**It's America's Grand Miss**
It's Not Glitz, It's Not Natural, It's AGM

2014 America's Grand Miss National
February 7, 8 & 9th
(Always the second weekend in February.)
Seeking experienced directors in most states.



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Welcome!
This pageant is brought to you by the same directors that have produced Tropical Dream Stars USA for the last 19 years! Welcome to the TDS sister pageant, America’s Grand Miss National! AGM is very different from TDS but we feel you will enjoy it just as much! We welcome each and every one of you! This will be an exciting 8th year, as we crown our 2014 National Grand Royalty! You may compete in beauty and your choice of optionals to qualify for the supreme titles! We are very proud to guarantee lots of cash prizes and top quality custom created LOGO crowns! Our crowns are breathtaking! We do not pro-rate. All prizes are guaranteed, no matter how many contestants! Our judges will be looking for a beautiful face. Please note that anyone may compete and win at AGM, because expensive glitz attire is not what our judges are looking for. This is not a natural pageant system, styled hair and make up is absolutely allowed and should flatter the contestant based on age. Supremes are based on your total beauty score: 1-30 + your ONE Highest optional event 1-30. Please call should you have any questions!

Martha Michaud
Executive National Director

Join us in Exciting Atlanta, Georgia!
Located in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia is our host hotel, The Hilton Airport Hotel. The Hilton provides first class accommodations! An indoor pool, weight room and a great restaurant are offered. This is a five star hotel!! You will be staying minutes away from Six Flags Over Georgia, Zoo Atlanta, Aquarium Atlanta plus many other exciting attractions!!

 


NO expensive clothes, photos or elaborate modeling needed! Every contestant has an equal chance to win BIG at AGM! Supreme titles come from beauty on stage and your ONE highest optional event. It is beauty + one. Please see our “What we are looking for page” on the web site. Do not take 2nd hand information. When in doubt, ask the director and look at the site!

SUGGESTIONS
0-3: Very light foundation, light mascara, soft blush, clear lip gloss, very light tan, natural, sweet, age appropriate soft hair style. Sunday best, flower girl or baby doll dress. Short, tea length or long dresses.
4-8: Light foundation, light mascara, blush, light colored lip gloss, light tanning, age appropriate hair style. Sunday best, flower girl, short, tea length or long dresses.
9 & Up: Light foundation with age appropriate make up, that enhances your natural beauty. Soft and age appropriate hair. Light tan. Short, tea length or long dress.

Hair additions, teeth/flippers and lashes: Any of these are permitted and always have been at AGM. However, please keep in mind that if you don’t need these to feel comfortable, don’t use them. There will be no deductions unless they appear hard, fake or overdone. Hair should remain soft, not big. Teeth should appear natural, lashes should be light and not overdone.

MODELING: Modeling is not judged at all, in any event at AGM except casual wear. It is on our score sheets only for that one event.

AGE DIVISIONS ARE:
0-23mo, 2yr, 3yrs, 4yrs, 5, 6 ,
7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16 & up. AGE AS OF September 1st 2013
.You may move up an age group if you wish to.


America’s Grand Miss:
Big stiff pageant hair and heavy make up will be seriously deducted for. No exceptions.
Scoring System for Beauty will be: 75% Facial Beauty & 25% Overall Appearance. The appearance score will be judged on neatness, appeal of garment and fit. We are not looking for glitzy pageant dresses. Hair and make up should flatter the contestant’s overall look. Keep in mind sweet, darling and precious for 0-10 years. Lovely, elegant and beautiful for 11 & Up. We do NOT double crown except for division talent & select door optionals.
 

 

THREE ULTIMATE GRAND SUPREME QUEENS $4,000 - These lucky winners will receive a $4,000 bond, custom giant logo designer crown, monogrammed wrap satin sash, exclusive crown pin and will be seen all year on our forms! This will be the highest combined scoring contestant, from National beauty and your ONE highest optional event. (See optional events)

THREE ULTIMATE GRAND NOVICE SUPREME QUEENS! $2,000 - 0ne from each supreme group. 0-3, 4-8, 9 & up. Highest combined scores from National beauty and your ONE highest optional event. (See optional events) GRAND Novice Supreme is ONLY open to contestants who have not won a title paying $501 cash or more in the last 3 years. 0-$500. NOT $501 (February 1st 2011 to February 1st 2014) Our Novice Supreme winners receive: $2,000 bond, logo crystal ice crown, exclusive monogrammed wrap sash and custom logo crystal ice sash pin! Supremes will be featured in our National advertising and our paperwork!

