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Preparing for the East Coast USA Pageant

Beauty Competition

This is your time to shine! All contestants will compete in this competition. Contestants will do a simple walk on the stage. The stage will be in the shape of a T crossing at the back. There will be four X’s marked on the stage. Please see diagram. Contestant should stop at each X marked on the stage and turn at either all of the X’s or the ones of their choosing.BeautyCompetition_SPEECH All contestants up to age 11 yrs. can wear a short or long dress. Ages 12 yrs. and over should wear a floor length evening gown. Judging will be based on facial beauty, stage presence personality and overall appeal.Beauty Competition (2)

Contestants Ages 0-11 years are not permitted to wear any make-up. Clear lip gloss and clear mascara are allowed only. They are not allowed to use false tanning, eyelashes, flippers, falls, wiglets or hair pieces when competing in any of the onstage events. If your child wears braids or hair extensions in their hair as part of their EVERYDAY look that is ok to compete with at East Coast USA. We also understand that some children have medial conditions that require them to wear a hair piece. Please bring this to the attention of the director for assistance. Contestants are checked to make sure they are following the guidelines before they go on-stage.

Group Line Up

GroupLine UpEach age division will come onstage together before they compete individually. They will line up across the back of the stage and smile for the judges as they score the beauty side awards. This also gives the judges a chance to access the group as a whole. Mr. Tim Whitmer our emcee will perform and sing to the contestants when they are on-stage.

Baby & Toddler Contestants ages 0-5 years will have an emcee card read about them when they are onstage. A parent, sibling or friend of each toddler contestant 0-3 yrs. is allowed on stage with them at all times.

On-Stage Introduction

All contestants ages 6 years and up will give a simple introduction of themselves to the audience and judges during the beauty competition. Contestants should say their name, where they are from, their hobbies or interests and their ambition for the future. They will be handed the microphone on the first X on-stage, say their speech, hand the microphone back and proceed with their walk. This will account for about 10% of their beauty competition score.

Speech Examples

For a Child “Hello my name is Lily Handler and I’m 6 years old from Northport, New York. I love dance and theater class. When I grow up I would like to be an astronaut or a doctor!”

For an Adult “Good afternoon my name is Elizabeth Percy coming to you from Union Beach, New Jersey. I enjoy performing in my community theater, volunteering for Hurricane Sandy relief and camping with my family and friends. My dream for the future is to land a roll on Broadway and continue to make a difference in my community!”

Time Limit: 2 minutes

We provide the music for the beauty competition and all of the on-stage competitions.

OPTIONAL EVENTS

To qualify for our Supreme titles contestants must compete in the beauty competition and two optional events at the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Regional Finals. One of the optional events must be onstage for example: Runway. At the National Finals to qualify for the Supreme titles contestants must compete in the beauty competition and three optional events. One of the optional events must be onstage for example: Runway. We offer eight different optional events to choose from. Choose the ones that are best for you! We will awards winners for each one in each age division. If you compete in more than then minimum of optional events to qualify for Supreme titles, only your HIGHEST SCORES will be used towards your Supreme Score. The Overall Most Beautiful Supreme title is chosen by the highest Beauty Competition score in the pageant.

RUNWAY

RunwayCompetitonThis is a free style runway modeling event. Attire should be a trendy “boutique” outfit or a high fashion “vogue” look. Choose an outfit that showcases your personality. This is your chance to show the judges your unique style and have fun! The stage will remain a T shape and the music will be fast and upbeat.

Contestants should stop at each X on the stage, strike a pose, turn and/or show some personality! Hand held props may be used. Judging will be based on personality, modeling ability and overall appearance.

Time Limit: 1 minute

We supply the music.

SWIMWEAR

SwimsuitCompetitionThis is a free style modeling event. Swimsuits can be a one or two pieces for contestant’s ages 12 years old and up but must be a one piece for contestants 0-11 years. A one piece is a solid piece of fabric throughout the front of the swimsuit. No cut outs or sheer material sewn on to try and resemble a two piece please. Under no circumstance is the stomach to show on a contestant 0-11 years Children

0-11 years should go barefoot or wear a sandal and contestants ages 12 years and up may wear a sandal or heels. The stage will remain a T shape and the music will be fast and upbeat. Contestants should stop at each X on the stage, strike a pose, turn and/or show some personality! Hand held props may be used. Judging will be based on fitness, personality, stage presence and overall appeal.

