The contestant's evening gown choice should reflect her own personality and style. The monetary value of the gown is not a consideration for judging. The judges will be looking at "the girl in the gown", not the gown on the girl. Gown must be floor length. Contestants may wear either gowns with full skirts or fitted gowns. Full skirts (ballgown style) are required for the Junior High division. Gowns with slits are allowed up to the knee only in the high school division. Collegiates are allowed to wear gowns with slits. Use good judgement. Judges will award points based on overall appearance, beauty, poise, stage presence, fashion sense and the contestant's ability to project comfortable elegance. This category represents 40% of the contestant's overall score.
This will be a 3-5 minute panel style private interview with the judges. Questions will be based on contestant's biography and age relevant topics. Topics may include the following: peer pressure, today's role models, etc. It is always a good idea to stay informed on what is going on in your community, state and nation. The judges will be scoring each contestant on her ability to communicate, answer questions concisely and consistently, her character and her overall presentation. Attire: career style dress is suggested along with coordinating heels. This category represents 40% of the contestant's overall score.