How to Enter The Mrs. Washington America Pageant

Mrs. Washington America is a preliminary to the nationally televised Mrs. America and Mrs. World Competitions

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The winner will be flown to Mrs. America all expenses paid and  $3,000.00 cash!

Basic Requirements:

  •     Must be at least 18 years of age and up!
  •     Must be legally married at the time of competition
  •     Must be a Washington resident for at least 3months
  •     Must be a US citizen
  •     No performing talent!
  •     Can be remarried

How to get started:  Download and sign the application.  Send by email, fax or regular mail.

Email: curnel@nctv.com

Fax to:  509.766.2242

Mail to:

Mrs. Washington America Pageant
4020 Lakeshore Drive
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Entrance Fee
The Entrance Fee is $500.  Payment can be made by any credit card, Paypal, check, money order, cashiers check.  You can make monthly payments or pay in full.  There is no application fee!

Make checks payable to Mrs. Washington Pageant.

Sign up for paypal.  They accept all major credit cards. When sending money via paypal all you need to do is use the e-mail address: curnel@nctv.com    It’s a quick, easy and secure.

We also accept major credit cards.  Contact the office for a form if you don’t have a paypal account.

There are no refunds in full or in part from this office

Complimentary Sash
Everyone competing in the state competition will represent the area where they live or work. There is a lot of pride representing your city or county in the state event and we are proud of you. After we receive your application someone will contact you.   Once you are accepted and have paid half your entrance fee of $250 you will receive a complimentary sash.  It takes about 2 weeks to get.  The $100 deposit to secure your city title is included.

Complimentary Crown
You will also receive a beautiful crown  that will be mailed to you with your sash.

What if I need help
Everyone needs help from time to time.  Someone is always available. If we are not available leave a message and we will get back with you within 24 hours.

Preparatory Pageants will be held to help you prepare for the pageant at no charge.  The locations, dates and times will be e-mailed to all the contestants.  We are here to help you every step of the way.

Workshops
There will be free monthly workshops held from January through December each year.   Once you are signed up you will receive an e-mail with all the workshop locations and times.  They are not mandatory. We will be working on interview questions and attire, the best style swimsuit with sarong to wear, evening gown attire and how to answer the onstage question.

Theater
The Mrs. Washington America Pageant will take place at the beautiful Meydenbauer Theater in Bellevue January 18, 2014, 5:00 PM

Photographs
You will need a professional color 8 X 10 photograph for the website, program book and 8 X 10 for the lobby. Please e-mail the photo to us in jpeg at 300 dpi (dots per inch)

Example Head Shots for the Website, Program Book and Lobby.

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There are three phases of competition

Interview   valued at 50% of the score
Physical Fitness   valued at 25% of the score
Evening Gown   valued at 25% of the score

Interview Attire
Contestants may wear a pant suit, skirt suit or a nice business style dress. 50% of your score is based on how well you show the judges your ability to articulate, show confidence, as well as your overall personality and appearance.

Interview Attire
Interview Attire

 

 Private 4 minute Interview

Interview with Judge
Interview with Judge
We take a great deal of pride in selecting our judges and is run 100% fair. This is a very important job and we take it seriously.  The judges names will be announced pageant weekend.  The judges are well rounded in all areas of the competition. The woman selected will be the best representative of all the contestants that have competed. The judging is subjective.

The interviews will be held at a location to be announced November 2, 2011. You can compete multiple times but once you win the title of Mrs. Washington America and go to Mrs. America you can’t compete again.

The contestants will be in a room with five judges for a four minute interview with each judge individually.  Once your four minutes are up you will then rotate to the next judge until you have spoken to each judge.  Some of the contestants comments after the interview have been, “That was easy.  It was like talking to a neighbor.”  It’s fun and not as stressful as you may think.  Questions that are asked come from your personal biography.  Example bios will be e-mailed to you.

