Mrs. Virginia & Mrs. West Virginia United States

Capital Area Pageant Organization Contestant Application

(*Little Miss, Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms., and Ms. Woman Virginia United States Application is at bottom of page.)

Little Miss, Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen, Miss, Ms., and Ms. Woman Virginia United States Contest Rules & Regulations


 Entrant must have resided in the state as her primary or permanent resident (as defined) for 6 consecutive months immediately prior to commencement of state pageant (although she may have attended school or college on a full-time basis during all or part of that period) or resided in the state as a full-time student at a school, college or university for one entire semester and is still enrolled as a full-time student and is making this state her home state.


Little Miss/Pre-Teen United States Rules & Regulations


1. Must have a sparkling personalty.  


2.  Make up is allowed, but should be age appropriate and only enhance the child's beauty.  


3.  Wardrobe Requirements:

      -  Opening Number: Delegate needs to provide own opening number dress; cocktail dress or similar; red, white, or blue.  You will need to provide and wear silver, clear or nude color shoes.

      -  Interview Outfit: Age appropriate dress or suit

      -  Sports Wear: Creativity is welcomed.  It should be cute,             age appropriate, and showcase your personality.

      -  Beauty: Age appropriate dress

      -  Patriotic Fashion Show/Fun Fashion Wear - Delegate to

         provide.  Be creative in showing your patriotism. 


4.  Areas of Competition:

      -  Interview (25%): Delegates will compete in a private interview with judges using the Round Robin Interview Style.  Interview attire should be age appropriate.  Jewelry and accessories are allowed.

      -  Sports Wear (25%):  Delegates are welcome to wear a sports wear outfit of their choice.  Must be age appropriate.

      -  Beauty (25%):  Delegates will compete in the Beauty Competition formerly known as Evening Gown.  ALL styles of dresses, to include cupcake, baby doll or floor length dresses are permitted.  Dresses must be age appropriate.

      -  On Stage Question (25%):  The questions that are asked will be age appropriate and fun.


*Optional Competitions: 5 divisions - $25 Each

     - Sports Wear:  The most physically proportioned personality.  Not judged on sports wear nor weight, but over all proportioned presentation with your personality.  

     - Best Dressed:  The one who used her gown to best determine her personality.  Not necessarily the judges' favorite gown.

     -  Runway walk: (Age Appropriate) Judged on walk in Fashion Show/Fun Fashion Wear.

     -  Photogenic Portfolio: Judged on at least 3 pictures or as many as 5. 

     -  Appearance Simulation:  Judged on simulated appearance preparation and how to handle an event  (Training will be provided.)

    

Jr. Teen/Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs./Ms Woman United States


1.  Wardrobe:

      -  Opening Number:  Delegate needs to provide own opening number dress; cocktail dress or similar; red, white, or blue: you will need to provide and wear silver, clear or nude colored shoes.  

      -  Interview Outfit:  You will need a nice dress or skirt suite; something that reflects your style and personality; the outfit you select should be suitable for a job interview; solid colors work best; pant suits are strongly discouraged.

      -  Swimsuit:  You will wear your own one-piece or two- piece swimsuit, single color and no embellishments; you will need to provide clear or nude color shoes on your own; wraps or sarongs are optional.  

      -  Evening Gown:  You will need a long formal dress, any style, any color; the value of the gown will not be evaluated.  Select a dress that flatters your figure, complexion, and makes you feel beautiful.

      -  Patriotic Fashion Show/Fun Fashion Wear - Delegate to provide.  Be creative in showing your patriotism.  

2.  Areas of Competition:

      -  Personal Interview (25%):  In a personal interview phase of competition, each delegate will speak with judges for approximately three minutes each in a "Round Robin" format.  Questions may range from general inquiries to specific interrogations about a contestant's platform.  However, in this pageant system, political questions fro the judges are highly discouraged during interview.  This phase of competition unlike the others, is conducted privately among delegates and judges and will not be viewed by the general public on stage.

     -  Swimsuit & Fitness (25%):  In the Swimsuit phase of competition, contestants are required to walk across the state in a swimsuit and high-heeled shoes of their choice.  One or two-piece swimsuits are allowed.  No thongs, string bikinis, and/or Brazilian bikinis are not allowed.  All swimwear must be appropriate for a family environment.

      -  Evening Wear (25%):  In the Evening Wear phase of competition, contestants are required to walk across the stage in an evening gown of their choice.  Judges will score based on poise and grace of each delegate.

