Moultrie-Douglas Pageant Rules


Little Miss Pageant Rules

1. Must reside in Moultrie-Douglas counties. 
2. 4-6 years of age by the time of the pageant. 
3. Must be born a female
4. Required to wear a nice dress. wearing an everyday sundress or Sunday school dress is fine. No pageant dresses.
5. No make-up allowed at this pageant. if your child wears heavy make-up the evening of our pageant they will not be permitted to compete. a very small amount of blush and/or lip gloss is fine. if you have any questions, please ask sandy. 
6. Hair – should be appropriate for her age. please remember – this pageant is in July and outside. 
7. Required to serve as a hostess during the fair. 
8. All appearances will be cleared by the pageant director. 
9. Required to attend practices and the dress rehearsal. 
10. Must not be a current little miss of any county as of the date of the information meeting
11. The queen will not enter any other judged pageant during her reign without speaking to the director first. 
12. Judging – Categories 
    a. appearance 
    b. character (sweetness) 
    c. confidence (answering questions and talking clearly on the microphone)

                     (absolutely no singing) 
    d. personality (spirit, individuality)   


Jr Miss Pageant Rules

1. Contestants for Jr Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair must be a minimum of 11 years of age by the pageant date (July 10th, 2017).
2. Contestants for Jr Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair must be a single born female; never have been married or had a marriage annulled; contestants can never have been pregnant. 
3. Contestants must have been a resident of Moultrie-Douglas County, Illinois for six months prior to the pageant date or attend a school in Moultrie-Douglas County. 
4. Contestants must be a U.S. Citizen and must be of good moral character; never been convicted of a crime or have had any criminal charges pending against them. Contestants should not have engaged in any activities that are characterized as dishonest, immoral, or indecent. 
5. Contestants may not be a title holder of another County Fair as of the date of the information meeting.
6. Contestant agrees:
a) to be personally interviewed by the judges in a daytime dress.
b) to appear in an evening gown.
c) to answer a pop question on stage 
7. Contestant agrees to participate in the opening production number by wearing the selected T-shirt for that particular year and wear it during introductions on stage. 
8. Contestants are required to have a “sponsor” (business or family) who will pay a $50.00 entry fee. 
9. All contestants have to participate in the required fundraiser. Raffle will be held during the pageant. Winning tickets does not need to be present to win. Tickets are $5.00 each and every contestant must sell 20 tickets. (Fundraiser is subject to change). 
10. All contestants will limit themselves to one hole/piercing in each ear lobe. All other piercings must be removed or covered up. Any and all tattoos must be covered up. 
11. All practices and rehearsals are mandatory and must be attended by all Jr Miss Contestants unless excused by the Director. Final Dress Rehearsal is required – no exceptions unless excused in advance by the Director. 
12. The newly selected Queen will serve as the official hostess for the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair July 10th – July 15th, 2017. 
13. Contestants and parents agree that the decision of the judges is final. 
14. Pre-requisites and duties of the newly selected Queen will be: 
    a) The Queen will not partake of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs and will not smoke representing the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair at any function. 
    b) The Queen will not enter any other judged pageant during her reign unless dates do not conflict with your responsibilities and consent is obtained from the Pageant Director. 
    c) The Queen will be chaperoned by the Pageant Director or by a chaperone approved by the Director at any time she is representing the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair. 
    d) All personal appearances shall be approved in advance by the Pageant Director; as well as any photographic sessions and pictures released as the role of Jr Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen. 
    e) The Queen is required to participate during the entire week of the Fair by handing out ribbons, being introduced at the beginning of each Grandstand events all four nights and any other duties assigned by the Pageant Director or any member of the Fair Board. 
15. The newly selected Queen will be REQUIRED to collect prizes for next year’s Jr Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen Pageant
16. Attendance at local parades throughout your reign is strongly encouraged upon approval of the Director.  You are responsible for securing a convertible or appropriate transportation and candy for all parades
17. Visiting other county fair queen pageants with the Pageant Director is also strongly encouraged.

