Miss Contestant Information

On behalf of the Miss Atlanta Board of Directors we are pleased to announce information regarding our upcoming pageant. The winners will represent our great city and compete for the title of Miss Georgia at the Miss Georgia Pageant in June of 2015. The winner of the Miss Georgia Pageant will represent our state at the Miss America pageant.ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPETITION:One must be:

  • a female between the ages of 17-24
  • a high school graduate before June 1, 2015
  • no older than 24 years of age before December 31, 2015
  • a permanent resident for a least 6 months prior to the date of the pageant,
    and either live or work-full time, or be a full-time student in: Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Green, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Morgan, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Poke, Putnam, Rabun, Rockdale, Spalding, Stephens, Troup, Walton, White, and Upson

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

July 28, 2014:

Application Due via email: divakds@yahoo.com

Aug 4, 2014:

Contract/Platform Essay via US Mail to: Kim Shue 55 Somerset Court, Covington, GA 30016

Color Photo/Resume via email to: divakds@yahoo.com

Aug, 15, 2014

CMN Money due via CMN website

PAGEANT DATE 

Saturday, AUGUST 23, 2014
7:00 P.M. at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center - 950 Forest Street – Roswell, GA 30075

ORIENTATION 
There will be no formal orientation meeting with contestants.

All information to be submitted for the pagent needs to be sent to:

Kim Shue Contestant Coordinator
E-mail Kim at divakds@yahoo.com or contact by phone at 404-993-4670.

For items that are required to be mailed in, please send those to:

Kim Shue
55 Somerset Court
Covington, GA 30016

MANDATORY REHEARSAL 
The Contestants’ Mandatory Dress Rehearsal for Miss Atlanta will be held on Friday evening, August 22, 2013, from 5:00 P.M. until completion at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell, GA. 

Please plan accordingly as traffic can be congested during this time.  The contestant dinner begins at 5:00 with rehearsal beginning promplty at 6:00 P.M. 

REQUIRED FORMS 
You must use the required forms listed below. If the contestant is under the age of 18 the forms will need a parents signature.   Links to these forms and examples of a completed resume and essay are located at the bottom of this page. 

REQUIRED:
1.CONTRACT (The contestant contract will need to be notarized prior to sending it in.)
2.RESUME (1 Page only!)
3.PLATFORM ESSAY (1 Page only!)
4.2014 CONTESTANT APPLICATION
5.CMN CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK

CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK
In addition to your own personal platform, there is a National Platform for Miss America:  The Children’s Miracle Network.
All contestant’s competing in a local preliminary are REQUIRED to complete the Service Requirement of raising $100 for the CMN.  This is a tax deductible donation.  40% goes to the Children’s Miracle Network, 30% to the Miss America Scholarship Fund and 30% to the Miss Atlanta Scholarship Fund. 

All fundraising must be done via the internet.  Please visit the official website at:  www.missamerica4kids.org .  Here you can register and get answers to frequently answered questions. 

YOUR DONATION OF $100 MUST BE PAID BEFORE FRIDAY AUGUST 15, 2013 and will be verified by the local Executive Director.  Should you fail to meet this requirement, you will not be allowed to compete in the pageant.

CONTESTANT HEADSHOT
We request one clear color headshot. It is must be a 5×7 and in jpeg format. 

Deadline for headshot submission is August 1, 2014.  This will ensure that your photo will appear in the program book. 

Headshot photo’s should be emailed to divakds@yahoo.com.  

Questions regarding headshots should be directed to Kim Shue at divakds@yahoo.com

CONTESTANT AD SALES
Although there is NO official entry fee we encourage you to have a sponsor. The cost of a full page ad is $100, half page ad is $75 and quarter page ad is $50 and business card size is $25. All ads must be camera ready.

Deadlines for submission is August 1, 2014.

Ads should be emailed to divakds@yahoo.com.

Questions regarding ads should be directed to Kim Shue at divakds@yahoo.com.

TALENT REQUEST

Talent song selection is reserved when a contestants Application is received.  In the event that two contestants select the same song/music, the first contestant to have submitted her completed Contestant Application will be allowed to use the selection.  
JUDGING CRITERIA
The scoring is as follows:
Private Interview 25%, Talent 35%, Swimsuit 15%, OnStage Question 5%, Eveningwear 20%

INTERVIEW
Each Contestant will have a private 10 minute interview with the judge’s.  Contestants will be asked a series of questions from the judging panel.  The questions could range from personal interest, information from your resume, your platform, what’s going on in the world today, to anything in between.  At the end of the interview, each Contestant will be given an opportunity for a 30 second closing. 

TALENT

TIME LENGTH CANNOT EXCEED 90 SECONDS, NO EXCEPTIONS.   Talent will be timed on Friday night at rehearsal.

CD must have the contestant’s name clearly printed on the CD. 

You may pick up your CD immediatly after the pageant from the sound producer located in the sound booth.

You should retain another CD to use for practice.

ON STAGE QUESTION
Contestants will be judged on their response to one question related to her platform.

SWIMSUIT
Swimsuit must be in good taste and can be a one or two piece.

Swimsuits will be approved at the Friday night rehearsal.

EVENING GOWN
Evening Gown must be in good taste and is of contestants own choosing. 

 
Downloadable Competition Guidelines and Forms (PDF Format):
1. 2014 Local Contestant Contract-Fillable Format
2. Resume-Instructions.pdf
3. Platform-Instructions.pdf
4. Platform Essay Example
5. Resume Example
6. CMN Children’s Miracle Network Information
www.missamerica4kids.org7. Pageant Registration Form v1