Please sign at the bottom of the page. Contact Information & Talent Introduction Sheet: Please fill this form out as much as possible. Write exactly what you would like said by the emcee when introducing your talent during the pageant. Children’s Miracle Network Commitment: Please read through this and make sure it is signed and dated at the bottom. Register for Children’s Miracle Network online: The instructions on how to register for CMN is included. Please read this carefully and raise $100 or more. Headshots: We need 7 wallet sized headshots (for the judges book) to be printed and ready with the paperwork. On these printed photos please have your name on the back of each photo. We also need your headshot either on a CD or emailed to email@example.com. $200.00 Check: All checks need to be made to: Miss Utah County Pageant In order to get your $200.00 you may sell advertisements for our program or you can simply right a $200.00 check to the Miss Utah County Pageant. The advertisement prices are as follows: - Full Page: $100.00 - Half Page: $50.00 - Quarter Page: $25.00 (Included is a form to be filled out by the business) Please Note! You will need to obtain a minimum of $300.00 for the 2011 Miss Utah County Pageant ($100.00 for CMN & $200.00 in advertisement fees (if that is what you choose)). If you are struggling with this please talk to me and I will help you get the funds necessary to run. Thanks! EXHIBIT C Scholarship Rules and Regulations For all scholarships awarded by the Miss Utah County Pageant Please note: there are no exceptions to this policy. Many of these guidelines are governed by the federal tax laws and/or Miss America Rules and Regulations. Please read this thoroughly. 1. Scholarship monies are paid immediately upon written request to the Miss Utah County Pageant. These letters of request are from contestants concerning accredited colleges and universities as such bills become due, and not before. Please include a name and address where the scholarship will be sent. Also include your social security number for tax purposes. 2. Scholarships can only be expended as follows: A. On behalf of full-time students, with a minimum of twelve semester hours, who are enrolled at an accredited college or university. B. On behalf of part-time students, with a minimum of six semester hours, enrolled at an accredited college or university, if also employed at least 20 hours per week. Recipient must provide proof of employment. 3. Requests for scholarship funds when attending a school other than an accredited academic college or university will be contingent upon Miss Utah County Organization approval. A. Requests will only be considered if the instruction is undertaken in conjunction with an academic program or the vocational or special training was clearly identified on the contestant’s resume as an intended vocation. B. The scholarship funds will not be awarded if more than 50% of your scholarship award is was previously expended, you ask for funds to more than one vocational school, or it is for anything other than tuition at the institution. 4. The scholarship may be used as follows: A. Acceptable requests: i. Tuition at an accredited college or university that will be paid directly to the institution. No reimbursements allowed. ii. Books or other equipment for use in classes at an accredited college or university can be reimbursed to the student so long as the student provides proof of purchase, proof of class requirement (syllabus or other) and proof of current registration in the class, not past semester reimbursements. iii.Fees for classes or registration are paid directly to the school as part of the tuition statement. B. Unacceptable requests: i. Reimbursement for tuition or fees previously paid. ii. Reimbursement for books or equipment used in previous semester’s classes. iii. Rent or food. 5. Each scholarship winner must activate the use of her scholarship within one year and seven months from the date of the award, unless a reasonable extension is requested in writing and is granted by the Miss Utah County Pageant. 6. Training under the scholarship must be continuous and completed within one year from the date the scholarship is activated. If the scholarship has not been used within one year from the date the scholarship is activated, the remaining balance of such scholarship will be automatically forfeited by the recipient, unless an extension is approved. 7. All scholarships awarded by the Miss Utah County Pageant must be used for educational expenses, as outline above. Scholarship funds will not be awarded in cash, even if the contestant has graduated from a four-year college or university with a degree. 