Maryland Pageant



East Coast USA is hitting the road for our 2015/2016 Pageant Tour! Join us for your chance to WIN BIG at East Coast USA and win one of prestigious state titles to begin your journey to the National Finals 2016! Only 10 contestants are accepted per age division so register TODAY to secure your spot.


MARYLAND Pageant: March 13, 2016


Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
Address: 903 Dulaney Valley Road Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: (410) 321-7400
Group Rate under East Coast USA Pageant

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Produced By National Director: Lauren Handler

All Contestants will Compete in the Following Three Areas of 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. Contestants should stop at each X marked on the stage and turn at either all of the X’s or the ones of their choosing. Our emcee will read about them to the audience. 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. NO CUPCAKE STYLE GLITZ DRESSES PLEASE. We supply the music. Judging will be based on facial beauty, stage presence personality and overall appeal.

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. Time Limit: 1 minute

Group Line Up
Each 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.

A parent, sibling or friend of each toddler contestant 0-3 yrs. is allowed on stage with them at all times.


This 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 music will be fast and upbeat and we supply the music. 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

Photo Sizes: 8-10” or 8.5-11” This should be a 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.

Wee Baby Miss: 0-18 months
Baby Miss: 19 months-2 years
Wee Toddler Miss: 3 years
Toddler Miss: 4 years
Tiny Miss: 5 years
Mini Miss: 6-7 years
Little Miss: 8-9 years
Pre-Teen: 10-11 years
Jr. Miss 12-13 years
Young Miss 14-16 years
Teen Miss 17-19 years
Miss 20-28 years
Ms. 29 yrs.+

Age as of March 13, 2016

A dressing room for contestants will be provided at each event. There are no men permitted in the dressing rooms.

Tickets will be available for purchase at registration. Pre-Order your tickets to receive them discounted.

Beauty Competition ONLY & One Adult Admission Pass: $99
Supreme Package Beauty, Runway & Photogenic and One Admission Adult Pass: $145

Pageant Day Tentative Schedule
10:00-11:00 am Registration & Onstage Practice
11:00 am Runway Competition Ages 0-5 yrs
11:30 am Runway Competition Ages 6-11 yrs.
11:45 am Runway Competition Ages 12 yrs. +
12:00 pm Beauty Competition: 0-18 m, 19 months-2 yrs., 3 yrs.,
12:30 pm Beauty Competition 4 yrs. and 5 yrs.
12:45 pm Beauty Competition: 6-7 yrs. and 8-9 yrs.
1:00 pm Beauty Competition 10-11 yrs. and 12-13 yrs.
1:15 pm Beauty Competition 14-16 yrs., 17-19 yrs., 20-28 yrs. and 29 yrs. +
3:00 pm Crowning Ceremony

*Score sheet available immediately after the awards ceremony. All Photogenic entries will be returned as well.


3 GRAND SUPREME QUEENS (0-5 yrs., 6-11 yrs. and 12 yrs. +)
The contestant with the highest combined scores from the Beauty Competition+Runway Competition+Photogenic Competition will be crowned the Grand Supreme! She will win a Large Rhinestone Custom Crown, Satin Embroidered Banner, $500 U.S. Savings Bond, Rhinestone Scepter, Gifts and a $200 Gift Certificate toward the National Finals July 22-24, 2016 in Whippany, New Jersey!


13 Age Divisional Beauty Queens

The contestant with the highest beauty competition score per age division will be crowned the beauty queen and take home the state title! She will also win a Large Rhinestone Custom Crown, Satin Embroidered Banner, Gift and $150 Gift Certificate toward the National Finals July 22-24, 2016 in Whippany, New Jersey!


52 Beauty Runners-Up

In each age division we will award 4 Runner-Ups making a Queen’s Court. They will each receive a beautiful rhinestone crown, award and a $100 Gift Certificate toward the National Finals July 22-24, 2016 in Whippany, New Jersey!

26 Event Winners
In each age division we will award a winner for Runway and Photogenic. They will each receive an award and gift!

65 Beauty Side Awards
We will award a winner for Prettiest Eyes, Hair, Smile, Best Dressed and Best Personality in each age division. They will receive an award and gift!



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Being crowned an East Coast USA state Queen is an amazing opportunity. Should you be selected as a title holder (Supreme or Divisional) here is what you need to know about your year and what is expected of our royalty:

– No poor sportsmanship will be tolerated from any contestants or families. Those displaying acts of poor sportsmanship will be asked to leave without a refund and will not be permitted to return.

– All Supreme and Divisional title holders MUST compete at the 2016 East Coast USA National Finals, July 22-24, 2016 at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, New Jersey. If you cannot attend the national pageant, you will forfeit the title. All cash awards, prizes, trophies, and the crown and banner must be returned to the pageant office immediately. State monetary awards will be presented at the 2016 National Finals Registration.

– East Coast USA is looking for ROLE MODELS. You will be expected to represent East Coast USA in the best way possible. This includes acting appropriately when using social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

– You are required to return to the state pageant the following year and crown your successor.

– Should you be crowned it is encouraged that you attend East Coast USA appearances and seek out your own. You could WIN AGAIN! BIG! As we will be presenting CASH SCHOLARSHIPS at the 2016 National Finals for acts of volunteerism that you participate in with your East Coast USA crown and sash!

– Have fun! This is a family oriented competition where the sky is the limit with the amazing opportunities we offer. Make your experience one to remember!