Age Divisions and Scoring Info for National Queen and Victory Contestants


Join us for the fun, excitement and competition of the National MAC Pageant! 

National MAC Pageant Date and Location:
November 19-24, 2018 at The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Area

Girls and women from all across the country will be traveling to Florida this Thanksgiving to compete for a MAC Pageant National title!  MAC Pageants offer a friendly and supportive environment for girls and 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.

We encourage teamwork, an appreciation for family, personal achievement, and building new friendships. 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 from the National MAC Pageant, and that’s what Miss American Coed Pageants are all about!

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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 know how to make your entire family feel at home and welcome at MAC Pageants.

Age Divisions based on contestant's age on Jan. 1, 2018

  • Princess: 3-6
  • Sweetheart: 7-9
  • Preteen: 10-12
  • Jr. Teen: 13-15
  • Teen: 16-18
  • Coed: 19-22
  • 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 

National Queen’s Competitions are:

1/3 Poise and Appearance in Eveningwear

Judges will score each National Queen and National Victory Contestant on poise and appearance as she appears on stage in evening wear.

 1/3 Personal Introduction and Appearance in Interview Wear

Each National Queen and National Victory Contestant will introduce herself to the Judges’ panel and model her interview outfit in the interview room. Introductions should include the contestant’s name, hometown, state and one thing about herself, such as her ambition. The contestant’s age should not be included in her introduction. (20 second limit – introductions will be timed)

1/3 Self Confidence, Poise and Personality in Personal Interview

Each National Queen and National Victory Contestant is interviewed by the Judges’ panel. She will not be asked about politics, religion, dating, etc. She will be judged on self-confidence, poise and personality.


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MAC Pageants National Optional Competitions


National Talent Competition

Talent performances have a time limit of two minutes. At two minutes, a timer will sound and your microphone and/or music will fade out. At that time you must stop performing. No points will be deducted from your score if this occurs. The two minute time limit is enforced so each contestant performs for the same amount of time and so we can stay on schedule. All performances must be live and memorized. Do not use sheet music if you are playing an instrument. Talent performances and costumes must be conservative and age appropriate. Do not use songs with suggestive lyrics or song titles. Do not perform a suggestive dance routine. Makeup is allowed in all age divisions during the Talent Competition. If you need music for your performance, upload it using this link:https://goo.gl/pSzdhe. MAC Pageants will provide a piano, cordless microphone, sound system and sound technician. A $200 Sponsor Fee is required of all National Talent Contestants for each entry. If you enter more than one talent, each talent performance must be significantly different. For example, you may enter a dance number and vocal piece or a contemporary vocal piece and an opera solo. If you are not sure if your talent entries are significantly different, please contact the National Office. If your performances are too similar, only the one scoring highest will be eligible to place in the top five. Props are allowed but they should take no more than 10-15 seconds to set up on stage. Sponsors may be listed under each contestant’s name and photo in the digital National Program Book for her age group. Talent fees count toward advertising awards, but no advertising space is given nor do they take the place of the required $1200 Queens’ sponsor fee. 

National Speech Competition

Speech performances have a 100 word limit, counting all words except the title. Bring a typed, double-spaced copy of your speech to turn in at National Check-in. Your name, age division, state and number of words must be in the upper right-hand corner of your speech. Makeup is allowed in all age divisions for the Speech Competition. You may use the whole stage when you present your speech to the judges. You may wear a suit or dress. A $200 Sponsor Fee is required of all National Speech Contestants for each entry. Handheld props are allowed. Sponsors may be listed under each contestant’s name and photo in the digital National Program Book for her age group. Speech fees count toward advertising awards, but no advertising space is given nor do they take the place of the required $1200 Queens’ sponsor fee.

Speech Titles:
Princess - Any subject (speech, poem, Bible verse, etc.)
All Age Divisions -
  • My Favorite American (must be famous)
  • My Home State; A Famous Person from My Home State
  • How I Can Make the World a Better Place
  • “Youth, Pride of the Present, Hope of the Future .”
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    If your Regional Pageant Speech was on a different subject from the ones listed above, you may use it if you prefer.  