THREE GRAND SUPREME QUEENS! $2,000 - One from 0-3yrs. One from 4 -8 and one from 9 & Up. Supreme Winners will be the highest combined scoring contestants in each of the above Supreme age groups from: National Beauty and your ONE highest optional event. (See optional events) Supreme winners receive a $2,000 bond, Custom logo crystal ice crown, exclusive monogrammed satin wrap sash and a custom sash pin. Plus be featured in our paperwork and National advertising!

THREE MINI SUPREME QUEENS! $600 - One from 0-3yrs. One from 4 -8 and one from 9 & Up. Supreme Winners will be the highest combined scoring contestants in each of the above Supreme age groups from: National Beauty and your ONE highest optional event. (See optional events) Supreme winners receive a $600 bond, Custom logo crystal ice crown, exclusive monogrammed satin wrap sash and a custom sash pin. Plus be featured in our paperwork and National advertising!

THREE BEAUTY/INTERVIEW SUPREME QUEENS! $600 - One from 0-3yrs. One from 4 -8 and one from 9 & Up. Supreme Winners will be the highest combined scoring contestants in each of the above Supreme age groups from: National Beauty and your interview scores. (See optional events) Supreme winners receive a $600 bond, Custom logo crystal ice crown, exclusive monogrammed satin wrap sash and a custom sash pin. Plus be featured in our paperwork and National advertising!


NATIONAL BEAUTY QUEENS $300 - Our 2014 National Beauty Royalty will be judged on facial beauty and overall appearance ONLY. No modeling scores will be added. The cost of your dress is not important. We are looking for a pretty face and a neat feminine appearance. Beauty will be scored 75% facial beauty and 25% overall appearance.This title is from beauty on stage only. Beauty winners receive: a $300 bond, Queen plaque, custom LOGO crystal crown and beautiful monogrammed satin wrap sash! Our beauty winners are important to us and will be featured on our paperwork and in our National ads! Four runners up will receive beautiful national award. Each contestant will receive a National award. NO Contestant will leave without a National award!. We are not looking for glitzy pageant dresses. *Very small rhinestones are permitted on beauty dresses. However, you should keep this to a minimum! If the dress does not have them, don’t add. NO large chunky stones. Hair and make up should flatter the contestant’s overall look. Big stiff pageant hair and heavy make up will be seriously deducted for. No exceptions. Please see our “what we are looking for page” on the web site. Do not take 2nd hand information. When in doubt, ask the director and look at the site!

NATIONAL NOVICE BEAUTY QUEENS
Our 2014 National Novice Beauty queens will be awarded in each age group. The lucky winners will qualify under the same rules as our Novice Supreme Queens and may not have won a title paying $501 cash in the last 3 years. They will receive a national crown, plaque & sash. This is an awesome title to win and only open to novices!

SWEET DOLL PRINCESS
Would you like to be sure that your “Sweet Doll Princess” receives a large crown? We understand! It’s simple, just check the spot on the entry form and she will receive a minimum of a 7 inch crown on stage! Mr. Tim will announce her as one of our America’s Grand Miss National Sweet Doll Princesses! We will award as many of these as are entered! *Special deadline applies.


OPTIONAL AWARDS
Our pageant system awards quality toys, trophies, gifts & plaques as prizes for our optional event winners. These are high quality items that we believe our contestants will enjoy and use!


OPTIONAL CASUAL WEAR
Casual wear attire is off the rack or custom. No rhinestones on casual wears. Contestants will be judged 1-10 on modeling/presentation for age, 1-10 overall appearance and 1-10 personality. There will be a 90 second time limit, however points will not be deducted if you go a tad over. You may bring your own music or we will supply it. NO STANDING PROPS.

