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.
MAC Pageants Optional National Competitions
Talent performances have a time limit of two minutes. At two minutes, a timer will sound and your microphone and/or music will fade out. At that time you must stop performing. No points will be deducted from your score if this occurs. The two minute time limit is enforced so each contestant performs for the same amount of time and so we can stay on schedule. All performances must be live and memorized. Do not use sheet music if you are playing an instrument. Talent performances and costumes must be conservative and age-appropriate. Do not use songs with suggestive lyrics or song titles. Do not perform a suggestive dance routine. Makeup is allowed in all age divisions during the Talent Competition. If you need music for your performance, record it on a professional brand CD. The music for your performance should be the only song recorded on your CD. Bring two copies, one for the sound technician and one for your parent to have available if the CD gets damaged. Miss American Coed Pageants will provide a piano, cordless microphone, sound system and sound technician. If you enter more than one talent, each talent performance must be significantly different. For example, you may enter a dance number and vocal piece or a contemporary vocal piece and an opera solo. If you are not sure if your talent entries are significantly different, please contact the National Office. If your performances are too similar, only the one scoring highest will be eligible to place in the top five. Props are allowed but they should take no more than 10-15 seconds to set up on stage. Sponsors may be listed under each contestant’s name and photo in the National Program Book for her age group.
Speech performances have a 100 word limit, counting all words except the title. Bring a typed, double-spaced copy of your speech to turn in at National Check-in. Your name, age division, state and number of words must be in the upper right-hand corner of your speech. Makeup is allowed in all age divisions for the Speech Competition. You may use the whole stage when you present your speech to the judges. You may wear a suit or dress. Handheld props are allowed. Sponsors may be listed under each contestant’s name and photo in the National Program Book for her age group.
Princess - Any subject (speech, poem, Bible verse, etc.)
All Age Divisions - My Favorite American (must be famous); My Home State; A Famous Person from My Home State; How I Can Make the World a Better Place; “Youth, Pride of the Present, Hope of the Future®.” If your State Pageant Speech was on a different subject from the ones listed above, you may use it if you prefer.
Photogenic entries may be head and shoulders, full length, posed, candid, black and white or color. The photo you send may be any size up to 8 x 10 and it should have been taken in the past year. Your photogenic entry must emphasize your actual age. Light makeup is allowed in the photogenic competition. The judges will deduct points from your score if you submit a photograph with a sexy pose, seductive facial expression, bare shoulders, heavy makeup, too mature hair style, etc. Professional quality photos usually score much higher than snapshots. Each photogenic entry will be printed on a 1/4 page (approximately 3” x 4”) in the Photogenic Section of the National Program Book for the contestant’s age division. Our printer will scan the photo and size it for the National Program Book. The actual photos you bring to check in (8x10 recommended) will be used for judging, not the reproductions printed in the National Program Book. Sponsors may be listed under each contestant’s photo in the National Program Book for her age group.
It’s your turn on the runway as you model your outfit and amaze the audience with your personal style! This contest will have all of the excitement and energy of a live fashion show!
Dress: Contestants will model age-appropriate attire that has a casual, tailored look. Shorts outfits, slacks, jumpers, capris, skirts and skorts are examples of clothing that may be worn in the Modeling Competition. The outfit shouldn’t be too fancy or elegant, it should be something that you would buy off the rack at a department store. Small rhinestones and bead accents are allowed although they should not take away from the outfit or the contestant.
Guidelines: This is an upbeat and fun event! Each contestant will have approximately 30 seconds to model her outfit. She should use turns, hesitations, and walks to express herself. Please, no Pro-Am modeling such as aerial spins, kicks, or flips. The setting is an upscale department store fashion show. Contestant's demeanor should be upbeat and positive, not pouty or demure. We will provide music for you. You may enter the Modeling Competition more than once.
Do you ever dream of becoming a famous actress in Hollywood? Just pick a commercial script, memorize it, and show Orlando that you are ready to be a star!
1. Select a commercial script. You may select one of the sample scripts in Newsletter #2, make up your own script or use a script you have seen on TV or heard on the radio.
