Each category has been purposefully chosen to highlight the desired qualities of our Queen. It is in the contestant’s best interest to treat each category as a stand-alone competition. Contestants will compete in Evening Gown, Swimsuit, Showgirl Presentation, Talent, and Onstage Question.
Evening Gown 60 points per Judge
A Queen’s wardrobe speaks of her stature and wealth while accentuating her beauty. In this category contestants may wear an evening gown of any color or style, though the gown must be of full length. This category offers the contestant the opportunity to display their beauty, grace and class. A true Queen will be fashion-forward, keeping in mind that the fit is key. The gown, however beautiful, is but one element of this category. The contestant’s hair, makeup, shoes, and any accessories must come together to form a complete look… the look of a Queen.
We must stress that this category is not creative evening wear, thus the evening gown should not be a costume. As fashion is ever-changing, we do not want to set a standard for this category (stones/beads vs. all fabric). We strongly suggest the chosen attire fit the current trends.
Talent 100 points per Judge
A Queen must possess the ability to keep her guests entertained; therefore the contestant’s talent presentation must be entertaining. The contestant may present any type of entertainment for talent competition provided it does not cause any danger or harm to the contestant or anyone else. Contestants will be scored based on the quality of lip-sync, live vocal, dance ability or other entertainment value. You, not your props or supporting members, should be the star of your talent. Pre-recorded audio must be on a high-quality CD and must be the only item burned onto that CD. The CD must have the contestant’s name and contestant number written clearly on it. Video presentations must be approved in writing by the pageant director no later than two weeks prior to competition.
The use of live animals is strictly prohibited. Contestants may not use fire, water or glitter as part of their talent presentation. Use of prohibited items will result in an administrative deduction of 75 points per judge in the talent category. Talent presentation is limited to five (5) minutes in length. Prop setup and tear-down time is limited to 3 minutes total. PROPS WILL BE LIMITED TO HANDHELD ITEMS ONLY FOR PRELIMINARY NIGHT. You may have backdrops or posters, but there will be no setup or teardown time during preliminary competition. There is no restriction on the number of people who may be involved in the presentation.
Onstage Question 35 points per Judge
Queens often address their public. The scoring of this category is based on personality, poise and the ability to communicate in front of an audience. It is the content, not the length of your answer that will be judged. Listen to the question and formulate your answer. Do not let the audience rush you! A reasonable amount of time will be given to answer the question.
Showgirl Presentation 40 points per Judge Final Night Only
This category will be judged at the start of final night competition. As the contestants are called for top 10 placement they will immediately model their Showgirl Presentation costume. Only the top 10 will be judged in this category.
Costumes may be themed in any one of the following categories:
Las Vegas Showgirl
The scoring of this category will be based on the creativity of the costume, its construction quality, the contestant’s presentation of the costume, and the contestant’s poise and onstage personality.
The costume headpiece must be a minimum of three (3) feet and a maximum of ten (10) feet in height measuring from the top of the shoulders. Horizontal measurement should not exceed six (6) feet out from the shoulders. Contestant’s headgear and costume pieces must be stable when in motion.
Swimsuit 40 points per Judge
The swimsuit competition shall be judged based on the fit, coordination, modeling, and overall look. Contestants should assure that any accessories complement the swim suit and not distract from it. The swimsuit, hair, and accessories should be poolside- or beach-appropriate.