Queens will be competing in 2 (two) Mandatory Competitions and at least 1 (one) optional Themed Wear Competition at America's Miss Agribusiness National 2020.
This competition is our first on stage competition of the National Pageant. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to our Judges and the audience. 60 Seconds or less, please.
The attire for Personal Introduction our official America's Miss Agribusiness tee shirt and blue denim!
Your bottoms must be able to be seen below your tee shirt and can be traditional jeans, a denim skirt, capri, etc.
PLEASE, no holes, rips or tears in your blue denim!
IMPORTANT: The parent or guardian who accompanies our Baby & Tiny Miss contestants must have an America's Miss Agribusiness tee shirt also (it can be either color of our official shirts).
Baby &Tiny Miss will be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will be introduced by the emcee. This is where and why the parent needs an official AMAg Tshirt. There will be a stage card in your official Americas Miss Agribusiness Welcome to Nationals packet.
Little Miss will be introduced by the emcee. There will be a stage card in your official Americas Miss Agribusiness Welcome to Nationals packet.
Petite through Elite Ms. will have 60 seconds to introduce yourself. Your name and the area of the country you represent (South Alabama or North Michigan, etc.) should begin your introduction. Then it is all up to you. What do you want the judges to know about you.? Please remember that your introduction must be 60 seconds or less.
Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, and Little Miss may choose either a short or floor length pageant dress.
Petite Miss through Elite Ms. will need an Evening Wear Outfit that they would wear to a formal event to represent America's Miss Agribusiness.
Contestants will be judged on Personality, Stage Presence/Poise, and Overall Appearance.
Your overall score (which is used to determine divisional queens and scholarship awards) is based on:
Your Score in Personal Introduction plus Your Score in Evening Wear plus your ONE HIGHEST OPTIONAL SCORE!
The reason to do more than one optional is two-fold. First, more optionals give you a better chance of a higher score. Second, in case of a tie, additional optional scores will be added to the total overall scores of the tied contestants.
*Dresses should be age-appropriate! Although we are not a glitz system; we do allow dresses with rhinestones, etc.
*The new two-piece dresses are allowed for our older divisions.
*Hairpieces are allowed. Please remember we are not Glitz when choosing a hairpiece.
*Makeup is allowed. It should be AGE APPROPRIATE FOR A PAGEANT! Our younger contestants may wear, blush, lip gloss, mascara, etc. (Just remember we don't want our two years old Queens to look 24 years old!
*Spray tans are allowed on Petite Miss through Elite Ms.
* A word about Modesty. We are a Family Orientated Agribusiness program. Please consider this when choosing your outfits. If you offend the judges, you most likely will have points deducted.
(to order extra optionals please go to www.americasmissagribusiness/nationalconfirmation)
Miss Photogenic -
(This optional leads to a National Title: 2020 National America's Miss Agribusiness, Miss Photogenic.) You must submit at least three photos. (You have the option of submitting more for a small extra fee.) Pictures may be a head-shot or a full-body pose and maybe agriculture-related.
Photos do not have to be professional.
Photos must be 8 X 10.
Photos are scored on personality projection, clarity, and the contestant's overall photogenic qualities. DO NOT MAIL PHOTOS! You will turn your photos in at the registration desk upon check-in! Photos that do not have the proper labeling will not be accepted (Name of the Contestant and Division on the back of the photo).
Please do not place your photos in a thick pageant photo protector because they WILL NOT fit inside our binders! Your photos will be returned to you in a protective cover!
Miss Photogenic fee includes three photos. You may enter extra photos for $15 each.
Interview - This optional is only available to the Little Miss through Elite Ms. Contestants
ATTIRE is your official white America's Miss Agribusiness tee and denim bottoms (see regulations above for Personal Introduction). Your personal interview will be 3-5 minutes and a time for the judges to get to know you.
Essay - One page, front side only, typed or handwritten, double-spaced no smaller 12 pt. font.
OUR THEMED WEAR COMPETITIONS:
Remember, you get one free and you may elect to purchase the other
Western Wear -- Have a good time. It can be a short and sassy western skirt or a true riding outfit (chaps and boots.)
State Fashionista -- This is all about the Agriculture in your state. Pick a crop that is apart of your states' Agricultural Base and then design an outfit around it. I have seen everything from turkey costume to outfits made of pure cotton! Your Imagination is the limit.