American Royalty Pageant 2009 National Entry Form
Girls: 0-23 mos * 2-3yrs *4-5yrs* 6-8 *9-11 *12-14 *15 -UP (single) *
Classic Miss for (married/divorced/single who feel too old for Miss group) Boys 0-2 & 3-5 & 6-8
90 day grace period on age - or you may compete in the same age division you  were in at your state pageant
.

American Royalty is a back to basics pageant for boys & girls:   
We have both glamour & academic events.  Our primary focus is FACIAL BEAUTY of the contestant.
Clothing in BEAUTY is not scored.  We promote our queens whenever possible.  
Our queens have been in over 10 different magazines.  They have appeared in newspapers,
commercials, movies & have been on ABC news & national television.
We assisted several queens (10) with landing extra roles in the movie “Carrie 2 - The Rage”.
National Queen of Queens, Tara Nicole has appeared in 5 movies including:
“A Tale About Bootlegging,” “Blood Done Sign My Name,” “The 5th Quarter” & a Nascar commercial.
Our National Ambassador Tori Layton sang on the Jenny Jones Show .
2 Time National Queen Leila Mallouky was on “Kid Nation”.
2002 National queens Katie, Sydney & Angel filmed a commercial for J & W Communications!!!
This year, we have been to Carowinds, Festivals, parades, fairs, Disney World & Epcot
with our national queens.  We also stress service to others.
This year our queens raised over 3,000 food & toiletry items, over 3,000 books, over 800 notebooks & over 2,000 boxes of crayons for
charity.  They also participated in a Christmas stocking stuffer campaign for at-risk children.  In the past 10 years we have donated more
than 40,000 cans of food to the homeless.  
American Royalty is so much more than just a title!!!

What’s Needed:
We welcome experienced pageant contestants, but it is not necessary to have any pageant experience to do well in our system, since we
are a FACIAL beauty pageant.  If you are confident, well spoken, attractive & poised you will do well - regardless of how much or how little
training you have had.  
It’s important to remember ONLY mascara & clear, frosted or pink lip gloss is allowed on contestants
11 & under. Day or “Prom” make-up allowed for ages 12 & over. Hair must look natural, if you use a hairpiece it may cost your child points
if it is not totally natural in appearance.   My advice is to not use one.  
Only exceptions for non-natural hair is in the COSTUME & Formal optionals.
No pageant attire for girls 0-11 years. Sunday best or “flower girl” attire. We are NOT a glitz event!
Many of our queens won their very first title with us.  
We run a fair pageant where anyone can win.  This could be YOUR year!

HOTEL:  
Our host hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Ayersley / Charlotte, NC.  704-970-5000.
We do have a room block reserved. You must mention  American Royalty to receive the rate.HOTEL IS JUST 10 MINUTES FROM
CAROWINDS THEME & WATER PARK! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!
RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM SOON, AS  OUR BLOCK WILL SELL OUT.

EVENTS & TITLES & AWARDS
Saturday is a Fun day for contestants & royalty to enjoy Carowinds & register early.
The pageant & crowning will be Sunday – 1 day event!
In our event the NOVICE overall is the big cash winner!
COVER GIRL:  $100.00 Bond on stage!* Be chosen to be on the FRONT COVER of our program book.  This score DOES NOT COUNT for
the overall title.  Winner will be on the front cover & also win a crown & banner. Mail in (e-mailed pics preferred. Deadline August 15 for
photo. *We must have 5 entries for Cover Girl to award the bond.

COVER PRINCESS: Featured on the inside cover of program book. Natural Photos only. May be headshot or full.
Same deadline as above.  Winner receives beautiful crown & banner.

1 NOVICE OVERALL QUEEN:  Highest score of  Beauty, Royaltywear  & 1 optional events in pageant.   
Huge crown, monogrammed banner, crown pin, large gift bag  full of stuff & $600.00 bond* & MORE!
You may not have won more than $500 in a year, in pageants over the last 5 years.
EX: if you won $100 this year, $350 last year & nothing before that, you are a novice.
If you won $600 last year, but nothing this year, you are NOT a novice.  
No year's total winning you've had in the past 5 years may exceed $500.
Must enter Novice to qualify.

1 OVERALL GRAND: Highest total score in pageant. Open to everyone entered in OA pkg.
Huge crown, monogrammed banner, crown pin, director’s gift & $300.00 bond* & More!

1 OVERALL MOST BEAUTIFUL QUEEN:  Highest facial beauty score of contestants entered into this event.
Pulled after Novice & grand, before Mini - same awards as Mini.

