1. Applicant must be married as of the date of entry and throughout the state and national competitions.
2. Applicant is and always has been a female and is at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry.
3. Applicant will continue to be a person of good moral character: affirms that she has not committed and will not commit any act inconsistent with the highest standards of public morals and conventions or that will reflect unfavorably on the Pageant, its representatives, sponsors and/or licensees: that during her majority (18 years of age or older), she has not willingly appeared in provocative and sexually explicit photographs for any film, video, or publication prior to, during the state pageant, or during her reign as a state winner or as “Mrs. America”.
4. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and a resident of the “state “ or “Military Installation”, in the “State” of entrance into the Pageant. If Applicant seeks to represent the District of Columbia, she must reside in or work within a 25 mile radius, on a full time basis, thereof. Applicant is only permitted to enter one State Pageant per Pageant year, and must follow rules outlined above.
5. Applicant agrees to look solely to the State Director with respect to all matters relating to the State Pageant, including her application to enter the State Pageant, the preparation, rehearsal, performance and selection process relating to the State Pageant and all other matters relating to the State Pageant. Mrs. America, Inc. its Officers, Directors, Agents and Employees are not liable to Applicant to anything whatsoever in connection with the State Pageant.
6. Applicant will attend the Mrs. America Pageant (sometimes referred to as the “National Pageant”) if selected as the winner in the State Pageant and further abide by all the required services rules and regulations governing the National Pageant. Applicant is responsible to both Mrs. America and her State Director in the event of non-compliance with the same.
7. Applicant may have a modeling, personal management and/or agency contract, which contract, however, does not include, authorize, or permit the use of the name of “Mrs. America Pageant: or any title designation or reference with respect to the Pageant in any manner. Applicant may not have any commercial tie-up or endorsement agreement or commitment or any kind whatsoever. Applicant agrees to be bound by the rules. Regulations and the Contestant Agreement required by Mrs. America, Inc.
8. State Directors, at their discretion, may accept a qualified Contestant who has competed at the Mrs. America Pageant in non-consecutive years.
9. A contestant may not participate as a contestant in another pageant for married women while holding a local, or state title in the Mrs. America system. Contestant will not enter or participate in any way, either directly, or indirectly, including as a contestant, judge, promoter, producer, manager, consultant or otherwise, in any other beauty pageant.
10. Relative to State matters, the Directors shall have the final approval of wardrobe, appearances, press releases, coaching and hair and make-up providers. Winner agrees to wear Mrs. Florida Sponsor’s gown at the National and support all sponsors as directed by MFA director.
11. Applicant hereby authorizes the use of any Pageant photos or video reproduction of the Applicant at the State Pageant for promotional purposes.
12. Mrs. America, at its discretion, may conduct separate contests, such as a: 1st Runner-Up” or “Fabulous Face” Contest and add Delegates to the National Competition. “State 1st Runner-Ups” shall continue to be eligible and compete in said Competitions through the Mrs. America Pageant for the year of entrance.
13. As consideration for this agreement, Contestant promises to pay the respective State entry fee, all payments being non-refundable.
14. Failure of a contestant to abide by the rules above may result in disqualification and or removal of a State title at the discretion of the State Director, subject to review by the National Pageant Grievance Committee.
15. Comments, rankings, etc. from the Judges will not be made available to Contestants.
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