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Welcome to the Home of Miss Bucks County, Miss Montgomery County and Miss Liberty Bell Scholarship Organization.

Miss Bucks County, Miss Montgomery County and Miss Liberty Bell's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant

Great News!! We are still accepting Applications for both Teen and Miss for the pageant until Saturday night March 10th, 2018.

Entry Qualifications

AGE

 

 Contestant must meet the following requirements:

  • Contestant must be between the ages of twelve (12) and seventeen (17) years AND cannot yet be a high school senior to compete in the current pageant season. 
  • Contestant must be age thirteen (13) by the first day of the Miss Pennsylvania Outstanding Teen Competition.
  • Contestant may not reach the age of 18 prior to July 31, 2018.

 

SCHOOL 

  • Contestant must reside in, be enrolled in and attending classes on a full time basis at an accredited public, private or home schooling program.
  • Contestant may NOT have graduated from high school prior to the start of Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition in August 2018 EXCEPT for 16 year olds (or younger) graduating early.

 

RESIDENCY/WORK/SCHOOL

 Contestant must satisfy at least one (1) of the following requirements:

  • Contestant must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the six (6) month period prior to the local pageant date OR
  • Contestant must be a full time student in a high school, junior high school or middle school (or the equivalent) located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who has already completed one semester of school during the last semester (Fall 2018).

 

 

Local Judging Categories

 

Teen Contestants are selected based upon four areas of scoring:

         Interview: 25%

         Lifestyle & Fitness in Sportswear: 15%

         Talent: 35%

         Evening Wear & On-stage Question: 25%

 

 

The above scoring, which totals 100%, will result in the determination of the Top Five contestants.

 

The names of the Top Five WILL NOT BE ANNOUNCED AT THE PAGEANT. The names of the Top Five will, however, be given to the judges in competition order. Overall winner will be announced. 

 

Entry Fee

There is a $200 entry fee for Teen Contestants.  Checks should be made payable to "CEG" Teen contestants must register on the www.MissAmerica4Kids.org website but it is optional to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

For questions about any entry qualifications, please contact Cristina, at MissBCMCLBorg@gmail.com

 

What do the Pageant Contestants need for the show?

Things you will need for the day of the pageant:

 

Opening Number Dress: Your choice of nice Interview dress or cocktail dress and closed toe heels.

 

Fitness: Dark or Black Sneakers, Solid Color Tank Top Workout shirt and Black Capri Workout Pants.

 

Talent: Outfit of choice but has to represent talent and shoes.

Evening Gown: Your choice of long formal dress and heels.

 

Contestants are required to be at the CEG Performing Arts Academy (684 North Broad street-2nd floor Philadelphia PA 19130) in Philadelphia PA) no later than 9:00am - 1pm (for interviews/rehearsal) on Sunday, March 11th, 2018. CEG Free parking available at 1406 Ridge Avenue parking lot. 

 

 PLEASE EVERYONE MUST REGISTER FOR THE PAGEANT ON THE CMN WEBSITE MissAmerica4Kids.org.

 

 

Pageant Location: The pageant will be held on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at  4pm at the Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center 

Address7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

 

Pageant Location: The pageant will be held on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at  4pm at the Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center 

Address7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

 

 

VIP Seating Tickets:$35

General Seating: $25

Children under 18, Current Local Titleholders, and Local Directors: $15

Program Posters: $5

Red Carpet pictures: $5 each

T-shirts: $15 each

Show DVD & Pictures: $30 each (order forms will be at the door)

 

 

Pageant Interviews & Rehearsals: Will be held at  at the CEG Performing Arts Academy (684 North Broad street-2nd floor Philadelphia PA 19130) in Philadelphia PA) no later than 9:00am - 1pm (for interviews/rehearsal) on Sunday, March 11th, 2018. CEG Free parking available at 1406 Ridge Avenue parking lotContestants will be at the this location all day until we leave for the pageant venue in Manayunk at 1pm. Then contestants must drive to the  Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center - 7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127- Venue Rehearsals we will held from 1pm-3:30pm. Pageant will start at 4pm-7pm. Doors open at 3:00pm. 

Venue Parking

Once you arrive you may use Venice Island's parking lot. The lot is managed through the Manayunk Development Corporation's Main office located at 4312 Main Street, and not through the Venice Island Performing Arts Center. All inquiries regarding daily rates, specials, and closures can be addressed through the MDC's office at 215.482.9565.  Pay at the kiosk for a day of fun, or take advantage of Manayunk's free street parking a walk away. All guests and contestants must pay at kiosk to park on lot. Pageant is not responsible for any tickets given at the event due to not paying for parking lot. 