2 Mini- Supremes: (0-5 & 6 & up):  Pulled after the above titles.
Large crown, banner, gift bag (must enter Mini-Supreme to be eligible to win this title). $150 bond*

11 BEAUTY WINNERS: Highest beauty score for ages 0-5 & highest beauty / introduction score for ages 6 & over.  
Contestants 6 & up must introduce themselves in collective line-up before beauty.
You will be judged on how well you communicate to the judges.
EX: “Hi, my name is Suzie Smith & I live in Orange, Indiana.
I enjoy mountain climbing, auto racing & collecting squares. When I grow up I’d like to be an astronaut, thank you.”
Beautiful crown, monogrammed banner, crown pin, large gift bag  full of stuff & jewelry.
4 runners up receive a crown & gift or trophy. All non-placing contestants will receive a crown & gift or trophy.

PHOTOGENIC:  May be black & white or color, 5 x 7, 8 x 10 or 9 x 11.  Professional pageant photos only.

SNAP SHOT:  This is not a pageant professional photo.  This is a school photo, or a candid photo, or a photo done by a children’s
specialty store, naturalness is key here.  Retouching NOT allowed in snapshot.

PORTFOLIO:  5-12 photos in an album, submit at registration.

COMPOSITE: 3-6  PHOTOS ON ONE SHEET,like a modeling zed card. 9 X 11 max size.

MOST BEAUTIFUL:  Facial beauty & hair only.  Judged during collective line-up in beauty competition.

COSTUME: Our  theme this year is “Rock Star!”  Small props allowed - one person must be able to carry ALL the props at one time onto
the stage.  You may wear anything that makes you think of this theme - anything goes! You may use your music (on CD ONLY)!  Be
creative!!! Make-up allowed in this event for 0-11years, to suit the costume. 3 winners: 0-5, 6–11, 12 & up receive: Crown

OVERALL PRINTMODEL:  Printmodel is a portfolio shot.  
This is a picture of your child which displays personality & charm, but is too “busy”
to be used in photogenic competition.  Think about what picture you have that is most original & go with that!.  
Turn in at registration.. There will be 1 OVERALL PRINTMODEL WINNER  & 4 alternates.

FORMAL WEAR:  For those of you who have “glitzy” pageant attire & wish to be judged on attire,
you may wear your glitzy pageant dress in this event! You may do full blown hair & make-up as well,
but please know whatever you put on, you must take-off before the next on-stage event that you do,
as all of our other events are NOT glamour events.
This event will be right before talent on Saturday. Judged 50% Beauty (hair/make-up etc.) & 50% Attire.
3 winners: 0-5, 6–11, 12 & up receive: Crown . No score on modeling.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT:
Divisions: 5-11 & 12 & up.  You must submit an official grade transcript from your school.  
Pre-Kindergarten students may submit a copy of their report card or sheet.  
These must be in our office by AUG. 15th.  Also, send a list of extra-curricular activities you are involved in.  
Winners determined by course load, GPA & extra-curricular activities (theses are weighed per the contestants age & grade).
Winner in each division wins national crown & banner & title of National AR Brilliant Belle.

ROYALTY WEAR: Req’d for overall. Anything red, white & blue.  
May be a costume, swimsuit, casual, anything goes. MUST have all 3 colors on the outfit.

BANNER  DECORATING CONTEST:  start with a 65” TOTAL LENGTH BANNER fold in half & put the wording only on the
front half of the banner & decorate it using the words AMERICAN ROYALTY.  
You may use any type of decoration or trim, but you must be able to wear it &
you may only use the colors red, white & blue for the letters & banners.
Trim can also be sliver or gold. Several winners chosen.

OVERALL TITLES:   If you win Grand overall, Novice overall, or Overall Most Beautiful or Mini supreme, you will be “bumped”
from your beauty age division because you can’t hold both titles.  
Door optionals, ad sales, wishes, belles & cover may be double crowned with any title.

Pageantry can be a very rewarding & fun hobby for a child - but it is up to the parent to guide the contestant toward
personal goals & appropriate sportsmanship.  True winners always conduct themselves with grace.


ADMISSION:    INFANTS UNDER 2 YEARS FREE, ALL OTHERS $10.00 PER DAY.  WEEKEND PASS AVAILABLE ON
FRIDAY NIGHT AT REGISTRATION ONLY!!! WEEKEND PASS = $15.  EVERYONE BUT CONTESTANT MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ENTER.

FUN STUFF:    EVERYONE WILL RECEIVE A GIFT & CROWN!!! SUNDAY AFTER COSTUME COMPETITION, THERE WILL BE A PARTY
WHERE THE CONTESTANTS (ALREADY IN THEIR ROCK STAR OUTFITS) CAN GET “AUTOGRAPHS” FROM OUR National “rock stars”
AND WIN SOME COOL PRIZES! BEST PARENT COSTUME PRIZES AWARDED. A BANNER DECORATING CONTEST - THESE ARE
FREE TO ALL CONTESTANTS, CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION! Refreshments will be served.

