NATIONAL COMPETITION ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, RULES, AND INFORMATION
To compete in the Miss Empire USA Pageant, all contestants must…
1) Meet age requirements by January 1 of the competition year
2) Be a U.S. citizen or show written proof that they have been granted Permanent Residency in the United States of America
3) Must be a resident for at least six months prior of the state they are to compete in
4) Must be a naturally born female
5) Never posed nude in video, online, digital, or print media of any kind
6) Have no criminal record of any kind
7) If competing in the Mrs. & Mrs. Elite category, be legally married and living with spouse for minimum six months prior to competition.
8) Must not be a current titleholder (if you are within 60 days of relinquishing your title, you may compete upon attaining written approval from Director)
DIVISION AGE AND STATUS REQUIREMENTS
Jr. Teen (13-15)
Pre Teen (10-12)
Jr. Pre-Teen (8-9)
Little Miss (6-7)
6. Teen (16-18)
7. Miss (19-29)
8. Plus (18 yrs & up)
this group will be divided into 2 groups
9. Ms. (21-49) (single, divorced, widowed with children)
10. Mrs. & Mrs. Elite (25 & up or legally married for at least 6 months)
this group will be divided into 2 groups
As previously stated, to compete in a specific age category, contestants must achieve specific competition division ages as of January 1 of the upcoming year. However, if a contestant will “age out” of a specific division at any point during the current pageant year/season, she will have the option (not required) to move up to the next age division. Should there be any challenge as to a contestant's true age, an official state issued birth certificate shall be required to verify.
AREAS OF COMPETITION SCORING
(City and State Only)
1. Personal Interview (Panel Judging) - 40%
2. Gown - 25%
3. Introduction - 15%
4. Fitness - 10%
5. Onstage Questions - 10%
Total achievable points: 100
BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT
It is imperative that a welcoming and encouraging environment be present at all times for delegates and their family. Thus, it is required that EVERYONE involved with the Miss Empire USA Pageant behave in a way that is polite, loving, kind, and sensitive. At no point during any pageant conducted by the Miss Empire USA Pageant will contestants, parents, or guests of the contestants be allowed to publicly speak in any negative manner about any other contestant, boo, swear, or say anything that is inappropriate. Bullying of any type is also forbidden. If a contestant, parent, or any guest of the contestant are found to be in violation of these conduct regulations, that contestant will be immediately disqualified from competing in any and all Miss Empire USA Pageants. (no exceptions)
REIGNING QUEENS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITMENT
In an effort for Miss Empire USA Pageant contestants to demonstrate their commitment to making a difference in their communities, organized and dedicated ambassadorial service is required. If a contestant is honored by being crowned with a Miss Empire USA Pageant city, state, or national title, she will be expected to serve as a division queen for one full year. All city, state, and national titleholders will also be expected to participate in all Miss Empire USA Pageant sponsored community service projects. The Miss Empire USA Pageant retains the final right to decide on any platform that titleholders support for the year. If in the event a titleholder cannot fulfill her title responsibilities, she will be required to relinquish said title, along with her crown and sash. The pageant runner up will be given the opportunity to ascend to the title of queen and assume the requirements of the position.
The One Year
"Lead by Example"
Community Service and Appearance
City Titleholders -
Must complete two (2) monthly community service tasks and two (2) monthly appearances. Contestants are also required to recruit at least two (2) new contestants for the next city pageant.
State Titleholders -
Must complete three (3) monthly community service tasks and three (3) monthly appearances. Contestants are also required to recruit at least four (4) new contestants for the next state pageant.
National Titleholders -
Must complete three (3) monthly community service tasks and three (3) monthly appearances. Contestants are also required to recruit at least six (6) new contestants for the next national pageant.
Must complete two (2) monthly community service tasks and one (1) monthly appearance. Contestants are encouraged to recruit at least two (2) new contestants into the Miss Empire USA Pageant line, city, state, or national.
SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTE
It is very common for our pre-teen, teen and adult ladies to utilize social media for their school, professional or personal use. It is encouraged that all contestants as well as their family and friends promote any and all community service work done for the Miss Empire USA Pageant line as well as support their fellow pageant sisters on their various social outlets.
Each titleholder will be held to the highest standards of excellence as everything said or done as a Miss Empire USA Pageant representative affects the entire program, not just the individual. By participating, ladies accept the title or role model both within and outside of the pageant system and are expected to always be mindful of these responsibilities. Please remember that as Miss Empire USA Pageant representatives, respectful, proper, and polite etiquette is expected.
If you still have any questions regarding rules, regulations, or etiquette, please contact us.