Your division is based on your age as of January 1st, 2015!
Baby Miss (Ages 0-23 months)
Tiny Miss (Ages 2-4 years)
Little Miss (Ages 5-7)
Petite Miss (Ages 8-10)
Junior Miss (Ages 11-13)
Teen Miss (Ages 14-16)
Miss (Ages 17-23)
Ms (ages 24 and 39)
Classic Ms. (ages 40 and better!)
**All information below is regarding the 2015 State Pageant! To find specific preliminary pageant information, please visit the preliminary pageant's specific website**
STATE PAGEANT AREAS OF COMPETITION:
Self Introduction - Little Miss - Ms. Divisions will do a self introduction (must be under 1 minute). Attire for this self introduction is a black skirt or capris and Miss Heart of the USA Official State Pageant Tee Shirt. The Official State Teeshirt can be ordered at www.missheartoftheusa.com/lastatetees. Introduction should include (60 seconds) -- Name, title and something that you have enjoyed or learned during your MHoftheUSA reign, your favorite Community Service project, etc. Baby Miss and Tiny Miss Divisions will NOT do a self introduction. Instead they will compete in their Miss Heart of the USA Tee Shirts in a black skirt or capris and be introduced by our emcee. (Baby and Tiny Miss Contestant's must have an escort on stage! Escorts must also wear the Official State MHoftheUSA Tee and black slacks, etc.)
Formalwear - Baby Miss and Tiny Miss Divisions will need a short pageant dress. Little Miss may compete in either a short or long pageant dress. Petite Miss - Ms. Divisions will need a long pageant dress. Contestants will be judged on personality, fit and style of garment (overall appearance) and poise & smile (stage presence).
Each City/Parish Queen gets one photogenic entry (1 picture) along with her Community Service Scrapbook -- FREE!
You may enter as many optionals as you like , there is a small fee ($35) for each addtional optional. You may enter as many photos are you like, the first one is free, additional photos will be $15 in advance, $20 after June 7, 2015.
Photogenic - Photos can be of any size and do not have to be professionally done. They can be a head-shot or full body shot. Typically, clear headshots score better at the state level. Photos are scored on personality projection, clarity and overall photogenic qualities. Photos need to be turned into the Registration Desk as soon as you arrive at State. You may enter up to five (5) additional photos. You must entry at least three (3) photos to be in the running for the overall Miss Photogenic title! The one photo with the highest score will be used as your photogenic score. All photos submitted must have the contestants name and age division on the back. Photos that do not have proper labeling will not be judged. All photos must be picked up immediately following the competition at the Registration Desk.
Heart Themed - This area of competition is a chance for you to show us your sense of style. Get creative with your outfit! This outfit can be custom made or "off the rack". Model like you are in a fashion show. You will be judged on overall appearance, stage presence, and personality.
Community Service- All Queens in the Miss Heart Of the USA Pageant Program are encouraged to be involved in your community. This can be by volunteering at a local children's hospital, riding in a parade, making an appearance at a local fair/festival or getting involved with a local charity. . .the opportunities are endless. To compete in this optional category, you must submit all events to be judged in scrapbook format. This Scrapbook must be turned in at check-in. This is separate from the tracking sheets you turn in to vie for the "Community Queen" title.
Your Community Service Scrapbook is Judged FREE!
Personal Interview: This Optional is for Little Miss Contestants through Classic Ms. contestants. The attire is business or Sunday attire...A 7-10 minute interview with the judges focusing on how the contestant feels about the Community Service part of our program....
Essay--for Little Miss - Classic Ms Divisions -- a one page essay entitled: "Why Community Service is Important to Me!"
A *NEW* Title!
Teeshirt Competition (Miss Fashionista) - The Miss Heart of the USA traditional Re-Design your Tee Shirt Competition! This is a must for all fun loving Queens and their mothers! Our Bling Your Tee Competition has become a big part of the Miss Heart State Pageants across the country and this year the grand prize is the Miss Fashionista title advancing to Nationals! Each division will also have a winner! SO.....start planning your fabulous design now! To enter the Miss Fashionista Tee Shirt Design Competition all you have to do is use the PayPal button on the Louisiana State Tee Shirt Page. www.missheartoftheusa.com/lastatetee
Your total score is compiled of your scores in Self Introduction, Formal Wear, your one highest score in the Optional Categories. One Photogenic entry (1 photo) along with your Community Service Scrapbook are included in your overall entry fee. You may elect to compete in all of the optionals (there will be an additional charge for each additional optional). In the case of a tie...we move to the next optional score..so it is advisable to enter as many optionals as possible. Scores are tabulated by computer!!!
SELF-INTRODUCTION + FORMAL WEAR + OPTIONAL(1) = TOTAL SCORE
OPTIONAL PRIZES: Optional categories will have a Divisional Winner! Divisional Winners will receive a beautiful Miss Heart of the USA Trophy declaring her the Divisional Winner of that Optional (Heart Themed, Photogenic, Community Service, Interview or Essay).
Queens will receive a Miss Heart of the USA State Sash, beautiful State rhinestone tiara, rhinestone sash pin, A pampering prize package and their $495 entry fee paid to the Miss Heart of the USA National Pageant in Orlando, Florida ....where they will compete for $7,000!
SUPREME BEAUTY - Our Supreme Beauty will receive a Miss Heart of the USA State Sash, beautiful State rhinestone crown, rhinestone sash pin, a pampering prize package and their $495 entry fee paid to the Miss Heart of the USA National Pageant in Orlando, Florida ....where they will compete for $7,000! (All Scholarship Money will be paid at Nationals!)
