Evening Wear (25% of total score) —Each contestant appears on stage in a gown of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a charity event or appearance. Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality and stage presence, walk and posture, carriage and grace, appropriateness of attire and sense of style.
Personal Interview (25% of total score)(Teen 35% of total score) —Each contestant participates in an individual 10-minute press conference-style interview with our panel of judges. There are typically 6 judges on a panel. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, their opinions on current events and social issues, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. Scoring is based on overall first impression, validated opinions and responses in context, poise, personal appearance and attractiveness, personality, intelligence, style, emotional control, speech, vocabulary, grammar, ability to have a confident and commanding presence; knowledge, understanding, and ability to articulate her platform issue, sense of accomplishment, ability to fulfill job responsibilities of Miss Inland Empire, Miss Inland Empire's OT, and whether the contestant has the qualities and attributes of a Miss America. Lifestyle & Fitness in
Sportswear (15% of total score) — The Lifestyle & Fitness competition is designed to determine the level of fitness of the contestant and to obtain a glimpse into her daily routine and lifestyle. Each contestant briefly appears on stage in a program shirt provided, black shorts and sneakers. Scoring is based on overall first impression, statement of strong physical fitness and health, sense of attractiveness and presence; display of energy, charisma, and expression, sense of confidence and composure.
On-Stage Question (15% of total score) —The On-Stage Interview phase of competition is comprised of questions of a general nature nor something taken from the private interview. The objective is to evaluate the contestant's ability to think on her feet and answer a question of general interest to people her age, including but not limited to local, state, and national current events. Scoring is based on overall first impression and the judges should ask themselves: 1. Did the contestant answer the question in the context in which it was asked? 2. Can she handle the pressure of speaking on stage in front of an audience? 3. Will young people see her as a role model who is reflective of today's generation?
Academic Achievement (5% of total score) —Transcripts are submitted and judges may consider the overall academic achievement during the Personal Interview by considering the following:
1. Has the student maintained at least a "B" average during the past academic year?
2. Would her academic achievements place her in the top 10% of your (the judges') institution?
3. Is she taking Advanced, AP, or IB courses?
4. Does she hold leadership positions in her school and extracurricular activities? 5. Based on the information before you, do you believe this student would meet the description of a” titleholder"?
Pre Pageant Participation (5% of total score) —The Pre Pageant Participation phase is judged by the Directors of the Program. They provide input on each contestant’s participation in pre pageant events & functions. The objective is to evaluate the contestant's commitment to competition and seriousness of participating.
First, you must share the amazing news… you are a delegate vying for your community title! That, in itself, is quite an accomplishment and you are and your family and friends should feel very proud! So tell everyone! And make sure everyone knows what an exceptional opportunity this is for you. They should be very willing to help sponsor you for two reasons,
1) they know you and your family
2) they want to support you just like you’ve been supporting them.
When you begin looking for sponsors, you should first make a list of all the people you know (family, friends, etc.) and all the people you do business with, such as…your doctor, dentist, orthodontist, insurance agent, florist, dry cleaner, tanning salon, local restaurant or pizza shop, market, funeral home, jeweler, lawyer, health club, town Mayor, etc. Once you have a complete list, begin asking for sponsorship