Rules and Regulations
Rules and Regulations
Miss East Alabama (formerly Miss Calhoun County), Miss Cheaha and of course now Miss Motorsports were developed to provide a system that was inclusive for all girls wishing to compete in a local pageant that celebrates fairness, community, and fellowship. Glitz systems can be difficult and expensive for the inexperienced contestant to become consistently competitive. Semi-Glitz pageants were created to help bridge that experience gap but they have also proved to be confusing and rules are seldom well defined and judging criteria inconsistent. We are working to develop a pageant system that is inclusive for all girls and though it welcomes the experienced competitor it does not heavily weight that experience in the judging criteria. Miss Calhoun County, Miss Motorsports and Miss Cheaha strives for the classic beauty in the style of the Miss America pageants. Transparency is crucial in any event where contestant performances are judged. Published judging criteria is always available and will be read to the audience as well as the judges. We are very fortunate to have coached many of our local girls and I am very proud of their many successes. I hope it goes with out saying that my judging and scoring staff are chosen for their experience and reputation and there is no favoritism expected or tolerated. These pageants are ongoing "works in progress" and the popularity of our pageants are directly related to our innovation, professionalism and willingness to respond to the needs of our contestants. The contestants are judged by human beings and their choices for winners are by definition subjective ; however fairness, honesty, and reputation are the cornerstones of Miss Calhoun County, Miss Motorsports and Miss Cheaha . I believe today as a pageant director as I have always believed as a pageant mom, if you question the integrity of a pageant then it is a terrible waste of time for you to have your child compete in it.
ADMISSION: Adults-$8 Seniors and Students-$5, Children under 4-Free
ENTRY: Miss East Alabama 0-6 $100 7-up $150 Miss Cheaha and Motorsports 0-16years $90 (Formal Wear) 17years-up $100 (Casual, Formal Wear and On-Stage Question)
SIBLING DISCOUNT:(please register each child separately then contact Kathy Yates for payment total)
DEPOSITS: $50 secures entry until Feb 21. with balance paid on Feb 21st or entry spot considered available. Sorry, no refunds unless pageant canceled.
AGE DIVISION LIMITS:
PRACTICE: A rehearsal for the 2020 Miss East Alabama is Friday night Before Pageant
JUDGING: The contestants will be scored by three to four experienced professional non-local judges. Pageant rules will be provided to the judges in writing for immediate review. Pageant rules and criteria will also be read to the judges prior to event. We require our judges to adhere to the published criteria. Please keep in mind that by definition each judge’s choice for winners will be subjective; however, fairness, honesty, and a reputation for transparency are the cornerstones of our pageants. All judge’s decisions are FINAL.
GLITZ: I CANNNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH - NOT A GLITZ PAGEANT
PHOTOGENIC PICTURES: May be 5 x 7 to 8 x 10 head shot. May be color, sepia, or black and white. Pictures should be turned in no later than 7 p.m. the night before the pageant at the practice session. Please remove pictures from sleeves or other protectors. Please label the back with your child’s name and age division. Pictures may be picked up after the pageant is over. One submission per entry fee.
AGE DIVISIONS: Your child must compete in their correct age division. If child competes in wrong division then their entry is forfeit along with any titles or prizes. Furthermore, the child may not be allowed to compete in future events. Please place your child in the correct division.
PAGEANT ATTIRE: Formal Dresses please. 0-6 year olds short formal ok. 7-and up should be long formal MAKE-UP: Age Appropriate Please! We aspire to the Miss America style of classic beauty in pageants. Tanning is fine, eyelashes are acceptable, but flippers and other unnatural enhancements are not.
HAIR: Hair should be styled, age appropriate, and not too stiff. Note: No GLITZ hair!
PAGEANT WALKS: No Glitz Pageant walk/routine. Note: Not a GLITZ Pageant!
PUBLICATIONS: The contestant/guardian is giving “PageantsbyMindy.com” (Miss Motorsports Pageant) permission to use names/photos in all publications for publicity purposes.
TIME:The pageant will begin on time. We will not delay the pageant for anyone who may be tardy. It is the responsibility of the contestant/guardian to check the times of the event and plan accordingly.
GROUP PICTURES: Winning contestants must stay until the end of the pageant as we will take a group photo of all the winners after the pageant is over. This is a great picture – Please stay!
RULE CHANGES: It is the discretion of the director/s to add any rules at any time.
DISCLAIMER: Parents and/or Guardians are responsible for your children at all times.
Kathy A. Yates