      -  Onstage Question: (25%)  During this phase, contestants are asked a random questions from a predetermined list that they must then answer onstage with no preparation.  Questions normally allow the contestant to talk about herself or give her opinion of general issues.  Current events are not normally discussed during this phase of competition in the Miss United States system.

*In the event of a tie, the delegate with the higher interview score shall prevail as the winner.  Judge's decisions are final.


3.  Optionals Competitions:  5 Divisions $25 each (Please see Optionals above for more information regarding this phase of the competition.  


4.  Special Awards:  To Be Announced. 


General Rules for the Local and State Queen    


1. Applicant will continue to be a person of good moral character; affirms that she has not committed and will not commit any act inconsistent with the highest standards of public morals and conventions or that will reflect unfavorably on the Pageant, its representatives, sponsors and or/licensees; that during her majority (21 years of age or older), she has not willingly appeared in provocative and sexually explicit photographs or any film, video, or publication prior to, during the State Pageant, or during her reign as a State winner or as a United States Title Holder.  

2. Applicant agrees to attend the National United States Pageant (sometimes referred to as the “National Pageant”) if selected as the State Winner and will further abide by all the required services, rules and regulations governing the State and National Pageants. Applicant is responsible to both State and National United States Pageant and the State Director in the event of non-compliance with the same.

3. Applicant may have a modeling, personal management and/or agency contract. This contract however, does not include, authorize, or permit the use of the name of our licensees or any title designation or reference with respect to the pageant in any manner, this includes Mrs. United States, CAPO or any of it’s affiliates or designees.

4. Relative to State matters, the Director or her designee, shall have the final approval of wardrobe selection, appearances, costume and press releases in preparation for the national pageant. If the applicant chooses to utilize the services or help of others who are not directly affiliated with the state director, DMG/CAPO Productions and/state sponsors, a written request to the director must be done in writing a week prior to the start period. Although the applicant may consult with others at her discretion for personal matters, any and ALL matters pertaining to your representation as the State titleholder in the National Pageant must have the State director’s approval before engaging in purchases or participation etc. The applicant is a representative of United States Pageants and its' State titles and that of DMG/CAPO Productions. Therefore, the applicant must seek the sole advice of these individuals/organizations when it relates to your State Title.  ANY exceptions to this rule will be grounds for dismissal from your title.

5. Applicant hereby authorizes the use of any Pageant photos, video reproduction, quotes, or likeness of the Applicant at any time for promotional purposes.

6. Should the state winner upon competing in the national United States Pageant, win that said competition, they agree to forfeit any gifts/services that were originally awarded to them as the winner of the state competition, if it has not been distributed to them prior to the national pageant. Thus, affording their successor to complete out the reign as the state titleholder (if they elect to) and be eligible to receive any remaining gifts by the discretion of the state director.

7. Should the state titleholder win the national pageant, the 1st runner-up will be eligible to assume the state title (if they wish) and based on the State Director’s discretion, provided that individual has continued to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner and have abided by the rules and regulations set-forth as a delegate of the state pageant.

8. As consideration for this agreement, Contestant promises to pay the respective State entry fee, all payments being non-refundable.  Contestant further agrees to make herself available for appearances and CAPO sponsored and promoted events. 

9. As a State winner, you agree to purchase 1-full page advertisement in the National Program Book at your expense (estimated at $600 or more).  You also agree to have your ad professionally created with the State Director’s creative input.

10. State winners can share a room at nationals with another contestant for which their entry into the national pageant provides.  Accommodations different from this arrangement is at the sole discretion and expense of the state winner into the national pageant.

11. As a State winner, you agree to compete in the National United States Pageant, which is typically held during the summer of each year at a location to be identified by the national pageant.  Failure to compete will result in a mandatory $1500 non-compete fee.

12.  As a State winner, you will be eligible to earn the designation of “Mrs. (Your State) Legacy” which gives you an additional year to work with the Capital Area Pageant Organization as an ambassador.   This designation is specific to the Capital Area Pageant Organization and is earned with exceeding objectives outlined as a CAPO Queen state title holder.

13. Failure of a Contestant to abide by the rules above may result in disqualification and or removal of a State Title at the discretion of the State Director, subject to review by the National Pageant Organization.

14. $30 fee for all returned check fee.  Credit Card processing fee is 3%.

Little Miss United States 8-9

Miss Pre-Teen United States 10-12 

Miss Jr. Teen United States 13-15

Miss Teen United States 16-19

*Miss United States 20-29

*(Never Married, Never given birth)

*Ms. United States 20-29

*(Unmarried, Must have previously been married and/or Had Children) 

*Ms. Woman United States 30 - Up

*(Unmarried, May or May not have previously been married or had children - Has never posed nude in print media or film. - Is a US Citizen by proof of birth certificate.  - Is single, not married, or never been married.  -Is a natural born female who is not pregnant and has never given birth.) 

