Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant


Entering the 2019 Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Competion

 

THE COMPETIION DATE IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019

THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS FOR "MISS" CANDIDATES ONLY. TEEN CANDIDATES SHOULD VISIT THE PAGE FOR ENTERING THE 2019 MISS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA'S OUTSTANDING TEEN COMPETION.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PAGE!

SPECIAL NOTES FOR 2019

All candiates who live, attend school, or work in Pennsylvania will be eligible for the titles of Miss Central Pennsylvania, Miss Greater Juniata Valley and Miss MidState. If there are at least 3 eligible candidates, the title of Miss Freedom Forge, provided we have at least three (3) eligible candidates, will be a "closed" pageant which will be available to candidates who live, attend school, or work in Blair, Centre, Clinton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder or Union Counties, The candidates who are eligible to become Miss Freedom Forge will also be eligible for all other titles. In the event that there are not enough eligible candidates for Miss Freedom Forge, the title will be awarded as an "open" title with all contestants eligible. In order to award all four titles, we will need at least 12 contestants.

Miss Pennsylvania Orientation will be held on a weekend in April or May 2019 at a location to be announced. The Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant will be held at a localtion to be announced over a one week duratioon in June of 2019.


ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
AGE:
Candidate must be at least a graduating high school senior and eighteen (18) years of age by July 31, 2019 to compete in the current pageant season. Contestant can be no older than twenty-five (25) years of age on December 31, 2019.

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 ($400 makes a candidate eligible for ALL local pageants for the current year) entered. Although the Miss Central Pennsylvania Pageant pans to award four titles,  it is necessary to raise only $100 since it is considered to be one pageant.
The procedure for raising the $100 is as follows (there may be slight diffences on the new CMN website):

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

2. Find the pink box entitled "New Candidsates 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 Candidate Profile Page where you will fill in your First Name, Last Name, State (Pennsylvania), Pageant Year (2020 since it is based on the Miss America Year - the Miss America crowned in September 2019 is Miss America 2020), 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.

    (SCORING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON MISS AMERICA RULES)

    NOTE - WHILE THE MISS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA PAGEANT WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE A SWIMSUIT COMPETIION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, THERE WILL BE NO SWIMSUIT COMPETITION AT MISS PENNSYLVANIA OR MISS AMERICA IN 2019.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR CANDIDATES IN THE 2019 MISS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

Applications, Fact Sheets, Talent Request Forms, Program Book Forms, General Information and Critical Issue Essay Instructions and other pageant materials will be available in our 2019 Miss Entry Packet which will be available in late October of 2018. They 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 highest 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. Candidate order for the Miss Central Pennsylvania Pageant will be determined in inverse order of the date pageant application materials are received. In other words the first application received will be the last candidate in all phases of competition and the last entry received will be the first candidate in all phases of competiition.

Entry Applications and Materials Available - Late October 2018

Deadline for All Entry Application Materials - January 5, 2019

Deadline for Photo Headshots for the Program Book and Publicity - January 9, 2018

Deadline for Program Book Ads (Optional) - January 9, 2018

Verification of Charitable Contributions to Children's Miracle Network - By January 19, 2019 the Miss America for Kids website must show you with a total of $100 raised for this pageant or a total of $400 raised for previous local pageants in the 2018-2019 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 - Januray 19, 2019

Rehearsal - January 19. 2018

Interviews - January 19. 2018

Pageant - January 19. 2019 at 4:00 pm

Miss Pennsylvania Orientation - To Be Announced

Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant (REQUIRED For Pageant Winners) - To Be Announced

A Local Contestant Contract will also be Requred. If you compete in another local leading to Miss Pennsylvania 2019, the local contract you signed for that pageant will be accepted. If this is your first local pageant of the year, the local contract is in the forms below.

DOWNLOADABLE FORMS - FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

The forms below which are available as Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat files should be downloaded and saved to your computer.The "2019 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 2019 MISS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT ENTRY PACKET FOR MISS CANDIDATES (Adobe Acrobat)

Download 2019 MISS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT ENTRY PACKET FOR MISS CANDIDATES (Microsoft Word)

Download the 2019 TWO (2) PAGE FACT SHEET FOR LOCAL CANDIDATES (Adobe Acrobat)

Download the 2019 TWO (2) PAGE FACT SHEET FOR LOCAL CANDIDATES (Microsoft Word)

Download the 2019 MISS CONTRACT FOR NEW LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY (Adobe Acrobat) - Please use the Fact Sheet in the Packet or the 2 page Fact Above - You Need Not Complete the Fact Sheet in the Contract

Download the 2019 MISS CONTRACT FOR NEW LOCAL MISS CANDIDATES ONLY (Microsoft Word) - Please use the Fact Sheet in the Packet or the 2 page Fact Above - You Need Not Complete the Fact Sheet in the Contract

Note: Becuse of the cancellation of the Miss MidState Competition our fourth title will be Miss MisState instead of Miss Seven Mountains

 

(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@atlanticbb.net




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