8. Any canceled or unused portions of scholarship will revert to the Miss Utah County Scholarship fund. Miss Utah County Scholarship Affidavit This is to certify that I, the undersigned, understand and have in my possession the Scholarship Rules and Regulations of the Miss Utah County Pageant. I will abide by these rules and regulations in the event that a scholarship is awarded to me at the Miss Utah County Pageant. I understand that no scholarship will be activated unless this affidavit is completed and returned to the Miss Utah County Pageant organization before the schedule competition. I understand that I will forfeit all rights to any scholarship won at the Miss Utah County Pageant if I do not comply with all scholarship rules, regulations, and deadlines, compete in all five areas of competitions and other portions of this production, and finish all planned activities in conjunction with the pageant including the Year of Service. If a pageant winner goes to another pageant and accepts another pageant scholarship, the pageant winner may be ineligible for the entire Miss Utah County Pageant scholarship or a prorated amount. Upon the acceptance of another pageant scholarship, County may refuse payment of the entire or prorated scholarship as determined by County in County’s sole discretion. Contestant Signature: ______________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature (if under 18): _________________________________ Instructions for Completing the MAO Contestant’s Resume Please remember this is your opportunity to demonstrate to the judges why they should consider you for the job of Miss America. You may list as many or as few items under each category as you desire. Your only restriction is that it must follow the established format and it must fit on one page. This page, combined with the Platform Statement, will comprise your entire application for this job. The judges will receive exactly what is submitted. Any items submitted that do not fit the established criteria will be returned for correction only once. Any items, which do not meet the criteria or are submitted after the deadline will not be given to the judges. If your resume arrives on the day of the deadline, but does not meet the criteria, there will not be time to return it to you; therefore, it will not be given to the judges. The contestant may explain the lack of judging materials during her interview, if she so chooses. 1. Go to the word processing program of your computer. 2. Start a “new” document 3. Set margins for 1" on all four sides. The font style may not be any smaller than “10” and no larger than “12” point type, using the Times New Roman font style. Please refer to the attached sample to verify you are following the requested format. 4. With the justification set for left, type “Name:” in bold. Following the colon (:), hit the space bar twice. Then, type your name as you wish the judges to know it. (If your name is Linda Deborah Smith and you want to be known as “Deborah Smith”, please type “Deborah Smith). 5. Then, move to the next line and type “Title:” in bold. Following the colon (:), hit the space bar twice. Then, type your state title. 6. Then, move to the next line and type “Hometown:” in bold. Following the colon (:), hit the space bar once. Then, type your hometown including the city and the state. 7. Move to the next line. Now set your justification to the right. Type “Date of Birth:” in bold. Hit the space bar two (2) times, and type the month, day, and year of your birth. (Ex. October 10, 1979) 8. Move Justification to the left. Double space down and type “Education:” in bold. Hit the tab bar three times and then type your most recent school first. If it is grad school, indicate it as such. List degree seeking (all on the same line as the name of the school), move to the line underneath that to list your undergraduate school and degree sought/achieved, and below that list your high school. 9. Double space down. Hit the tab bar once. Type “Platform Issue:” in bold. Hit the tab bar three times. Type the TITLE of your platform, MAKING SURE IT LINES UP WITH THE NFORMATION ABOVE IT. DO NOT TYPE ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE TITLE. 10. Double space down. Hit the tab bar once. Type “Scholastic/Career Ambition:” in bold. Hit the Tab bar once, MAKING SURE IT LINES UP WITH THE OTHERS ABOVE IT. Then type the type of degree/education you would ultimately like to achieve and beneath that, list your career ambition. 11. Double space down. Hit the tab bar once. Type “Talent:” in bold. Hit the tab bar three times. Type the type of talent and specific selection. MAKE SURE IT LINES UP WITH THE INFORMATION ABOVE IT. (i.e. Pop Vocal - “Crying”, Tap Dance - “Staying Alive”, etc.) 12. Double space down. Type “Scholastic Honors:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;). 13. Double space down. Type “Leadership Roles:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;). 14. Double space down. Type “Accomplishments:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;). 15. Double space down. Type “Interesting Facts:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;). 16. Double space down. Type “Employment:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;). 17. Double space down. Type “Marketing Plan:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. In sentence form, explain how you would market the Miss America “Brand.” Please include any relevant experience you have had which may uniquely qualify you to serve in this position. Please be aware that a portion of the Miss America job description will include marketing the Miss America Organization to corporate sponsors, commercial sponsors, and other national organizations. (Both For-Profit and Non-Profit) 18. Double space down. Type “Legacy:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. This should be typed in sentence form. Please write what your legacy, as Miss America will be. This statement should answer the question, “A year after giving up your title as Miss America, what will we remember about your year of service?” 