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pINTERNATIONAL JUNIOR MISS Official State Pageant Newsletter #2Whats Inside
Sample Interview Questions
The Host Hotel
More About the Optional Competitions
Talent Causal Wear Spokesmodel Photogenic IJM Spirit Award
The Program Book
The Cover Girl Award & Cash Scholarship
Optional Prizes & Awards
The Pajama Party
IJM Scholarship Fund
Congratulations to our 2009 International Royalty!
Miss, Brooke Harris (OK)Teen, Allyssa Chambers (NY)Jr Teen, Kayla Watson (GA)Pre-Teen, Brianna Smith (MN)Princess, Ava Tortorici (NJ)Jr Princess, Kara Curtin (IL)
Welcome to your second official newsletter for your state program. Once again, we are truly honored to have you as a part of the IJM Family.
Lets Have A Good Time!The pageant weekend is all about fun! This is a weekend to meet new people, learn new things and express yourself on stage. We have enclosed a sample of interview questions, a weekend outline and other great tools to help you prepare for your upcoming state pageant.
InterviewPersonal IntroductionEvening Gown* Fun Fashion is not a state level competition.
* Please limit your personal introductions to 25 30 seconds. This is only guideline. Introduction will not be timed.
Your state pageant is an official preliminary event which qualifies you to compete at the 2010 IJM International Finals.
Interview Sample . . .
Interviews at IJM are fun and easy! This is your time to let your personality shine.
1. Why would you like to be an IJM State Queen?
2. What do you like to do in your spare time?
3. What is your favorite television show?
4. Who is your favorite person, and why?
5. What do you look forward to most about participating in the pageant this weekend?
Hilton East Brunswick3 Tower Center BoulevardEast Brunswick, New Jersey, 08816Telephone: 732-828-2000
The 2009 - 2010 New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania State Pageants will be held October 2nd, 3rd & 4th at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel in East Brunswick, New Jersey. At the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel, you will enjoy a memorable visit and impeccable service.
To make your reservation, please call the hotel direct. Be sure to let them know that you are with the New Jersey/New York/Pennsylvania International Jr Miss pageant in order to receive the special discounted rate.
Visit the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel Online, www.hilton.com
Q. Must I stay at the host hotel?
A. You will be glad you did! Staying at the host hotel helps to make your pageant experience more enjoyable since each of the events will be held at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel. The convenience of staying at the host hotel is unbeatable. There are several wardrobe changes during competition and events throughout the weekend. There is no hassle of finding a parking space and rushing to your events. And after the day is done, simply take the elevator up to your guest room for a good nights sleep.
Opening Production: Opening Production tops are $25 each. You will need a pair of blue denim bottoms (jeans, capri pants or shirt for the opening production). No shorts please. Tops will be available for pick-up at registration.
Pageant Tickets: Weekend badges for all competitions are $10 - $25 per person. Everyone except the contestant must purchase a weekend badge to attend the weekend competitions. Children 3 years and under will be admitted free.
Pajama Party: Come and join us for the best pajama party ever! Attire: Pajamas. Bring a pair of NEW pajamas or books to be donated to the Pajama Program.
Have Questions?Contact your state or national pageant office today.
__ Interview/Personal Intro Attire
__ Evening Gown
__ $25 for Opening Production Top
__ Denim Bottoms (Opening Production)
__ Comfortable Clothing (Rehearsals)
__ Optional Entry Forms
__ Causal Wear Attire
__ Talent Attire
__ Talent Music (2 CDs)
__ Talent Introduction Form
__ Spokesmodel Attire
__ Photogenic Photos
Tentative Outline:*This outline is subject to change.
