5K 8:00 am
Pageant 2:30 pm
Festival Opens: 3:00 pm
Headliner 8:30 pm

704-600-6599

LITTLE MISS ALWS

Little Miss American Legion World Series Pageant ‐ 2016

The Competition

Contestants in ALL DIVISIONS (0-16 years) participate in both Beauty and Sportswear categories and their choice of optionals. Contestants must wear a Sunday best dress for beauty. If a Glitz dress is worn, points will be deducted from the competitor’s score. (Fit and Age Appropriateness of dress will be judged). For the Sportswear category, contestants must wear a baseball themed outfit of choice. These can be off the rack or custom made.

This is a natural pageant therefore no falls, flippers, or wiglets are allowed. Hair & Make up should be nicely styled and age appropriate. We do not have hair and makeup vendors on staff during natural prelims. No pageant cupcakes dresses allowed and rhinestones (if any) should be very limited on attire.

“We follow front “T” model formation and are a natural pageant. We focus on the contestant’s confidence on stage, their overall appearance and if they are enjoying themselves while on stage. Clothing does not have to be expensive or lavish as long as it fits the contestant’s personality and they love it!! The most important thing to remember is to relax on stage and have fun and most importantly, SMILE!!

Optionals:

  • Photogenic
  • Best Hair
  • Best Eyes
  • Best Personality
  • Best Model
  • A contestant must compete in all optionals to be eligible for Mini Grand and Grand Majestic Titles.

Photogenic (does not have to be headshot only) 8×10 print in color or b&w. Photo will be judged based on projection, clarity, appeal, hair, makeup, grooming, and age appropriateness. Light retouching is allowed but must be natural. Photos should not be “glitzed.” All photos must be turned in at registration in a clear cover to preserve print or they will not be accepted. Please label the back of photo with name and age division in upper left corner. Photo entries are $5 each and you can enter a total of 3 photos. They will be labeled A, B, C and judges will score all three photos and you will get the highest overall score. Photos will be returned at the end of the pageant.

Best Hair, Best Eyes, Best Personality, and Best Model will be judged during collective competition per age group before beauty competition. Contestants are brought on stage per age group before their individual beauty walks and lined up in # order in front of the judges. Judges will decide the winners for each age group during this time. Contestants will then go on individually for their beauty portion.

Entry Deadline:

The deadline to enter is Monday July 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. All applications must be received by the pageant committee by Friday, July 24. Applications and payments will be accepted online by visiting www.7thinningStretch.cc. If you mail your application, please do so by Wednesday, July 19 to ensure delivery, PO Box 3142, Shelby, NC 28151, and make checks payable to Dragonfly Marketing Pre-registration is required — no entries will be accepted at check-in on pageant day. To ensure that no applications are lost in the mail, we will confirm receipt of your application by e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail from us by Tuesday July 25 please contact us immediately. PLEASE REMEMBER FIRST IN LAST OUT when submitting applications. (First application received will be last contestant out on stage in their respective categories)

Awards Packages:

In all age categories there will be a second and first runner-up , and winner. All contestants will receive a bag of American Legion World Series (ALWS) baseball goodies and an admission ticket every American Legion game.

 

Overall Age Division Winners – Beautiful Queen’s Crown, Appearance Baseball Jersey, Flower Bouquet, Rhinestone Crown Pin, Specialty Items, ALWS T-shirt and a free professional crowning portrait sitting from Victorian Rose Studio including an 8×10 image of your choice, and much more!

Mini and Overall Majestic Winner: Majestic Round Queen’s Crown, Appearance Baseball Jersey, Flower Bouquet, Rhinestone Crown Pin, Specialty Items, ALWS T-shirt and a free professional crowning portrait sitting from Victorian Rose Studio including an 11×14 image of your choice, and much more!

Optional Categories including best hair, eyes, personality, and model and overall winner will be chosen in each category for each age division and receive a medal. For the photogenic optional, the overall winners in age division will receive a trophy.

ALL WINNERS WILL ASSIST IN THROWING OUT A FIRST PITCH AT THE AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES, AND BE ASSIGNED TO A BASEBALL TEAM.

