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Miss U.S. of America

Join us for FUN, PRIZES, & EXCITMENT! This pageant is for AGES: 0 - 40+ Yrs (10 age divisions). $500 CASH PRIZES Awarded to each Age Division Queen & a $2,500 CASH PRIZE will be Awarded to the High-Point Queen! APPLY ONLINE at CoutoPageants.com Celebrating 30 GREAT YEARS!! ~ WE OFFER FUN for the ENTIRE FAMILY

RULES & REGULATIONS
Your age as of the Pageant Day will determine what age group you will compete in. The director has the right to request valid proof of age at any time.
BABY & TINY NATIONAL QUEENS will each win a $500 Cash Award. Must have a minimum of 8 contestants in your age division in order to award the full $500 Cash Award. If a division has less than 8 CONTESTANTS COMPETING, a smaller cash prize will be awarded to the age division queen.
The AGE DIVISIONS 6 and older must have 8 contestants in the age division COMPETING in order to receive the full $500 Cash Award. If a division has less than 8 contestant a smaller cash prize will be awarded. THE $2,500 CASH AWARD for High-Point Queen is guaranteed regardless of total contestant numbers.
A dressing room will be provided by pageant officials for all
contestants. Only one companion (ex. mother, hairdresser, etc.) will be allowed in at a time with each contestant. ONLY FEMALES can enter the dressing room. If you require a large space, we suggest you stay overnight at the Host Hotel, so you can have your own room to change in.
Highest optional score will count toward Pageant
Contestants must be a resident of the USA
You are able to win both the High-Point Pageant title AND any high point optional titles.
Junior, Teen & Miss contestants must be single, never married and have no children
Mrs contestants must be married as of pageant day
Ms & Classic Ms contestants can be single, married or divorced / with or without children.
Poor Sportsmanship will not be allowed and will be grounds for disqualification without refund.
Points will be deducted if time limits are exceeded in Talent & Modeling competitions.
Talent time limit: 2 minutes
Modeling time limit: 60 seconds
Outfit of Choice time limit: 90 seconds
Sibling discounts on fees may be given, call for info.
Contestants 6 yrs & older must be able to participate in each phase of competition unassisted.
NO CONFETTI nor GLITTER can be thrown or dropped on the stage or dance floor during any performance
Past pageant winners in this pageant may compete again in same age division as long as they take a two year break from competing in this pageant (the two year break does not pertain to the Baby & Tiny Division winners (they can compete the next year).

PAGEANT SCORING (for ages 6+)
1/3 - GENERAL APPERANCE - Grooming & Attire
1/3 - INTERVIEW - Speaking Ability & Personality
1/3 - ONE OPTIONAL COMPETITION - Photogenic,
Talent, or Model Routine
Contestants highest Optional score will count 1/3 toward overall pageant score

NOTE: SCORING & SCHEDULE for BABY & TINY DIVISIONS can be Viewed on the actual ONLINE APPLICATION

AWARDS (for ages 6+)
8 QUEENS WILL WIN - a CASH Award, Large Trophy,
Official Crown, Satin Sash, Photo featured in National Pageant
Magazines, Pageant Jewelry, Special Gifts, Sceptor, Subscription
to Pageantry Magazine, an invitation to attend other functions &
Couto Pageants Royal guest.
HIGH-POINT QUEEN - Will instead win a $2500 CASH Award
8 PRINCESS WILL WIN - Crown, Sash & Trophy
GOLD & SILVER QUEENS WILL WIN - Crown, Sash, and Trophy.
OVERALL PHOTOGENIC, MODEL, OUTFIT of CHOICE & TALENT -
will each recieve Crown, Sash, Trophy and CASH Award
SUPERMODEL AWARD - Crown, Sash, Trophy & a CASH award.
SPIRIT OF PAGEANTRY AWARD - Plaque
MISS U.S. of AMERICA COVER GIRL & COVER MISS - Crown, Sash, Trophy, Gifts & a CASH Award
MISS POPULARITY - A trophy, crown & Sash will be awarded to
the contestant with the biggest cheering section in the audience
MISS CONGENIALITY - a Trophy will be awarded to the Most
Friendly Contestant This will be jugded by the contestants.
ALL CONTESTANTS
Will recieve a Beautiful Crown & Personalized State Sash, Ribbon, Trophy,
Official Souvenir Program Book, Ticket to Dinner Party & gifts.

PAGEANT INFORMATION
CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS - TWO OUTFITS are required for the pageant; a Short Dress/or Gown for stage, and Interview Outfit for when you meet the judges. These can be any style or color of contestants choice! The Interview Outfit will also be worn for the Opening Number during the pageant
OPTIONAL PHOTOGENIC - Photos (natural or glitz) can be wallet size up to 8.5 x 11, color or black & white. Name and age must be on back of photoS. All photos will be collected at registration on pageant weekend. Limit 4 photos can be submitted. ($50 fee applies to each)
OPTIONAL MODELING - Outfit can be sports related, a cute simple outfit, or glitzy attire. Make your own fashion statement! Two separate routines are allowed with a 1 minute time limit each. Modeling ability & personality will be scored. Accessories and handheld props allowed. Pageant supplies music for this category.
OUTFIT of CHOICE - You will be judged 50% on the actual outfit, and 50% on how you model the outfit. Any style outfit is allowed. Swimsuits are acceptable. 90 second time limit on this catagory and you can supply your own music to go with your outfit if you wish.
OPTIONAL TALENT - You can perform two seperate talent routines with a maximum time limit of 2 minutes each. Acts that may be dangerous to our audience will not be allowed. If using music on cassette - it must be cued, to begining of song, or points will be deducted. Music on CDs are also allowed
MISS U.S. of AMERICA COVER GIRL & COVER MISS - The contestants who sell the most ADS for the official Pageant PROGRAM BOOK. You can request advertising info.
RECOMMENDING FRIENDS -Feel free to tell your friends about our pageant by directing them to our website. Tell them to put your name on the application (Where did you hear of this pageant?). If you recommend one friend who enters - you will receive a BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP Trophy OR A FREE OPTIONAL. For each additional friend that enters you will recieve a $150 CASH Award. Friends cannot be Past Contestants on our mailing list to qualify for this award.
GOLDEN SPIRIT AWARDS - We award Golden Spirit Plaques to 5th time Participants! Please let us know if this is your 5th year competing in the Miss U.S. of AMERICA Pageant.
PHOTO FOR PROGRAM BOOK - Can be any size, color or black & white. We must recieve it at least 3 weeks before pageant in order to be in the book.

Miss U.S. of America Rules

Are you allowed to be married?

Both. We allow both married and non-married contestants.

Are you allowed to have kids?

Both. We allow both contestants with and without children to compete.

Who is allowed to compete?

Both. We allow both male and female contestants.

What are the phases of competition?

Interview, Evening Gown, Optional Talent, Optional Runway/Fashion Model, Optional Photogenic, Optional Cover Girl, Opening Number

Age range

1 - 60 years

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