 

 

Here are some great sites for Interview practice:

Teen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8VStDXrIjM

Miss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rqLUVXe53I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJf5xSwS38

 

 

Pageant Rehearsal at the Stage:

Will begin at 1pm-3:30pm. This will be a full dress / Tech rehearsal for everyone at the Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center - 

7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127- Doors will open at 3:00pm.

 

 

On-stage rehearsals will be held the day of the pageant, Sunday, March 11th, 2018. You will need to be present all day (no parents will be able to stay with contestants as we will complete the interview portion of the judging and rehearse and run the show. The pageant will begin promptly at 4:00pm. All Makeup and Hair must be done by 4pm pageant day. Please also note there may be an appearance in the morning of Monday, March 12th, 2018 for our 5 winners only. Everyone will be learning all routines for the pageant all day and at orientation. Please come prepared to dance and rehearse the routine with our lovely producer.

 

 

Cost: (All payments must be made in CASH ONLY or Credit Card is subjected to an additional fee of 8%)

 

Teen: The teen entry fee for the Program is $200 (deadline: March 4th, 2018 in CASH Only). We also strongly encourage our contestants to sell ads for our Program Book. In addition contestants will be asked to register on the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) site. There are, however, as of this time no required donations to CMN.

 

CMN donations must be made in full no later than March 4th, 2018 at 12am. If the full donation is not made by that time, you will not be permitted to compete. Donations are made through the contestant’s registration on the MissAmerica4Kids.org website. A separate letter will detail how to donate to CMN.

 

Platform - The platform (Critical Issue) is an issue about which you have strong feelings, which you want to communicate to others. All Miss America’s Outstanding Teen contestants are required to have such a “platform.” The “Critical Issue” Essay is required with your Application, Fact Sheet, Talent Request form and Check by Sunday, March 4th, 2018.

 

Opening number: You have the choice between wearing your interview outfit again onstage or another pretty dress (cocktail) of your choice for opening number. For onstage introduction you will say your name, what school your from and grade, and platform issue.  You will also learn a quick dance routine for the show.

 

Teen Fitness: Please wear a nice work out outfit for teen fitness. Teens will receive a T-shirt to wear for fitness but must bring black leggins shorts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9TO2k_Lt7M

 

 

 

 

 

Talent – Submit your Talent Form as soon as possible since talents are accepted on a “First Come, First Served” basis. Don’t forget that it must be 1 minutes, 30 seconds or less. Please email me your songs ASAP!!! Also have a CD as backup as well on the day of the pageant.

 

 

 

Evening Gown: Teen - You will walk in your gown and then answer a brief question on stage. Both will be a question you already heard during your interview. This will be based on your platform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3jdlaAwB5M

 

Contestant Contract – Contestants will be required to sign and return a notarized standard Miss America Local Contract on the day of the competition. That morning!

 

Additional Information and Paperwork - As the pageant nears you will receive additional information. There are also some other forms, which must be submitted to enable us to prepare the Program Book and plan the pageant.

 

If you would like to compete in The Miss Bucks County, Miss Montgomery County and the Miss Liberty Bell Scholarship Pageants please complete the required paperwork and return it to me promptly via email. For portions of paperwork that require your signature, please sign and then scan the documents, saving them as a .pdf, before emailing them. This will make the process much smoother for both of us. Also, make sure you proofread your paperwork. What you send is will be provided to the judges—with or without mistakes. Finally, please submit all of your entry paperwork to me on or before the deadline of Sunday, March 4th, 2018. There will be absolutely no late entries—if your paperwork is not completed and received by the deadline, you will not be permitted to compete.

 

Please bring everything with you!!!!!

 

Such as mirrors, extension cords, and anything you would need for the pageant. We are not allowing contestants to leave the event after they have arrived that morning.

 

We are going to have a few Hair & Make up artists with us all day to do your hair and make up during the pageant (at no charged but please give them a tip or donation), courtesy of one of our many sponsors.  Please come promptly at 8am to start with the Teens first, then the Miss contestants in number order. Your hair most be washed and set (mouse/hairspray) to do when you get to the event. Please arrive on time (9AM). We will be serving light refreshments and snacks in the morning and throughout the day. You will also have lunch from one of our sponsors as well.  Again, no family members or friends are allowed in the dressing rooms.  No one will be let into the building until after 3pm for the Red Carpet.

 

Thank you for your interest. The committee looks forward to seeing you at the 2018 The Miss Bucks County, Miss Montgomery County and the Miss Liberty Bell Scholarship Pageants.

 

 

Best Regards, Cristina, MissBCMCLBorg@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Teen Contestants

There is a $200 entry fee required to compete for the title of Miss Bucks County's Outstanding Teen.  Teen contestants are also required to register on the www.MissAmerica4Kids.org website.  Although the suggested goal is $100 you are not required to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network, the national platform for the Miss America Organization.  You are welcome, however, to raise as much as you want to support MAO and CMN.

