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THE QUEEN MARY
THE QUEEN MARY
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Welcome to the Ms. America Pageant 2018. The pageant will be a 3-day pageant between March 8-10, 2018 on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. As you may know, The Queen Mary hosted her first passengers back in 1936, but now this “Grand Lady” is permanently docked in the Long Beach Harbor and continues to extend her hospitality to thousands each year. You may stay in a guestroom once occupied by Hollywood stars, European Royalty, Queen Elizabeth or Winston Churchill himself. Either way, contestants do not just attend an event or stay in a hotel room – they become part of history and the excitement that surrounds her. Full of fun and educational tours, exhibits and events, the Queen Mary offers something for everyone making it the perfect destination for a family getaway!

AIRPORT OF ARRIVAL
Los Angeles Internatiional Airport - (LAX) - 22 miles
Long Beach Airport - (LGB) - 11 miles

Ms. America Pageant is for women 26 years of age and up Single, Divorced, Widowed or Married. No swimsuit. No Talent. The pageant brand is classy, conservative, elegant and business professional. We are looking for dynamic women who would love to use their "crown for a purpose" to make a difference in their community and mentor those around her in a positive and uplifting way. All contestants must have one platform that they would like to promote.

The 2018 pageant is accepting 20-25 contestants only this year and THREE will be crowned on the final night.
Ms. America 2018
Ms. America International 2018
Ms. International 2018

The Entry Fee is $1299.
*ALL contestants will compete for the title of Ms. America 2018.
*Ms. America International 2018 is another chance for contestants 40 years of age and up to win a prestigious title at no extra cost to the contestant!

Competition is based on:
Interview - 25%
Sportswear - 25%
Evening Gown - 25%
Finalist On-Stage Question - 25%

*Ms. International 2018 is an Optional Title and goes to the contestant who does consistently well throughout all areas of the pageant. (Judges Competition Scores, Ads sold in the program book and Internet Voting.) 

CLICK HERE - Go to Rules & Regulations for more details on competition
 
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$1299. Entry Fee – All these exciting things are included in your entry fee!

NO Mandatory Ads to sell or create!

Instant Celebrity Status!
* STATE or REGIONAL TITLE of your choosing
* OFFICAL CROWN - $200.00 Value
* OFFICIAL EMBROIDERED SASH - $100.00 Value
* FREE entry into all Special Awards
* FREE Live-Streaming
* Orientation Dinner
* Queens' Tea Luncheon - Inspired by British Afternoon Tea!
* Princess Diana and the Royal Family/Kate Middleton Historic Tour for Contestants.
* 50% off Princess Diana tour & other selected attraction tickets on the Queen Mary.
* Free self-guided audio tour of the history of the Queen Mary.
* One (1) - Free Program Book
* GIFTS

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Airfare
* Hotel
* Parking
* Some Food
* Competition Wardrobe
* Personal Expenses
* Contestant Gift Exchange (Bring 35 gifts total - 25 contestants, 3 queens & 7 pageant staff - Please keep items small for easy travel.)
 
* Opening Production Number: Red Cocktail Dress Style of your choosing.
  • Color: Red - Color of the Flag Red.
  • Shoes must be all Taupe Color.
Please look at the Opening Production Number in the Video Section to see the different dress styles the contestants wore. CLICK HERE - To go to video
 
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EXCITING ITINERARY!
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Pageant will take place in the historic Queens Salon
Pageant will take place in the historic Queens Salon
 
PAGEANT ITINERARY

Times, locations and activities can change.

Thursday - March 8, 2018
*Hotel Check-in:  4-5 pm
*Sunset Welcome Reception: 5-5:45 pm
*Orientation Dinner: 6-7 pm – Dinner Paid by the pageant
*Rehearsal: 7-10 pm

 Friday – March 9, 2018
*Rehearsal: 8-12 pm
*Queens' Tea Luncheon: 12:30-3 pm – Paid by the pageant
*Princess Diana Legacy Tour: 3-4 pm – Paid by the pageant
*Dinner on your own: 4-6 pm
*Rehearsal: 6-10 pm 

 Saturday – March 10, 2018
*Rehearsal: 8-11 am 
*Lunch on your own: 11-12 pm
*Contestants preparing for Interviews: 12–1:30 pm
*Judges Interviews: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
*Contestants get ready in their rooms for competition - Touch up in the dressing rooms only. No hair and makeup artists in dressing rooms.

