Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Are You Next?


You could be the Next Miss Maryland United States! Apply today if you meet qualifications! 

The Pageant will take place at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor!

2014 STATE PAGEANT | FEBRUARY 14-16, 2014 | BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

LOCATION TO  BE ANNOUNCED SOON IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

APPLY NOW (Free to apply!)

REQUIRED FEES: 
$300.00 Entry Fee
$150.00 Wardrobe Fee, receiving opening number dress and t-shirt
For Little Miss / Pre-Teen entry click here

OPTIONAL FEES: 
$150.00 Program Book Ad Page (3 advertisements will cover all of your pageant expenses)
Advertisements are not required but are optional in order to enable contestants to have their pageant expenses sponsored. Upon application, each contestant will be provided a sample sponsorship letter including how to submit advertising artwork and collect sponsorship payments.

DEADLINES:
Monday, January 20 - $150.00 Deposit will provide you with a complimentary pageant training workshop and mock pageant - location, times TBD
Saturday, February 1 - Entry fee, wardrobe fee, headshot photo, and advertisements due

SCHEDULE: 
All activities will take place at the host hotel in Baltimore unless otherwise noted.

Friday, February 14
  • Optional pageant coaching seminar
Saturday, February 15 (tentative)
  • 9:00am-12:00pm Orientation & Rehearsal
  • 4:00-6:00pm Swimwear Preliminaries 
  • 7:00-9:00pm Director's Dinner

Sunday, February 16 (tentative)
  • 9:00-11:00am Interview
  • 2:00-4:30pm Final Pageant - Evening Gown Preliminaries, Finalist Announcement, On-stage Question
  • 6:00-9:00pm Winners Meeting and Photo Shoot 

Winners must be prepared to attend nationals July 1-6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

APPLY NOW (Free to apply!)

CONTESTANTS

Thank you for your interest in the Miss Maryland United States program! We take pride in offering a quality pageant experience and nurturing our titleholders as they advance to the national competition, develop their platform, appear in the community and take advantage of opportunities for achievement.

The titles of Miss, Ms., Teen, Junior Teen, Pre-Teen and Little Miss will be crowned February 14-16, 2014. Please contact director Laura Eilers Clark to receive a pageant guidebook or answer your questions. 

QUALIFICATIONS

The 2013 contest is closed. The following 2014 contest requirements are tentative pending release of national guidelines in Fall 2013.

Age as of July 31, 2014*
MISS DIVISION 20-29 years of age
TEEN DIVISION 16-19 years of age
JR. TEEN DIVISION 13-15 years of age
Ms. DIVISION 26 - 55 years of age* 
PRE TEEN 10-12 years of age
LITTLE MISS 8-9 years of age
*Contestants who have a birthday between the state pageant and the national pageant that places them in the next division do have the option to choose either division. Please be sure to communicate this choice when submitting application for the state pageant. Options may not be changed after application deadlines.

1. Is single, not married, has never been married and has never had children.
*** Ms. DIVISION: Must be single, may be widowed or divorced, may have children ***
2. Has never posed nude in film or print media.
3. Is a natural born female.
4. Has never given birth. (Ms. Division OK)
5. Is a citizen of the United States, by proof of a birth certificate or naturalization document.
6. Resides in, attends school or works in the state of Maryland during the pageant year.

COMPETITION & SCORING

MISS, MS., TEEN AND JUNIOR TEEN:
INTERVIEW  25% (3 minutes timed "Round Robin" style, one-on-one. No panel judging.)
SWIMWEAR & FITNESS  25%
EVENING GOWN  25%
ON STAGE QUESTION  25%