    National Photogenic Competition

    Photogenic entries may be head and shoulders, full length, posed, candid, black and white or color. The photo(s) you enter may be any size up to 9 x 12 and should have been taken in the past 12 months. Your photogenic entry must emphasize your actual age. Light makeup is allowed in the photogenic competition. The judges will deduct points from your score if you submit a photograph with a sexy pose, seductive facial expression, bare shoulders, heavy makeup, too mature hair style, etc. Professional quality photos usually score much higher than snapshots. Bring a printed copy of the photos you would like scored to check-in. We cannot guarantee the return of your photos or the condition of the photos when they are returned. Although it is extremely unlikely that the photo will be lost or damaged, please do not turn in the only copy of a photo that is important to you. A $200 Sponsor Fee is required for each Photogenic entry. Sponsors may be listed under each contestant’s photo in the digital National Program Book for her age group. Photogenic fees count toward advertising awards, but no advertising space is given nor do they take the place of the required $1200 Queens’ sponsor fee. 


    National Modeling Contest


    Modeling performances have a time limit of 45 seconds. At 45 seconds, a timer will sound and the music will fade out. At that time you must stop modeling. No points will be deducted from your score if this occurs. The 45 second limit is enforced so each contestant models for the same amount of time and so we can stay on schedule. Contestants will model age- appropriate attire that has a casual, tailored look. Shorts, slacks, jumpers, capris, skirts and skorts are examples of clothing that may be worn in the Modeling Competition. The outfit shouldn’t be too fancy or elegant, it should be something that you would buy off the rack at a department store. Small rhinestones and bead accents are allowed although they should not take away from the outfit or the contestant. This is an upbeat and fun event! Turns, hesitations, poses and walks may be used. Please, no Pro-Am modeling such as aerial spins, kicks, or flips. The setting is an upscale department store fashion show. Contestants’ demeanor should be upbeat and positive, not pouty or demure. Age appropriate makeup may be worn in all age divisions. We will provide music for you. A $200 Sponsor Fee is required for each Modeling entry. Sponsors may be listed under each contestant’s photo in the digital National Program Book for her age group. Modeling fees count toward advertising awards, but no advertising space is given nor do they take the place of the required $1200 Queens’ sponsor fee. 

    National Actress Contest

    Acting performances have a time limit of 45 seconds. At 45 seconds, a timer will sound and the microphone will be faded out. At that time you must stop performing. No points will be deducted from your score if this occurs. The 45 second limit is enforced so each contestant performs for the same amount of time and so we can stay on schedule. Contestants will select and perform a commercial script. You may make up your own script, use a script you have seen on TV or heard on the radio, or use one of the sample scripts that will be sent to you in National Newsletter #2 around October 15th. Your commercial script must promote a product. Memorize your commercial script and try to create interesting timing, pacing and voice inflections. Small handheld props and costumes are allowed or you may wear a nice casual outfit. Your clothes and your script should be conservative and age appropriate. Age appropriate makeup may be worn in all age divisions. No music is allowed in the Acting Competition. A $200 Sponsor Fee is required for each Acting entry. Sponsors may be listed under each contestant’s photo in the digital National Program Book for her age group. Acting fees count toward advertising awards, but no advertising space is given nor do they take the place of the required $1200 Queens’ sponsor fee. 


    National Cheerleading Competition

    Cheerleading performances have a time limit of 45 seconds. At 90 seconds, a timer will sound and the music will fade out. At that time you must stop performing. No points will be deducted from your score if this occurs. The 45 second limit is enforced so each contestant performs for the same amount of time and so we can stay on schedule. Contestants will perform a cheer, dance, or pom-pom routine or any combination of these three types of routines. Cheers may support MAC Pageants or any team. Dance moves should be age appropriate and should not be suggestive or provocative. Age appropriate makeup may be worn in all age divisions. If you need music for your performance, upload it using this link: https://goo.gl/pSzdhe. Judges will look for skill variety (tumbling, kicks, jumps, etc.), proper technique (toes pointed, level arms, no bent wrists, clean motions, etc.), high energy level and ability to excite the crowd if a cheer is included in the performance. Cheerleading performances should not be all tumbling. Tumbling skills should be performed in a 10’ x 10’ area. A $200 Sponsor Fee is required for each Cheerleading entry. Sponsors may be listed under each contestant’s photo in the digital National Program Book for her age group. Cheerleading fees count toward advertising awards, but no advertising space is given nor do they take the place of the required $1200 Queens’ sponsor fee. 

