Pageant

OVERVIEW

The 2020 Miss Juneteenth Pageant will be held on June 13, 2020. The pageant competition will consist of 4 age categories:

  • Mini Miss Juneteenth Oregon – ages 6-8 (noncompetitive) 
  • Little Miss Juneteenth Oregon – ages 9-12
  • Teen Miss Juneteenth Oregon – ages 13-15
  • Miss Juneteenth Oregon – ages 16-19

Contestants in the competitive age categories will be judged in 4 categories. The top 3 highest scores will make up the top 3 finalists (winner, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up). We will also be awarding the “Miss Clara Peoples Award” to the young woman that exemplifies the spirit of Mrs. Clara Peoples, the “Mother of Juneteenth” and the “Spirit of Juneteenth Award” to our top fundraiser.

JUDGING CRITERIA

INTERVIEW (20%)

  • Ability to think fast under pressure
  • Articulation
  • Composure
  • Overall Response

QUESTION AND ANSWER (20%)

  • Ability to think fast under pressure
  • Articulation
  • Composure
  • Overall Response

TALENT (20%)

  • Artistic Expression
  • Skill
  • Stage Presence
  • Overall Performance

PERSONAL STYLE (20%)

  • Stage Presence
  • Personality

EVENING GOWN (20%)

  • Poise
  • Grace
  • Overall Presentation

PAGEANT FAQ

  • Interested individuals can compete in the pageant even if they have not participated in the education program. Registration for the pageant is due by March 31, 2020. Contestants will be notified of their participation no later than April 19, 2020. Interested individuals can register here.
  • Rehearsals for pageant contestants will start on May 2, 2020. The weekly pageant rehearsals are mandatory for all those interested in participating in the pageant. Absences must be communicated with the Program Director (Octavia Chambers) and/or Pageant Coach (Sharitha McKenzie) in advance.
  • Contestants may compete more than once if they have not previously won the title in their age category (i.e. Mini Miss, Little Miss Juneteenth, Miss Teen Juneteenth or Miss Juneteenth Oregon).
  • The winner of the pageant will receive a scholarship of $250-$1000 (dependent upon age category).
  • All pageant participants must pay a $25 entry fee. Participants in the year-round program will not have to pay an additional fee to participate in the pageant.

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