Hope Pageants USA & Canada is a christian-based pageant that focuses on community service. In addition to the competition categories shown above, you also are scored in Community Service Project and Public Speaking (Onstage Speech). Our winners go on to compete in the Hope International Pageant in Cape Town, South Africa where they participate in a community outreach with a local ministry. Preteens do not compete at any level and are encourage to go, but are not required to go to the international pageant and must create a community service project. Preteens (ages 9-13) are all crowned as part of the pageant court at both the USA/Canada Pageant and the Hope International Pageant. Those age 13 may elect to move up to the teen division and participate in all phases of the competition.