OPTIONAL INTERVIEW * Please read well.
Interview will consist of up-close appraisal. Attire will be white OR black tennis style skirt, shorts or slacks and your own solid color shirt in these colors ONLY: pink, purple, lavender, black or white. These are your own shirts, short or long sleeves. Please do not decorate your shirts. One chaperone/parent may accompany the contestant up to age 7. No questions or answers will be judged. The judges may casually chat with the contestants to make them feel at ease. Hair styles and make up for this event should be the same as for beauty.

OPTIONAL NATURAL PHOTOGENIC
Please submit your photo(s) during registration. Photos may be any size up to 8 ½ X 11. Your name and age must be on the back and your photo must be protected by a clear cover. No obvious re-touch.

OPTIONAL NATURAL COMPOSITE
These will feature a variety of you photos to include head shots and full body/three quarter shots. Your name and age must be included on your composite.

OPTIONAL NATURAL PRINT MODEL
Print Model may come right out of your portfolio! This may be black and white or color. There will be a winner in every age group. ¾ or full.

~ PHOTOS OR PRO-AM STYLE FANCY MODELING IS NOT NEEDED TO WIN AT AMERICA’S GRAND MISS! REMEMBER, SUPREME COMES FROM BEAUTY & YOUR ONE HIGHEST SCORING OPTIONAL.

~A SPECIAL PHOTO PACKAGE WILL BE OFFERED PRIOR TO THE PAGEANT FOR THOSE WHO DO WISH TO ENTER EXTRA PHOTOS. If we have enough interest, we may add some additional cash paying titles and/or an extra casual wear.

OPTIONAL TALENT We have optional talent! There will be three divisions, 0-5, 6-10 and 11 & Up. You may enter more than one talent and you may enter talent only but you MUST enter talent prior to registration. Winners in each age group will receive a beautiful crown, sash, national award. Alternates in each age division will receive a beautiful national award. Our talent winners will be featured on our forms and web site! Talent will be held on Saturday, after beauty and casual wear. Please give your music to the MC cued, labeled and ready just before you go on stage.

One Overall Grand Talent winner will receive a $400 bond, beautiful large crown, sash and national award! We do not double crown. So, if you are pulled first for winning a higher cash paying title, you will not win overall talent.

LINE UP - Line up in each age group is determined by the postmark/receipt date on your entry and deposit. First in, last out in line up OR your choice. YOU MAY USE PAYPAL FOR DEPOSITS, send to director@americasgrandmissnational.com. PayPal for balances due must be sent prior to Wednesday before. We also take all major credit cards over the phone. Add 4% or we will add that for you. Please do not forget to submit your entry form! If we receive your deposit and not your entry form, we will not place you in line up until the form is received. You may use the printed entry form or the online submit form on our web site. Questions? (843) 681-4812
 

RULES:
WHO MAY COMPETE: AGM is open to all contestants. No preliminary is needed. Last years/reigning/current Ultimate Grand Supremes, Grand Supremes, and Grand Novice Supremes may come to crown but may not compete this year. Once a queen has won the 9-Up Grand, they will be lifetime ambassadors and not eligible to compete again. Everyone else has the option to re-compete.

Numbers/Photos: We do not give out the names and numbers of Contestants entered at any time, please do not ask. All photos must be turned in on Friday night by the end of registration.
With enough interest, we may add a 2nd optional Casual Wear and/or cash paying Supreme titles

FAMILY DISCOUNT- First child enters supreme package full price, second child enters the package at half price. All other events are normal price. Only one discount may be used.

SIGNS AND VENDORS: NEW PLEASE READ - A minimum of one large hair and make up/changing room will be provided on a first come basis. Photographers who may need space to shoot, should contact the director in advance for information on how to book space and availability. No photo set ups are permitted in hallways.
NO signs, posters, etc. will be permitted on hotel walls, doors or elevators. This is our pageant regulation, not the hotel. Bulletin boards will be placed on easels; you are welcome to place your signs there. Ignoring this rule may result in disqualification, as determined by the director. Tables will be provided for your pageant forms and flyers. Vendors of merchandise MUST contact the director in advance. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Tables will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
Stage: Will be a front T or back T. Line up first for beauty only. There will be 4 sets of stairs.

