Contestants sought for Miss Eastern Maine pageant

13 years ago

    The search is on for girls and women to compete for prestigious titles in the sixth annual Eastern Maine Pageant.  Applications are now being accepted through March 30.  Eligible Eastern Maine contestants must live or be currently enrolled in a school in a Maine County of Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, or Washington.  
    The pageant prides itself on empowering girls and women to have a voice and enhance their public speaking and interview skills, to express their talents, to be of service to others and to reach a new level of confidence.  The high standards and exciting opportunities offered through the Eastern Maine Pageant attract the highest caliber of talented girls and women from across Eastern Maine, and this year, the pageant is a preliminary for the Miss Maine Academic Pageants, which awards scholarships while providing opportunities for personal growth, community service and academic achievement.
    Eastern Maine Contestants compete in four different age groups:  Little Miss Eastern Maine, ages 5-8; Junior Miss Eastern Maine, ages 9-13; Teen Miss Eastern Maine, ages 14-18 and still in high school; and Ms. Eastern Maine, ages 18 and older, of any marital status, with or without children.
    All contestants participate in three events:  interview, on-stage introduction, and formal wear. Everyone who competes is recognized onstage at the end of evening with a participation trophy. Then, a pageant queen for each age division receives a beautiful crown, an embroidered satin sash, and a grand trophy, along with the opportunity to represent eastern Maine at events and festivals throughout the year. Teen Miss Eastern Maine and Ms Eastern Maine also receive a cash prize. Runners up in each division receive trophies.
    Eastern Maine Pageant contestants have the option of participating in talent, modeling, and photogenic competitions, if they choose.  A queen is chosen from each age category for each of the three optional competitions.   She will receive a beautiful tiara, an embroidered satin sash, and a large trophy.  In total, 16 different Eastern Maine titles will be awarded.
    The 2011 Eastern Maine Pageant will be held April 16 at Woodland Elementary School in Baileyville. Interested parties can contact Jayna Smith at 454-2244 or email easternmaine@hotmail.com.  For more information visit www.easternmaine.bravehost.com or Eastern Maine Pageant on facebook.