19. Double Space down. Type “Why I should be Miss Utah this year:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Explain to the judging panel why you should be selected Miss Utah and, more importantly, why you should be selected Miss Utah this year. Why is it critical for you to be Miss Utah right now? The entire form MUST FIT ON ONE PAGE using the Times New Roman font style. You must leave a 1" margin on all four sides of the page. Use your best judgment on what is most important for the judges to know about you. Use your space wisely. Attached you will see an example of what it should look like. Any variations from this form will be returned to you and will not be accepted. Your materials will not be retyped. The judges will receive your original work. This form will be given to the judges along with your platform statement. You will notice there is a REQUIRED SIGNATURE LINE at the bottom of the platform statement. When these two pages are put together, they will create your entire application. Your signature will cover the materials listed ON BOTH PAGES. Your signature verifies that everything on your forms is true and accurate. If it is proven that any information on these forms is not true, correct, and factual, you risk losing your local/state title. Some spacing issues may arise. Simply follow the example provided. Name: Jane Doe Title: Miss State Hometown: Anytown, America Date of Birth: December 29, 1981 Education: University of State – sophomore – Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts Frederick Douglass High School Platform Issue: Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Inclusiveness Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain a Masters of Business Administration Talent: Pop Vocal / “Fallen” Scholastic Honors: Recipient of National Coca-Cola Scholarship; Recipient of the Metropolitan Urban League National Scholarship; Dean’s List; Member of the President’s Leadership Council at the UCF Leadership Roles: Created and implemented a comprehensive Cultural Diversity Education Curriculum for grades K-12 in twelve Public Schools; University Student Body Senator; H.S. Sr. Class Pres.; College Sorority President. Accomplishments: Recipient of the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to Community; Recipient of the National Conference for Community and Justice Humanitarian Award; Performer, Grand Ole Opry in Nashville; Have completed two (2) marathons; Piano Performance scholarship at State University. Interesting Facts: First person on either side of my family to attend college; Youngest of five children with a 13 year gap between me and my next oldest sister and an almost 20 year gap between the oldest and myself. Employment: Internship with a Law Firm; Internship with local ABC television affiliate; Student Assistant at State University. Marketing Plan: I would combine my experience as an intern with a major national marketing firm with my strong belief in the Miss America Organization to establish a three-step plan to market this national program. I would work at educating these corporate and commercial sponsors on the “truth” of our organization. Through meetings with key decision makers within these organizations, I would change their attitudes toward the benefits of partnering with our organization. Finally, I would then “ask for the sale” and demonstrate to them how a joint partnership will further the goals of both organizations. Legacy: My hope is that in the year of my service as Miss America, I would leave a marked, concrete, and measurable difference in this nation regarding the way we respect each other’s cultural heritage. I hope that through my continued involvement on the national level with the National Conference for Community and Justice that we will hold events at the grassroots level, which not only discuss that topic, but bring about local and state-wide policy changes in which we address cultural diversity in the workplace. Why I should be Miss America this year: The reality is that Miss America can have her greatest sphere of influence among our nation’s youth. By placing Miss America in the midst of our nation’s young people, we start the process of changing mindsets and, ultimately, changing the way in which they will treat one another in the future. The issues related to Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Inclusiveness are not just related to race, but also to religion, cultural differences, and sexism. There is no greater role for Miss America than to educate, empower, and embrace the issue of cultural diversity at this point in our nation’s history. INSTRUCTIONS FOR TYPING THE PLATFORM ISSUE STATEMENT Please remember. This is your opportunity to explain to the judges what your chosen platform is and why it is