Mrs. Washington America is a preliminary to the nationally televised Mrs. America and Mrs. World Competitions
The winner will be flown to Mrs. America all expenses paid and $1,000.00 cash!
Must be at least 18 years of age and up! Must be legally married at the time of competition Must be a Washington resident Must be a US citizen No performing talent! Can be remarried How to get started: Download and sign the application Send by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrance Fee The Entrance Fee is $500. Payment can be made by any credit card, Paypal, check, money order, cashiers check. You can make monthly payments or pay in full. There is no application fee! Make checks payable to Mrs. Washington Pageant.
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There are no refunds in full or in part from this office
Complimentary Sash Everyone competing in the state competition will represent the area where they live or work. There is a lot of pride representing your city or county in the state event and we are proud of you. After we receive your application someone will contact you. A $100 deposit is required to secure your title. Once you are accepted and have paid half your entrance fee ($250) you will receive a complimentary rhinestone sash. It takes about 2 weeks to have it designed.
Complimentary Crown You will also receive a beautiful crown that will be mailed to you with your sash.
What if I need help Everyone needs help from time to time. Someone is always available. If we are not available leave a message and we will get back with you within 24 hours. Preparatory Pageants will be held to help you prepare for the pageant at no charge. The locations, dates and times will be e-mailed to all the contestants. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Workshops There will be free monthly workshops. Once you are signed up you will receive an e-mail with all the workshop locations and times. They are not mandatory. We will be working on interview questions and attire, the best style swimsuit with sarong to wear, evening gown attire and how to answer the onstage question.
Theater Mrs. Washington AMERICA will be held June 23, 5:00PM 2018 at the Kenneth Minnaert Theater for the Arts in Olympia. Photographs You will need a professional color 8 X 10 photograph for the website, program book and 8 X 10 for the lobby. Please e-mail the photo to us in jpeg at 300 dpi (dots per inch)
Example Head Shots for the Website, Program Book and Lobby.
There are three phases of competition
Interview valued at 50% of the score Physical Fitness valued at 25% of the score Evening Gown valued at 25% of the score
Interview Attire Contestants may wear a pant suit, skirt suit or a nice business style dress. 50% of your score is based on how well you show the judges your ability to articulate, show confidence, as well as your overall personality and appearance.
Interview with Judges
We take a great deal of pride in selecting our judges and is run 100% fair. This is a very important job and we take it seriously. The judges names will be announced pageant weekend. The judges are well rounded in all areas of the competition. The woman selected will be the best representative of all the contestants that have competed. The judging is subjective.
The contestants will be in a room with five judges for a four minute interview with each judge individually. Once your four minutes are up you will then rotate to the next judge until you have spoken to each judge. Some of the contestants comments after the interview have been, "That was easy. It was like talking to a neighbor." It's fun and not as stressful as you may think. Questions that are asked come from your personal biography. Example bios will be e-mailed to you.
Physical Fitness Competition
You will wear a one-piece swimsuit with a sarong for the physical fitness competition. The outift looks similar to a cocktail dress. The swimsuit and sarong can be any color or style. A solid color looks best. The sarong can be long or short and sheer or solid. Shoes should be clear or the color of your skin. Judging is 25% of your total scoring. The scoring is determined on figure, fitness, posture, grace, elegance, beauty, and confidence.
You may wear pantyhose. Our official pantyhose sponsor is Actsensuous.
Evening Gown Competition
Your gown must be floor length any color or style. Judging is 25% of your total scoring. The scoring is determined on your poise, posture, grace, elegance and overall look, how well you carry yourself as well as how well your choice of gown compliments you.
All husbands are required to wear a black and white tux, suit or military uniform.
Opening Production Cocktail Dress
National Costume for Mrs. America
Pamela also enjoys designing costumes for Mrs. Washington to take to Mrs. America for the parade of states. She has designed two state costumes that won the national costume award. She designed a costume that represented the state flower the rhododendrom for Deidra Murphy, Mrs. Washington 2017. She also designed a costume that represented the City of Seattle which won the National Costume Award with a $1,000.00 cash prize going to Erin Ring, Mrs. Washington 2004. One less thing for a new title holder to worry about. Coaching We help every contestant succeed with free coaching and training by our former queens. We also have a wardrobe to lend you at no cost; swimsuit with sarong, interview suit and evening gown. We are here to help you every step of the way!
The winner will have complimentary coaching by Jennifer Tapang Lloyd, Mrs. Washington 2005. Jennifer was second runner-up at Mrs. America and has a lot of expertise to offer preparing for nationals.
Platform A platform is something you do for someone or for a group that you are passionate about. You do not have to have a platform. It is always nice to do nice things in your community and there are many ways to do that. Volunteering in anyway on an ongoing basis can be very rewarding. We can help you come up with a platform for the pageant.
Hair and Make-up Hair and makeup artists will NOT be allowed in the backstage area. Due to space issues, we are allowing only contestants and staff in that area. You may have your makeup artists set up in your room.
Tickets Tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster. Husbands and children will get a discounted rate.
Mrs. Photogenic Award This award is not judged by the regular judges' panel, but by a separate panel of judges. To enter, contestants must appear in at least a 1/2 page ad in the program book. These ads may be purchased by the contestant herself, or by one of her sponsors. This competition is completely optional and has no bearing on the overall competition.
Staff All of the staff are volunteers and are involved in this program with the goal of making this event an enjoyable experience for you and your families. Please be courteous to them, they have a very tough job making the event go smoothly. If you need help please call the state office at 509.766.7744 or 509.750.8161 and we will get back to you. We are here for you 7 days a week. We want you to succeed!
You will walk away beautiful, confident and will have made friendships that will last a lifetime. Do it because you deserve it!
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