$500 in Scholarship Cash!
Viewers Choice --Our "Party" Title:
This title is chosen by public. Voting is now open for the 2015 Louisiana's Viewer's Choice Title at www.missheartoftheusa.com/lastatechoice
Each vote is $1. --voters may place as many votes for a contestant as they would like.
Our Viewer's Choice State Queen will receive a Miss Heart of the USA State Sash, beautiful shinestone State tiara, rhinestone sash pin, a pampering prize package and their $495 entry fee paid to the Miss Heart of the USA National Pageant in Orlando, Florida... where she will compete for $5,000!
All City/Parish Queens from the State of Louisiana who have at least 150 Viewer's Choice votes will be attending the famous Miss Heart of the USA VIP PJ Party immediately following crowning.......this is a not to be missed event. For more information on the VIP PJ Party see www.missheartoftheusa.com/vippjparty
OUR MOST PRESTIGIOUS "SPECIAL" TITLES
All Parish/City Queens have the opportunity to vie for these special "Service Titles!"
Please Note: It is the Queens responsiblity to keep track of her monthly/yearly totals! She must submit paperwork backing up her monthly totals to the State Office by the Fifth (5th) of the following month! However, this is for proof of activity only! The State Office does not keep track of your points, that is your responsiblity......you must be prepared to submit a final total in all the "Service Title" catagories in which you wish to be considered at the 2015 Louisiana State pageant upon check-in!
There is no extra charge to participate and all Queens are encouraged to do so. We recommend qualifying or registering as soon as possible, so you have as plenty of time to vie for these "Service Titles" ! You may start working on your "Service Title" points as soon as you have won a preliminary or registered as an "At Large Queen"--canned goods may be turned in all year long at any preliminary and will be credited towards "State" --we will keep track of your totals. In addition, you will be given a receipt each time you turn in canned goods at a prelim. Points can be earned for referring a contestant to any of our preliminaries, not just the one in which you participate. Just like canned food items, "Spokesmodel" can be earned all year long (Don't forget to submit your Tracking Sheets.)
Queen of Hearts: All of our pageants are food drives. Contestants competing are required to turn in 25 canned food items the day of the pageant. Contestant are encouraged to work with their communities to collect additional canned food items above and beyond their required 25. The contestant that turns in the most canned food items during her reign will be crowned our Queen of Hearts.
Our 2015 Queen of Hearts will receive a Miss Heart of the USA State Sash, beautiful Rhinestone Tiara, Rhineston Sash Pin, A Pampering Prize Package and her $495 entry fee paid to the Miss Heart of the USA National Pageant in Orlando, Florida... where she will compete for $7,000!
For more information on this program to www.missheartoftheusa.com/starsbeesandbars
Community Queen: As a City/Parish Queen with the Miss Heart of the USA pageant, you are encouraged to participate in community service activities. In your queens kit, you will receive tracking forms to be submitted monthly. The more activities you participate in, the more points you earn. The contestant with the most "Community Points" is awarded this title!
Our 2015 Community Queen will receive a Miss Heart of the USA State Sash, Beautiful State Rhinestone Tiara, Rhinestone Sash Pin, A Pampering Prize Package and her $495 entry fee paid to the Miss Heart of the USA National Pageant in Orlando, Florida... where she will compete for $5,000!
For more information on this program to www.missheartoftheusa.com/starsbeesandbars
SpokesModel (s): All City and County Queens are highly encourage to help promote the Miss Heart of the USA Pageant Program. Helping to promote the program increases our contestant numbers (which means more food for our food banks) and increases public awareness of our mission "Stomping our Hunger"! By posting offical posts, placing posters in local businesses, encouraging young ladies new to our system to get involved and making public appearnaces our "SPOKES MODELS" help us achieve all our goals! For more on this program and the Spokes Model Point System along with report forms, see you 2014 State Packet!
Our 2015 Spokesmodel(s) will receive a Miss Heart of the USA State Sash, Beautiful State Rhinestone Tiara, Rhinestone Sash Pin, A Pampering Prize Package and her $499 entry fee paid to the Miss Heart of the USA National Pageant in Orlando, Florida... where she will compete for $7,000!
Scholarship Queen and Princesses:
Our "Scholarship Queen " title goes to the contestant who collects the most donations for our Louisiana Scholarship Fund. You can obtain Scholarship Business Partners and you can participate in our Signatures for Scholarships Program. Each Signature requires a $5 donation. Family, friends and acquaintances can donate $5 to our Scholarship/Sponsorship program.......For each $5 donation, they sign a line on your Signatures for Scholarships Page! You get lots of prizes for collecting Scholarship Donations ..NOW! (see www.missheartoftheusa.com/louisianascholarship) The pages then go into a drawing in June at our Louisiana State Celebration, we will draw lots of pages......the Queen whose page is drawn will you get to choose from some fabulous prizes! We will draw pages all weekend long!
Scholarship Princess is a Guaranteed Trip to Nationals!
Each and every Queen who reaches 300 Scholarship Signatures Collected and turned in with 300 $5 donations will be crowned a 2015 Louisiana State Scholarship Princess! She will receive her Beautiful Sparkle Scholarship Princess Sash, beautiful "Rhinestone" Round Crown, her prize package and her 2014 National Registration fee paid!
Our 2015 Scholarship Queen will receive a Miss Heart of the USA "Sparkle" State Sash, beautiful Rhinestone "Special" Round Crown, Rhinestone Sash Pin, A Pampering Prize Package and her $495 entry fee paid to the Miss Heart of the USA National Pageant in Orlando, Florida... where she will compete for $7,000!