National Contest Saturday September 29, 2018
Interview: 20 Points
Contestants must participate in personal interview, business attire required. We are looking for honest answers. This is your time to market yourself and let the judges get to know who you are.
Presentation: 20 points
Females: Creative Gown/Males: Creative Formalwear
We are looking for you to think outside of the box. Creativity, Fit and Overall Appearance are very important. Regular Evening Gown and Formal Wear Rules Are Out The Window. GET CREATIVE!!! It should be something you can't wear for Evening Gown or Formalwear.You may use your own music for Presentation. Presentation CDs must be labeled as "Presentation" with your name and must be track number one. Presentation CD must be turned in at the contestant meeting. Remember:
Fit of Attire
(2 min setup time for props and 1 min break down time; ALL props MUST be removed from building directly after presentation. Contestants may use their own music for presentation)
Talent: 20 points
Each contestant should entertain the judges and the audience. Judges are evaluating the quality of lip sync/live vocal, dance ability or other entertainment methods. Execution and appeal are most important. Costuming, dancers and/or talent extras are part of the judging. Talent cannot be longer than 5 minutes. Talent CDs must be labeled as "Talent" with name and must be track number one. Talent CD must be turned in at the contestant meeting. Extras in your talent will cost $35.00 each and money will be collected at contestant meeting.
Overall Appearance (Including costuming, Props, and talent extras)
Lip Sync/Live Vocal
(2 min setup time for props and 1 min break down time; ALL props MUST be removed from building directly after talent)
Formal Wear/Evening Gown: 20 points
This should be a statement of the contestant’s style and taste.
Female's gown must be full length and one piece; hair & make-up should compliment.
Male’s formal wear should fit and shoes should not scuffed.
Hair and Make-up
Question & Answer: 20 points
Scoring based on personality, poise and ability to communicate on a microphone in front of an audience. How you convey your response to the judges is important, but context of the answer is most important. We are seeking honest thoughtful answers not pageant cliché. Remember there is no right or wrong response.
Content of Answer
Ability to Communicate
Pageant Date: Saturday September 28, 2019
Contestant Meeting: 10:00AM Diversity Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230
Registration Closes When Interviews Begin
Doors Open to Public at 5:30 pm
Showtime 6:00 pm SHARP
General Admission $35
Tables to Seat 10 $175.00 + General Admission. Includes ( Hors d'oeuvres, Complimentary Bottle of Champaigne/Wine and Nationz Merchandie)
Any questions or concerns please contact: Tomaris Ova (Pageant Director) at Tomaris Ova on Facebook, Bernard Howe at Director@nationzfoundationrva.org
Entry Fee for Mr., Mz & Plus Nationz is $200.00 by September 15, 2019 and $250.00 after early entry deadline
Mail Entry Fees in form of Money Order or Cashier’s check to
4794 Finlay Street, Ste.1
Henrico, VA 23231
Mr., Mz. & Plus
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