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BEST IN PAGEANTRY AWARDS

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What is Best in Pageantry?

Every year, Pageant Planet hosts the Best in Pageantry Awards to honor contestants and pageant pros that make our industry so… well, sparkly!

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Why participate?

Winners receive prestige and recognition, which often leads to increased business.

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How can I be nominated?

Create an account or claim your profile. If you’re a contestant connect your profile to pageants you’ve competed in. If you’re a coach or expert tag pageants and contestants whom you’ve worked with! If you’re a pageant just make sure you have an active event.

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How do we choose winners?

We assemble a panel of industry experts to choose our winners based on their performance throughout the year!

I have more questions. Help!

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Q: What is Best in Pageantry?

Every year, Pageant Planet hosts the Best in Pageantry Awards to honor contestants and pageant pros that make our industry so… well, sparkly!

Every 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, the Top 10 are selected in each category and announced in January.

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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....

  • 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.
  • Click "Pageants Entered" and add a 2021 pageant that you competed in.
  • Upload and tag 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.
  • When our nominations go live you will need at 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.)

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Q: Do I need to pay to be nominated?

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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

Nominations for the 2021 Best in Pageantry Awards open in November 2021. Be sure to have your Pageant Planet profile updated before then!

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

Nominations for the 2021 Best in Pageantry Awards close in December 2021. Winners will be announced in January so check back on the site to see if you won!

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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. Now go nominate your favorite people in the pageant industry!

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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 or addition to a Best in Pageant list, please let us know here so we can correct the issue.

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Craig Hughes

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Krisna Goodwin

I’ve had the honor to be on the top ten list for best pageant headshot photographers since 2014.

It’s hard work to stand out in crowd but due to the efforts of the Pageant Planet team for creating these awards.