Capital Area Pageant Organization Contestant Application

MRS. CONTESTANT RULES AND REGULATIONS:

1. Applicant must be married and live together and in a relationship of matrimony as of the date of entry and throughout the State and National Competitions (copy of marriage certificate required).

2. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen (by proof of birth certificate) and is a resident of the “State”, or “Military Installation”, in the “State” of entrance into the Pageant, own property, or have employment in the state.

3. Applicant is and always has been a female and is at least 21 years of age as of the date of entry.

4. Applicant is only permitted to enter one State Pageant per Pageant year, and must follow rules outlined above.


5. Applicant will continue to be a person of good moral character; affirms that she has not committed and will not commit any act inconsistent with the highest standards of public morals and conventions or that will reflect unfavorably on the Pageant, its representatives, sponsors and or/licensees; that during her majority (21 years of age or older), she has not willingly appeared in provocative and sexually explicit photographs or any film, video, or publication prior to, during the State Pageant, or during her reign as a State winner or as a United States Title Holder.  

6. Applicant agrees to attend the National United States Pageant (sometimes referred to as the “National Pageant”) if selected as the State Winner and will further abide by all the required services, rules and regulations governing the State and National Pageants. Applicant is responsible to both State and National United States Pageant and the State Director in the event of non-compliance with the same.

7. Applicant may have a modeling, personal management and/or agency contract. This contract however, does not include, authorize, or permit the use of the name of our licensees or any title designation or reference with respect to the pageant in any manner, this includes Mrs. United States, CAPO or any of it’s affiliates or designees.

8. Relative to State matters, the Director or her designee, shall have the final approval of wardrobe selection, appearances, costume and press releases in preparation for the national pageant. If the applicant chooses to utilize the services or help of others who are not directly affiliated with the state director, DMG/CAPO Productions and/state sponsors, a written request to the director must be done in writing a week prior to the start period. Although the applicant may consult with others at her discretion for personal matters, any and ALL matters pertaining to your representation as the State titleholder in the National Pageant must have the State director’s approval before engaging in purchases or participation etc. The applicant is a representative of United States Pageants and its' State titles and that of DMG/CAPO Productions. Therefore, the applicant must seek the sole advice of these individuals/organizations when it relates to your State Title.  ANY exceptions to this rule will be grounds for dismissal from your title.

9. Applicant hereby authorizes the use of any Pageant photos or video reproduction of the Applicant at any time for promotional purposes.

10. Should the state winner upon competing in the national United States Pageant, win that said competition, they agree to forfeit any gifts/services that were originally awarded to them as the winner of the state competition, if it has not been distributed to them prior to the national pageant. Thus, affording their successor to complete out the reign as the state titleholder (if they elect to) and be eligible to receive any remaining gifts by the discretion of the state director.

11. Should the state titleholder win the national pageant, the 1st runner-up will be eligible to assume the state title (if they wish) and based on the State Director’s discretion, provided that individual has continued to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner and have abided by the rules and regulations set-forth as a delegate of the state pageant.

12. As consideration for this agreement, Contestant promises to pay the respective State entry fee, all payments being non-refundable.  Contestant further agrees to make herself available for appearances and CAPO sponsored and promoted events. 

13. As a State winner, you agree to purchase 1-full page advertisement in the National Program Book at your expense (estimated at $800 or more).  You also agree to have your ad professionally created with the State Director’s creative input.

14. State winners can share a room at nationals with another contestant for which their entry into the national pageant provides.  Accommodations different from this arrangement is at the sole discretion and expense of the state winner into the national pageant.

15. As a State winner, you agree to compete in the National United States Pageant, which is typically held during the summer of each year at a location to be identified by the national pageant.  Failure to compete will result in a mandatory $1500 non-compete fee.

16.  As a State winner, you will be eligible to earn the designation of “Mrs. (Your State) Legacy” which gives you an additional year to work with the Capital Area Pageant Organization as an ambassador.   This designation is specific to the Capital Area Pageant Organization and is earned with exceeding objectives outlined as a CAPO Queen state title holder.

16. Failure of a Contestant to abide by the rules above may result in disqualification and or removal of a State Title at the discretion of the State Director, subject to review by the National Pageant Organization.

17. $30 fee for all returned check fee.