STAGE/MUSIC/VIDEO - PHD will provide professional sound, video & music for the AGM National Pageant. No video/photos may be taken in the ballroom. You may model a front OR back T. Your choice. You do not have to change routines! Mr. Tim, “the voice of pageants” will be our MC for nationals. You may bring your own music for casual wear & talent.

RESERVATIONS - Call The Hilton Airport Hotel at: (404)767-9000 The hotel is Located at 1031 Virginia Ave. Atlanta, GA. 30337. Minutes from Hartsfield International Airport. Hotel has a free shuttle service from the airport. Room rates are $97. Rooms feature refrigerators, hair dryers and more! Three restaurants offer a wide range of items to choose from & room service 24 hours! Please call early! EVERYONE WHO MAKES RESERVATIONS BEFORE 1/5/14 WILL BE PLACED IN A SPECIAL DRAWING FOR ONE FREE NIGHT PAID AT THE HILTON! YOUR HOTEL STAY COULD BE FREE! JUST CALL ON TIME TO BOOK YOUR ROOM! Rooms will be held until January 5th, after that time you may not get a room and the rate may go up. Should you have any problem, call Tropical Dream Stars USA (843)-681-4812

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
Welcome Reception will be held during registration for all contestants and their families! Refreshments and fun for all!
Friday February 7th - Registration 0-3yrs. 6-7PM/
4-8yrs. 7-8pm/ 9 &Up 8-9pm Please call if you cannot make these registration times. We wish to allow the youngest contestants to register first. You will be asked to provide your hotel room number at registration. Turn in all photos, pay all balances due, and purchase extra badges. Badges will be $5 more on Saturday.
Saturday February 8th- Interview, Beauty, casual wear, talent. All ages.
Sunday February 9th - Crowning of 2014 America’s Grand Miss National Royalty.
* We will advise you of exact times at registration. Line up will be first for each event.
*Door badges: Must be WORN at all times. In your pocket, purse or room is not worn. Do not attempt to enter the ballroom with out your badge.

REFERRALS
Receive your supreme package paid if you refer 5 contestants not on our mailing list. $25 credit for each referral fewer than five.
BEHAVIOR: Improper conduct by any contestant/parent/guest towards the hotel staff, other contestants or pageant staff may result in disqualification with no refund. Hotel room damage may result in disqualification. Disqualification from pageant, with no refund, at the directors discretion, could occur for those who do not follow the rules above.

DO NOT MAIL A CHECK IN AFTER THE DEADLINE! WE ACCEPT DEBIT CARDS, VISA/MASTERCARD/AMERICAN EXPRESS BY PAYPAL, ONLINE PAYMENTS OR PHONE. (843) 681-4812. NO BALANCES ACCEPTED AFTER WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE PAGEANT. Any credit or debit card balances MUST clear prior to the child taking stage for crowning or competition at the director discretion. Please add 4% for PayPal.
 


2014
NATIONAL ENTRY FORM

(Or Highlight text copy/paste to print)
Online Entry form coming soon!

 
BE SURE TO CHECK OUR INTERNET SPECIALS! THEY CHANGE OFTEN AND YOU MIGHT BENEFIT FROM FEES PAID! NO HIGHER DISCOUNTS WILL BE OFFERED AT A LATER DATE.

_____$ 495 MEGA SWEET DEAL PACKAGE –: Includes: Supreme package of beauty plus natural photo and ALL optionals and Supremes on this entry form. You may not combine this with any another discount. (unless it is an internet special) Does not include: Ultimate Grand Novice Supreme, extra photos or door badges. DEADLINE: Pay your $175 deposit December 4th 2013 This deposit is deducted from your package. Sorry, NO EXTENSIONS.

_____$ 595 SWEET DEAL PACKAGE –: Includes: Supreme package of beauty plus natural photo and ALL optionals and Supremes on this entry form. Does not include: Ultimate Grand Novice Supreme, extra photos or door badges. DEADLINE: Pay your $175 deposit January 10thth 2014 This deposit is deducted from your package. Sorry, NO EXTENSIONS.