MODELING:  FOR BEAUTY & ROYALTY WEAR IT MUST BE BASIC BEAUTY WALK (FRONT OR BACK T IS FINE), FOR COSTUME
ANYTHING GOES.
PROGRAM BOOK:  We offer a casual, inexpensive program book at nationals. It will feature cover winners, our judges & last year’s
court.  It will also have a schedule & prize list. This saves YOU money. 

GOOD LUCK WISHES:
YOU MAY SELL GOOD LUCK WISHES TO WORK FOR PRIZES AND TO EARN ENTRY FEES OFF.  THIS IS AN
OPTIONAL EVENT & HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHO WINS EACH DIVISION.  GOOD LUCK WISHES ARE $1.00
EACH (one DOLLAR).  IF YOU SELL WISHES, IT MUST BE DONE IN GROUPS OF 50 WISHES.  TO COLLECT
WISHES CALL OUR OFFICE FOR A FORM.  HAVE FAMILY & FRIENDS WHO BUY A WISH, SIGN THEIR NAMES IN
BLACK INK ON THE PAGE.  Turn in by August 20 TO ENSURE PRIZES.  PRIZES FOR WISHES – PLEASE CONTACT
THE DIRECTOR FOR A DETAILED LIST.  THE CONTESTANT WHO SELLS THE MOST (AT LEAST 400) IS
AWARDED OUR NATIONAL DREAM QUEEN TITLE & RECEIVES A HUGE POST TROPHY, FULL WRAP BANNER,
LARGE OVERALL CROWN & A DVD PLAYER – PLUS ALL THE PRIZES FOR THE LEVEL OF WISHES SOLD.  
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NATIONAL PAGEANT RULES:
      Registration is at 7:30 PM on Saturday night for all those who are competing.   A more detailed schedule will be mailed to contestants.
      Make-up artists must have their own room at the hotel, as there will not be an area big enough for them to use downstairs. If you are a stylist & want us to
add your name to our vendor list for advertising, please let us know you will be attending. We supply one list to our contestants for their use, we do not
recommend any one person.
      Tentative schedule: Sun.: 10:00 am  Beauty, 11:00 Royaltywear, 12:00 Formal Wear,  1:00 Costume. 1:30 mom’s tribute crowning of National Mom.
***LUNCH Break*** 5pm: Rock star  party 6pm crowning.
      DOOR OPTIONALS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT REGISTRATION CALL FOR MORE INFO.
      There will be no solicitation of other pageant material at or during the pageant.  We used to allow this, and we got complaints from contestants who were
bothered by other directors as they were preparing for competition...so, we encourage other pageants to purchase a page of advertising in our program book
FOR $100.00.  Or, you may send us your pwk & $50 & we will place your entry forms in the gift bags.  This will ensure that you reach every contestant & will
also ensure privacy for our contestants who do not wish to be bothered. We are not responsible for the prizes which have been donated by sponsors.
      All checks must be made payable to:
      AMERICAN ROYALTY   and sent to:  2110 HEDGELAWN DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, NC 28262.
      All bounced checks will be charged a $35.00 fee & your child could be disqualified, so please be responsible. Any past due balance over 30 days will
result in forfeiture of title & bond.  We will prosecute delinquent accounts.  Should we go to court for ANY reason, you agree to pay all expenses (yours &
ours).  Thank you.  
       No personal checks accepted past Aug. 10th.  Cash only at the door.
       WE DO ACCEPT MC & VISA THROUGH paypal online to acct: STARRCROWN@aol.com
      Photogenics, snapshots, comps, printmodel pics & portfolios & costume tapes are to be turned in at registration.
      Cover girl / Princess & programbook photos must be mailed or e-mailed to our office, we must have these by Aug. 15th.  If we do not have them by then,
they will not be judged nor will they appear in the program book.
      Good sportsmanship is required by everyone.  Failure to abide by this  rule will lead to disqualification. This includes participation in “internet chat rooms”
or “bash boards”.  You agree not to talk about our pageant on-line, with the exception of  congratulating people & congratulation banners.  I have the ability to
trace ISP’s & will do so if I am informed of bashing on-line.  You will lose your title, awards, bonds, etc. & any legal fees incurred by us due to your act of
liable, will be paid by YOU. Any legal fees the pageant may incurr for whatever reason, brought by you or by the pageant on you, will be paid by you, as it is
you who is the reason for the legality.  By signing the below form you agree to this.  We do not disclose who is entering ahead of time, do not ask..
       Stage will be in a T formation with a runway.  No cameras or video equipment in the ballroom, we have professionals on hand for your convenience.
      *Savings bonds are guarenteed with 25 contestants. Cover Girl bond is guaranteed with 5 Cover contestants. Bonds are awarded when queen gives up her
title the following year - unless otherwise advertised.  To earn bond, queen must come back to crown her successor, she must have made 6 appearances
during the year & must have a white appearance outfit (your choice) & an  American Royalty pageant tee-shirt.  You may compete in any pageants you
choose, we do not restrict our queens...HOWEVER...if you enter & win a pageant which prohibits you from wearing & representing your American Royalty
pageant, you agree that you will return to the pageant office all prizes / monies etc won in MINT condition, or replace said items at your expense, within 4
weeks after the national office notifies you and your title will be awarded to your first alt. If more than 6 months passes before you win a resticted title, you will
give up your crown, etc. as stated above, but we will not crown a replacement, as too much time has passed.  You also lose your bond. You, the parent
assume the responsibility for the choices you make for your child.  It is not any fault of ours if you have made this choice & you should not expect that we
would welcome you promoting another title at our functions, nor should you expect us to pay you for doing so.
       It is my personal opinion that young children should be taught the importance of finishing their commitments & should not be forced to choose between
titles, which is why we don’t restrict our queens from other competitions (so long as you fufill your commitment to us).  Some pageants do not feel this way &
unfortunately, if you are asked by another pageant not to represent any other title & you agree to do so, you must relinquish your American Royalty title.  It
simply is not fair to deny another child the honor of the title if you choose to only represent only another organization.  By signing the consent form, you agree
to this.  It is the responsibility of the winner to provide the pageant with his / her ss # for the bond.  Winner is responsible for any & all taxes on prizes won.  All
ca$h prizes are awarded ON STAGE the day of crowning. Bonds are awarded the next year when you crown your successor. You must attend Nationals next
year to receive your bond.
NATIONAL 2009 – AMERICAN ROYALTY -
PAGEANT  ENTRY  FORM***September 6th 2009***

