AREAS OF COMPETITION
INTERVIEW: All contestants must participate in the interview portion of the competition. Contestants will have the opportunity to showcase their thoughts, opinions, intelligence, and poise as they are interviewed by a panel of judges. Contestants are encouraged to wear something semi-professional that represents their own personal style. Business Suits are not required.
SWIMWEAR - MISS CONTESTANTS
ACTIVE WEAR - TEEN CONTESTANTS: All MISS age division contestants must participate in the swimwear portion of the competition. All TEEN age division contestants must compete in Active Wear competition. The contestants will have the opportunity to showcase their self confidence, poise, and physical fitness in their respective swimwear or active wear portion of the competition. MISS Contestants' Swimwear choices may be one or two piece, but the style and coloring is the contestants' choice. Contestants wearing swimwear choices in poor taste may not be permitted to compete (no thongs or Brazilian styled bottoms). If a contestant is unsure of her choice of swimwear she should bring a second option.
EVENING GOWN: All contestants must participate in the evening gown portion of the competition. The contestants will have the opportunity to showcase their personal style, grace, and beauty in the evening gown portion of the competition. Contestants should choose a gown to wear that is complimentary to her figure and of her own choosing; the style, cut, and color are at the contestant's discretion. Her gown my be as formal or informal as she chooses, so long as the gown is floor length.
TO COMPETE AT THE 2019 MISS UPPER PENINSULA USA & MISS UPPER PENINSULA TEEN USA
1. Contestants must participate in all portions of the competition; Interview Competition, Swimwear Competition, and Evening Gown Competition. Failure to compete in any portion of the competition will result in disqualification.
2. TEEN contestants must be at least fourteen (14) and no older than eighteen (18) years of age on January 1, 2020.
MISS contestants must be at least eighteen (18) and no older than twenty-eight (28) years of age on January 1, 2020.
3. Contestants must not be married, have never been married and have never had a marriage annulled. Contestants must have never given birth to a child and are not now pregnant nor are a parent. If any of these conditions change, contestants must notify the Pageant Director immediately, this may affect their eligibility.
4. Contestants must be of good health and moral character.
5. Contestants must EITHER live, work, or attend a school/college in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in full or part of the year. Contestant from the Upper Peninsula but currently attending school/college elsewhere are eligible. (Contact the Local Pageant Director for any questions on eligibility)
6. The winners of MISS UPPER PENINSULA USA or MISS UPPER PENINSULA TEEN USA must enter and be approved by the State Pageant to compete at the MISS MICHIGAN USA or MISS MICHIGAN TEEN USA Pageants and abide by all rules and regulations governing that Pageant. Failure to do so will result in the RUNNER UP advancing to enter to compete in her place.
7. Contestants must be a female OR if their gender or sex designated at birth was not female, the Contestant represent and warrant that: (a) they have fully completed sex reassignment and (b) have received and can provide legal recognition of their assigned sex as female by the U.S. Federal government or U.S. state of residence. Documents acceptable for such legal recognition include: driver’s license or ID card issued by my state of residence, birth certificate, U.S. Passport or Social Security card. Please provide copies of certification form your physician and any legal documents that state that you are recognition as a female in the state of Michigan.
8. If selected as the winner, all decisions concerning the winners' preparations for the state pageant are to be made by the director of MISS UPPER PENINSULA USA and MISS UPPER PENINSULA TEEN USA.
9. Contestants must understand and agree that they are free to withdraw from the competition at any time, but under no circumstances will contestants be entitled to a refund or transfer to another contestant any fee, whether in full or in part, that they themselves or their sponsors have paid. There will absolutely be no exception to this policy.
10. Contestants participating in the MISS UPPER PENINSULA USA and MISS UPPER PENINSULA TEEN USA Official Preliminary Pageants must reside in the state of Michigan for a period of six (6) months leading up to the official state preliminary to MISS USA & MISS TEEN USA, and understand that should she win the MISS UPPER PENINSULA USA or MISS UPPER PENINSULA TEEN USA Pageants she will be required to make several appearances in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan up to one year after winning the pageant, unless she wins the official state pageant.
Failure of the winning contestant to comply with any of the terms, provisions, restrictions or obligations hereof shall at the option of JLSW Design, LLC, the Local Pageant Director, and/or the State Pageant Director shall result in entrant’s disqualification, loss of title and return of any and all prizes awarded.
The above rules are applicable to the MISS UPPER PENINSULA USA & MISS UPPER PENINSULA TEEN USA Pageants solely.
All Fees Paid the Pageant are Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable
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-We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Pageant to be held April 26-27, 2019 at the Forest Roberts Theatre in Marquette, MI
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-Entry Fee is not due at the time of application submission
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