RULES AND REGULATIONS
Outfits and Scoring
OPENING NUMBER OUTFIT: For the 2023 pageant, Miss Virginia for America Strong contestants will wear a BLUE cocktail dress of their choosing no shorter than 1 inch above their knees and no longer than 1 inch below their knees, or a similar style of jumpsuit or suit. Mrs. contestants will wear WHITE. Floor-length gowns or "high/low" may not be worn. No capes or floor-length overskirts. You will need to perform an easy opening number dance in this outfit. Shoes should be clear or skin color. You are not judged on this portion of the show, but it is the first time the judges will see you on stage.
FITNESS COMPETITION: For the 2023 pageant, contestants will wear a one-piece swimsuit of their choice that has full bottom coverage. Swimsuits must be cleared by the director no later than 30 days prior to the pageant. Shoes should be clear or the color of your skin. 25% of your score is based on your figure, fitness, posture, beauty, and confidence.
PRIVATE INTERVIEW: 5-minute Round Robin Style Interview. Interview attire is normally a nice business-style dress. 50% of your score is based on how well you show the judges your ability to articulate, show confidence, and your overall personality and appearance.
EVENING GOWN: Floor-length gown any color any style. 25% of your score is based on your poise, posture, grace, elegance, and overall look.
SCORING SYSTEM: 25% fitness, 25% evening gown, 50% private interview. We follow the Mrs. America mention system.
ON-STAGE QUESTION: Only the finalists will advance to the on-stage question portion of the competition.
RETURNS & EXCHANGE POLICY
There are absolutely no refunds for any reason of pageant fees, pageant tickets, swag, program book ads, video/photography purchases, or any other items associated with the pageant. The ONLY time a pageant deposit will be refunded is if the contestant is not chosen to be a delegate at the time she submits her application.
STATE RULES & REGULATIONS (IN PART. SEE DIRECTOR FOR FULL LIST)
In addition to the national rules and regulations listed below, contestants must abide by all state rules and regulations. Upon completion of the initial application, the full contract will be emailed to accepted contestants to sign with 3 business days. The state rules are closely aligned with the national rules listed below, and include regulations about the state pageant, appearances, platforms, conduct, and press releases. Any contestant who wishes to see the state contract prior to applying may contact the director for a copy.
NATIONAL RULES & REGULATIONS
Applicant is and always has been a female and is at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry.
Applicant will continue to be a person of good moral character; affirms that she has not committed and will not commit any act inconsistent with the highest standards of public morals and conventions or that will reflect unfavorably on the Pageant, its representatives, sponsors, and or/licensees; that during her majority (18 years of age or older), she has not willingly appeared in provocative and sexually explicit photographs for any film, video, or publication prior to, during the State Pageant, or during her reign as a State winner or as a national winner.
Applicant must be a resident of the “State”, or “Military Installation”, in the “State” of entrance into the Pageant. If Applicant seeks to represent the District of Columbia, she must reside in or work within a 25-mile radius, on a full-time basis, thereof. Applicant is only permitted to enter one State Pageant per Pageant year, and must follow rules outlined above.
Applicant agrees to look solely to the State Director with respect to all matters relating to the State Pageant, including her application to enter the State Pageant, the preparation, rehearsal, performance, and selection process relating to the State Pageant, and all other matters relating to the State Pageant. Mrs. America, Inc. dba Miss for America, its Officers, Directors, Agents, and Employees are not liable to Applicant for anything whatsoever in connection with the State Pageant.
Applicant will attend the Miss for America Strong/Mrs. America/Mrs. American Pageant (sometimes referred to as the “National Pageant”) if selected as the Winner in the State Pageant and further abide by all the required services, rules, and regulations governing this National Pageant. Applicant is responsible to both the National and State Director in the event of non-compliance with the same.
Applicant may have a modeling, personal management, and/or agency contract, which contract, however, does not include, authorize, or permit the use of the name of “Miss For America Pageant/Mrs. America/Mrs. American” or any title designation or reference with respect to the Pageant in any manner. Applicant may not have any commercial tie-up or endorsement agreement or commitment of any kind whatsoever. Applicant agrees to be bound by the rules, regulations, and the Contestant Agreement required by Mrs. America, Inc. dba Miss For America.
State Directors, at their discretion, may accept a qualified Contestant, who has competed at nationals in non-consecutive years.
A Contestant may not participate as a contestant in another pageant while holding a city, county, or State Title in this system, or hold any other pageant title at the same time.
Relative to State matters, the Directors shall have the final approval of wardrobe, appearances, press releases, coaching, and hair and make-up providers.
Applicant hereby authorizes the use of any Pageant photos or video reproduction of the Applicant at the State or National Pageants for promotional purposes.
Miss For America, Inc. (MFA) and Mrs. America at its discretion, may conduct separate Pageants or Contests, such as a: “1st Runner-Up” or “Fabulous Face” Contest and add Delegates to the National Competition. The Winners of the same, or other Delegates, may be placed into the Semi-Final Competition by MFI. “State 1st Runner-Ups” shall be eligible to compete in the State Competition the following year, provided that they do not become Miss For America.
As consideration for this agreement, Contestant promises to pay the respective State entry fee, all payments being non-refundable.
Failure of a Contestant to abide by the rules above may result in disqualification and or removal of a State Title at the discretion of the State Director, subject to review by the National Pageant Grievance Committee.