Rules & Regulations
Who is eligible to compete?
Who is Eligible to compete?
Contestants will compete in the age group that they qualify for as of January 1 of the competition year. If the contestant has a birthdate between January 1 and the date of the actual competition, she/he may move up a competition division.
One overall winner per age session will be named, plus specific age winners. For example, in the Jr. Teen age division, one overall winner will be named (more depending on number of contestants) plus a 7th grade queen and court, 8th grade queen and court, and 9th grade queen and court. This applies to all age divisions.
Beautiful Baby Divisions will compete in a photo contest only and will be broken into 6-month divisions. Two overall winners will be named in addition to the 6-month divisions. Baby Boy divisions may be broken into 1-year age groups depending on the number of entrants.
Teen contestants must still be a high school senior. If a contestant has graduated and attended at least one semester of college, the contestant should move up to the miss Division regardless of age.
Miss contestants should in college or college age; should be single, born female, never married, and not be a mother. Contestants that are married on have a child may compete in the Ms. Division. Having children are being married puts a contestant at a different maturity level that a typical Miss contestant.
Contestants should serve as role models for their younger sister queens. For this reason, all contestants should be of excellent moral character. This includes but is not limited to Social Media accounts.
We want queens that this title will mean something to and will represent during their reign, however; our winners are welcome to compete in other pageant systems as often as they want. We do not have a no compete clause.
No photography is allowed in the auditorium. All contestants are required to purchase the photography package from our pageant photographer. You will not be disappointed. We ask that you let her do what she does so well and enjoy the photos after the event. Photos can be taken outside the auditorium.
Men or boys above toddler age are not allowed in our dressing area. We understand that Dads can be a part of the pageant experience, so if the need arises, we can work with you on a place that you can get ready.
Steamers, blow dryers, and high wattage items cannot be used in the dressing area. This will cause an overload which will result in no electricity in our dressing area. There are outlets in the front of the building that can be used if needed.
Only a certain number of people are allowed in the dressing area by the venue. We may have to limit the number of family members backstage depending on the number of entrants.
We do our best to employ judges that are not from the competition area.
Judges will be staying at a local hotel but will be out of sight other than arriving and departing the hotel. During this arrival and departure, we ask that contestants or contestants families do not approach our judging staff. Judges are instructed not to exchange conversation with any pageant competitor until after the competition that the contestant is competing in has been crowned.
Scoresheets will be given at the end of the events. Some events will move quickly and may not have detailed notes; however, will have a meet and greet with the judges after all events to answer your questions. All questions and communication should remain respectful. Please remember that the outcome could be completely different with different judges, or even the same judges on a different day.
Contestants 0-3 will be held in an online format. Professional photos are welcomed; however, these photos should not be heavily retouched. Makeup is allowed in these divisions.
Contestants Pre-K through 4th grade for the in-person event: light makeup is allowed. This means powder, blush, mascara, and lip gloss. No full glitz hair pieces or anything that is noticably fake. This includes long, fake lashes, or fake nails. Tanning is okay as long as the spray tan looks natural. If it doesn't natural, it is not allowed.
Contestants that are competing that are in the 5th grade and above: make up, pageant hair styles, and sparkle are allowed in these divisions! Judges will be looking for a naturally beautiful, confident, and well put together queen so be sure your hair and makeup enhances your natural beauty.
For contestants in Kindergarten through Miss: $25 of the entry fee for each contestant in the competition division is designated for a scholarship fund for our overall winners. Overall winners are our Miss USS, Teen Miss USS, Jr. Teen Miss USS, Pre-Teen Miss USS, Young Miss USS, Jr. Young Miss USS, and Wee Young Miss USS winners.
To encourage giving back to the community, these overall queens are asked to particulate in local fundraising or community events. Contestants may earn $25 each event that they participate in up to the full amount of the scholarship. The maximum scholarship is $250 for our Wee Young Miss, Jr. Young Miss, Young Miss and Pre-Teen Miss overall queens. The maximum scholarship amount for our Jr. Teen, Teen, and Miss is $500.
Events can include any event wearing your crown and sash. Contestants may elect to have portions of the scholarship mailed after each event, or all together at the end of her reign. All checks will be written and mailed between the first and fifth of each month for the previous month. Important: One event serves as ONE appearance. For example, volunteering at a Bible School for a week is one event. We do reserve the right to refuse any event.
Dress Code for Crown & Banner: We appreciate modest dress. Although we expect our teens to be teens, we ask that no strapless shirts, tank tops, or mid drift tops are worn for appearances. No plunging necklines. Skirts and shorts should be of modest length.
Tattoos should be covered. Earrings may be worn; however, all other piercings should be removed when wearing crown and sash.
Code of Conduct
We are going to do our very best on pageant weekend to make your child feel like a princess! We expect the same from each parent, contestant, family member, or our audience member. In the unlikely event that this request is not honored, we do reserve the right to ask anyone to leave without refund, and to refuse any future entry based on conduct. We are all in this together.
"Children represent the future, encourage, support and guide them."