Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio

Current reigning Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio Ashley Adams Andrews

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A2G Ohio Contestant Packet (Word Document)

 

Dear Contestant,

Welcome to the Addicted to Glamour Pageantry System, an established pageant system based out of Cleveland, Ohio. We offer high quality pageants and entertainment opportunities for female impersonators, male entertainers, male illusionists, and other entertainers. Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio embodies everything related to glamour: poise, charm, elegance, grace, talent, and beauty.

If there are any questions that have not been answered for you in this packet, please contact Rick Vicens (Owner of Addicted to Glamour Pageantry) at 216-644-4821 or e mail at rick@glamourpageantry.com, or Cuy (Manager of Addicted to Glamour Pageantry) at (530) 957-1851 or email at cuy@glamourpageantry.com.

Sincerely,

Rick Vicens & Cuy CPH, A2G Owners and Promoters

Table of Contents:

Rules and Regulations
Cash and Prizes
Pageant Specifics
Titleholder Responsibilities

 

Pageant Rules and Regulations

  1. PRELIM: Contestants should have qualified at an official preliminary pageant, however this is not required for entry.
  2. AGE: Contestants must at least 18 years of age. Contestants must provide a valid ID upon request.
  3. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL: Use or dispensing of any drugs before, during, or after pageant functions or as a representative will not be tolerated, and will result in immediate disqualification. No drinking alcohol in the dressing room and drinking should be limited.
  4. THEFT: Any contestant, contestant dancer(s), helper(s), etc who are caught in the act of stealing or tampering with another person’s possessions will be immediately disqualified and removed from the location of the pageant.
  5. CONTRACT: All A2G winners will be required to sign a contract before prize money is paid. Failure to sign/adhere to the contract will forfeit the title.
  6. COMMUNICATION: Within 7 days of winning the contest, the titleholder must contact the promoter with an e mail and cell phone info which they must maintain for the entire reign.
  7. DISCRIMINATION: A2G does not discriminate, including against any contestant for having silicone injections or the use of hormones. These two factors are not considered in judging.
  8. A2G pageant reserves the right to make any decision concerning matters not covered by these rules. If you tarnish the name of the system by getting into legal trouble or not conducting yourself as the symbol of excellence, your title will be pulled.

 

Cash and Prizes

Up to $2,000 in cash and prizes

Miss A2G Ohio will receive:

  • $200 on the night of the pageant won
  • Additionally, photo shoot and promos ($350 value)
  • Crown ($80)
  • $150 at step down.
  • $50 at all A2G functions except fundraisers (~$150 total)
  • Travel accommodations for their step down can be paid by Addicted to Glamour Pageantry and is estimated to be near $300 (including gas reimbursement based on current gas prices, if needed, and hotel, if needed)
  • Waived registration fee for Miss A2G National ($250 value)

Additional incentive-based cash prizes:

  • $20 for each contestant competing for the title at their step down (up to $200)
    • Must have been brought by the Titleholder
    • Addicted to Glamour Pageantry reserves the right to determine if the Titleholder brought that contestant or if the contestant came upon their own volition or upon the courting of the promoters
  • $1 for each Facebook or prominent social media post (max 1/day)
    • Must include #AddictedtoGlamour

Total: $500-$1,000 cash + $1,000 prizes = up to $2,000

 

Pageant Specifics

  1. CATEGORIES: Score sheets for categories will be available to contestants. Points will be total accumulated for each category.
    1. Presentation (100 points)
    2. Evening Gown (150 points)
    3. Talent (200 points)
  2. PRESENTATION: Presentation will be creative presentation based on a theme that will be announced in advanced. Time limit for presentation is 3 minutes. The contestants have up to three (3) minutes to express themselves using the theme of the pageant with an emphasis on glamour. Following the presentation, the contestants will introduce themselves on a microphone to the audience and judges. The spoken introduction is not included in the three (3) minutes, but is to be less than thirty (30) seconds.
  3. EVENING GOWN: Evening gown can be any color and style. It MUST be full length. The gown must have a high level of glamour. You will be judged on fit, modeling, glam factor, hair, makeup and accessories. The A2G system has often rewarded gowns that have stones and/or beads and the overall glam factor.
  4. TALENT: Limited to 7 minutes. Prop set up is maximum 3 minutes. Any type of talent is acceptable except those which may cause injury to the audience or any other person. No glitter, fire, or water may be used in any talent. No live animals or reptiles may be used in talent competition. There are no restrictions on the number of people who may be involved. Backups will not be allowed to get ready in the dressing room due to limited space. Cover charge for the pageant must be paid for all backups. This is to be taken care of at registration. In the event of a tie, the higher score in the talent category determines the tiebreaker.
  5. MUSIC: Music should be turned in on one CD. All music should be on one (1) CD in category order, which is: 1. Presentation, 2. Talent, 3. Crowning Number. Unless advised otherwise by the Addicted to Glamour owners, music will not be played off of mp3 players or cell phones. CDs must be labeled clearly with contestant’s name.
  6. DEDUCTIONS: Regulation infractions that will lead to administrative point deductions include (but are not limited to):
    1. Going over time for talent set-up and take-down
    2. Music not appropriately labeled
    3. Registration submitted after the deadline
    4. Violating pageant rules in a category
    5. Being tardy
    6. Unprofessionalism in the dressing room
  7. DRESSERS: Each contestant is allowed one dresser but your dresser can change as long as it’s indicated on your application. Contestants will have assigned spaces and must be in the dressing room for check in. Check in will occur one (1) hour before the pageant start time. All contestants must be at the venue for check in.
  8. FIRST ALTERNATES: If the titleholder cannot fulfill their duties, the title will be given to the first alternate.

