Q. I have never competed in a pageant before, can I still enter? A. Absolutely! Previous experience is not necessary.
Q. What is an "all natural pageant"? A. It is not like the drama filled TV style pageants! They wear limited or no make-up, no fake hair, delegates can do their own hair for the pageant, wear gowns with less than 25% sparkle, show good sportsmanship, and build life-long friendships in our National Sisterhood. 0ur pageant events include volunteerism and workshops to help our delegates build confidence. We want you to just be you!
Q. What is the National Pageant? A. Our Delegates from across Canada come together every July to meet each other, have fun, make appearances, volunteer and compete for National titles in our Royal Court. Delegates competing at Nationals must hold a regional title that they received at a Provincial Qualifying Pageant or an appointed title.
Q. What are Provincial Qualifying Pageants? A. Our Provincial Qualifying Pageants are 2-day events. Each start on Saturday with an evening meet & greet and a volunteer activity, followed by rehearsals and the pageant on Sunday. Delegates at the Provincial Qualifying Pageants get a chance to vie for the provincial titles in their age division, while meeting other National Canadian girls and women from across their province.
Q. What are Regional titles? A. Regional titles are awarded, along with crowns and sashes, to every National Canadian Delegate that attends a qualifying pageant or registers for an appointed title. All titleholders enjoy a regional reign where they volunteer, participate in local events, support local causes, and become positive role models in their community. Regional titles can include 'Provincial, Region or City'.
Q. What are appointed titles? A. 2018 National Canadian appointed title registration opens November 13, 2017. Appointed titles are awarded to delegates who register online. Delegates receive regional titles and a spot at Nationals in July to compete for National Royal Court titles.
Q. What categories of competition will I compete in at a Provincial Qualifying Pageant? A. All delegates will compete in interview (playtime for baby and toddler Delegates), fun fashion, and evening wear. Delegates are scored on the volunteerism they have done in their community prior to the pageant, their participation at the pageant, their attitude during the two days, stage presence and their confidence. Delegates receive a Handbook with more information.
Q. Do younger Delegates participate in the Volunteer Event at the Provincial Qualifying Pageant or at Nationals? A. The Volunteer events are optional for Delegates in the age categories of Baby and Toddler. We definitely recommend that they attend, try their best to help and have some fun with their National Canadian Sisters.
Q. What are optional categories at Nationals? A. Optional categories are fun competitions that Delegates pay an additional fee to enter. Optional awards do not count towards overall scores for Nationals. These are fun categories that allow our delegates to shine and show their individual gifts! Examples of categories include: Natural Photogenic, National Photo Shoot Model, National Academic, National Talent, National Online Talent, National Scrapbook, and National Spirit.
Q. Do I need "pageant coaching" to win a title? A. NO. You do not need any pageant coaching. This is an all-natural pageant so our Judges look for natural poise, confidence and inner beauty. Delegates have access to online resources, receive tips during rehearsals and have workshops during Nationals to help them be their best self! If you are approached by someone offering to "coach" your child, this is a service you will pay for. We do not offer coaching and we do not endorse or recommend any pageant coaches. We have plenty of rehearsal time so our Delegates feel confident when they walk the stage!
Q. What if I don't currently volunteer - how do I get started? A. It is okay if you are new to volunteering. To get full scores, we look for you to participate in 10 events in crown and sash plus record additional events you attend or participate in for additional scores. We can help with some ideas of where to start in your community or at your school. We know that you can't always wear a sash or crown - however, you can take a photo before or after the event. Attending events and participating is a great start - even if you don't have the opportunity to contribute as a volunteer. Once you let organizations know that you are a titleholder, they will typically find ways for you to participate.
Q. Is my daughter too young to volunteer? A. Any age is a good age to learn about volunteerism. Do you take food to donate at the food bank? Perfect - your daughter can wear her sash and crown when she helps you make that donation. Do you make cookies and drop them off at the neighbours or a Seniors home - she can help in her sash and crown - the neighbours and seniors will love it. Anything that you do where your daughter can help you is a good opportunity to teach her about giving back. Be creative. Volunteer with your daughter at community events, and make the activity a fun photo opportunity!
Q. How do mother - daughter delegates work? A. Mothers compete in the MS. category and daughters compete in their age category. It's a fun experience to share and it means that mom gets to do all the events and activities at Nationals with her daughter! There are so many great memories and amazing photos that mother - daughter delegates capture. There is a chance that both mother and daughter will receive National Titles and become part of our Royal Court which means even more adventures and fun during their national reign! PLUS there is a discount when registering two delegates!
Provincial Qualifying Pageant - Scoring (Sept - Nov)