 18. If the newly selected Queen cannot fulfill all of the expressed duties or violates any rule set forth for a contestant she will immediately relinquish her title, crown, and all prizes upon the direction of the Pageant Director. The first runner-up will then be eligible for the title. 
19. Good moral character is expected at all times by the contestants/queen. If poor moral character is displayed by a contestant then the director has the right to disqualify the contestant prior to the pageant. In addition, the director has the discretion to remove title of the queen if integrity is not upheld.   


Miss Moultrie-Douglas Pageant Rules
 
1. Contestants for Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair must be a minimum of 16 years of age by the pageant date (July 11th, 2017) and have not reached her 22nd birthday by January 1st of the following year (2018). 
2. Contestants for Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair must be a single born female; never have been married or had a marriage annulled; contestants can never have been pregnant. 
3. Contestants must have been a resident of Moultrie-Douglas County, Illinois for six months prior to the pageant date or attend a high school in Moultrie-Douglas County. 
4. Contestants must be a U.S. Citizen and must be of good moral character; never been convicted of a crime or have had any criminal charges pending against them. Contestants should not have engaged in any activities that are characterized as dishonest, immoral, or indecent. 
5. Former County Fair Queens who have been competed for the title of Miss Illinois County Fair are not eligible to participate. 
6. Contestant agrees: 
a) to be personally interviewed by the judges in a business suit or daytime dress 
b) to appear on stage in a one-piece, solid color swimsuit with taupe heels
c) to appear on stage in an evening gown
d) present a one-minute memorized speech on stage
e) to answer a pop question on stage
7. Contestant agrees to participate in the opening production number by wearing the selected outfit for that particular year and wear it during introductions on stage. 
8. Contestants are required to have a “sponsor” (business or family) who will pay a $75.00 entry fee. 
9. All contestants have to participate in the required fundraiser. Raffle will be held during the pageant. Winning tickets does not need to be present to win. Tickets are $5.00 each and every contestant must sell 20 tickets. (Fundraiser is subject to change). 
10. All contestants will limit themselves to one hole/piercing in each ear lobe. All other piercing must be removed or covered up. Any and all tattoos must be covered up. 
11. All practices and rehearsals are mandatory and must be attended by all Miss Contestants unless excused by the Director. Final Dress Rehearsal is required – no exceptions, Sunday, July 9th, 2017. 
12. The newly selected Queen will serve as the official hostess for the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair July 11th – July 15th, 2017. 
13. Contestants and parents agree that the decision of the judges is final. 
14. Pre-requisites and duties of the newly selected Queen will be: 
a) The Queen will not partake of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs and will not smoke while representing the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair at any function. 
b) The Queen will not enter any other judged pageant during her reign with the exception of the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant unless dates do not conflict with your responsibilities and consent is obtained from the Pageant Director. 
c) The Queen will represent the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair at County Fair Day at the Illinois State Fair on Friday, August 11th, 2017. 
d) The Queen will be chaperoned by the Pageant Director or by a chaperone approved by the Director at any time she is representing the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair. 
e) All personal appearances shall be approved in advance by the Pageant Director; as well as any photographic sessions and pictures released as the role of Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen. 
f) The Queen is required to participate during the entire week of the Fair by handing out ribbons, being introduced at the beginning of all Grandstand events all four nights and any other duties assigned by the Pageant Director or any member of the Fair Board. She will sell 50/50 raffle tickets during every grandstand or South Arena event all four nights to help cover the cost of her State Pageant wardrobe. Director is in charge of the money throughout the year until shopping trip is taken. 
15. The newly selected Queen will be REQUIRED to collect prizes for next year’s Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen Pageant. 
16. Attendance at local parades throughout your reign is strongly encouraged upon approval of the Director. You are responsible for securing a convertible or appropriate transportation for all parades along with candy. 
17. Visiting other county fair queen pageants with the Pageant Director is also strongly encouraged. 
18. If the newly selected Queen cannot fulfill all of the expressed duties or violates any rule set forth for a contestant she will immediately relinquish her title, crown, and all prizes upon the direction of the Pageant Director. The first runner-up will then be eligible for the title. 
19. Good moral character is expected at all times by the contestants/queen. If poor moral character is displayed by a contestant then the director has the right to disqualify the contestant prior to the pageant. In addition, the director has the discretion to remove title of the queen if integrity is not upheld.
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