Name____________________________________________DOB____/___/___Age_______(90 DAY GRACE)

Address______________________________________City:________________State_____Zip:________

Email__________________________________________________Phone__________________

Parent(s) names_________________________________________________________________

Sponsors (if any)________________________________________________________________

Hair color_____________________ Eye Color____________ Hobbies____________________________

School  or favorite toy______________________________________________________________

Beauty:  (required)                                                                                            $50                                   _____or /PAID
(paid if you did a preliminary or state pageant or photo contest)
OVERALL PACKAGE:                                                                                       $150                                 _______
(Includes: gift bag, toy ticket, tiara or crown on stage, Royaltywear ,
Most Beautiful & 1 optional of your choice)
       
Registration  Fee:                                                                                           $50                                    $50        
(Required for all contestants)
Extra Optionals:                                                                                              $25 each                         ________
Photogenic – Snapshot – Portfolio – Printmodel – Costume – Academic – Composite – formalwear –
(you need only 2 optionals  + most beautiful) for overall, but you may add more & drop your lowest scores)
Extra Pictures:                                                                                               $10 each                         ________
Cover Girl:                                                                                                      $15                                  ________
Overall Photogenic:                                                                                      $15                                  ________    
Mini-Supreme                                                                                                $15                                  ________
Overall Most Beautiful:                                                                                 $15                                  ________
Overall Novice: (has never won $100 or more at a pageant)                                $25                                  ________     
Cover Princess:                                                                                             $15                                  ________
(Natural Photos only – inside cover)                                                               

Parent admission Ticket (One required):________$10                           
Total due at check-in  (cash or money order only)________                                

Referred by____________________ Bring 5 new friends who enter nationals & enter supreme package free!
(Door optionals will be available at the pageant – call for more info on these)
Please read and sign release.I acknowledge and agree neither American Royalty’s /staff nor the event facility shall be
held liable for property damage by loss, theft or other acts, or for personal injury that may arise before, during, or after
participating in this event. I understand and agree that all judges' decisions are final. I further understand that at any
time my child, guest, or myself displays any act of unsportsmanlike conduct by word or action, it may result in ejection
from the event without refund or by forfeiture of any and all prizes and titles. I understand that there will be no refund
of fees. By affixing my signature I give my permission for American Royalty  to use any photographs, or video tapes
made during any activity connected with American Royalty, and to use my child's name with any of the before
mentioned in any promotional efforts on behalf of same in this and subsequent years. This form must be signed by a
parent or guardian in order to compete. I further affirm with my signature that I have fully and completely read and
understand  and agree to all rules and regulations in this paperwork and those posted on our website.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY FORM AND $35 DEPOSIT IS August 15TH  YOU MAY PAY BALANCE AT DOOR

Print Parent's Name (or Guardian)_________________________________________ CASH ONLY AT DOOR!  
Parent (or guardian) Signature_________________________________________
Date_____________


I am best reached via e-mail: Starrcrown@aol.com
Mail to: American Royalty Pageant 2110 Hedgelawn Drive Charlotte, NC 28262
Questions? Call: 704-491-2210       
I accept paypal ( credit cards welcome via paypal): starrcrown@aol.com