Personal Growth With a Dash of Glitter.
Welcome to MACPageants.org, the home of both State and National MAC Pageants. I am Patty Hawkins, National Director of MAC (Miss American Coed) Pageants, a scholarship pageant system for girls and young women between the ages of 3 and 22. My mother, Carolyn Hawkins, and my aunt, Mary Jo Scarborough, founded Miss American Coed in 1983, and each year since then American Coed has presented thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships to contestants from all over the United States. Since then MAC Pageants have been the country's most popular pageants for girls for a reason: the events are family-oriented and age-appropriate. We encourage and reinforce the confidence and natural beauty that we know is within each and every girl. That's why you'll never find any make-up on a MAC Pageant participant under age 13 during our required competitions. We've never had it and we never will. Likewise, the clothing and onstage presentations are always age-appropriate.
Kids are kids at MAC Pageants.
National MAC Pageant Scoring for National Queen and Victory Contestants
1/3 Poise and Appearance in Eveningwear
Judges will score each National Queen and National Victory Contestant on poise and appearance as she appears on stage in evening wear.
1/3 Personal Introduction and Appearance in Interview Wear
Each National Queen and National Victory Contestant will introduce herself to the Judges’ panel and model her interview outfit in the interview room. Introductions should include the contestant’s name, hometown, state and one thing about herself, such as her ambition. The contestant’s age should not be included in her introduction. (20 second limit – introductions will be timed)
1/3 Self Confidence, Poise and Personality in Personal Interview
Each National Queen and National Victory Contestant is interviewed by the Judges’ panel. She will not be asked about politics, religion, dating, etc. She will be judged on self-confidence, poise and personality.
The contestant with the highest score in each age division will be crowned
the MAC Pageant Overall State Queen. She will receive the prize package
. $500 cash award*
. $300 travel allowance to the National MAC Pageant
. Two admission tickets to Walt Disney World during the week of Nationals
. A specially designed crown, banner and trophy
. Opportunities to travel to any MAC Pageant as Visiting Royalty during
*If there are fewer than five contestants from one state in an age division,
the MAC Pageant Overall State Queen will receive a $500 credit to Nationals
in lieu of a cash award.
On pageant weekend, all contestants compete for the MAC Pageants title for their state. Contestants are scored on poise and appearance in formal dress, personal introduction and appearance in interview outfit, personality during the interview and overall impression during pageant finals. The state pageant winner is required and the queen’s court members are eligible to compete for the National MAC Queen’s Title. The National MAC Pageant will be held Thanksgiving week at the Hilton Orlando-Lake Buena Vista, Walt Disney World. You may find more detailed information on these contests in MAC State Newsletter #1.
All contestants will be scored in the following categories:
• 1/4 Poise and Appearance in Eveningwear
• 1/4 Poise and Personality in Interview
• 1/4 Personal Introduction (20 seconds) and Appearance in Interview Outfit
• 1/4 Overall Appearance during Pageant Finals