important for the Miss Utah Organization to embrace this platform. In addition, it should explain how your platform will further the Miss Utah Organization “brand” to the public. This ONE (1) page, single- spaced document combined with the Contestant’s Resume, will comprise your entire application for this job. The judges will receive exactly what is submitted. Any items submitted that do not fit the established criteria will be returned for correction only once. Any items that do not meet the criteria or are submitted after the deadline will not be given to the judges. If your Platform Statement arrives on the day of the deadline, but does not meet the criteria, there will not be time to return it to you; therefore, it will not be given to the judges. The contestant may explain the lack of judging materials during her interview, if she so chooses. 1. Go to the word processing program of your computer. 2. Start a “new” document 3. Set margins for 1" on all four sides. The font style may not be any smaller than “10” and no larger than “12” point type using the Times New Roman font style. 4. With the justification set for left, type “Name:” in bold. Following the colon (:), hit the space bar twice. Then, type your name. 5. Then, move to the next line and type “Title:” in bold. Following the colon (:), hit the space bar twice. Then, type your state title. 6. Double space down. Set your justification to “center”. They type in bold and underline the title of your Platform. 7. Double space down. Write what you feel is critical for the judge’s to know about your platform and why it is necessary for you to have the job of Miss America to promote this issue. What you write will be what the judges know about your platform, your role in successfully dealing with this issue, and the role the Miss America Organization may play in your plan. 8. This essay may include some of the following items (this is not to be meant as an exhaustive list): A clear definition of the platform and the specific issues you wish to address A plan on how you have or will create awareness of the platform The way in which you have or will change attitudes regarding the issue The way in which you have or will change behaviors related to this issue The way in which your platform issue will move the Miss America Organization forward Your media plans Your marketing strategy How you propose to fund your ideas/plans Any significant accomplishments you have made in regard to your issue 9. At the bottom of the page, you MUST set the justification to the right. Type a line of 26 spaces. Below that line, you must type Signature/Date. Once you have printed the document, it is important that you SIGN and DATE the document as show in attached sample. Name: Jane Doe Title: Miss State Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Inclusiveness It is imperative that this nation face and embrace its cultural diversity. While many people have talked about this issue, I believe that most of them have only paid lip service to the true necessity of what needs to be addressed related to this issue. There is a false truth in merely accepting and tolerating cultural diversity. I intend to prove that in order to accept and understand people of other cultures; one must be willing to step out of a personal cultural comfort zone and identify the origin of their prejudice. I will specifically focus on three areas: Children, Communities, and Businesses. The title of Miss America, combined with the national media already looking at the surface of this issue, will allow me to create the national awareness that must exist. Currently, the term “Cultural Diversity” is well known in the halls of institutions of higher learning and, perhaps, even in the public school classroom because of the need for some to be politically correct. But, in order for us to make a true change in attitudes and behaviors of Americans, we must move beyond talk and into action and policy changes. My plan is to motivate the media and to partner with the National Conference for Community and Justice. This organization has chapters in every major city in the nation and, in many cases, those chapters have community leaders involved who can, with encouragement and challenging, bring this issue out of hiding and into the public light in each of those communities. Obviously the media and the NCCJ already exist. However, what is lacking is a lightening rod to draw attention to this issue. This is where the Miss America Organization steps into the lead. What better role is there for Miss America than to be an agent of change in organizing our nation to accept our differences and to create an environment that values each person on individual characteristics rather than on stereotypes or assumptions? For years, Miss America was seen as a young woman who cut ribbons and appeared in parades. It is time for “Miss America” to step out of the convertible and lead the parade. Our country’s ethnic make-up is changing rapidly and our citizen’s fear of terrorism can explode already existing, but deeply hidden prejudices. I want to be the leader that this nation needs. This nation needs this issue addressed now and through the