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 $150 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.
Sponsor Fees, entry fees and all other pageant fees are non-refundable.
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!
IF I WIN MY MAC STATE PAGEANT, WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED OF ME?
Each MAC STATE PAGEANT WINNER is required to attend the National MAC Pageant to compete for the Queen's title for her age group. If the state pageant winner does not sign the MAC State Winner’s contract & attend the National MAC Pageant during the week of Thanksgiving in Lake Buena Vista, FL, she will forfeit her state title, all prizes, & cash awards.
DO I HAVE TO DO A TALENT TO COMPETE IN A MAC PAGEANT?
Our talent competition is optional. It is scored by a separate panel of judges than the panel that selects the overall queen in each age division. Optional contests have absolutely no bearing on who wins the pageant.