New Winner Required To Be At Fair All Week
The newly crowned Miss Sioux Empire Fair will be required to go to work right away the next day. As the winner, you will be the fair ambassador during assigned days of the nine day fair. You will check in right away Sunday morning to receive your golf cart and walkie-talkie and duties.
Bring attire along with you to the pageant that would be appropriate to wear that week as the fair queen. I would suggest sundresses, cowboy boots, jeans and nice tops, dressy outfits, something with some pizzazz to sparkle a bit.
Some of the things that you will be doing are judging contests, chili cook-offs, greeting folks, picture taking, handing out 4H ribbons in the cattle arena, awarding pig show winners, speaking to the media with on air radio and TV interviews and more! It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Be prepared with some extra stuff to have with you to freshen up and clean up throughout the day. Remember, these are long, hot and dirty days but very worth the sweat equity you will put into this. You will be checking in with Shantel throughout the day as well as the fair office. You will be the face and voice of the fair_they have high expectations. You will be provided a host home for the week to stay at or you can stay with relatives or friends.
Service, one of the four points of the crown, has always been important to contestants striving for the opportunity to be Miss America. To build on this, contestants competing at any level in the Miss America system will now be required to raise a minimum of $100 to support Children's Miracle Network and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. This is not an entrance fee, but rather a new service requirement to participate in Miss America sponsored pageants. This new service requirement will not only continue the Miss America Organization's legacy of service and scholarship assistance, but also raises funds and awareness for the Children's Miracle Network.
Before participating in local, state and national Miss America pageants, each contestant will log onto www.missamerica4kids.org to create her personal fundraising web page and set a fundraising goal (minimum $100 local, $250 state, $500 national). Once registered, contestants will e-mail friends and relatives to ask for donations to support Children's Miracle Network and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. Friends and relatives will then log on to their contestant's personal fundraising web page to make secure online donations using a credit card.
To get started go to www.missamerica4kids.org and click on the "New Contestants" link to register. Then follow the step-by step instructions to create your personal contestant web page and send e-mails to relatives, friends and neighbors. You will be able to view your fund raising progress by going to your personal page.
Helpful Hints for Successful Competition
Interview is 25% of you score
Wear something you would wear for a job interview. Your personal taste should dictate all your clothing choices, but avoid extreme styles. Busy patterns, styles, or excessive jewelry and scarves may distract the judge's attention from what you are saying, so keep them minimal. As a general fashion rule, if you wear a navy or black suit, then navy or black shoes are fine, but for most other colors, nude or beige heeled shoes are preferred.
Areas of criteria are qualities and attributes of a Miss America, first impression, personality, intelligence, opinions, articulation, confidence, style, and charisma. Questions may come from your resume, current events, issues relevant to women, career goals, and your platform.
The Miss America Organization (MAO) has announced new changes to the contestant's interview. The time will be a total of ten minutes. There will be nine minutes and thirty seconds of interview by the judges and a thirty-second close by the contestant. The forty-five-second opening has been eliminated. The contestant will enter the room and the judge designated to ask the contestant her first question will begin the interview. Be prepared with some thoughts for your closing statement. A podium will be used.
Ways to prepare for interview
Read the newspaper or a news magazine regularly. Compile statistics relating to your platform. Become an expert in your specific area of concern with your platform. Learn facts, trends, differing methods, etc. that exist in our state or nation and know which methods persuade you most. Ask yourself every possible question you can think of and formulate responses in your head. Know your opinion on every controversial subject in the news or related to your platform. Practice with someone acting as a judge. Get constructive criticism and use it to your benefit. Watch yourself speak in front of a mirror or on video. Remember-judges don't want to hear a wishy-washy response. Know your opinions and why you believe the way you do.
Life style and fitness in swimsuit is 15% of your score
Swimsuits can be one- or two-piece, but keep it in good taste. No thongs or lingerie-looking swimsuits. Remember to wear a suit that shows off your physical fitness and makes you feel confident. Wear heeled shoes/sandals in beige, nude, clear or other tones that will not be a distraction. Make sure you can walk easily and confidently in them. Neutral colors for your shoes will make your legs look longer. For swimsuit ideas and thoughts on which suits look best on certain body types look at www.venus.com.
Judging criteria will be first impression, physical fitness and health, physique, walk, posture, grace, presence, and confidence. Swimsuit competition lasts only 20 seconds.
Talent is 35% of your score
If you need special props other than microphones, please let the local ED know. They will inform you if they can accommodate you. Your attire should complement the performance you are delivering. Judges are looking for your personality, interpretive ability, skill level, stage presence, and entertainment value. Your talent time is limited to two minutes. No live accompaniment, please. All background music must be on CD. Consider bringing two copies of your background music with you to rehearsal. Backup voices are allowed only if there is no melody being sung. Your talent must be demonstrated on stage as a live performance. It should be memorized.
Evening Wear is 20% of your score
Your choice should be a gown that shows you off, not the gown. Cost is not the factor here.
Scoring areas are qualities and attribute of a Miss America, first impression, sense of confidence, stage presence, posture, sense of style, and attractiveness.
On Stage Question is 5% of your score
Two questions are taken from your interview. Judges are looking for how you handle the pressure of speaking on stage in front of an audience consisting of your family, friends, and strangers. They want to hear your answers to the questions in the context in which they were asked.
Overall Composite ~ Top Five Final Ballot
The top five contestant names will be handed back to the judges for them to rank 1 through 5. Their goal is to select the most well-rounded contestant to be the new titleholder. The judges will be asking themselves "can she do the job," "does she want the job," and "will she be manageable when she has the job."
Wear your interview outfits for the opening number, and don't forget to bring your swimsuit, evening wear, talent outfit and CD, shoes and other items such as a robe, steamer, curling iron, hot rollers, make-up mirror, firm-grip, duct-tape if needed, or whatever else you think you'll need.
Please be sure to be at the fairgrounds at 9 AM sharp! Remember, this is outdoors and our "dressing room" is an RV. Any questions call, email or text.
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