Friday: October 2nd
RegistrationOrientationWorkshopMandatory Dance RehearsalsPajama Party
Saturday: October 3rd
Early Check-InPageant Interview Competition**Optional Casual Wear ModelingOptional Commercial CompetitionOptional Spokesmodel CompetitionOptional Talent CompetitionPageant Evening Gown Competition**
Sunday: October 4th
Final Dance RehearsalsShow Finale **State Royalty Party
** Required Competitions
Having Fun at the 09 International FinalsNew Jersey Queens (above)& New York Queens (below)
MORE ABOUT OPTIONAL COMPETITIONS:
Optional Competitions are exactly what they say they are, optional. You are not required to enter the optional competitions, as they have no bearing on the overall outcome of the pageant. TALENT COMEPTITION: Entry Fee $50
You may enter up to two talent performances during the optional competition.
Each talent performance is scored individually and counts as its own entry.
Talent performance may not be longer than 2 minutes.
If music is to be used, it must be turned in on a CD and must have a definite end to the song that you are using.
Your talent CD is due at registration. You must also bring one back-up copy with you to the competition to keep in the dressing room or audience.
Individual talent rehearsals will not be held during the competition weekend.
All talent performances that require speaking or singing (does not include cheer competition) must use a microphone.
All props must be small enough to be carried onto the stage by no more than one person.
All props should be a functional part of your talent performance.
Any equipment other than a piano, microphone and sound equipment must be supplied by the participant.
Talent is scored based on entertainment value, skill and overall presentation. The talent winner will receive cash prize of $100* and trophy. The first and second runner-up in each talent division will receive a trophy.
CASUAL WEAR MODELING COMPETITION: Entry Fee $50
Causal Wear can be any type of casual clothing.
Denim is allowed in the casual wear competition. Ideal outfits for spring casual wear clothing are capri pant, sundresses, skirts and tops, pant and blouse combinations.
Pro-am routines are not allowed. Modeling instructions will be
given at the rehearsals and must be followed.
Casual wear modeling is scored based on modeling technique and overall presentation. The Casual Wear Winner in each age division will receive a cash prize of $100* and trophy. The first and second runner-up in each casual wear division will receive a trophy.
SPOKESMODEL COMPETITION:Entry Fee $50
The Spokesmodel competition is limited to one entry. State queens and national titleholders will soon become spokesmodels for International Junior Miss. Contestants must deliver a 30-second speech on their inspirations..IJM.I Just Might. Sign language, singing, acting or rhyming is not allowed.
Examples.. I Just might become . . . . . . . . . a doctor . . . . . the first woman president . . .. a movie star . . a dancer
Attire: Interview Suit or Dress.
Spokesmodel competition is scored based on content and overall presentation. The Spokesmodel Winner in each age division will receive a cash prize of $100 and trophy. The first and second runner-up in each spokesmodel division will receive a trophy.
PHOTOGENIC COMPETITION: Entry Fee $50 (limit two entries)
Photogenic pictures should be at least 5 x 7 inches and no larger than 8 x10 inches in black & white or color.
Photos are due at registration and must fit inside an 8 x 10 sheet protector.
Do not mail your photo. You may enter the photogenic
competition up to two times.
The winner of the photogenic competition in each division will receive a cash prize of $100* and keepsakes trophy. The first and second runner-up in each photogenic division will receive a trophy.
IJM SPIRIT AWARD:
The IJM Spirit Award Trophy is a great keepsake to take home to show your spirit of competition from the weekend of the International Finals. Its easy to do, and ITS FREE. To earn a spirit award trophy, all you need to do is add up the total amount of points below and turn in your spirit award entry form. A participant with 8 or more points automatically qualifies for the IJM International Spirit Award.
Spirit Award Points: Pageant Competition (2.5 pts); Talent Competition (1 pts); Casual Wear Competition (1 pts); Photogenic (1 pt); Supermodel with Style (1 pt); Spokesmodel Competition (.5 pts); Program Book Ad Sales (2 pts per full page, 1.5 pts per half page, 1 pt per quarter page and spotlight ad 0.5 pts).
The Program Book:
Full Page Ad: $400
Half Page Ad: $200
Quarter Page Ad: $100
Spotlight Ad: $75
The Program Book Deadline is September 15, 2009. Please return your photo to: PO Box 63, Atco, NJ 08004 or email your photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone selling five pages of advertisements, will receive a $300 Cash