Optional Competitions

Optional competitions are 25$ per entry, each contestant is only allowed to enter each of the optional competitions once. Registration for the optional competitions are preferred to be completed early for the day of competition, but may be added at the door at registration. There will only be one winner in each age division.

Runway Model

All Age Divisions

Public Speaker

Girls:Little to Elegant Miss/Mrs.

Age Divisions

Boys: Little & Junior Age Divisions

Portfolio (All Age Divisions)

Contestants may choose any outfit that reflects their sense of style as long as it is age appropriate. Props are allowed during this competition however, must be carried by the contestant, and may not be set down on the stage at anytime and must be carried back off stage by the contestant. The contestant is encouraged to show their personality while modeling. NO pro-am or glitz modeling is allowed.

The contestant must write an original speech that is informative, persuasive, motivational or funny. Must be at least 200 words long but cannot last longer than five minutes. This speech will be given on stage in front of an audience.

For this competition, 3 photos will need to be brought to registration in a portfolio (book/Binder). Photos should be 8 x 10 and can be in color or black and white. Use your creativity and show your personality in your photos. Pictures can be head shots, full body shots and have props used. Again, please note that no Glitz photos will be excepted, if a photo is considered to Glitz a 10 point deduction will be given for each Glitz photo in the portfolio.


All Age Divisions

Photos that are submitted by the contestants can be candid snapshots or professional photos and should be headshots. Photos should be no larger than an 8” x 10”, and can be black and white or full color. Photos should be natural. Please note that glitz photos will not be accepted. Each contestant will be responsible for picking up their photo at the end of the day.


Girls: Pee Wee to Elegant Miss/Mrs. Age Divisions

Boys: Mr. Pee Wee to Mr. Junior Age Divisions

“BEST OF” Optionals

All Age Divisions

This area of competition can consist of Singing, Dancing, Tumbling, Reciting your favorite poem, etc.. (No fire and/or knives). You must perform for at least 2 minutes but no longer then 2 minutes and 30 seconds. If you go over the allotted time you will receive a 10 point deduction

Contestants that choose to compete in the “Best Of” optional awards can earn “Best Of” awards in Personal Interview, On-stage introduction, personality (Tot age divisions) and Formal Wear. These awards will be determined by high score in each age division for those contestants that choose to participate. This is a fun and easy way to earn even more awards.

Pink & Purple Philanthropy Optional

Contestants will be able to show their philanthropy through this Genuine Elegance optional . Contestants should choose either a pink, purple, or pink and purple outfit of choice that shows our judges your  personality through modeling. There will be one winner in age each division, with the winner receiving a special crown and sash. The proceeds will be divided between the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer's Association in the name of either a survivor or in memory of. We will be taking nominations before our national event.

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