2. Your commercial script must promote a product.
3. Memorize your commercial script and try to create interesting timing, pacing and voice inflections.
4. This competition will be timed. Your commercial must last no longer than 45 seconds.
5. Small handheld props and costumes are allowed. Wear a nice casual outfit like those pictured this page. Your clothes and your script should be conservative and age-appropriate.
6. age-appropriate make-up is allowed in all age divisions for the Acting Competition.
7. The Acting Competition will take place on stage and will be scored by the Optional Contest Judges.
You may enter the Acting Competition more than once.
This optional includes a Cheer, Dance, or Pom-pom routine. Routines have a 90 second time limit and will be timed. You may choose to do a cheer, dance, and pom-pom routine together as one performance or you can pick one. If you choose to do a Cheer, you can support MAC Pageants or support your school team. If you choose to do a Dance or Pom-pom routine, please select dance moves that are not suggestive or provocative. If your performance is to music, please bring the music on a CD and don’t forget a back-up just in case.
What judges are looking for in the Cheerleading Competition:
1. How well you lead the audience if you have a cheer.
2. Include a variety of skills. For example, tumbling, kicks, jumps, leaps etc. The routine should not be all tumbling.
3. Proper technique and form of skills (tumble, jumps, leaps, kicks). For example, toes pointed, not touching the ground on tumble skills etc.
4. Tight clean motions. Watch arm levels and bent wrists.
5. Energy level.
You may enter the Best Cheerleader Competition more than once.
Attention: For the safety of the contestants, please be aware that multiple flips, tumbles or cartwheels will only be allowed if they can be performed in a 10’ x 10’ area.
Dress: Contestants will model age-appropriate fitness, aerobic or yoga attire. The outfit may be any color, one or two piece, long or short. Bare midriffs are acceptable. Shoes may be tennis shoes, athletic shoes or Keds. Contestants may not wear high-heel tennis shoes and the outfit may not be a thong. The outfit shouldn’t be too small or revealing, it should be something that you would buy off the rack at a department or sporting goods store. Small rhinestones and bead accents are allowed although they should not take away from the outfit or the contestant.
Rules: The MAC Fitness Competition is only open to Teens, Coeds and Ms. contestants. This is an upbeat and fun event! Each contestant will have approximately 30 seconds to model her outfit. She should use turns, hesitations, walks and even exercise to express herself. The setting is an upscale department store fashion show. Contestant's demeanor should be upbeat and positive, not pouty or demure. MAC Pageants will provide music.
Scoring: Judging will be based on outfit, figure, fitness, posture, and confidence. During a contestant’s year as a MAC Pageants national title holder her schedule will be very demanding. Being physically fit and confident is a very important part of her reign.
You may enter the Fitness Competition more than once.The Teen, Coed and Ms. age divisions will be combined for this competition.
National Scrapbook Contest
Scrapbook entries should be small enough to pack in your suitcase, preferably no larger than 10” x 13”. Entries will be scored on creativity, neatness, artistic expression and originality. You may feature your entire life, several years of your life, the past year or the period of time since your State Pageant.
National Volunteer Service Contest
This competition is open to all contestants. Entries will be scored on number of volunteer hours, quality of volunteer work, documentation, organization and neatness. You may use a report folder and include photos, certificates, etc., to document your work. Entries must be submitted at National Pageant Check-in. A Volunteer Service Form may be found in your National Newsletter. Please refer to it for competition guidelines.
National Academic Achievement Contest
This competition is open to all contestants. Entries will be scored on grade point average, honors, activities, standardized test scores, documentation, organization and neatness. You may use a report folder and include certificates, test print outs, etc., to document your work. Verification of your grade point average must be attached or your entry will not be scored. Entries must be submitted at National Pageant Check-in. An Academic Achievement Form may be found in your National Newsletter. Please refer to it for competition guidelines.
National Family Art Contest
This competition is open to all contestants. Family members may work together on this project. After October 15th, you will receive information from the National Office that will be the basis for your entry in the Family Art Contest. You may decorate this with any kind of art supplies including, but not limited to, glitter, ribbons, crayons, paint, sequins, jewels, fabric and construction paper. You may use lights and even have moving parts! Anything goes! Your entry may not be larger than 12” wide X 12” high X 12” deep. Entries must be submitted at National Pageant Check-in.