Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant


Entering the 2018 Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant

THE PAGEANT DATE IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018
THE ENTRY DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 201
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THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS FOR "MISS" CONTESTANTS ONLY. TEEN CONTESTANTS SHOULD VISIT THE PAGE FOR ENTERING THE 2018 MISS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA'S OUTSTANDING TEEN PAGEANT.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PAGE!

SPECIAL NOTES FOR 2018

Miss Pennsylvania Orientation will be held on Saturday in April or May 2018. The Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant will be held in Pittsburgh over the course of one week in June 2018. As soon as dates are announced they will be added to this page.Our new titleholders must be available for both the Orientation and for Pageant Week.


ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
AGE:
Contestant must be at least seventeen (17) years of age AND at least a senior in high school to compete in the current pageant season.Contestant can be no older than twenty-four (24) years of age on December 31, 2018.

RESIDENCY/WORK/SCHOOL:
Contestant must satisfy at least ONE (1) of the following requirements: 
1. Contestant must prove she is a Pennsylvania resident for the six (6) month period preceding the local pageant date.
OR
2. Contestant must prove she is a full-time employee in Pennsylvania for the six (6) month period preceding the local pageant date.
OR
3. Contestant must prove she has successfully completed at least one semester as a full-time (at least 12 credit hours) student and be presently enrolled and attending classes on a full-time basis at an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania. Also no more than six (6) months may have elapsed between the completion of last full-time semester attended and the beginning of the next full-time semester to be attended at a college or university in the Pennsylvania.


CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK DONATION:
A minimum donation of $100 must be made to the Children's Miracle Network for each local pageant ($500 makes a contestant eligible for ALL local pageants for the current year) entered. Although the Miss Central Pennsylvania Pageant awards three titles, Miss Central Pennsylvania, Miss Greater Juniata Valley and Miss Freedom Forge, it is necessary to raise only $100 since it is considered to be one pageant.
The procedure for raising the $100 is as follows:

1. Go to
http://www.missamericaforkids.org

2. Find the pink box entitled "New Contestants Click Here" or find the account you previously established. You will use the same "ID" for all local pageants in which you compete.

3. Click on the box.

4. You will be taken to the Contestant Profile Page where you will fill in your First Name, Last Name, State (Pennsylvania), Pageant Year (2018 since it is based on the Miss America Year - the Miss America crowned in September 2017 is Miss America 2018), Fund Raising Goal (at least $100), Email Address, Address, City and Zip. You will also create a User ID and Password. In addition, you may upload a small photo from your computer, if you wish. Continue following the Directions on the website. IF YOU RUN INTO TROUBLE, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR HELP or EMAIL
SUPPORT@MISSAMERCAFORKIDS.ORG .

 5. The information below was received from Miss America and answers some questions about "rollover" of funds donated for one pageant to another pageant.6. Please note that the exact proceedures shown are subject to change. Should there be a change, please follow the directions on the Miss America For Kids website.

  

CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK - QUESTIONS/ANSWERS ABOUT DONATIONS

MAO National Platform Donation Roll-Over Information 

Donations, in excess of the minimum amount required for each pageant, collected by a contestant, may be rolled-over for use in multiple Local Pageants, State and National pageants within a pageant cycle.  A pageant cycle starts with the Local pageant that leads to State, which leads to the National pageant for a title leading to Miss America within that pageant cycle.  When a contestants starts a new pageant cycle at the Local level (which could involve several Local pageants for that cycle, no funds are rolled over from the prior pageant cycle (Miss America title) and everyone is at the same starting place for fundraising. 

Local Level

All contestants must register at MissAmerica4Kids.org.

Dual local pageants only require each contestant to have a minimum expected goal of $100 (not $200).

Any donations collected in excess of the $100 for Pageant 1, will automatically roll-over into the contestant�s excess account and will be used toward their fundraising goal for Pageant 2.  Any excess funds from Pageant 2 will automatically roll-over and will be used toward their fundraising goal for Pageant 3, etc.

The maximum donation required to enter all local pageants for the current year is $400.

If a contestant does not go on to compete at the State level, any excess funds over the $100 per pageant entered will be equally distributed among all the local pageants the contestants competed in.

State Level:

Should the contestant win a local pageant, any excess donations will automatically roll-over and be applied to the $500 minimum required for the State Pageant.

Should contestant collect donations during her state competition, then the "borrowed" excess funds from the local level will be returned to the local level for allocation under the local accounts.

National Level:

Should the contestant win the State pageant, any excess donations will automatically roll-over and be applied to the $1000 minimum required goal for the National Pageant.

 

For additional questions about any entry qualifications contact John Metzger, Executive Director.

