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Miss Hilton Head Island Pre-Teen

Pre-Teen Application Details and Paperwork

Welcome!

On behalf of the Miss Hilton Head Island Scholarship Organization, we’re inviting you to become one of our contestants in our Miss HHI Pre-Teen pageant set for Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at Hilton Head High School’s Seahawk Cultural Center. This will be our third year providing this educational competition experience and we are very proud of it as we were the first local to start this type of program in South Carolina.

The purpose of the program is to familiarize young women with the Miss South Carolina/Miss South Carolina Teen and Miss America/Miss America’s Outstanding Teen programs and to provide an opportunity for young ladies to win prizes, develop poise, confidence, and stage presence, enhance interview skills and offer opportunities for public appearances while serving in their community.

We know this program will have a positive influence on you. We welcome the entire family to come and experience the excitement throughout the competition weekend.

We follow the guidelines set forth by the Miss America Organization/Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, therefore many rules and regulations cannot be changed.

Please be sure to review the Pre-Teen Competition Guidelines below. You may also download a copy of the Pre-Teen Competition Guidelines from the paperwork downloads section below. We highly recommend downloading a copy to use as a guide to help you during the weekend.

Eligibility

  • Pre-Teen – 9 to 12 years old. Pre-Teen contestants ONLY are allowed to hold multiple titles while competing for Miss Hilton Head Island’s Pre-Teen, and can retain any titles that she currently holds.
  • Meet the time and responsibility commitments as set forth by the directors.
  • As Miss Hilton Head Island Pre-Teen, you are required to attend the Miss South Carolina Pageant as Miss HHI’s official princess (entry fee will be paid by Miss HHI Organization) in Columbia, SC this coming June 2016.

Required Paperwork

All Contestants will be required to complete and/or submit the following paperwork in order to compete for the title of Miss Hilton Head Island Pre-Teen:

  • Contestant Application Form
  • Contestant Photo (B&W "head and shoulder" photo)
  • $150 Application Fee (paid online or via check made out to Miss Hilton Head Island Pageant)
  • Music CD*

* For your Music CD please no tapes - CDs only. PLEASE NOTE: MUSIC CANNOT EXCEED 90 SECONDS IN LENGTH.

Submission Process and Deadline

Submission Deadline

January 24, 2016

Contestants must submit all paperwork by January 24, 2016 in order to compete in the pageant. Incomplete or late paperwork will not be accepted.

Email Submission

Contestants can download, complete and email their application to misshhipageant@gmail.com. A link to download all required paperwork can be found at the bottom of this page.

Online Submission

Contestants can now submit all of the required paperwork and forms online! Instructions and a link to the online submission form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Pre-Teen Paperwork Downloads

Download the complete 2016 Pre-Teen Contestant Application Packet (Download: PDF / Word)

Individual Documents

You can download specific documents individually, using the following links (all of the following documents are included in the 2016 Pre-Teen Contestant Application Packet):

  • Pre-Teen Competition Guidelines (Download: PDF / Word)
  • Pre-Teen Contestant Application Form (Download: PDF / Word)

Please note: the above documents are for PRE-TEEN contestants only! Documents for Miss contestants can be found here, and Teen documents can be found here.

Submit Your Paperwork Online!

You can now submit all required paperwork online! All it takes is three simple, easy steps:

1

Download and complete the required paperwork.

2

Click the below link to access the online paperwork submission form.

3

Upload your paperwork and click Submit!

Pre-Teen Competition Guidelines

Competition Details

  • LOCATION: The rehearsal and pageant will take place at Hilton Head Island High School Seahawk Cultural Center (located at 70 Wilborn Rd. HHI, SC 29926).
  • REHEARSAL: Our Rehearsal is mandatory and shall begin PROMPTLY at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 30th, 2015; therefore you MUST be there between 10:00-10:30a.m. in order to have time to put all of your belongings in the dressing area. This is our ONLY rehearsal, so you must be in attendance. Please make sure you arrive in ample time to be ready to begin. At this time, the opening number will be taught, contestants will rehearse their talent and contestant onstage introductions and staging for casual wear and evening wear will be outlined. Rehearsal should be over by 12:30pm.
  • PARENTS: Parents are responsible for bringing their contestant to and from the High School for the rehearsal and the pageant...we recommend that you stay in the auditorium lobby during the entire rehearsal. Lunch will be provided for the contestants.
  • PAGEANT DAY: Private interviews will take place at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa beginning at 9:00am. The pageant will take place at Hilton Head Island High School Seahawk Cultural Center on Saturday, January 30th at 3:00 p.m. **Contestants must arrive no later than 2:30pm.**
  • TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.
  • LODGING: The host hotel is the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa. The private interviews will take place at this hotel. For your convenience we have set up a group rate should you choose to come down on Friday evening or need to stay on Saturday evening. The code for reservations is: MHHMHHA and can be made by calling 1-888-511-5086.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pre-Teen – 9 to 12 years old. Pre-Teen contestants ONLY are allowed to hold multiple titles while competing for Miss Hilton Head Island’s Pre-Teen, and can retain any titles that she currently holds.
  • Meet the time and responsibility commitments as set forth by the directors.
  • As Miss Hilton Head Island Pre-Teen, you are required to attend the Miss South Carolina Pageant as Miss HHI’s official princess (entry fee will be paid by Miss HHI Organization) in Columbia, SC this coming June 2016.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. The entry application fee is $150 and must be mailed. No checks will be accepted the day of the rehearsal. It is preferred that you please type your information on the application / fact sheet and email to: misshhipageant@gmail.com. The forms must not be altered in any way. Applications and entry fees are due by January 24th! You may also submit your application and pay your entry fee online, via the MissHiltonHeadIsland.org website.
  2. Please email a black-and-white “head and shoulder” photo with your completed application. We can use color prints, but black and white reproduce better prints in the program book and newspaper. Please email to: misshhipageant@gmail.com or submit online at MissHiltonHeadIsland.org, along with your application and entry fee.
  3. Talent CD – Should you require a talent CD (talent time cannot exceed 90 seconds), I must receive it by January 24th ....please mail that in as well.

