Mini State Pageants Mandatory Competitions

Competition Guidelines:

Miss Celebrations USA pageants are “state level”.   This means that all Miss Celebrations USA pageants lead to National. We are a two-tiered system.  The Miss Celebrations USA program does not have a preliminary pageant nor a traditional state pageant.  This saves you time and money.   It also allows us to be able to give you more of a WOW National Experience.   Some of our pageants are one outfit/one walk and some of them are Mini-State pageants have two competitions which are included in the basic registration fee.


1.  Your first mandatory competition will be your Themed Casual Wear at your Mini State pageant.

 The theme depends on the Name of the Celebration you are competing in. 


  New Year’s will require a party dress for the younger contestants or a cocktail style dress for the older contestants. 

Valentine’s Day Celebrations will require you to put together an outfit that is all about hearts, red, white and pink.  Fourth of July (Freedom Celebrations} will require a patriotic outfit… 


Remember, that the cost of your outfit is not the point.  It can be custom made or put together using your imagination. The Themed Casual Wear walk is “freestyle”.   Have fun and show us your personality.  Please keep your feet on the stage at all times, however, No acrobatics!


The Celebration team will provide the music.   The music for Themed Wear will be upbeat and fun.


2.  Second mandatory competition is  Formal Wear (or some people call it Beauty Wear). 

This is your pageant gown.   Our younger contestants may choose to wear a short “cupcake” style of dress or a long pageant gown.   Our older contestants should wear a floor length gown (the new two-piece gowns are acceptable). 

The music for this competition will also be provided by the Celebrations team.  It will be a medium tempo and gown appropriate.



3.   Scoring

Contestants will be score in each of the required competitions on the following points:  


Overall Appearance:

(How does she look when she first appears, does her dress or outfit fit her and look good on her).


Personality and Stage Presence:

(Miss Celebrations USA is looking for personality, kindness and a general sense of fun.)  Their poise, self-confidence, and self-esteem will be taken into consideration; however, these will grow over the course of their reign.


(overall beauty)




The contestants overall score will be determined by adding her scores from both the Themed Casual Wear competition and the Formal Wear competition.   The highest score for each division will be crowned our divisional queen.   If your Celebration is offering a “Supreme Beauty” title she will be the contestant with the highest overall score.

Please Note:   Optional Scores will be used in case of a tie  (Optional Scores that will be used as tiebreakers are:  Photogenic and Interview)




 The Celebration you are competing in may have “optional” competitions.   These are competitions that for a small extra fee you can participate in and win prizes.  Listed below are some of the possible “extras” your Celebration may be offering.   Check your Celebrations PayPal Button just make sure a certain optional is available.



Contestants from the Little Miss division through the Elegant Ms. Division will have the option of competing in a private interview with the judges. 


Miss Photogenic:

Contestants will have the opportunity to compete for the Miss Photogenic title.   Three photogenic pictures are required to qualify for this title.  No baby doll photos, please. The Miss Photogenic winner from each division will receive a beautiful “Miss Photogenic” pin for her sash or she may receive a custom medal or trophy.

The Overall Miss Photogenic winner will receive her beautiful Miss Celebrations USA sash, crown and her basic entry fee to Nationals 2019.


The Prettiest Optionals:

Contestants have the option of entering the Prettiest Eyes, Hair and Smile optional.  

A divisional winner for each of the three categories will be chosen by the judges and awarded a custom Miss Celebrations USA Medal, Sash, Trophy or a trip to the "Prize  Table".  (Again, depending on the director.)



DETAILS that you should be aware of:

Hairpieces are allowed.   Make-up that is age appropriate for a pageant is also allowed.   Please remember, however, we do not want our two years old to look 24.  No flippers period.   No spray tans, no false lashes or fingernails on our Baby, Toddler, Tiny or Little Miss, please.



We are a family orientated program.  If the judges deem your outfit to be tasteless, showing too much, then you will not be chosen to represent our program.  



We don’t mind a prop or two, however, you must be able to place them on the stage and remove them from the stage in a matter of seconds.   Please remember, that it is the contestant’s responsibility to place and remove props.


A Quick Reminder about Rules of Conduct:  

Miss Celebrations USA is looking for personality and heart.   We,  the Miss Celebrations USA Leadership Team, promise you an honest and fair pageant.   We promise to treat all your family and friends with respect.   Having made those promises to you we expect you to treat fellow Queens and Contestants with kindness and respect.

Bad sportsmanship of any type will result in your disqualification not only form the Celebration you are participating in but all Miss Celebrations USA programs.   You the contestant, are responsible for the people in your party.   Bad behavior by a family member or friend could result in the contestant being disqualified and may also result in being banned for the program. 

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