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Best in Pageantry FAQs

29, October 2020

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Best in Pageantry Awards are now live! Each year, Pageant Planet host the industry’s very own Best in Pageantry Awards. This is our chance to honor and spotlight contestants and pageant pros that make our industry so… well, sparkly! 

You may have seen a TON of pink badges gracing your timelines November through February… Those are for the Best in Pageantry Awards. So let’s dig into details. 

How does it work?

Great question! Every year in November, we open nominations for the Best in Pageantry Award categories. These categories range from Best Pageant Coaches to Best Pageant Directors to Best Pageant Evening Gowns. To be eligible for nominations, you must have been active in the industry this year (competed in, coached a contestant who competed in, directed, or worked with clients who competed in a pageant this year).

Out of thousands of nominations, a list of the Top 10 in each category are selected and announced in January. 

Ooh, ooh! I wanna win!

Who doesn’t love winning?! We want to see you win! So let’s talk about what will help your chances of getting onto that Top 10 list, shall we?

First and foremost, you have to have competed in or worked with a pageant/contestants this year. 

Next, your profile needs to have information on it. Tell us about you! We need pictures, pageants, all the deets! The more you can put on your profile, the better your chances are of making that coveted Top 10.

Finally, share, share, share! You’re in the pageant industry, we know you can share a message like nobody’s business. Here’s the thing, while multiple nominations don’t guarantee a Top 10 spot, it signals to the judging panel that you deserve a shot. 

Sounds great! When do I start?

Now! Click here to create your profile. (Not sure how? Read: How do I create a profile?) If you already have a profile use the search feature on the top of the site to locate your profile and nominate yourself. If you don't see any nomination banners on your profile then you need to update your profile for them to show. (Need help? Read: How do I edit my profile?)

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I have more questions. Help! 

Q: How do I get nominated for Best in Pageantry/are nominations open yet for Best in Pageantry?

Thanks for your interest in our Best in Pageantry Awards! Here is everything you need to know about the Best in Pageantry nominations:

If you're a contestant....

  1. Create a contestant profile on Pageant Planet in order to be nominated/considered. If you have an account and don't remember your password, If you have an account and don't remember your password, simply go to the site to reset it.

  2. Click "Pageants Entered" and add a 2021 pageant that you competed in.

  3. Upload at least one picture in the category that you hope to be nominated for (i.e. Swimsuit, Talent, Hairstyle, Evening Gown, Fun Fashion, Costume). Please note that if the photo is poor quality or if there is no photo added into a 2021 pageant album then you will not be considered.

  4. When our nominations go live you will need least one nomination in the category or categories you want to win.

If you're a business...

Create a free profile for your pageant or business on Pageant Planet in order to be nominated/considered. If you have an account and don't remember your password, simply go to the site to reset it.

We will activate all nominations during the first week of November and the banners will be visible on your profile. 

When the nomination's banner is live on your profile you will need at least one nomination in the category or categories you want to win.

(Special Note: If you're a pageant you will need to have added your 2021 pageant (i.e. Miss Atlanta 2021) and a pageant system (i.e. Miss Atlanta) for your banner to show up.)

Q: Do I need to pay to be nominated?

Nope! We recognize excellence whether you advertise with us or not. 

Q: Why do people have to create an account to vote for me for Best In Pageantry? Is there a way for people to vote for me without creating an account?

A goal of our Best in Pageantry Awards is for those of us involved in the industry to celebrate the successes we’ve accomplished, and recognize those professionals, competitors and events around us that we also value. We understand friends and family may not be involved in the industry and want to vote too, but the most celebrated nominations are those of your peers and others in pageantry!

We do need accounts created by each person voting so that our awards remain authentic and protect us from spam/bots/etc. Accounts are free and they can start by registering here: https://www.pageantplanet.com/register

Q: Do I need to pay for Pageant Planet services (advertising, coaching, etc.) to win a Best in Pageantry Award?

Absolutely not! Each year, there are many contestants and businesses who make our Top 10 lists that may or may not use Pageant Planet services. The Best in Pageantry Awards are meant to promote and recognize excellence in the pageant industry. Whether you use Pageant Planet services is not factored into the Best in Pageantry Award winners.

Q: I made a profile, but I still don't see the nominations banner. What is going wrong?

If you've made a profile and you're still not able to be nominated for an award, your profile is not completely filled out. Make sure you've added any pageants you've entered this year and photos for each category you want to be nominated in. If you're a pageant system, make sure you've added a pageant for this year.

Q: Do I have to be located in America to qualify? 

Nope! We are Pageant PLANET and we love our International audience :) 

Q: When do nominations for Best in Pageantry Awards open and close?

Don’t worry, we got you! We’ll send you an email when Best in Pageantry Nominations open up and notify you before it closes. And no, we won’t spam you with notifications. We just want you to have the best chance possible to be recognized for what you bring to our beautiful industry! 

Q: Why do you allow people to nominate themselves? 

Two reasons. First, our industry is MASSIVE and there is no way that one organization with a global reach can keep track of every expert from Johannesburg, South Africa to Dallas, Texas. This gives everyone a fair shot at winner or placing, regardless of their connection to us or other influencers in the industry. Secondly, people are going to nominate themselves anyways so we might as well allow it :) 

Q: How does Pageant Planet select who wins the Best in Pageantry Awards?

In order to be eligible for an award, you must receive at least one nomination in the category. For contestants, Pageant Planet considers the number of nominations, the quality of photos added to your profile and other factors. For businesses, Pageant Planet considers the customer reviews to determine the winners of the Best in Pageantry Awards. Additionally, starting in 2020 we have elected a secret panel of experts who will serve as judges for each award. The judges for each category will be revealed when we announce the winners in January.  

Q: I've found an error in one of the Best in Pageantry lists. How do I get it fixed?

Oops! Sometimes we miss something or don't have the correct information. Thankfully, we have awesome fans, like you, that let us know when something is incorrect! If you have a correction of addition to a Best in Pageant list, please let us know here so we can correct the issue.

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3 thoughts on “Best in Pageantry FAQs”

Julia McVaugh Stone [email protected]

Hi there Patty! I know your awesome pageant and I know who you are. I realize that your pageant had to be postponed due to Covid, and I know that you and all of the contestants have been super active this year. Even though you had to delay the pageant, there may be categories that you can still be nominated for. I'm so sorry if certain things won't work this year, but from what I understand your pageant is scheduled for February, so next year is sure to be bright for you and all the wonderful contestants. If you look at the qualifications for nominations, it states, "To be eligible for nominations, you must have been active in the industry this year (competed in, coached a contestant who competed in, directed, or worked with clients who competed in a pageant this year)." I hope that helps and that you can find some categories that will work. Best of Success to you - Julia

November 14, 2020

Pageant Planet Admin [email protected]

Hi Patty, In order to qualify you have to either have had an event in 2020 or have competed in an event in 2020. This year is definitely tricky with all the COVID closings.

November 03, 2020

Patty Baller [email protected]

I have had some people ask about how they nominate us. We didn’t have a pageant during 2020 due to Covid but we stayed active during the year. Patty Baller Gold Dust Royalty

November 03, 2020

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