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RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL Jr Miss, Teen Miss & Miss Pageant
May 6th, 2017 ~ WVU Tech Carter Hall Auditorium ~ Beckley, WV
Do you want to represent, not only a great festival, but a beautiful community that will treat you like family? Then this is the pageant for YOU! We are a member of the WV Association of Fairs & Festivals. This pageant is open state wide to all residents of WV and those who attend school in WV.

AGE REQUIREMENTS:
JR MISS ~ 10-12 YRS
TEEN MISS ~ 13 – 16 YRS (If you are 16, you have the choice of Teen or Miss division)
MISS ~ 16 – 21 YRS (Contestant may NOT turn 22 before Jan. 1, 2018)

COMPETITION EVENT DETAILS:
Photogenic ~ Please bring a 5×7 or 8×10 photo to Registration on pageant day. May be color or black/white. There will be a winner in each age division.

Personal Interview ~ This will be a 3 minute interview with a panel of experienced judges. Questions for interview will range from what is on your official entry form to what you know about Beckley and our festival. Attire needed is a nice professional-style dress with taupe shoes.
(Jr Miss contestants interview will be 2 mintues long)

Introduction ~ You will be given your official (pink!) pageant t-shirt at Registration. You will need to bring a nice pair of jeans (no rips or tears) and your choice of shoes to wear with it. You will also need to prepare a 15-30 second introduction of yourself.
(Jr Miss contestants will simply state name, where they are from and one thing about themselves)

Evening Gown ~ Evening gown is your own personal choice. Choose a gown that is flattering to you in fit, color and style. Slits in dresses should be no higher than mid-thigh. No visible tattoos or visible facial piercings please. NO solid black gowns if competing in Jr/Teen division.

On-Stage Question ~ Each contestant will be asked 2 questions center stage. One from your official entry form and one you will pull from the “Crown Bag”. You will receive the 6 bag questions with your email Welcome Package. You will not know which one you may pull the day of the pageant so be prepared for all. Questions will be different for each age category and be age appropriate.

PRIZE PACKAGES:
MISS Rhododendron Festival: Winner will be awarded their official crown, custom festival sash, crown sash pin, Queen trophy, $500 cash scholarship, crown case set, Queen’s gifts (certificates, jewelry and more!), Official festival title pink satin jacket, flowers AND an expense paid trip (3 nights hotel stay and State pageant entry fee) with 2 convention tickets to represent your festival in the 2018 WVAFF STATE PAGEANT!

TEEN MISS Rhododendron Festival: Winner will be awarded their official crown, custom festival sash, crown sash pin, Teen Queen trophy, $250 cash scholarship, crown case set, Queen’s gifts (certificates, jewelry and more!), Official festival title pink satin jacket, flowers AND 2 nights paid hotel room with convention ticket to the 2018 WVAFF Convention/State pageant to cheer on your Miss Queen!

JR MISS Rhododendron Festival: Winner will be awarded their official crown, custom festival sash, crown sash pin, Jr Miss Queen trophy, $150 cash scholarship, crown case set, Queen’s gifts (certificates, jewelry and more!), Official festival title pink satin jacket, flowers AND 2 nights paid hotel room with convention ticket to the 2018 WVAFF Convention/State pageant to cheer on your Miss Queen!

We will be awarding a 1st and 2nd runner up in each age division!

All Contestants will receive: OFFICAL PAGEANT T-SHIRT, PAGEANT JEWELRY GIFT, BEAUTIFUL AWARD & MORE!

ENTRY FEE: $150
ENTRY DEADLINE: April 24, 2017
EARLY BIRD: Postmark/paypal your entry by APRIL 6TH and enter for only $100! SAVE $50!
A $50 DEPOSIT may be sent to hold your spot at the EARLY BIRD PRICE of $100. ALL BALANCES ($50) must be paid in full by the final deadline of APRIL 24TH (in office – not postmarked). There will be NO door entries!

SPECIAL NOTICES:
**Registration is at 1:30pm. Interview at 2:30pm. Doors open to the public at 4:30pm. Stage portion of pageant starts at 5pm.

**Prize packages will continue to grow until the day of the pageant. The awards listed above just gets you started. Our Royalty receive gifts, perks, modeling opportunities, TV appearances and so much more through out their year long reign!

**The Rhododendron Festival has events from May 13th going all the way thru May 27th for lots of appearance opportunities.

**Queen winners MANDATORY dates are May 13th and May 27th (first and last day of festival).

** If you win another WVAFF title prior to our pageant, entry fee will be refunded.

**For more information and details, Betty Burns, director at 304-252-4769 , Email: classicpageants@yahoo.com

HOW TO ENTER:
Please EMAIL IN YOUR ENTRY FORMS TO classicpageants@yahoo.com
and mail entry fee (or deposit) to:

Rhododendron Festival Pageant, PO BOX 3105, BECKLEY, WV 25801

*Please make checks/money orders payable to BETTY BURNS
*PAYPAL is available to email pagntcrzy@yahoo.com ~ Please mark as sending to family/friends to avoid fees