PAGEANT LOCATION: QUEENS SALON
Promenade Deck - Level 4

*Red Carpet: 6:30 – 7 pm - No Contestants. Contestants are preparing for the pageant.
*Pageant doors open: 7 pm
*Pageant starts: 7:30 – 10:30 pm

*After Pageant Gathering-Not Mandatory: 11 pm - 2 am
           Location: Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge - No host bar
           Live Music & Entertainment: 10:30-1 am, Closes at 2 am.
 
Sunday – March 11, 2018
*Hotel Check Out: 12 pm

*** The national pageant is organized in 2 1/2 days and its important that all contestants be on time and ready for rehearsals. If for ANY REASON a contestant cannot make all the rehearsals then she will not be able to compete in the pageant.
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PRINCESS DIANA LEGACY TOUR
 
Remembered for her charm, compassion, timeless beauty and classic style; Princess Diana continues to be an icon of inspi
Remembered for her charm, compassion, timeless beauty and classic style; Princess Diana continues to be an icon of inspiration to millions of people worldwide. "Diana: Legacy of a Princess" showcases a priceless collection of evening gowns, dresses, personal accessories, photographs, heirlooms and other cherished memorabilia associated with Princess Diana and the Royal Family.
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QUEENS' TEA LUNCHEON
The Tea Room offers dazzling harbor and skyline views in an elegantly casual setting.
The Tea Room offers dazzling harbor and skyline views in an elegantly casual setting.
The Queen Mary Tea Room offers a truly unique British afternoon tea experience.
The Queen Mary Tea Room offers a truly unique British afternoon tea experience.
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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
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Example: Deluxe King Room with Authentic Art Deco
Example: Deluxe King Room with Authentic Art Deco
Example: Standard Room - full size bed
Example: Standard Room - full size bed
THE QUEEN MARY
91126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Hotel Reservations: 877-342-0742

It is mandatory that each contestant stay at The Queen Mary Hotel for three nights - March 8-10, 2018. Contestant cannot share a room with another contestant but she can share her room with family and friends.

Check-in: March 8, 2018 - 4 pm
Check-out: March 11, 2018 - 12 pm

The pageant has reserved a block of rooms:
No two rooms are alike! Rooms may differ from photos on the Website. The Queen Mary is a real ocean liner from the 1930's resulting in a unique hotel experience.

 
HOTEL GROUP RATE
ROOM RATE SINGLE RATE DOUBLE RATE
Standard 1 Full-size bed $129.00 plus tax $129.00 plus tax
Inside King $129.00 plus tax $129.00 plus tax
Inside Twins $129.00 plus tax $129.00 plus tax
Deluxe King $149.00 plus tax $149.00 plus tax
Deluxe Twins $149.00 plus tax $149.00 plus tax
Family 2 Queens $189.00 plus tax $189.00 plus tax
Full Suite $299.00 plus tax $299.00 plus tax


Each Contestant must have her own room which includes:
  • FREE Resort Fee or Facility Fee
    FREE Guest Room Internet Access
    FREE Fitness Center
    50% off selected guided tours and attractions
    Reduced Parking Fee:
* Overnight Parking - $10.00 per night per car
* Day Parking or parking to attend pageant - $8.00 per car
  • All beds are plush pillow-top mattresses
  • Hair dryer, Iron/Ironing board, LCD flat screen TV
  • Room Service Available: 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Complimentary Baggage Storage is available.
  • Mini-fridge (available upon request for a fee)

FAMILY & FRIENDS HOTEL ROOM RATES:
Family and friends can stay at the same hotel for these rates if they book their hotel room BEFORE February 19, 2018. Call the hotel to book your rooms at 877-342-0742 and tell them you are with the Ms. America Pageant.

The Difference In The Room Rates:
The $149.00 deluxe room rates and higher room rates are authentic art deco rooms that have space and luxury with a window. The $129.00 room rate are inside cabin rooms with no window and the walls are wall paper or paint. There are a few $129.00 rooms with a window. The hotel will sell out and the sooner you book your room the better room choices you will have.
CLICK HERE to see the different hotel room styles.

