The information below applies to the National Competition. If there is a State Pageant being held in your state, please reach out to your State Director for State Pageant questions.
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How do I qualify to compete at the Miss United States Agriculture Pageant?
If a State Pageant is held in your state, you must first compete at your State Pageant. Winners from each State Pageant advance to the Miss United States Agriculture National Pageant with their entry fee paid. If there is not a state pageant held in your state, you can then register to represent your state/region at the National Pageant. Apply under the Nationals tab!
What is the difference between a state queen and an appointed titleholder?
A state queen is one who wins her title via a state pageant and does not pay the $395 registration fee. The same crown and sash are awarded to both state queens and appointed state/regional title holders. An appointed titleholder is one that obtained a title because either there is not a state pageant or there are opportunities that remain in the division. Both state queens and appointed titleholders are responsible for a minimum 1 page sponsorship in the national pageant program book. This sponsorship is $500.
What happens if I should win and how much time is involved?
If you win a state pageant, you will of course receive your crown and sash the night of the pageant. If you register as an appointed titleholder, your crown and sash will arrive ship in approximately 4-6 weeks.
Your reign is truly what you make of it. You can attend schools, conferences, fairs, farms etc. Anywhere that you can learn adn spread the word of Agriculture. The biggest commitment is your responsibility to represent your state at the national Miss United States Agriculture pageant in Orlando, Florida. You need to plan to be present at the hotel all day Friday & Saturday. A finalized pageant schedule is sent out to all registered contestants the first week in May.
What are the costs?
Each delegate is responsible for paying a registration and a sponsorship fee, which covers the production of competition weekend and everything associated with the day to day operations of the Miss United States Agriculture Program. We will provide you with information to help secure sponsorship to cover the cost. You may elect to cover 100% of your fees through fundraising efforts if you choose.
How do I secure sponsors?
Each delegate is responsible for securing their own sponsorship. Many local businesses are supportive when you share your goals with them. Once registered you will receive official delegate paperwork to help secure sponsorship. After your initial national entry fee it is possible to not incur any out of pocket expense if you secure sponsorship. Sponsorship can help cover costs associated with entry fee, wardrobe, etc.
What are the prizes and scholarship monies should I win?
Scholarship and prize money, as well as other prizes and awards, differ from year to year according to sponsors that are participating in this year’s event. Visit the link “Prize Package” for information on this years prizes.
How many contestants usually compete?
The number of contestants varies from year to year. Some years there may be more in our Teen Miss – Miss division and some years there are more contestants in our younger age division. However, we don’t give out the number of contestants in each age division prior to the pageant. Simply come prepared to make new friends.
What are my transportation expenses to and from the pageant?
You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the pageant location. Admission to the pageant is by admission armband only. You as a contestant do not need an admission armband – everyone else MUST have an admission armband. One admission armband for a guest or chaperone is included in your national check in packet that you pick up the night before the competition. It is your responsibility to pass along this admission armband to your guest. There is not a limit on the number of admission armbands you may purchase but all admission armbands purchased will be in your check in packet for you to distribute to your guests. You will receive one official program book in your packet. All additional program books must be purchased.
Are tattoos and body piercings allowed?
Tattoos and piercing are a statement of your individuality, and it is up to you whether you choose to show them. If you feel that it may be offensive, you may want to cover it.