If you' ve said...
"Before I sign up I need more information" or "are there any other costs?" please read on! If not, still read on. You may find out something you didn't know!
Here is a little more information to help you understand everything Christian Miss offers, all the possible costs, and more!
After the entry fee is paid you are a true state, regional or city titleholder. All hold equal value at Christian Miss. Titles are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. Therefore, if your state title has already been awarded you will receive a regional or city title. You will also receive an official state sash and crown.
Christian Miss is a program that includes workshops, activities, and on and off stage competitions. Our workshops are true workshops where you will learn from speakers who will help instill positive, life-impacting messages of encouragement and guidance all based on the Word of God. Our goal is to help girls realize each of their unique gifts and inspire them to use them to not only get ahead in life, but also cause change in the world. There is no other charge for attending the workshops.
Our activities include a Kick-Off Celebration on the first night at no extra charge.
We will also have a gala banquet on Friday night which includes an awards show and fundraiser raffle to support the cash prizes and our outreach efforts. You can wear any short or cocktail dress you may have for this. Dinner will be served at the banquet and everyone in attendance will need to have purchased a meal ticket. Child tickets (0-12) are $25 and adult tickets (13 and up) are $35. For the raffle, each titleholder is asked to bring a donated item which represents her state, city or personal platform to be raffled off.
The on-stage competitions include Mandatory and Optional competitions. Mandatory competitions entry is included in the entry fee because these are the competitions that determine the division winners. The mandatory competitions are:
One-on-One Interviews- (30%)
Community Involvement (promoting our national platform, Tiny Temples)- (25%)
Platform Presentation (presenting a personal platform of her choice)- (25%)
Formal Wear Presentation- (20%)
Major Optional Competitions have an entry fee of $80 per entry. These include: Photogenic, Casual Wear, Fun Fashion Modeling, Talent, Speech, and Actress. She may enter each Major Optional up to two times. Again, these are optional competitions and have no bearing on the overall score which determines the division winner.
The Minor Optional Competitions are "off-stage" and are free to enter. These include: Essay Contest (for senior divisions), "My Tribe" Ticket Sales Contest (everyone except contestants will need a ticket to the finale- they cost $15 each), and the Most Referrals Contest. You may also apply for the Distinguished Scholar Award (depending on age) & Servant's Heart Award. We will award a Christian Character Award (similar to Miss Congeniality), selected by the staff and titleholders during the pageant, and a People's Choice Award based on online votes (each will cost $1) prior to the pageant.
Some of our optional competitions are combined to create specialty national titles. There is no additional cost for these titles.
You may also enter our National Ambassador contest by selling spaces for what we call "Praise Pages", commonly known as Ad pages in other systems. Again, this is optional and not required.
All of this information is broken down in great detail, explained, and provided to each titleholder in our 30 page Arise & Shine Delegate Handbook which is included on our Contestant Portal on our website. Each titleholder receives access to the book and portal once her entry fee is paid. The portal also includes even more helpful information about competitions like ideas and resources you can use to help complete the Community Involvement portion of your overall score, videos to help you prepare for the mandatory competitions, and any important news or updates.
The duties of the young women who will become our national titleholders can be found here .
I hope this provides you with all the information you (or your daughter) will need to make a decision to participate. If it hasn't answered all of your questions please let us know. We are here to help!