 

Admission/Registration

  1. FORM: Registration form is one (1) page and is the first page of this document. It may be submitted in the following manner:
  2. Each contestant is allowed one dresser but your dresser can change as long as it’s indicated on your application.
  3. All contestants must be at the venue by one (1) hour before the pageant start time for check in, although it is encouraged to arrive earlier.
  4. Contestants will have assigned spaces and must be in the dressing room for check in.
    1. Filled out electronically using .doc or .docx format and emailed to rick@glamourpageantry CC-ing cuy@glamourpageantry.com
    2. Printed and mailed to promoter (contact for mailing address)
    3. Filled out during Registration on the day of the pageant
  1. FEES:
    1. Registration for top two prelim contestants is paid by promoters
    2. Backup dancer admission is the responsibility of the contestant, unless an agreement is made between the prelim promoter and contestant
    3. Dancers, prop personnel must have passes purchased at registration ($5/each).

 

 

Titleholder Responsibilities

The titleholder is responsible for attending all A2G Ohio prelims and Newcomer and At Large, including pageants, fundraisers (if applicable) and review shows (if applicable), unless otherwise stated by Addicted to Glamour Pageantry. Miss Addicted to Glamour will also attend Columbus Pride and Cleveland Pride wearing the crown and the sash. Failure to participate in A2G Ohio prelims will result in monies taken off the step down prize or other sanctions deemed appropriate by the system.

 

Preliminary Pageants

The Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio titleholder must attend and participate in all Ohio preliminary pageants leading to the Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio pageant during their reign. The Promoter of preliminary pageants in conjunction with The Miss Addicted to Glamour titleholder will set the date(s) for these pageants. The promoter will not be in charge of transportation and lodging, but will be in charge of the performance fee ($100 per each preliminary contest).

The success of the preliminary pageants is largely the role of the Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio titleholder. This includes selling prelims to promoters around Ohio, encouraging contestants, setting up venues, and answering questions on behalf of the system. The Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio titleholder should check in with the promoters, the contestants, and the audience. Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio should greet the owners of the venue.

Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio should watch as much of the pageant as possible. They should then validate all scores at each preliminary, looking for errors, scoring differences between judges, bias in the scoring, etc.

Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio should be introduced in the crown and speak on the microphone, welcoming the audience, thanking the venue, and advertising upcoming events. Miss Addicted to Glamour titleholder will perform at least two times, unless otherwise stated, with the final performance performed to a ballad while wearing the crown.

 

Professionalism

The Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio titleholder must agree to hold the title, the system, promoters, and franchises in the highest regard. While representing the system, the titleholder must

  • Present themselves professionally (both on and off stage), including social media
  • Never demean the system or the title, or other systems, competitors, including on social media
  • Never cause substantial problems for the system or promoters
  • Solve problems in a respectful, private, and professional manner
  • Never commit violent or unlawful acts

 

Communication and Publicity

PROMOTIONAL PHOTO: Initial photos taken immediately following contest.

CELL PHONE: The titleholder agrees to keep a valid cellular telephone number in service during the year of their reign.

INTERNET: The Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio titleholder should have internet access and be computer literate in order to more efficiently communicate with the promoters, contestants, and the public.

TIMELINESS: The Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio titleholder shall return telephone calls and email correspondence in a timely manner. (Timely shall be defined by Addicted to Glamour Pageantry)

APPEARANCES: All entertaining and/or appearances of an official nature by the titleholder shall be approved ten (10) days in advance by Addicted to Glamour Pageantry.


Step Down Planning

The titleholder will assist Addicted to Glamour Pageantry in the planning of next their step down pageant. The titleholder is responsible to work with Addicted to Glamour Pageantry to:

  • Create, implement, execute, and advertise a “theme”
  • Secure a location for the Miss Addicted to Glamour Ohio Pageant
  • Promote the Miss Addicted to Glamour Pageant (Facebook, Twitter etc.)
  • Motivate contestants and increase the contestant base.

The titleholder should arrive at the contest early in order to “mingle” with and “meet and greet” the audience.

 

Title Holder agrees to release and hold harmless Addicted to Glamour Pageantry and Promoter any liability and/or responsibility whatsoever, resulting from, associated with, or arising out of Titleholder’s participation in the official duties of the title, including but not limited to personal injury, or loss or damage to personal property regardless of whether the loss or injury occurs before, during, or after the an official pageant, preliminary, or any related activity.

Titleholder also hereby releases himself/herself from any and all rights to any video/DVD (sound and/or video), photography, recording, still camera, or motion picture of the official pageants, or preliminary. Titleholder also understands that he/she has, or will have, no rights to any of the recordings arising out of said pageants that Titleholder may appear in or on, or the future sales thereof.

Breach of this contract, in whole or in part by the titleholder, may result in monetary penalties levied by and deemed appropriate by Addicted to Glamour Pageantry. Addicted to Glamour Pageantry reserves the right to set administrative sanctions, as it deems appropriate, including but not limited to monetary penalties according to its discretion.