No Resort / Facility Fee:
This fee (normally $16.95) has been waived (COMPLIMENTARY!) for our contestants and guests who book their rooms with the Ms. America Pageant. Resort fee includes Internet access, fitness center, self-guided audio tour of the ship and 50% off select guided tours and attractions - including the Princess Diana Legacy tour which is normally $32.00 for adults.

Staterooms:
Single/Double rooms consist of One King or Two Twin Beds, accommodating one or two guests. Family staterooms, consisting of Two Doubles or a King and Twin Combination, will accommodate 3-4 guests. The charge for additional adults in a room is $15. per night. Children under the age of 17 may stay in their parents stateroom free of charge when no additional bedding is required.

Reduced Parking Fee:
Overnight Parking - $10.00 per night per car - (normally $22. per night.)
Day Parking or parking to attend pageant - $8.00 per car - (normally $18.)

AIRPORT OF ARRIVAL
Los Angeles Internatiional Airport - (LAX) - 22 miles
Long Beach Airport - (LGB) - 11 miles

NEARBY ATTACTIONS
CLICK HERE to read about the nearby attractions.


Driving Directions, Parking and Shuttle Information:
CLICK HERE - http://www.queenmary.com/directions/

GUIDE MAP - Queen Mary can be confusing. Download the Guide Map and bring it with you!
CLICK HERE - http://www.queenmary.com/site/assets/files/1209/map.pdf

 
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PROGRAM BOOK
 
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Ms. America Pageant Program Book
Ms. America Pageant Program Book

PROGRAM BOOK

NO mandatory ad pages to sell or create.
Optional Ad Pages count towards the "Judges & People's Choice" Award for the title of Ms. International 2018. Ads in the program book could be an advertising write-off for a business.

ALL ADS ARE DUE: January 15, 2018
 
ADDITIONAL AD PRICES
300 dpi - jpeg format
PAGE SIZE DIMENSIONS RATES
Full Page Color Width = 7.5 / Height = 10.5 $600.
Full Page - Inside Front Cover-SOLD Width = 7.5 / Height = 10.5 $1000.
Full Page - Inside Back Cover-SOLD Width = 7.5 / Height = 10.5 $1000.
Full Page - Back Cover - SOLD Width = 7.5 / Height = 10.5 $1500.

Ad pages must be - 300 dpi - jpeg format
Deadline to submit your ad for the program book is January 15, 2018.

PROGRAM BOOK DESIGNER AND PRINTER
Apolo Printing
Phone:
714-527-3122
Name: Rajen Shaken (Rah-Jen)
Open: Monday - Friday ~ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm - Office is on the West Coast-PST
Email: Graphics2@apgAnaheim.com

GRAPHIC ARTIST TO CREATE YOUR AD(S) IN THE PROGRAM BOOK
AD CREATION PRICES
Contact Rajen Shaken at Apolo Printing to create your ad if you like.

$75.00 per full color ad
You get 2 Proofs or you can make changes to your ad 2 times for free.
After that the price is $15. per proof.

IF YOU ARE CREATING YOUR AD YOURSELF
Email your finished AD in 300 dpi - JPEG Format (8.5x11) to the pageant at
MsAmericaPageant@aol.com
and also to
Graphics2@apgAnaheim.com

 
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HEADSHOT FOR PROGRAM BOOK & WEBSITE
 
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Example of a portrait head shot format - Portrait Format creates a picture that is taller than it is wider.
Example of a portrait head shot format - Portrait Format creates a picture that is taller than it is wider.

CONTESTANT COLOR PHOTO FOR PROGRAM BOOK & WEBSITE 
 
  • Contestants Color Photos are featured on the website and also in the Program Book.
  • Head Shot in Color with NO crown or sash.
  • Email a 4x6 or a 5x7 Portrait Format Color headshot. (Not Landscape format). Portrait Format creates a picture that is taller than it is wide. Landscape Format creates a picture that wider than it is tall.
  • Minimum 300 dpi - JPEG (.jpg) Format
  • Include in the email your Name & Title.
  • Type in the Subject Line your Name and Title.
  • Deadline to email this to the Ms. America Pageant is January 10, 2018.
  • Email to: MsAmericaPageant@aol.com
  • Contestant must have a official photo or an temporary photo that will go on the website. Contestant must turn in the official photo by January 10, 2018.
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JUDGES INTERVIEWS
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SATURDAY JUDGES INTERVIEW TIMES

Interviews are 3.5 minutes long*
Contestants need to be 20 minutes early to their call time for Interview.
Photographer will be taking photos of each contestant after their interview.
 