Physical Fitness Competition
You will wear a one-piece swimsuit with a sarong for the physical fitness competition.  The outift looks similar to a cocktail dress.  The swimsuit and sarong can be any color or style.  A solid color looks best.  The sarong can be long or short and sheer or solid.  Shoes should be clear or the color of your skin.   Judging is 25% of your total scoring.  The scoring is determined on figure, fitness, posture, grace, elegance, beauty, and confidence.

You may wear pantyhose.  Our official pantyhose sponsor is Actsensuous.

Carla Richards MrsWA 2010
Carla Richards MrsWA 2010

 

Evening Gown Competition
Your gown must be floor length any color or style. Judging is 25% of your total scoring. The scoring is determined on your poise, posture, grace, elegance and overall look, how well you carry yourself as well as how well your choice of gown compliments you.

All husbands are required to wear a black and white tux, suit or military uniform.

Evening Gown
Evening Gown
Husband in Uniform
Husband in Uniform

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Production Cocktail Dress
This was a patriotic production number and everyone was assigned a color.

This year the cocktail dress is any color or style knee length.  There will be rehearsals in Moses Lake taught by Pam Curnel who is a professional choreographer and dancer with over 40 years experience and in Tacoma taught by Carla Richards, Mrs. Washington 2010 who has many years of dancing experience.  Locations, dates and times will be posted on the workshop page in September.

Open Production Cocktail Dress
Open Production Cocktail Dress


National Costume for Mrs. America

Mrs. Washington will have a costume made for her, by the State Director, that best represents Washington State. There will be three awards given the night of the Mrs. America Pageant for Best, Most Whimsical and Most Creative State Costumes. The Washington State costume worn by Erin Ring, Mrs. Washington 2004 won the National Costume Award with a $1,000.00 cash prize.

Erin Ring Mrs. WA 2004 - City of Seattle
Erin Ring Mrs. WA 2004 - City of Seattle
Patricia Richards, Mrs. WA 2006 - Seattle Seahawk
Patricia Richards, Mrs. WA 2006 - Seattle Seahawk
Lisa Bluhm, Mrs. WA 2011 - Gold Finch
Lisa Bluhm, Mrs. WA 2011 - Gold Finch

 

 

 

 

 

Coaching
We help every contestant succeed with free coaching and training by our former queens.  We also have a wardrobe to lend you at no cost; swimsuit with sarong, interview suit and evening gown. We are here to help you every step of the way!

The winner will have complimentary coaching by Jennifer Tapang Lloyd, Mrs. Washington 2005. Jennifer was second runner-up at Mrs. America and has a lot of expertise to offer preparing for nationals.

Platform
A platform is something you do for someone or for a group that you are passionate about.  You do not have to have a platform.  It is always nice to do nice things in your community and there are many ways to do that.  Volunteering in anyway on an ongoing basis can be very rewarding.  We can help you come up with a platform for the pageant.

Hair and Make-up
Hair and makeup artists will NOT be allowed in the backstage area.  Due to space issues, we are allowing only contestants and staff in that area.  You may have your makeup artists set up in your room.

Tickets
All delegates will receive one complimentary ticket for their husband.   Tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster.  Children will get a discounted rate.

Mrs. Photogenic Award
This award is not judged by the regular judges’ panel, but by a separate panel of judges. To enter, contestants must appear in at least a 1/2 page ad in the program book. These ads may be purchased by the contestant herself, or by one of her sponsors. This competition is completely optional and has no bearing on the overall competition.

Staff
All of the staff are volunteers and are involved in this program with the goal of making this event an enjoyable experience for you and your families.  Please be courteous to them, they have a very tough job making the event go smoothly.  If you need help please call the state office at 509.766.7744 or 509.750.8161 and we will get back to you.  We are here for you 7 days a week.  We want you to succeed!

You will walk away beautiful, confident and will have made friendships that will last a lifetime.  Do it because you deserve it!

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