It is important to please follow these deadlines as it necessary for our planning of the entire program!

Pageant Scoring

The Pre-Teen contestants will compete with a very distinguished panel of judges in three areas of competition, scoring ranges from 1-10, and the percentages for competition are listed below:

  • Opening Number – (NOT JUDGED) – please wear an age appropriate cocktail dress. (ANY COLOR IS FINE)
  • Interview – (Pre-teen is 5 minutes) – 30% - There is no need to prepare an opening statement to the judges. Please wear a Sunday dress, skirted suit or pants suit. Pre-teens will sit in a chair.
  • Casual Wear – 15% - The casual wear portion of the pageant can test your creativity. Choose apparel that shows who you are and what you are about. Your outfit can be dressy or casual but should not fall under a “Glitz” pageant outfit. Choose carefully; there are many decisions to make!
  • Talent - (90-second maximum time limit) – 40% - Talent can be a dance, vocal, Instrumental, or if a girl is not musically talented, she may recite a poem or even perform a dramatic skit. Please wear an appropriate costume or attire for stage presentation. If background music is needed, please send in your talent CD no later than January 24th – that is absolutely necessary for our sound/music technicians!!
  • Evening Gown – 15% – Dresses may be long or short but it is more important that the dress be age appropriate.

Interviews

The interview session will take place on the morning of Saturday, January 30th. Please make sure that you arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes prior to the interview time. It is important that the contestant arrives on time, so she is not rushed getting into the interview room. Interviews will be held at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa.

Rules and Regulations

It is our strict policy that the dressing room and backstage areas are for contestants and committee personnel ONLY – no exceptions. Parents, family and friends of contestants will not be permitted in these areas at any time during the competition weekend. There will be experienced hostesses available to assist the contestants and they will meet you and the contestant at the dressing room door to help take their belongings. Rehearsal will be conducted in conjunction with the Miss Hilton Head Island Pageant. Since all pageant participants will be dressing and rehearsing in the same area all rules and regulations pertaining to the Miss South Carolina Organization will be in effect. Failure to abide by these rules will result in immediate dismissal from the pageant with no refund.

Appearances

The new Miss Hilton Head Island Pre-Teen will make her first appearance at the Miss Hilton Head Island – Miss Hilton Head Island Teen Pageant on January 30th and will perform in the pageant. Miss HHI Pre-Teen will ride in the 2015 Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Date TBD). Miss HHI PreTeen will also be required to participate in Miss SC Workshop Weekend which is scheduled for Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28th. Her fee for this workshop weekend will also be covered by our organization. **These are the only minimum mandatory appearances (This does not mean more could be made at titleholder’s request pending approval from Miss HHI Executive Director)!**

Awards/Prizes

Miss Hilton Head Island Pre-Teen Winner will receive:

  • Flowers, Crown & Sash
  • Registration payment for participation in the Miss South Carolina Pageant
    and Workshop Weekend Fee paid. (June 20 – 25, 2016) as Miss Hilton Head Island’s Princess ($375.00 fee)
    *Winner is responsible for costume requirements per Miss SC*

FINAL REMINDERS

If you are unable to meet the deadline, please contact us either by email or phone and we can discuss options. We are looking forward to meeting you on January 30th, and we wish you the best of luck in competition. Please email us with any questions or concerns at me email below, or at misshhipageant@gmail.com

REMEMBER: Applications are due no later than January 24, 2016. You can submit your application, entry fee and headshot online, or email a copy of your application to misshhipageant@gmail.com AND mail your check or money order ($150 total) to:

Miss Hilton Head Island Pre-Teen Pageant
50 Pebble Beach Cove D217
Bluffton, SC 29910

864-202-0558 or misshhipageant@gmail.com

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