_____$ 550 FOREVER SWEET PACKAGE: This package price is good for any entry date. Includes: Supreme package, Beauty, interview, casual wear & natural photo. Qualifies you for National Beauty, Ultimate Grand Supreme, Grand Supreme & Supreme. Sorry, no event substitutions. Other optionals/titles are separate.

_____$ 375 Supreme Package. (Includes: National Beauty and natural photogenic. Qualifies you for Ultimate Grand Supreme, Grand Supreme & National Beauty) If deposit postmarked or received by January 10, 2014. $395 if after January 23rd.

Enter Only what you wish to Al’ A Carte!
Not entering the mega sweet deal, sweet deal or forever packages or don’t need all events? See our internet specials! Visit the web site!

_____$75 Natural Photogenic (optional)
_____$75 Composite (optional)
_____$75 Print Model (optional)
_____$75 Casual Wear (optional)
_____$75 Interview (optional)
_____$75 Talent (optional)
_____$50 2nd Talent (optional)
_____$75 Beauty/Interview Supreme (optional)
_____$75 Ultimate Grand Novice Supreme. I have not won $501 or more cash in the last 3 years
           (2/1/11 to 2/1/14)
_____$75 Mini Supreme (optional)
_____$100 Talent ONLY (not entered in pageant)
_____$ 30 Each Door Badge #_______needed (All events & crowning) 3 and up:$15
_____ $55 Sweet Doll Princess (Not included in any package & must be paid no later than January 15th)
_____ Sub Total
_____ -Less amount won in Photo Contest/or certificate. Only you’re highest may be used.
_____ Deposit enclosed (Minimum: $175 All Contestants, NO door entries)
_____ Balance due at registration. Cash/Money order/cashiers check/paypal/credit card only after
          January 5th

DO NOT MAIL IN A CHECK AFTER THE DEADLINE! WE ACCEPT VISA/MASTERCARD/AMERICAN EXPRESS THRU PAYPAL, ONLINE PAYMENTS. SEE OUR WEB SITE. MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED BY PHONE.

Line up request:__________________________________________________________

Referred by:_____________________________________________________________

Office use ONLY: CW:_____ Tal:______Int_______ Nov_____
Other:_____Dep:_____Via:____Date:______ 2nd Payment:_________Date:_______

Contestant #____________

Contestant Name:_____________________________________ Age Division:___________

Date of birth:_____/_____/_____Age:__ _E Mail:______________________________

Address:_______________________________________________________________

City:_________________________________ State:_________ Zip:________________

Daytime phone:(_____)_______-________ Nighttime:(_____)_____________________

Parents:_________________________________________________________________

Something special about me is:________________________________________________

Ambition:_________________________________________________________________

Color eyes:_____________________ Color hair:_______________________________

I agree to hold harmless, indemnify and release from all claims Tropical Dream Stars USA, Inc. Productions. DBA: America’s Grand Miss, Martha/Paul Michaud, facility where this pageant is held and everyone associated with this pageant. This shall include but not be limited to any injury, loss or theft. Director has sole authority to disqualify contestants without refund for poor behavior, sportsmanship by anyone and the right to refuse entries based on past issues or sportsmanship. I/we agree to abide by all America’s Grand Miss rules and regulations. I agree photos may be used for promotional purposes. No refunds. No transfers. I agree to pay all fees including but not limited to attorney fees in connection with the return of prizes should it be found that I have misrepresented my novice supreme status or age I swear the above information is correct. By entering this pageant and the facility it is held in, I agree to these terms and all AGM rules and regulations. Due to changes in the US government bond system, effective January 2012, all bond amounts shall be paid to the contestant at ½ of the bond amount listed in this document. It is our understanding that the bond amount purchased, if you choose to do so, will double at a point in time determined by the US government. Due to this, over which AGM has no control, we shall award ½ of the amount stated as a “bond”. This remains the traditional pageant full payment of the money award and is not pro-rated in any sense. Example: $4,000 bond shall be paid as a $2,000 cash/check.



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