Can I pay with a credit card at the pageant? We ask that you make any payments by check or credit card prior to the pageant. Case by Case exception may be made by the director and the board, but it not guaranteed.
If I'm competing for multiple titles, do I have to pay multiple application fees? No. You only have to pay the $25 application fee once.
If I win an American Ambassador title, am I allowed to compete in other pageant system during my reign? Yes! The American Ambassador Pageant System does not have a compete clause and we encourage you to compete in other pageant systems.
What are the requirements of an American Ambassador winner? We ask our royalty to complete 6 community service events or appearances during their year reign.
Can I compete for more than one title? Yes, you can. We do not limit a contestant on how many titles or optionals that they can compete for, and each competition will be judged separately, so that the contestant has the same chance to win all of them. Plus, if you compete in 3 or more titles, you are eligible for the Majestic Ambassador title at no additional cost. This is often known as the hi-point title.
Can I win more than one title? Yes. If a contestant competes for numerous titles, they have the same chance to win each title as everyone else, and they can win multiple titles.
What are the requirements if I do win? The contestant or legal guardian will need to sign a contract that states that the title holder will make 6 appearances throughout their reign, and will send pictures and documentation to the MAA/MWA office.
Do I have to be at the pageant to compete? No, you do not. We do allow videos to be sent in to compete for a title. Naturally, attending the pageant is much more fun, and the judges get to know you better. If you need to compete by video, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will guide you through the process.
If I compete for more than one title, can I use the same scores for all of my competitions? If the same competition is available in your other competitions, then yes, if you choose to do so, you may only compete once and then use that score for all those competitions. However, please remember that once you choose this option, you cannot change your mind. Since we all know that mistakes happen, we allow every contestant the opportunity to compete in all competitions separately for each title. For example, if you are competing for 4 titles that have an evening gown competition, the contestant may choose to compete in evening gown 4 times, one for each competition, or they may choose to compete once and use that score for all 4 competitions. This is the contestants choice, but the decision has to be made at check in. Once the decision is made, it cannot be changed.
Can I compete for each competition separately? Yes, you can. Please read the above questions answer, but yes, we do allow all of our contestants the opportunity to compete in all competitions they are registered for.
Do I have to have different competition outfits for each title I am competing for? No. We allow our contestants to make that choice. Some of our contestants like their outfits so much that they wear them for all competitions. Other contestants have a harder time deciding on only one outfit, so they change their outfits for every competition. We leave this completely up to the contestant, and it will not make a difference in the scores. What is important is that the contestant feels like a million bucks in whatever they are wearing. An example of this: Contestants competing for multiple titles will some times wear the same evening gown for all, while another contestant might change her evening gown for each. Both are acceptable and neither will get a better score than the other, since the score is based on the person not on clothes.
Do I have to own my horse to compete for Western Ambassador? No. You can borrow, rent, or lease a horse, it does not have to be your own to compete on it, and we allow all breeds, registered and non-registered, it does not matter. What matters is that the contestant feels comfortable with the animal.
Can I wear different evening gowns for each competition? Yes, you may. Please read the answer to the question two above. We allow every contestant the right to change their outfits for each competition if they so desire, but they do not have to. However, we do understand that some contestants like to change their gown to theme it to the title they are competing for, so we make sure that any contestant wanting to change outfits has the time do to so.
Will there be a dressing room at the pageant venue? Yes, there will be. However, please remember that the dressing room is open to all contestants, so please respect the fact that there will be limited room. We will have 2 different rooms for males and females.
Do I need to stay at the hotel to compete in the pageant? No, you do not. However, by staying in the hotel, it makes it easier to make sure you not only have everything you need for your competition, but it makes sure that you will arrive on time for the competitions, since you will not need to worry about traffic. It also makes it easier to stay for the night time theme parties we have. Furthermore, we do different additional free competitions for contestants staying at the hotel, such as the door decorating competition, and a special Easter egg hunt this year. With the special rate that the hotel gives us, it is easy for a family to stay and join in all the fun.