The Areas of Competition for all divisions are Personal Interview, Introduction, Beauty Walk in Fun Fashion, Pageant Dress and On Stage Question.
Each Area of Competition represents a percentage of the delegate’s overall score. The value of each area, and its format are as follows:
Personal Interview: 30%
Each delegate will participate in a panel style interview with all of the judges. The interview will be timed at five minutes. Authenticity is your most important attribute. Be who you are. Each delegate is encouraged to maintain her personal style, but she should also be mindful of her interview attire. The material, cut and color should be current, professional and age appropriate. Both suits and dresses are acceptable.
Delegates must introduce themselves in a manner that reflects their personality, confidence and intelligence. The introduction should tell us something about the delegate and should be inspired by a platform they believe in. The judges’ criteria are personality, beauty, articulation, quality, substance and presentation.
Fun Fashion: 20%
This part of the competition will be very much like a runway fashion show. Fun wear can be anything the delegate feels represents a current popular or stylish ensemble. The judges will be looking for high energy, and spirit, as well as each delegate’s sense of style for today’s young girl, teen or woman. The judges’ criteria are modeling, personality, beauty, creativity and fashion sense.
Evening Gown: 30%
Each delegate must carry themselves with dignity, grace, poise and elegance. Judges will evaluate how well the gown suits the delegate (i.e. fit, color, style). The judges will also evaluate the delegates’ on stage presentation. The evening gown must be the proper length and age appropriate. The judges’ criteria are modeling, personality, beauty, personal style and fashion sense.
On Stage Questions: 10%
Each delegate must be able to express themselves with confidence. Each finalist will respond to an on-stage question, to earn up to 10 bonus points. These points will be added to the finalist’s overall score. The judges’ criteria are articulation, quality of response, poise and personality.