Time Limit: 1 minute

We supply the music.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

FitnessCompetitionThis is a free style modeling event. Attire can be any outfit that represents an activity that you do to stay in shape! Some examples are aerobic wear, a sports uniform or a dance costume. The stage will remain a T shape and the music will be fast and upbeat. Contestants should stop at each X on the stage, strike a pose, turn and/or show some personality! Judging will be based on fitness, personality, stage presence and overall appeal. Hand held props may be used. We will no longer be allowing flips, cartwheels or round offs in fitness routines. For dancers we encourage you to wear your dancing attire and you can do “dance moves” at each X however we are not looking for a talent routine. This is a modeling event.

Time Limit: 1 minute

We supply the music and will match music to the fitness wear of your choosing!

PATRIOTIC WEAR

PatrioticCompetitionThis is a free style modeling event. Show us your American spirit! Attire should include the colors red, white and blue. The stage will remain a T shape and the music will be fast and upbeat.

Contestants should stop at each X on the stage, strike a pose, turn and/or show some personality!

Hand held props may be used. Judging will be based on personality, creativity, stage presence and overall appeal.

Time Limit: 1 minute

We supply the music.

PHOTOGENIC

PhotogenicExamplePhoto Sizes: 8-10” or 8.5-11” This should be a professional head shot. It can be black and white or color. You will bring your photo with you to registration with your full name and age on the back. Light make up is allowed by all ages for your head shots. Photos may be lightly retouched, cropped and/or have lighting adjusted. NO “GLITZ” PHOTOS PLEASE. Judging will be based on personality projection, facial beauty, overall appeal, quality and clarity.

PRINT MODEL

PrintModelSamplePhoto Sizes: 8-10” or 8.5-11” This should be a professional full length photo. We are looking for a photo that captures your personality and your personal style. It can be black and white or color.

PrintModelSample (2)You will bring your photo with you to registration with your full name and age on the back. Light make up is allowed by all ages for your photo. Photos may be lightly retouched, cropped and/or have lighting adjusted. NO “GLITZ” PHOTOS PLEASE. Judging will be based on personal style, personality projection, facial beauty, overall appeal, quality and clarity.

 

PORTFOLIO

PortfolioShow us your modeling potential by putting together a book of your best photos! Photos should all be printed 8-10” or 8-11” and organized into a book. You should include a minimum of ten photos. These photos should be both indoors and outdoors, full length and head shots Keep your portfolio interesting with a variety of different looks leaving our judges wanting to see more!

Light make up is allowed by all ages for your photos. Photos may be lightly retouched, cropped and/or have lighting adjusted. NO “GLITZ” PHOTOS PLEASE. Judging will be based on commercial appeal, print modeling potential, modeling style, creativity, quality and clarity.

INTERVIEW

Show your true personality and charm the judges in a personal panel style interview. Judges will ask contestants a variety of age appropriate questions. Judging will be based on personality and overall presentation. Attire should be a skirt/pants with a collared shirt or a business style suit.

Time Limit: 3 minutes

 

TALENT

The East Coast USA National Talent Competition is a separate competition. There are different age divisions for talent. They are Youth 5-7 yrs., Junior 8-10 yrs., Pre- Teen 11-13 yrs., Teen 14-16 yrs. and Adult 17 yrs. & up. There will be a winner in each age division. The highest scoring contestant out of all the talent contestants will be awarded the East Coast USA Performer of the Year title. There will be a three-minute time limit. Contestants should bring their music on CD. Each performer will have the choice of whether they would like to perform on the T-Shaped Stage or on a dance floor. Gymnastics can be used in the talent competition as it’s a separate competition from the main pageant. You may enter more than one talent entry.

Time Limit: 3 minutes

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER COMPETITION INFORMATION

The East Coast USA Mother and Daughter competition has been the audience favorite! This event is a completely separate competition. This is a lot of fun and requires only that you and your child walk the stage together and answer a simple on-stage question in front of the judges. The question will be, “What is your favorite quality about your daughter/mother?” It’s only required that one of the contestants either the child or mother be registered as a contestant in the pageant. Attire can range from formal dresses to funky outfits. Show your families personality! If you have more than one child in the pageant you can compete all together. You may bring your own music or we can provide music for you.

Time Limit: 3 minutes

FATHER AND DAUGHTER COMPETITION INFORMATION

The East Coast USA Father and Daughter competition is a very touching event. This event is a completely separate competition. This is a lot of fun and requires only that you and your child walk the stage together and answer a simple on-stage question in front of the judges. The question will be, “What is your favorite quality about your daughter/father?” It’s only required that one of the contestants either the child or mother be registered as a contestant in the pageant. Attire can range from formal dresses to funky outfits. Show your families personality!  If you have more than one child in the pageant you may compete all together. You may bring your own music or we can provide music for you.

Time Limit: 3 minutes