Donation Procedure

  1. Go to www.missamerica4kids.org
  2. On the right side of the page you will see a Blue Box - "Teen Contestants - Click Here."
  3. Click the Box and you will be presented with the Teen Miss America 4 Kids website page.
  4. Click the "New Contestants - Click Here." (If you are a returning contestant you can log in by entering your User ID and Password and Click "Log In")
  5. You will be taken to the Contestant Profile page where you will enter your First Name, Last Name, select your State (Pennsylvania), select your Pageant Cycle (2018), enter your Fundraising goal for Cycle, Email Address, Address, City, Zip, User ID and Password.  In addition, you will also have the opportunity to upload a photo from your computer, if you wish.
  6. Click "Next Step" and you will be taken to the pageant registration page.
  7. Utilize the drop down to select the pageant you will compete in and click "Add."
  8. Click "Next Step" to start your fundraising effort.

Questions and Answers about CMN 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 the pageant cycle. When a contestant 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) and everyone is at the same starting place for fundraising.

Local Level: All contestants must register at MissAmerica4kids.orgDual local pageants only require each contestant to have a minimum expected goal of $100 (not $500).  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 $500.  If a contestant does not go on to compete in the State level, any excess funds over the $500 per pageant entered will be equally distributed among all the local pageants the contestant 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 the 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.

Please note that the exact procedures shown are subject to change.  Should there be a change, please follow the directions on the Miss America 4 Kids website.

DUE Sunday, March 4th, 2018.

****Please note that all contestants must bring 7 copies of Head shot Pictures, Fact sheet, and Platform essay to orientation. Everything else can be one hard  copy and via email. ****

 

For questions about any entry qualification please contact Cristina, at MissBCMCLBorg@gmail.com.

 

Rehearsal/Workshop - Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 1pm-5pm - Location will be at CEG Performing Arts Academy in Philadelphia. (Mandatory)

 Interviews: Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 9am-1pm - Location will be at Location will be at CEG Performing Arts Academy in Philadelphia.

684 North Broad street -2nd floor

Philadelphia PA 19130

 

Parking lot located at 1406 Ridge Avenue Phila.PA19130

(Mandatory)

 

Talent Rehearsal – Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 1pm-3:30pm -

Location will be at the

 
Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center (Mandatory)
7 Lock Street
19127 Philadelphia
 
All guests must pay the kiosk for parking on the lot.

 

Pageant - Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 4pm-7pm - Location will be at the

 
Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center (Mandatory)
7 Lock Street
19127 Philadelphia
 
All guests must pay the kiosk for parking on the lot.

 

 

RED CARPET - 3:00PM

SHOW TIME - 4PM

 

Doors open at 3:00pm -  General Seating Available!! 

 

 

TICKET PRICES

 

 

 

   

Pageant Location: The pageant will be held on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at  4pm at the Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center 

Address7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

 

 

VIP Seating Tickets:$35

General Seating: $25

Children under 18, Current Local Titleholders, and Local Directors: $15

Program Posters: $5

Red Carpet pictures: $5 each

T-shirts: $15 each

Show DVD & Pictures: $30 each (order forms will be at the door)

 

 

 

(All Tickets Will be Sold at the Door but all advance purchuse tickets are available at orientation.)

 

 

 LOCATION of the Pageants:

           

 

Pageant - Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 4pm-7pm - Location will be at the

 

Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center (Mandatory)
7 Lock Street
19127 Philadelphia
 
All guests must pay the kiosk for parking on the lot.
 

Venue Parking

Once you arrive you may use Venice Island's parking lot. The lot is managed through the Manayunk Development Corporation's Main office located at 4312 Main Street, and not through the Venice Island Performing Arts Center. All inquiries regarding daily rates, specials, and closures can be addressed through the MDC's office at 215.482.9565.  Pay at the kiosk for a day of fun, or take advantage of Manayunk's free street parking a walk away. All guests and contestants must pay at kiosk to park on lot. Pageant is not responsible for any tickets given at the event due to not paying for parking lot. 

 

 

 

The Miss and Teen pageants will be held together on the same day and night.  

 

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Miss Bucks County, Miss Montgomery County, Miss West Chester PA and Miss Liberty Bell pageant system are an official preliminary to Miss Pennsylvania and Miss America and the Miss Outstanding Teen Scholarship pageant!

 

Executive Director:

Cristina Elena Guzman 

CEG Performing Arts Academy
684 North Broad Street
2nd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(Located on Avenue of the Arts North Broad street 
near Fairmount Avenue and Ridge Ave) 

Phone: 215-236-1300

E-mail: MissBCMCLBorg@gmail.com

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