How do I enter?
Your first step is to fill out the online application form under the heading ‘Apply Now’ and pay the entry fee.
What is the entry fee for a STATE pageant?
The Entry Fee for Ohio, which is currently the only state in the midwest with a state pageant scheduled, is $50 for newborn to 11 and $99 for 12 and up. Every delegate is required to pay this fee in full before taking the stage.
Can I Go Straight to Internationals?
Absolutely! If there is not a current state titleholder in your division, the state is available for ‘at-large’ entry. The fee to go directly to internationals is $695 for girls 12 and up. This fee includes your entry fee, ad fee, crown, rhinestone embroidered satin sash and rhinestone t-shirt. At-Large Entry is first come first titled, so don’t delay if you want your state title!
Can I Make Payments?
Absolutely! For state and international pageants you can make payments on your entry fee as long as a payment is made every 30 days. Your entry fee must be paid in full 30 days prior to the state pageant. For internationals, your state title, crown and sash will not be awarded until your fee is paid in full and it must be paid in full by April 15. Payments can be made via Paypal or Credit Card via Paypal (paypal account is NOT required), or Facebook money transfer option. Paypal payment link can be found at the bottom of this page. 3.5% Paypal convenience fee applies.
When do I enter?
States: We accept entries up to 30 days prior.
Internationals: We accept entries until May 1st.
What is the prize package?
Prize package is listed here.
I held a state title for Midwest Beauty previously, can I compete again?
Former state WINNERS may not compete again in the same state or division that they previously held the title for, but they may compete for the International pageant with a regional title on the discretion of the director or qualify for a different state if they meet the residency requirements for that state. If you were a former titleholder talk to your director about competing.
What is the residency requirement for a state title?
You must meet one of the following criteria to qualify to represent a state at internationals;
- current or prior residency in the state
- current or prior employment in the state
- current or prior student status in the state
- current or prior property ownership in the state
- born in the state
May I seek a sponsor?
You may seek sponsors or you may pay the entry fee yourself.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Payment may be made by personal check, money order, or credit card via PayPal online to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you pay by check please note that check must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the local event and must clear before you can take the stage. Cash only at day of event registrations (locals).
If I am unable to compete, will I be issued a refund or a credit?
No. Due to high production costs, we are not able to return any payments. Please make sure you are able to participate in the pageant you sign up or before sending any funds. All fees paid are NOT REFUNDABLE and NOT TRANSFERABLE in full or in part for under any circumstances. This includes entry fees, advertising fees, pageant admission tickets and any other fees paid.
What happens if My Category or the State Pageant is cancelled?
If the local pageant or your specific category is cancelled you will receive a refund or offered the opportunity to represent your state at Internationals as an at-large delegate and in that situation only, your entry fees will be rolled over to Internationals. This will be offered in order by the date in which the applications are received.
If I hold an Midwest Beauty title, can I compete in other systems?
Yes, in fact, we encourage it! The only requirement of the State winners is that they compete in Internationals and we ask that they come back and crown their successor. If you are awarded a state title you are obligated to compete at internationals, if you are not able to compete at internationals you will not receive your crown, sash and title. If you win internationals, as the international titleholder you are bound by a required set number of appearances in your Official crown and sash during your year of your reign, make sure any other systems you compete in are aware of your obligations before competing with them to avoid issues further on.