We want our competition to be fair to all participants so here are our official rules. Please be sure to read all the rules before applying and if you have any questions be sure to reach out.
-All participants in our pageant must be born female.
-Every city and county in each state can be represented, however, there will only be ONE delegate per division/per city/county/state per pageant year.
-Participant may represent any city where she lives, works, attends school, church, spends significant time, or has extended family. This requirement is the same for the state level as well. Participants who are in military families can represent their home city/state or any city/state where significant time is spent or where she has extended family. Military/relocating city delegates may apply for a state title in their current state. Did we mention we appreciate our military families? Thank you for your service!
-A participant must hold a city title to participate in state queen selections, and a state title to participate in national queen selections.
-Delegates may move up a division at state and national levels if they meet age guidelines of the next division, or move from Miss/Ms. to Mrs., if they marry.
-Participants are not required to advance to the state level or the national level of the competition if they choose not to, these are separate competitions.
-There are no application fees for any levels, however, to accept a title and participate in our competition (if selected) a sash purchase is required for appearances as an official delegate within 48 hours of acceptance. Please do not apply until you are ready to accept a title if offered. Tiaras are NOT required; however, only official tiaras purchased through our program may be worn with our sashes. Delegates may wear ANY official My Girl U.S.A./America's Leading Edge Miss tiara with any My Girl U.S.A./America's Leading Edge Miss sash.
-Optional Mini Pageants will be held throughout the year (Miss Hometown Holiday, Miss Shamrock, Miss Little Lady Liberty, Sweetheart for Sweet Paws, Miss Seashore Sweetheart, Little Miss Schoolhouse, Pumpkin Patch Princess etc.) These are open to both title holders and non-title holders and are so much fun!
-Any delegate who falsifies information will be disqualified from the competition with no refunds of any kind. Any information submitted is subject to verification. Please be sure to keep photos and documentation of events for credit in the competitions. Fairness is a top priority for our competitions!
-Delegates may not wear their sashes while smoking, vaping, consuming alcoholic beverages.
- While wearing their appearance sashes, delegates must select outfits to reflect professionalism and high moral character. Stay classy!
-Sashes may not be worn with bathing suits in any division.
-Delegates must be wearing their official sash in any and all pictures and video submitted for use on the website and social media pages. All photos and video submitted may be used on our website and social media pages and for our competition marketing without compensation. Snap shots are just fine, however, if a delegate chooses to submit professional photographs she must secure permission from the photographer before submitting for use on our website and social media pages.
-Sashes must be worn during all events where a delegate is representing her title. (Exception: if delegate is participating in an event that could cause damage to her sash for example: paint run, trash pick-up, etc.)
-Delegates participate at their own risk
-All fees are non-refundable
-Delegates are responsible for coordinating all of their appearances, volunteer work, etc.. We will give pointers in our welcome email and again we remind our delegates to check the Spotlight Queen page/and our Facebook page to gather ideas from their fellow reigning queens! We encourage our delegates to be creative, be a good example and to most importantly BE SAFE when choosing their volunteer work and appearances!
-Delegates have no restrictions on participation in other pageant systems during their reigns, however, a participant will only get state/national queen application credit for activities and appearances made for our system, wearing our official sash.
-All state title holders may apply for National queen selections which are held in March of each year.
- Sash dates: The pageant year runs from June-June. The current pageant year will be printed on the hip of a delegate’s sash, example: 2022-2023. Sashes printed after Oct. 1 during the pageant year, will only have the 2nd half of the pageant year (2023) printed on the hip of the sash. This is our policy so that sashes do not appear to be out of date. However, all delegates selected from June-June, will be part of the same pageant year. National reigns last from March-March.
-If there is not an eligible or interested city/state delegate within a division to accept a state/national title on or after state/national queen selection dates, open state/national titles may be applied for on an at-large basis by a qualified applicant who has/is holding a city, state, or mini-competition title. City/State title holders in the America's Leading Edge Miss competition will be give the opportunity to apply for at-large titles first.
-Tiara style may vary during the pageant year due to availabilty from our suppliers, but we will always subsitute a tiara (if necessary) with a tiara of equal value, quality, and size.
-Bullying of any kind within our competition will not be tolerated. This extends to families and friends of participants. If any delegate (or friend /family member of the delegate) makes defamatory, unkind, hurtful, or vulgar comments to, or about another delegate, directors, volunteers, or judges, she will be disqualified with no refunds. Our system was built on kindness, compassion, fairness, and positivity, and we promise to work hard to keep it that way.
Open to U.S. states and cities.
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