already existing NCCJ and its local and state organizations combined with the power of Miss America, we can make a concrete difference now, which will change the direction and the future of our nation. ____________________________________ Signature/Date 2011 Miss Utah County Contestant Contact Information & Talent Request Form (Page 1 of 2) Contact Information Name: _______________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________ ______________________________________ Cell Phone #: _____________________________________ Is it ok if we text you? Yes / No Email: ________________________________________ Talent Information Type of Talent (singing, dancing, instrumental, reading, etc.) ____________________________ Full Title of music you will use in your talent: _________________________________________ Special Instructions for Talent: (mic needed, etc.) ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ If your talent will be a dramatic reading, comedy monologue, etc., give the name of the book, play or writing you will use: ______________________________________________________________________________ I will bring the following prop which I will use in my talent: _____________________________ (Page 2 of 2) 1. Phonetic spelling of your name as to be announced by emcee: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Note: DO NOT include middle name unless you DO want it announced on stage) 2. The following is how I would like my talent introduced by the Emcee: (50 words or less) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. I understand my talent presentation will be timed at Not More Than 90 Seconds. I have accurately timed my talent presentation at_______ seconds. 4. My parent’s names as I would like them announced by the Emcee: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. My major, name of school I am attending and the year of schooling I am attending: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please note: In the case of two contestants requesting the same talent music – the contestant registering their talent music first will have priority. Little Miss Registration & Information Sheet *Recommended Little Miss Ages: 6-9* (We will not turn a Little Miss away due to age, provided they are between the ages of 4-12) Contestant’s Name:___________________________________________________ Do you have a Little Miss to represent you? Yes / No If No, the Miss Utah County Committee will assign a Little Miss to you. If Yes, please provide us with the following information: Little Miss Name: ____________________________________ Age: ______ Parent/Guardian: ____________________________________ Home Phone: _______________________________________ Cell Phone: _________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________ ____________________________________ Email of Parent/Guardian: __________________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact (other than parent): _______________________________________________________ Phone Number: _____________________________________ CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK National Service Platform Requirement The Miss America/Miss Utah Organization has entered into an agreement with the Children’s Miracle Network. The agreement, among other things, establishes the Children’s Miracle Network as MAO’s National Platform. As a Contestant in the Miss America program, I am required to raise a minimum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) to support the Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. If I become Miss Utah County, as a Local titleholder, I understand that I am required to raise a minimum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) to support the Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. If I become Miss Utah, as a State title holder, I understand that I will be required to raise a minimum of five hundred dollars ($500), no later than thirty (30) days prior to the National Finals to support the Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. In furtherance of the foregoing, I will create a personal fund raising web page and perform such other acts and deeds in accordance with the instructions and requirements of MAO as the same may change from time to time. (This form must accompany both local and state contracts) __________________________________________ Signed _____________________ Date How to Register for CMN Registration Instructions for Local Pageant Contestants Congratulations on becoming involved with the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $43 million in scholarship assistance to young women. In 2007, the Miss America Organization partnered with Children’s Miracle Network – an alliance of children’s hospitals – to develop a National Platform. Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America, Europe, and Australia. The 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help over 17 million kids each year overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. How to Register as a Contestant of a Local Pageant Each contestant is asked to register online at www.MissAmerica4Kids.org. At the right-hand side of the page about half way down is a button that says “New Contestant – CLICK HERE.” Click on that button and you’re well on your way to competing in the Miss America system. You will then see a screen like this: Fill out the mandatory fields (marked by an asterisk *) and click REGISTER at the bottom of the page. Choose from the drop-down list of pageants a local pageant…. Your fundraising goal is automatically raised $100 every time you choose another local pageant, up to $400. You may increase your goal to any amount over the minimum required amount. Minimum Fundraising Goal for each Pageant Local: $100 State: $250 National: $500 i.e. Registration for 3 local pageants requires a minimum goal of $300 Automatic Qualification Status: Raise $400 or more at the local level and you are qualified for all local pageants. Once you have entered the pageants you plan to enter, you will see the pageant(s) listed. Send Emails Click on “Send Emails” on the left hand side and enter email addresses to send to your friends and family. Tip: send one email to yourself to your own email address, then when you get that email from the system, add a personal note to that email and forward that email to as many as you like within your own email system. You could ask for $5, $10, $20 or whatever they can give to both great causes. It is as simple as that. You may track your progress and see how you are doing. The more emails you send, the more funds you raise for both of these great organizations. Yes, these funds are for both entities – the donations help increase the future scholarship fund at the Local, State and National Levels, as well as go to supporting the children’s hospitals. Please take a few minutes to register for the pageant in which you will be competing at: www.MissAmerica4Kids.org. If you have questions please contact: Kirk Ryder Director, Field Marketing / Liaison to Children’s Miracle Network Miss America Organization, Las Vegas Office (702) 785-9199 Office (310) 251-2026 Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Cynthia Nay and Brandon Elfring Children's Miracle Network 4525 South 2300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84117 (801) 214-7400 email@example.com Printed 03.06.10 CONTESTANT RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. Miss Utah County contestants will conduct themselves in a way that exemplifies integrity, virtue and service. 2. If a contestant’s conduct is deemed unsatisfactory by the committee, the contestant will be issued a written warning in the presence of the committee member and her ability to participate in the pageant may be jeopardized. The State Pageant Director will be notified immediately if further action is necessary. 3. No one is permitted backstage or in dressing rooms except your hostess, Contestants, and approved state & committee personnel. 4. All problems and concerns should be immediately reported to someone on the Miss Utah County committee. The committee is here to assist you. 5. Please bring comfortable clothing for rehearsals. Oiling of the body is not permitted in any phase of the competition. 6. A contestant will not smoke in public, imbibe alcohol, or engage in public display of affection. A contestant must not speak to a Miss Utah County Judge except at regularly scheduled events. I have read the above information and agree to abide by these rules and regulations throughout the Miss Utah County Competition ____________________________________ Print Name ____________________________________ Signature ___________________ Date Miss Utah County Program Ads Please place the following ad in the Miss Utah County 2011 Program _____________ Full Page $100.00 (8.5x11 Vertical Layout) ______________ ½ Page $50.00 (8.5x 5.5 Horizontal Layout) ______________ ¼ Page $25.00 (5.5x4.25 Vertical Layout) Name of Business:_____________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________________________________ ______________ I am submitting a camera-ready ad that is approximately the size needed. ______________ I am submitting the ad on disk in one of the following formats: TIFF, PDF or EPS. I am also attaching a printout of the advertisement. THE DEADLINE FOR ALL ADS IS AUGUST 1ST NO EXCEPTIONS! Please make the check payable to “Miss Utah County Pageant”. Please turn this page and the ad into the contestant that sold you the advertisement. You can also email the ad to firstname.lastname@example.org Donation Receipt from the Miss Utah County Scholarship Pageant Thank you for your generosity. We appreciate your support! Scoring and Tips Interview The interview is 25% of your overall score The presentation and community achievement in private interview is an opportunity for the judges to learn as much as possible about the contestant- her qualities and attributes to be Miss Utah County; her ability to articulate her platform; her opinions and aspirations; her sense of accomplishment, poise, presence and attractiveness. Criteria for Scoring • Overall “first impression • Knowledge and understanding of platform issue • Ability to fulfill job responsibilities of Miss Utah County • Sense of accomplishment • Confident and commanding presence • Personality • Personal appearance and