We are MAC Pageants and these are the words we live by.
Our Mission Statement-
At MAC Pageants we encourage and reinforce the confidence and natural beauty that we know is within each and every girl. We strive to introduce the fun and excitement of healthy competition in a friendly, family oriented environment where the focus is completely on our contestants building poise and self-confidence while having the most amazing time of their lives!
What Does It Mean To Be An American Coed?
A Coed is a female attending a co-educational college or university. A young woman referred to as a Coed calls to mind a dedicated student, preparing herself to become the very best person she can be, while having a blast at the same time!
Welcome to MAC Pageants. :-)
Welcome to MAC Pageants where Kids are Kids, Teens are Teens, and Coeds are Coeds, always. We are so glad you are here!
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Regional and State Pageants
Age divisions are based on the contestant's age on January 1, 2018.
Junior Teen: 13-15
The total cost to compete in a Regional MAC Pageant is $450. We run specials throughout the year for our MACpack so be sure to subscribe to the MACPack Newsletter so that you don't miss out on an opportunity!
Registration Fee: $25
Sponsor/ Entry Fee: $400
Official MAC Pageant T-shirt: $25 (required)
Regional MAC Prizes-
- A crown, trophy, and specially designed banner with your new title embroidered
- $500 cash award*
- $300 travel allowance to the National MAC Pageant
National MAC Prizes-
National MAC Pageant Overall Queens receive $2,400, an Official National Winner’s Crown, Banner, Trophy and Flowers. In addition, they receive up to $300 as a travel allowance to return to next year’s National Pageant and one standard hotel room for the National Queen and her family for six nights at the next National MAC Pageant
Age Divisions based on contestant's age on Jan. 1, 2018
Jr. Teen: 13-15
Ms: 23-30 (This division also includes young women of any age who have married, divorced, have a child, or do not want to compete in the Coed division because they have already held the Coed title for their state.)
NEW DIVISION! Ms American Coed Woman: 31-49
NEW DIVISION! Ms American Coed Classic Woman: 50 and Up
"This system still ranks number one in our book. My daughter has competed in several systems - including Nationals - but MAC is still her favorite. From the state/regional pageants to Nationals everything runs smoothly. Each contestant is treated as an individual and you can tell the staff cares that each contestant is comfortable. For that reason, and many others, this is a great system for a first-timer. The girls get more stage time than at most other pageants, even at Nationals. This is something that should not be overlooked. At other systems' national finale show all of a division's contestants might come out briefly and, after the semi-finalists are announced, are not to be seen on stage for the rest of the program. At its final show, MAC has every contestant do a second walk in formal wear and, after the top 15 semi-finalists are announced, everyone gets to come out again for a quick walk on the stage. At my daughter's first MAC Nationals at the age of 6, I can say that as a mom it was reassuring to see her smiling and waving even though she wasn't a semi-finalist. Finally, MAC has been generous with its prizes. Sure, some systems award more money, cruises, trips, etc., to the national queens (keep in mind those cruises and trips generally aren't free for the parent(s) ), but the trade off is that so many more go home with nothing. Most important is that MAC is a system that stands by its principles, and where age-appropriate really means something! Titles and prizes are not what defines the pageant experience. It should be about making friends, learning important life lessons, and having fun. MAC does just that!"
BLOWN AWAY SEASONED MOM
"While at MAc state I found myself having fun. It really brought back the fun we had been missing in pageants. During the six years my daughter has been competing I have NEVER (but one instance) encountered such a professional production with staff who clearly cared about all the kids doing their best and feeling like winners. The consistency in prize packages, back drops and professionalism from state to state made me the most pleased. I didn't have to watch kids in other states get treated on a better scale, have better set up or a better prize package. The overal fairness of the company blew me away "
"My girls have been with MAC Pageants for 3 years now. It has been amazing to see their growth in this family system. The staff are very approachable and friendly. My girls love competing and representing MAC Pageants! They look forward to Nationals every year. "
Welcome to MAC Pageants! I am Patty Hawkins, National Director of MAC (Miss American Coed) Pageants, a scholarship pageant system for girls and young women between the ages of 3 and 22. My mother, Carolyn Hawkins, and my aunt, Mary Jo Scarborough, founded Miss American Coed in 1983. Each year since then Miss American Coed has presented thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships to contestants from all over the United States. Through the years, MAC Pageants have been one of the country's most popular pageants for girls and young women for a reason: our events are family-oriented and age-appropriate. We encourage and reinforce the confidence and natural beauty that we know is within each and every girl. That's why you'll never find any make-up on a MAC Pageant contestant under age 13 during our required competitions. We've never had it and we never will. Likewise, the clothing and onstage presentations are always age-appropriate.
Kids are kids at MAC Pageants.
We offer a friendly and supportive environment for girls and young women so they may gain self-confidence and self-esteem. MAC Pageants are events where our country's youth may learn to express themselves, to set and achieve goals, and to interact comfortably with others; all skills that are crucial to a successful life.
Many MAC Pageant contestants, and winners, have never entered a pageant before! Every year girls and young women arrive on Pageant Weekend too nervous or too shy to walk on stage or speak into a microphone. Through fun rehearsals, activities and competitions during a MAC Pageant weekend, contestants develop new friendships, cultivate new levels of confidence, and discover a new love of being in the spotlight by the time Pageant Finals begin!
We encourage teamwork, an appreciation for family, and personal achievement. Most importantly we want every contestant who competes in a MAC Pageant to return home with a new sense of self-worth, a higher degree of self-confidence, and poise that are only developed through practice and stage experience in a supportive environment. These are the most important rewards contestants take home after Pageant Weekend, and that’s what Miss American Coed Pageants are all about!
MAC Pageants is a family affair.
We have an experienced and dedicated team of staff members committed to creating the most magical experience possible for all of the MAC Pageant contestants and their families. It's not uncommon to have 3rd and 4th generations of family members on staff any given weekend. With former MAC Pageant contestants and their mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, on our team, the MAC Pageant Staff is uniquely qualified to create a friendly and empathetic environment for new MAC Pageant contestants and their families. They've been where you are and they know how you feel. They how to make your entire family feel at home and welcome at MAC Pageants.
You could be crowned the next MAC Pageant Queen for your region!
This is your invitation to enter the Miss American Coed, Teen, Junior Teen, Preteen, Sweetheart or Princess Pageant in your region. Just think of the excitement and glamour as you walk across the stage in your beautiful evening gown with the spotlight and applause all for you! Any girl or young woman who is interested in pursuing a career as a model or entertainer, or competing at a very high level within the Miss America or Miss USA pageant systems, will benefit greatly from her involvement with MAC (Miss American Coed) Pageants. Regional contestants also have the opportunity to compete in the National MAC Pageant at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL! You may get to spend Thanksgiving with your family and Mickey Mouse!
We can't wait for you to join the MAC Pageant family!
Mrs. Patty Hawkins