1:30 – 2:00 PM
  1. Ms. Contestant
  2. Ms. Contestant
  3. Ms. Contestant
  4. Ms. Contestant
  5. Ms. Contestant
2:00-2:30 PM
  1. Ms. Contestant
  2. Ms. Contestant
  3. Ms. Contestant
  4. Ms. Contestant
  5. Ms. Contestant
 
2:30 – 2:45 PM – JUDGES 15 MINUTE BREAK

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
  1. Ms. Contestant
  2. Ms. Contestant
  3. Ms. Contestant
  4. Ms. Contestant
  5. Ms. Contestant
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
  1. Ms. Contestant
  2. Ms. Contestant
  3. Ms. Contestant
  4. Ms. Contestant
  5. Ms. Contestant
 
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
  1. Ms. Contestant
  2. Ms. Contestant
  3. Ms. Contestant
  4. Ms. Contestant
  5. Ms. Contestant 
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DEADLINES
  1. SPORTSWEAR Narration: - January 10, 2018
  2. HEADSHOT for Website and Program Book: Due - January 10, 2018
  3. PLATFORM for Website: Due - January 10, 2018
  4. FRIENDS & FAMILY HOTEL RATE:
    Queen Mary Hotel Rates go up February 6, 2018 - Family & Friends can get the special rate. After February 6, 2018 the rate goes way up! Call Queen Mary at 877-342-0742. Ask for the Ms. America Pageant rate.
  5. EXTRA AD(s) for Program Book:
    Due and Finished by January 10, 2018
  6. Internet Voting ending..... Sunday, March 2, 2018 at 5 pm. PST
  7. Judges Sheets - Due at National Pageant:
    Bring seven (7) copies with you in sheet protectors.
  8. Essays For Special Awards - Due at National Pageant:
    Bring two (2) copies with you in sheet protectors.
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PAGEANT POLICYS
 
ANYTIME you email the Ms. America® Pageant make sure you include your name and telephone number so we can respond to you promptly.
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The entry fee is used to pay for the cost to produce the pageant:
Theater, stage, lights, sound, music, stage hands, props, crowns, sashes, trophies, website, food, gifts, prizes, staff, Emcee, entertainment, airfare, photographer, Livestreaming, Tours, video, photo shoots, judges, meals, program book, graphic artist, etc...

NOTICE:
Contestants who live on the East Coast are advised to plan to arrive at your hotel at least one day in advance. Should your plane be delayed then you are still able to be on time for rehearsals. Its important that you have time to get organized, relax and adapt to the time change.

The national pageant is organized in 2 1/2 days and its important that all contestants be on time and ready for rehearsals. If for ANY REASON a contestant cannot make ALL the rehearsals then she will not be able to compete in the pageant.

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REFUND POLICY:
Any and all fees paid to the Ms. America® Pageant Inc. are non-refundable and non-transferable in full or part under any circumstances. This includes any and all fees paid by the Contestant or by anyone on behalf of the Contestant. This also includes any Internet Voting for the title of Ms. International 2018.
NO EXCEPTIONS!

 
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QUICK REFERENCE LINKS FOR QUEEN MARY WEBSITE

*Queen Mary (QM)

www.QueenMary.com

*Hotel Rooms - No two rooms are alike! QM is a real ocean liner from the 1930's resulting in a unique hotel experience! Click below to see the difference hotel styles before booking your room. Scroll to the bottom.
http://www.queenmary.com/stay-aboard/staterooms-suites/

*Queen Mary can get confusing. Download the Guide Map and bring it with you! http://www.queenmary.com/site/assets/files/1209/map.pdf

*Getting to the QM / Driving Directions / Public Transportation / http://www.queenmary.com/directions/

*Tours and Attractions on QM:
http://www.queenmary.com/tours-exhibits/tours-exhibits-attractions/

*Photo Gallery of ship: 
http://www.queenmary.com/multimedia/queen-mary-photo-galleries/


 
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AFTER YOU HAVE READ 2018 PAGEANT INFO:

GO TO AND READ:
RULES & REGULATIONS
AREAS OF COMPETITION
PRIZE PACKAGE

THEN APPLY AND FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM
 
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