attractiveness • Validated opinions and responses (in context and communication competencies) The time is ten minutes. There is a nine minute thirty second interview and a thirty second closing statement time. Your closing statement should not be on your resume. You will need several prepared because you might have already used it during the interview. The closing statement needs to be personal and leave an impression. Interview questions are usually based upon: • Fact sheet • Education • Career goals and ambitions • Platform • Current events • Social issues • Relevant issues to women • State issues • Role and responsibility You can control your interview by what you put on your resume. Have enough interesting things about yourself to keep the focus on you. Otherwise, the judges won’t have anything to discuss with you other than current events and social issues. How to form your answers • State your opinion, yes or no. • Personalize the “why”. • Give an intellectual “why”. • Conclude with a statement or a solution. Plan of Action Read or listen to the news daily. Record yourself being interviewed by a variety of people. Watch the recordings and look for twitches or funny habits. Listen to the tone of your voice and the type of inflection you are using. Wardrobe for Interview • Business attire • Heals • Jewelry You want to look like you are going to a job interview. You will be close to the judges, so your makeup should be natural, not too heavy. Tips • Be a salesman for yourself and the job you are applying for. • Be yourself! Show your personality. • Have opinions and be able to defend them. • Use personal stories and experiences whenever possible. • Avoid rambling and repeating yourself. • Do not fake an answer. If you don’t know, say so or ask them for more information and then give your opinion. • Never lose eye contact with the judges. Focus on the one that asked you the question, scan to each judge, and end back at the one who asked the question. • Work on voice tone and inflection. Never emphasize words that are not important such as and, however, because, etc. • Let your voice show emotion; excited- higher and faster, serious- lower and slower, to illustrate a point- louder, something meaningful-softer. • Don’t speak monotone. • Don’t memorize answers. Don’t sound rehearsed. • Discover who you are, thus let the judges know who you are. • Show confidence from the second you walk in the room. This is the first time the judges see you. First impressions are very important. • Remember, 7% is what you say, 35% is how you say it, and 58% is nonverbal. Presence and Poise in Evening Wear Presence and Poise in Evening Wear is 20% of your overall score The presence and poise in evening wear is designed for the contestant to make an on-stage statement of her interest, opinions, and aspirations. The Evening wear, not the value of the evening wear, should compliment both the contestant’s individual statement and personality. Her sense of accomplishment, poise, presence and attractiveness must be projected “across the footlights”. The contestant’s total look is considered. Criteria for Scoring • Overall first “impression” • Sense of confidence. • Personality and stage presence. • Walk, posture, Carriage and Grace. • Sense of style and appropriateness of evening wear. • Beauty, sense of attractiveness, and charm. The dress should not be more important than the woman in it. The choice of evening wear, Including all accessories, should reflect your personality and visually tell the judges who you are. Let the dress represent you and your personality. Be Unique! Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Swimsuit is 15% of your overall score The Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit is designed to see how well the contestant maintains a lifestyle of good physical, emotional, and intellectual health. The contestant’s drive, energy, charisma, and expression are to be likewise considered. Criteria for Scoring • Overall “first impression” • Attractiveness and presence. • Lifestyle statement of strong physical, emotional, and intellectual health. • A sense of confidence and composure. • Display of energy, charisma, and expression. Rules The new Miss America rules are few, leaving the freedom to the contestant in choosing a suit. However, we encourage you to be true to yourself and your standards. Think about the way you want to portray yourself and also how you feel the community would like their representative to be portrayed. The rules are as follows: • No string bikinis • No thongs • No oil • No nylons • No wraps or sarongs The following are now acceptable under the Miss America rules and regulations: • Two piece • Prints and patterns • Mesh • One strap and strapless • Belts and buckles • Cut-outs • Piping We recommend wearing beige, nude, or clear heels. HAVE CONFIDENCE! Remember: Modesty never offends anyone! On-Stage Question On-Stage Question is 5% of your overall score Each contestant will have an impromptu interview on stage. Each contestant will be asked two questions. The first question will be related to her platform. The second will be a random current events question that will be drawn out of a bowl.