Contestant paperwork is of vital importance in creating your overall pageant package. You must present well written and grammatically correct paperwork. Paperwork should be informative and concise, giving judges a wealth of information to draw from when formulating interview questions for your private interview. This is your opportunity to present a clear representation of who you are and what you have to offer. Your paperwork is your first impression, so make it a good one.
USA National Miss 2019 Olivia Miller. Photo: USA National Miss Ohio Instagram
CONTESTANT FACT SHEET AND RESUME
Only include information you WANT to talk about. The information you share should inspire a question when the judges read it. Your facts should be things that will allow you to tell a story, showcasing a facet of your personality and life experience.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PLATFORM ESSAY
Choose an issue that has personally touched your life. Your platform should be a cause you are passionate about. Make a difference in your community while developing your vision for expansion as you progress through the local, state and national levels of competition. Tell your story through your platform essay. Follow this suggested outline.
I recommend limiting your platform essay to no more than five paragraphs. Make sure your paragraphs are complete and comprised of at least 5 sentences. Thoroughly proofread your paperwork and have a few people read your paperwork to get a fresh perspective and possible suggestions for improvement. Remember that your paperwork is the first piece of you the judges see. They will already have formed an opinion about you before they ever lay eyes on you.
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