     


    National Fitness Competition 

    The Fitness Wear Modeling competition is only open to Jr. Teens, Teens, Coeds, Ms., Ms. Woman, and Ms. Classic Woman contestants. Fitness Wear Modeling performances have a time limit of 45 seconds. At 45 seconds, a timer will sound and the music will fade out. At that time you must stop modeling. No points will be deducted from your score if this occurs. The 45 second limit is enforced so each contestant models for the same amount of time and so we can stay on schedule. Contestants will model age-appropriate fitness, aerobic or yoga attire. The outfit may be any color, one or two piece, long or short. Bare midriffs are acceptable. Shoes may be tennis shoes, athletic shoes or Keds. Contestants may not wear high-heel tennis shoes and the outfit may not be a thong. The outfit shouldn’t be too small or revealing, it should be something that you would buy off the rack at a department or sporting goods store. Small rhinestones and bead accents are allowed although they should not take away from the outfit or the contestant. This is an upbeat and fun event! The setting is an upscale department store fashion show. Contestants’ demeanor should be upbeat and positive, not pouty or demure. Contestants should use turns, hesitations, and walks to express themselves. This is not a fitness routine competition. Do not perform jumping jacks, push-ups, or flexing poses. Judging will be based on outfit, figure, fitness, posture, and confidence. MAC Pageants will provide music. Age appropriate makeup may be worn in all age divisions. A $200 Sponsor Fee is required for each Fitness Wear Modeling entry. Sponsors may be listed under each contestant’s photo in the digital National Program Book for her age group. Fitness Wear Modeling fees count toward advertising awards, but no advertising space is given nor do they take the place of the required $1200 Queens’ sponsor fee.

     


    National Scrapbook Contest

    Scrapbook entries should be small enough to pack in your suitcase, preferably no larger than 10” x 13”. Entries will be scored on creativity, neatness, artistic expression and originality. You may feature your entire life, several years of your life, the past year or the period of time since your State Pageant. Scrapbooks are to be turned in and picked up at the time listed on your National Pageant Schedule. The winners will receive a trophy or plaque on stage. There is a $25 fee to enter this competition.

    National Volunteer Service Contest

    This competition is open to all contestants. Entries will be scored on number of volunteer hours, quality of volunteer work, documentation, organization and neatness. You may use a report folder and include photos, certificates, etc., to document your work. Entries must be submitted at National Pageant Check-in. The winners will receive a cash award and trophy or plaque. A Volunteer Service Form may be found in National Newsletter #1. Please refer to it for competition guidelines. There is a $25 fee to enter this competition.


    National Academic Achievement Contest

    This competition is open to all contestants. Entries will be scored on grade point average, honors, activities, standardized test scores, documentation, organization and neatness. You may use a report folder and include certificates, test print outs, etc., to document your work. Verification of your grade point average must be attached or your entry will not be scored. Entries must be submitted at National Pageant Check-in. The winner will receive a cash award and trophy or plaque. An Academic Achievement Form may be found in National Newsletter #1. Please refer to it for competition guidelines. There is a $25 fee to enter this competition.


    National Family Art Contest

    This competition is open to all contestants. Family members may work together on this project. After October 15th, you will receive information from the National Office that will be the basis for your entry in the Family Art Contest. You may decorate this with any kind of art supplies including, but not limited to, glitter, ribbons, crayons, paint, sequins, jewels, fabric and construction paper. You may use lights and even have moving parts! Anything goes! Your entry should not be larger than 14” wide x 14” high x 14” deep. All entries must be turned in at National Check-in and clearly be marked with your name and age division. There is a $25 fee to enter this competition.


     NATIONAL MAC PAGEANT HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 

    Hilton Orlando Lake Buena VistaHost Hotel

    Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Area
    Our host hotel offers MAC Pageant contestants, relatives and friends a reduced room rate for pageant week. Reserve your room early to make certain the type of room you prefer is available. We want your family and friends to be part of the fun, excitement and competition of your “Dream Come True” Pageant Week

    Pageant officials are not responsible for room costs or rooming contestants for security reasons. Contestants are not required to stay at the host hotel.

    Address:
    Hilton Orlando-Lake Buena Vista
    1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Hotel Website:

    Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Area

    Group Rate:
    $117 (tax included) per night in a standard king or double room
    (If you book inside our block, the Hilton's $30 per night resort fee is waived.)

    Book by Phone:
    800.782.4414 or 407.827.4000 Use code COE

    Book online:
    https://book.passkey.com/e/49564647