Q. I have never competed in a pageant before, can I still enter? A. Absolutely! No previous experience is necessary.
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 title in their age division, while meeting other National Canadian girls and women from across their province.
Q. What are Provincial and Regional titles? A. Provincial and 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 with their provincial and regional titles where they volunteer, participate in local events, support local causes, and become positive role models in their community.
Q. What are appointed titles? A. 2018 National Canadian appointed title registration opens November 13, 2017. Appointed provincial and regional titles are awarded to delegates who register online and plan to attend 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, evening wear. Delegates are scored on the volunteerism they have done in their community during their reign, their participation at the pageant, their attitude during the two days, stage presence and confidence while on stage. 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 Delegates at Nationals can enter for extra awards. Examples of some optional categories include: Natural Photogenic, National Photoshoot Model, National Academic, National Talent, National Online Talent, National Scrapbook, and National Spirit. Optional Categories have extra fees to enter.
Q. Do I need any "pageant coaching" to get a title? A. NO. You do not need any pageant coaching. We can provide tips for you. Our Delegates have access to online resources. We offer workshops during Nationals to help you be your best self! if someone approaches you and wants to "coach" your child, this is a service you will pay for but please know that we don't offer coaching and we do not endorse or recommend any coaches.
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 opportunity to contribute as a volunteer. Once people 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 volunteering. Do you take food to donate at the food bank? Perfect. have your daughter wear her sash and crown when you drop it off. Do you make cookies and drop them off at neighbours for Christmas - have her help in her sash and crown. Anything that you do where your daughter can help you is a good opportunity. Be creative. Make these things - fun photo opps!
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 get to do all the events and activities at Nationals! There are so many great memories and amazing photos that mother - daughter delegates capture. Sometimes - both mother and daughter will receive National Titles and become part of our Royal Court with even more adventures and fun during their national reigns. PLUS there is a discount when registering for two!
Provincial Qualifying Pageant - Scoring (Sept - Nov)