Stage and Dressing Area:

Stage and dressing are in the basement of Central United Methodist Church.

No child will go home empty handed!!

Competition Schedule:

1:30 pm Building opens for contestants
Central United Methodist Church, 200 E. Marion Street, Uptown Shelby)
No‐one will be allowed in the building until 1:30 pm
2:00 pm Check‐in for all contestants
2:30 pm Photogenic judging
3:00 pm Competition begins for contestants in their Sportswear wear
Beauty begins immediately after Sportswear is completed
4:30 pm Crowning for all contestants

OPTIONALS WILL BE JUDGED DURING THE BEAUTY PORTION OF THE PAGEANT!

Group photographs will be taken of all winners in their Beauty attire.

We ask that winners in the 7-16 age divisions return to headliner concert that evening for announcement

WE WILL START PROMPTLY AT 3:00 PM FOR  on stage COMPETITION.

POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR TARDINESS.

Entry Fees:

0-6 YEARS – Baby, Toddler, Miniature, and Tiny Categories * BEAUTY and SPORTSWEAR (required) *Optionals ($5 each) $40.00
Best Hair, Best Eyes, Best Personality, Best Model, Photogenic $25.00 (for all)
Best Hair, Best Eyes, Best Personality, Best Model, Photogenic $25.00 (for all)

TOTAL $65.00

7-16 YEARS – Little, Junior, and Young Categories $50.00
7-16 YEARS – Little, Junior, and Young Categories

* BEAUTY and SPORTSWEAR (required)

* Optionals ($5 each)

$50.00
Best Hair, Best Eyes, Best Personality, Best Model, Photogenic $25.00 (for all)
TOTAL $75.00

ENTRIES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Checks payable to KD Marketing, PO Box 3142, Shelby, NC 28151

RULES AND INFORMATION:

The pageant is open to girls ages 0-16 – there is no residency requirement.

This is a natural pageant therefore no falls, flippers, or wiglets are allowed. Hair & Make up should be nicely styled and age appropriate. We do not have hair and makeup vendors on staff during natural prelims. No pageant cupcake dresses allowed and rhinestones (if any) should be very limited on attire.

Information on who is participating in the pageant and how many contestants are in each category will not be discussed by any member of the pageant committee.

The pageant committee reserves the right to review and either accept or reject an application for any reason.

Contestants will receive competition numbers at check-in on pageant day. Numbers will be assigned in reverse order of when the applications were received. Contestants compete in the appropriate age category based on her age on the day of the pageant.

Each contestant may have one female chaperone with her in the dressing area. The chaperone is the only person allowed backstage with the contestant. Contestants and chaperones are reminded to keep the dressing area in a clean and orderly fashion. Please use trash cans available in the dressing area. The pageant committee is not responsible for any items left in the dressing area. No men allowed in the dressing area.

While backstage, contestants and chaperones should remian quiet and be attentive. The contestants should be ready when it is time for them to compete.

Please notify the pageant staff immediately if any problems/concerns that may occur on pageant day.

Contestants and their relatives/friends agree to treat all members of the pageant staff with respect at all times.

The pageant committee is not responsible for damage or misplaced tiaras, medals, sashes, prizes, etc. after they are awarded to contestants.

The decisions of the judges are final. Poor sportsmanship by a contestant or her relatives/friends will not be tolerated and can lead to disqualification and that contestant not being allowed to participate in future pageants.

The pageant will be held outside on a stage located at the corner of Warren and Washington Streets. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair.

Overall Majestic Winners will not win or place in their age division. We will not double crown.

Public appearances are required for ALL winners at the following events:

  • 7th Inning Stretch Festival Headliner Concert time tbd ,the night of the pageant (All Queens are invited mandatory for Ages 7-16)
  • American Legion World Series Designated Game – First Pitch, and to be announced on the field
  • American Legion World Series Championship Game – to cheer on all teams
  • Taste of Cleveland County at LeGrand Center – November 16th
  • 2017 Shelby Christmas Parade
  • 2018 Little Miss American Legion World Series Pageant to relinquish title – August 4,2018