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.
You may use the whole stage when you present your speech to the judges. You may wear a suit or dress. Handheld props are allowed. Makeup is allowed in all age divisions for the Speech Competition.
A $150 Sponsor Fee is required of all National Speech Contestants for each entry. 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.
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 ® ”
If your State MAC Pageant Speech was on a different subject from the ones listed above, you may use it if you prefer.
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.