 

JUDGING CONSISTS OF:

(Information Subject to Change)

  • Interview- 25%
  • On-Stage Question - 20%
  • Talent - 30%
  • Evening Wear - 15%
  • Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit - 10%
  • The above scoring, which totals 100%, will result in the determination of our winners.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR CONTESTANTS IN THE 2016 MISS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

THE PAGEANT DATE IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018
THE ENTRY DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 201
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Applications, Fact Sheets, Talent Request Forms, Program Book Forms, General Information and Critical Issue Essay Instructions and other pageant materials are contained in our 2018 Miss Entry Packet and may be downloaded from this website or you may request them by email or by regular mail. If you wish to have the forms sent by email or regular mail please contact us. Please keep in mind that the number of contestants we can accept including both Miss and Teen is 26. If more women apply for the pageant than can be accepted, acceptance will be in chronological order of the applications received with those whom we cannot accept being placed on a "waiting list." In order to be considered a contestant the Application,Fact Sheet, Critical Issue Essay and Residency and Age Verifications must have been received.

Entry Applications and Materials Available - August 2016 - Please Note that Contestant Order will be determined in inverse order of when entry materials are received meaning that the highest contestant numbers will be given to those who send in their application materials earliest.

Deadline for All Entry Application Materials - Wednesday, December 27, 2016

Deadline for Photo Headshots for the Program Book and Publicity - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Verification of Charitable Contributions to Children's Miracle Network - By January 13, 2018 the Miss America for Kids website must show you with a total of $100 raised for this pageant or a total of $500 raised for previous local pageants in the 2017-2018 pageant year. If your funds have not been submitted on the website, please bring a check made out to "Children's Miracle Network" with you to the pageant to bring your total CMN contribution to $100. We are not permitted to allow you to compete unless your contribution to CMN has been made.

Two Performance CD's Due - January 13. 2018
 

Rehearsal - January 13. 2018

Interviews - January 13. 2018

Pageant - January 13. 2018 at 4:00 pm

Miss Pennsylvania Orientation (REQUIRED For Pageant Winners) - Date to be Announced in Pittsburgh, PA

Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant (REQUIRED For Pageant Winners) - Sunday, June 17, 2018 to Saturday, June 22, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA

A Local Contestant Contract will also be Requred. We will email the contract with an explanation shortly before the pageant. The contract should be filled in, BUT NOT SIGNED and brought to the pageant. We will have a notary present to notarize your signature present on January 14. Be sure to bring your photo ID with you as well as a photo copy for our notary. If under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will also need to sign the contract and must also present a photo ID.

DOWNLOADABLE FORMS

The forms below which are available as Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat files should be downloaded and saved to your computer.The "2017 Entry Packet" includes all forms which must be returned as well as pageant information. If you have problems with the downloads please notify us by email at pageant@MissCentralPA.org or pageant2@verizon.net or by phone at (717) 248-5576. Once you have downloaded the Microsoft Word packet you should be able to work on the forms on your computer.

Download the 2018 MISS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT ENTRY PACKET FOR MISS CONTESTANTS (Adobe Acrobat)

Download 2018 MISS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT ENTRY PACKET FOR MISS CONTESTANTS (Microsoft Word)

(PLEASE NOTIFY US IF YOU FIND ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE PACKET!)




INFORMATION REGARDING "MISS" TALENT TIME (EFFECTIVE JUNE 2010)
The Talent Time Limit for all Miss America Pageants, Local, State and National is 1 minute, 30 seconds.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM MISS AMERICA REGARDING TALENT PRESENTATIONS (EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 7, 2005)
"In recent years, many contestants have taken advantage of the rule which allows for BACKGROUND vocals, instrumentation, etc. That "taking advantage" includes instrumentalists and tap dancers using the instrument they play as well as tap dancers using additional taps on their accompaniment tape to enhance their performance. Regardless of the talent performed, the background tape cannot have voices, instruments, or other noises which mimic the talent of the contestant. (Example: A vocalist may have background vocals with "oohs and aahs" or other background lyrics, but cannot have a tape with a voice singing the melody line for the contestant to sing along with. The same would be said for instrumentalists, dancers, and any other talent which could provide for an unfair advantage if a judge could not delineate from the talent on the track versus the live performance of the contestant.)"


 

INFORMATION ON THE MISS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA PRINCESS PROGRAM WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER BY CONTACTING JOHN OR ROSIE METZGER AT (717) 248-5576.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Organization

John R. & Rosalyn Metzger, Executive Directors

460 Dry Valley Road

Lewistown, PA 17044

Phone - (717) 248-5576

Email - Pageant@MissCentralPA.org or pageant2@verizon.net




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