Miss Chicago Contestant Information!
CONGRATS TO THE 2013 MISS CHICAGO'S and MISS WINDY CITY'S OUTSTANDING TEENS
Miss Chicago's Outstanding Teen Information
The winner of the Miss Chicago Outstanding Teen Pageant will go on to compete at the state level for the title of Miss Illinois' Outstanding Teen.
- A Teen can compete at 12 years old at the local level, but must be 13 years old by the State Pageant
- Maximum age is 17
- A resident of Illinois for 6 months prior to contest date
- U.S. Citizen
- Full list of requirements can be found on the Miss Illinois Website
SIX AREAS OF COMPETITION:
Private Interview (35% of total score)
At the local level, each contestant participates in an individual 6-minute interview. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities.
Scoring is based on overall communication skills, including personality, intelligence, validated opinions, emotional control, overall first impression and personal appearance. Community Service is required on the local level. The National Platforms (US Dream Academy Mentor Club and Give Kids the World) are required on the National level. However, if a contestant has a community service issue that they wish to continue, it will become secondary to their participation with "US Dream Academy" and "Give Kids the World." Training materials will be provided on this national platform.
On-Stage Question (5% of total score)
Questions will be of a general nature and will be neither platform-related nor something taken directly 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 extemporaneous response to an on-stage question, contestant's ability to answer the question in the context in which it was asked, contestant's ability to handle the pressure of speaking on stage in front of an audience, and if young people see her as a role model who is reflective of today's generation.
Lifestyle and Fitness Wear (10% of total score)
Each contestant briefly appears on-stage modeling sportswear of her choosing that represents something she does to stay fit. (No Swimsuits) (Example: if she is a cheerleader, she can model her uniform; if she rides horses, she can model her riding gear; if she jogs, she can model a jogging suit in character; if she takes karate, she can model her gi; if she plays tennis, she can model her tennis outfit; if she plays basketball, volleyball, softball, etc., she can model her uniform; if she is a dancer, she can model a costume or rehearsal outfit...the list goes on!) The contestant will be given a specific modeling pattern and will NOT be permitted to act out the sport.
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. The fitness of the teen, by the shape of her body, is not being judged. Instead, her level of pursuit and dedication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is being evaluated.
Talent (35% of total score)
Contestants perform a 2-minute routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism. Other talents that can be performed solo on a stage are also possible. Phone or e-mail us if you have a question about your talent presentation.
Scoring is based on contestant's skill and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level, stage presence and the totality of all elements, including costume, props, voice, use of body and choreography.
Personal Appearance/Poise in Evening Wear (15% of total score)
Each contestant appears on-stage in a gown of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a prom or other formal event. You should be dressed appropriately for a TEEN. High slits and plunging necklines are not acceptable.
Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality and stage presence, walk, posture, carriage and grace, appropriateness of attire and sense of style, sense of attractiveness, beauty and charm.
If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss Chicago Outstanding Teen Pageant, email email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!