2016 Mrs. Mississippi America Pageant

Dates:  February 26-28, 2016

Deadline for entering the 2016 Pageant:
February 1, 2016

Pageant Location:
The Coliseum Civic Center, 404 Taylor St., Corinth, MS 38835

Host Hotel:
The Hampton Inn, 2107 Highway 72, Corinth, MS 38834 PH. 662-286-5949
Group Code:  Mississippi/Tennessee Pageant

Qualifications for Entering the
Mrs. Mississippi America Pageant:

* At least 18 years old;
* Married, residing with your husband and not separated or in the process of a divorce;
* A Tennessee resident for at least 3 months (residency on a military base is acceptable);
* Of good moral character;
*You may only compete in ONE Mrs. America STATE preliminary per
pageant year;

Judging Criteria/Categories

* Personal interview;
* Beauty;
* Physical Fitness in Swimsuit;
* Evening Gown;

Each category is valued at 25% of your total score

Here's how you get started!

First you download an application from this website, fill it out, sign it and send it,
along a snapshot of yourself, and your $300 deposit.  Be sure to specify your top two
choices for local titles that you would like to represent, just in case someone has
already been awarded your first choice, we will have a second choice to work with.  
Your local title should follow the format of "Mrs. Your City(or)Town(or)County".
Titles are awarded on a first come basis.

Once we have received your application, photo and $300 deposit, we will order and
send you a beautiful embroidered sash that you may wear while making personal
appearances, parades, etc., in your community. Once assigned, the local titles are
valid immediately through the 2016 Mrs. Mississippi America Pageant. You are NOT
required to make local appearances, but it is a lot of fun and can help you down the
road when you are trying to obtain sponsors for your entry fee and ad sales.

You are then required to sign a contestant agreement (emailed to you by our office)
that states that you will represent your “local title” in the Mrs. Mississippi Pageant of
that pageant year and maintain integrity, honor and decorum while representing the
local title, as well as the Mrs. Mississippi Pageant. The fees for the state pageant are
$600, from which you deduct the $300 you have already paid (local titleholder
deposit), leaving a balance of $300 due no later than the pageant deadline which
February 1, 2016
.   You can and are encouraged to, obtain sponsors for all of your fees,
and you may list their names beside your contestant photograph
in our beautiful Mrs. Mississippi online program book. You may offer to make
appearances as “Mrs. Your city/county” to sign autographs, etc., in exchange for
sponsorships from businesses. Car dealers are great about this, so are salons, malls,
clothing stores, etc.

In addition, each contestant is required to sell a minimum of $300 in advertisements
in our online program book. Any combination of ad sizes may be used to reach the
$300 minimum.   The full color on line program book will remain posted on this web
site until it is replaced by the following year's pageant program book replaces it.  A
rate sheet will follow in your complete entry packet with the ad prices.  Ad sales are
due by the pageant deadline, along with all forms and paperwork.

Upon receipt of your application, snapshot and deposit, we will let you know
immediately as to if you have been awarded the local title for which you applied.
Please be sure to list your first and second choice of titles.

Contestants are responsible for making their own reservations and paying for their
own lodging at the host hotel prescribed by the pageant for pageant weekend.  The
pageant will negotiate a favorable group rate and will block rooms until a specified
date for contestants, friends & families to book within.

If you are forced to resign from your local title, or withdraw from the Mrs. Mississippi
competition after fees have been paid, no refund will be given. Depending on the
circumstance, a credit to participate in the following year's competition may be
issued, solely at the discretion of the pageant director(s).

You may pay your pageant fees, ad sales, etc., via personal check, credit or debit card,
or Paypal, through this web site.  Just go to the "Pay Pageant Fees" tab on this web
site and follow the instructions.  In the interest of time, you are encouraged to email
your application and snapshot and pay the deposit through this site.

If you would prefer to enter by mail, please contact us at info@mrsmississippipageant.
com and we will give you instructions for entering by mail.

Other Pageant Expenses you should anticipate that are not mentioned above include:

Pageant DVD:  $50 (mandatory)
Pageant Photography Package:  $60 minimum package (mandatory)
Interview Attire:  Suit or dress
Swimsuit:  One piece solid color is required
Evening Gown:  Floor length gown of your choice
Opening Number/Grand Parade of Contestants:  TBD
Hotel/Lodging Expense for pageant weekend

Let's get started!  You could be the next Mrs. Mississippi,
but FIRST you must ENTER!

Please contact us directly at info@mrsmississippi with any additional questions.