Ah, awards season is upon us. The Best in Pageantry Awards season takes place in December and January each year as a way to honor excellence in the pageant community. This is your chance to be recognized for the hard work you do all year long and to recognize those who have helped you along the way. So how do you win a Best in Pageantry Award?
Read through the process below to increase your chance of winning! If you have a question, check out our Frequently Asked Questions section.
Step 1: Make a profile
In order to be nominated, you must have a profile on Pageant Planet. If you're a contestant, register for a contestant profile. If you're a business, register for a business profile. Creating an account is free and easy to do.
Step 2: Fill out your profile
If you're a contestant...
Only competitions from the current year are eligible for Best in Pageantry Awards. Make sure you add each pageant you've competed in this year to the "Pageants Entered" section of your profile to be eligible for nominations.
You will also need to create a 2019 pageant photo album and have a photo uploaded for each category you want to be nominated in. For example, let's say you want to be nominated for your beautiful evening gown from a recent pageant. In order to be nominated for that gown, you must upload a picture of the gown to your Pageant Planet profile. After all, how else would we find that stunning gown when we announce you as the winner?
If you're a business...
Only competitions from the current year are eligible for Best in Pageantry Awards. This means that if you're a pageant system, you must have a 2019 pageant attached to your profile to be nominated for a Best in Pageantry Award. Make sure your profile is completely filled out for the best chance of winning an award.
Encourage your clients and participants to leave reviews on your business page for a better chance at winning. If your business has a ton of really great reviews, you're more likely to win an award!
Step 3: Encourage people to nominate you!
Share your profile on social media and ask your friends, family, clients, coaches and everyone else you can think of to vote for you! They need to create a profile in order to vote for you. Send them this link: www.pageantplanet.com/register and have them create a free account so they can nominate you!
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 before the Best in Pageantry nominations open:
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 2019 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 2019 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 December and the banners will be visible on your profile.
When the nomination's banner is live on your profile you will need 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 2019 pageant (i.e. Miss Atlanta 2019) and a pageant system (i.e. Miss Atlanta) for your banner to show up.)
Q: Do I need to buy a plaque or pay to be nominated?
Nope! We recognize excellence whether you advertise with us or not. Once you're announced as a Top 10 placement in your corresponding category, you have the option to purchase a commemorative plaque to celebrate your achievement. These plaques are not available for purchase by the general public. Were you nominated for a category during Best in Pageantry? Check out how to order your plaque here.
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: When do nominations for Best in Pageantry Awards open?
Nominations for the 2019 Best in Pageantry Awards open in early November 2019. Be sure to have your Pageant Planet profile updated before then!
Q: When do nominations for Best in Pageantry Awards close?
Nominations for the 2019 Best in Pageantry Awards close on December 22, 2019. Winners will be announced in January 2020 so check back on the site to see if you won!
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.
Q: I placed in the Best in Pageantry Awards! How do I order my plaque?
If you were nominated, placed in the Top 10 or won a category you will receive an option to purchase that award to memorialize your year. The email you used to create your Pageant Planet account will be the same email that receives the purchase options. If you don't receive that email, check your spam or you might have unsubscribed from receiving emails from us. Need more help? Email [email protected] and someone will assist you.
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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