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Miss Heartland Scholarship Pageant 

The Miss Heartland Scholarship Program
Proudly Presents
The Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen Pageant
Saturday, October 29th , 2016 at Central Montcalm Middle School 1480 S Sheridan Rd Stanton, MI

Miss Heartland is an OPEN preliminary pageant for Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen. Anyone throughout the state who meets the eligibility requirements is able to compete.

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN 10/10/2016—NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO HAND DELIVERED ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

•Contestants must be between 13 and 17 years of age and be no more than an upcoming junior in High School for the Fall of 2016 and be a resident of Michigan
•NO coaching of a contestant is allowed while she is performing. Coaching of a contestant during any portion of the competition will result in the contestant being DISQUALIFIED!
•If a young lady wins the Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen title, she cannot compete in another Local Pageant (or in any other Pageant System) until after the Pageant cycle is completed in June of the following year at the close of Miss Michigan Week. If she wins another MAO Local Pageant title between June and August of the following year after Miss Michigan Week, then she must continue to fulfill the required duties of her Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen title for the remainder of her reign until she crowns her successor at the Miss Heartland Pageant.


TALENT COMPETITION—35%

Contestants will be judged on stage presence, talent quality, originality and entertainment value, and age appropriateness of the routine.

1. The talent time is 90 seconds! It can be shorter, but ABSOLUTELY CANNOT EXCEED 90 SECONDS.
2. Music must be submitted on (1)-one CD’s. CD’s can only contain competition music—nothing else!
3. CD’s must be labeled with Contestant’s Name, Music Title.  (It is recommended that you also have your own back-up CD.)
4. The Judge’s Chairman will time talent tapes during the competition, and if longer then allotted time the Contestant’s score will be penalized.

Use and Restriction of Props:

NO PROPS WILL BE PERMITTED UNLESS THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY FUNCTIONAL.
Therefore be advised…
• No mood setters or background enhancers.
• No props that imitate those used in a Broadway or screen version of your music.
• No props or set pieces that require excessively large stage areas and complicated set-up.
• No use of motion pictures, slides or projection of any kind.
• No live animals.
• No props involving safety hazards, such as fire batons, sword and/or knife twirling, bow and arrow skills.


EVENING WEAR & ON-STAGE QUESTION—25%

The Evening Wear phase of competition is designed for the judge to assess the Contestant’s beauty, poise, grace, and commanding stage presence. These must be projected “across the footlights.” The Contestant’s total look is considered. Her evening wear (not the value of the evening wear but how the Contestant looks in the evening wear) should complement the Contestant’s individuality. Each evening gown worn in the competition at the 2015 Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen Pageant must be tasteful and appropriate for a “family-oriented” show.

The On-Stage Question phase of competition will take place while in your evening gown. The Contestant will be asked a question that will be taken from your personal interview. There is not a right or wrong answer. This is your chance to display your ability to think quickly and speak before an audience. The Contestant will be judged on Stage Presence, Age Appropriateness, Genuineness and Sincerity of Response and Overall Impression.


PERSONAL INTERVIEW—25%

This is your personal interview with the judges and is your opportunity to let your personality shine. The interviews will take place prior to the on-stage competition. This portion of the Pageant provides you with a great opportunity to learn and develop speaking skills. For this phase of competition, please wear a “dressy casual” outfit that will show your personality and yet not be distracting as you are being interviewed for the job of Miss Heartland’s Outstanding Teen.
• Will be no longer than 6 minutes in length.
• Will be conducted with the Contestant standing at a lectern.
• Will commence with the Contestant answering questions from a panel of five judges.
Predicated Upon:
• Answering of Questions posed by a panel of five judges
• Relevant Issues to Young Women of the 2010’s.
• State Issues Relevant to the Contestant.
• Role and Responsibilities of Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen, Miss Heartland, Miss Michigan and Miss America.
• Current Events
• Personal Goals and Ambitions
• Education
• Talent Competition
• Community Service/Platform


LIFESTYLE & FITNESS—15%

This phase gives the judge a glimpse of the contestants’ daily routine and lifestyle and an opportunity to get to know them on another level. For this phase of competition, she will model fitness wear of her choosing that shows how she stays fit.

All competitions are scored on a scale of 1 to 10 using whole numbers with each contestant.