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Valley Ms. 2020
IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION
The 2020 Mount Washington Valley Ms. Pageant will be held on Sunday, March 15 at Theater in the Wood, in Intervale. This event is open to all Valley Women ages 18 and older, regardless of marital status. Each contestant will represent a Mount Washington Valley Promotions Member non-profit organization and the winner’s organization will receive a $500.00 cash donation. This is NOT a beauty pageant!!
The registration fee for the 2020 Mount Washington Valley Ms. Pageant is $150.00 in advertising sales (3 - 3 1/2” x 5” ads) and a prize donation valued at $25.00 or more gathered with the assistance of the sponsoring organization.
Interviews will be conducted with a panel of judges. Public speaking will occur during the evening portion of the program, as part of the formal wear presentation. Each contestant will prepare a one minute speech about her organization and how it impacts her life. This will be presented prior to her run-way stroll.
You will receive a full day schedule when you have returned your registration form and advertising sales information. Also in that mailing, you will receive 5 Event tickets. The cost is $10.00 per ticket.
All contestants will be photographed individually in each of their outfits, as well as in group shots. All contestants will be photographed directly after the program, so they must remain backstage until the session is completed. Contestants will receive copies of these photos and copies may be ordered from the photographer.
EVENTOUTFITS Interview Outfit - Dress conservatively. Wear a suit or dress you might wear to a job interview. No gloves, hats or large jewelry, please. Formal Wear - We recommend a solid color dress, 3/4 to full length, with an even hemline. Choose attire that is appropriate for this occasion; an evening gown is perfect. A fancy pant suit is also appropriate. Casual clothes - Wear jeans, shorts, sweats, or other comfortable clothing for afternoon rehearsal.
SCORINGBREAKDOWN Personal Interview: 30% of Overall Score Each contestant will be interviewed by the Event Judges in a panel forum. The Judges will be scoring each contestant on her ability to talk with a board and answer questions about her interests and the organization she is representing. No questions will be asked that require a “right” answer. The Judges will be looking for good eye contact and body posture, as well as speaking and thinking ability. Public Speaking Poise & Appearance: 30% of Overall Score Each contestant will introduce herself to the audience and judges and deliver a prepared speech about her chosen organization and its impact on her life. Judges will be looking for good posture and for voice projection. Formal Wear Poise & Appearance: 30% of Overall Score Each contestant will present herself on stage in formal attire directly following Public Speaking. Judges will watch the grace and confidence each woman displays in this area. Public Input: 10% of Overall Score Each contestant will decorate a container with her name and organization on it, where audience members may cast a “vote” with their money. The contestant with the most money will gain the most points.