CONTESTANT FORMS

Official Paperwork for MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® State Competitions in
Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma

Congratulations on becoming an official state contestant in the Miss USA® and Miss Teen USA® program! 

If you have any questions please contact your Contestant Coordinator below. Good luck!

AR, MO, OK: Sherri Litton • sherri@vanbros.com • 913-381-7121

KS, IL, NE: Karen Elliott • karen@vanbros.com • 913-381-7121

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Official State Contestant Embroidered Sash

As an official State Contestant, you will receive an embroidered sash with your competition title and find out what it's like to be a State Titleholder. These sashes are similar to those worn by our State Titleholders, padded and made of satin material. You may participate in parades, charity events, media interviews etc. You must get prior approval from our office (use the Appearance Form below) before ANY appearances made with your sash. You can wear your sash whenever you approach potential advertisers or sponsors without submitting the appearance form.

Your complimentary sash is for your own personal use. They are a wonderful keepsake, and an opportunity to gain recognition in your community as you seek support and make any appearances. You may be asked to bring your embroidered sash to the pageant so please keep it clean and do not lose it. Each contestant will also receive a "competition sash" during pageant weekend to wear on stage.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
If you want sooner, you can pay a $50 express shipping fee. You will be directed to PayPal after submitting your contestant sash order form if you select express shipping. 

Official State Contestant Crowns

As an official State Contestant, you can order an official crown and find out what it's like to be a State Titleholder. You may participate in parades, charity events, Media interviews etc. You must get prior approval from our office (use the Appearance Form below) before ANY use of your crown, and we encourage you to submit photos of yourself anytime you do use it so we can share your experiences on our social media! You can also wear your crown whenever you approach potential advertisers. See sample crowns above and use the crown order form below to order yours today!

TEEN Crown: $149 payment plus $15 Shipping and 3.5% Handling Fee: $169.75

USA Crown: $149 payment plus $15 Shipping and 3.5% Handling Fee: $169.75

You will be directed to PayPal after submitting your crown order form. 

Contestant Onstage Competition Hair/Make-up Fee 
(OPTIONAL)

There is a $200 fee (plus a 3.5% handling fee) for contestants to use a hair and make-up artist on site. This fee will cover the room, table, chair and electricity to be used before the Preliminary Competition and Final Competition. This does NOT cover the Hair/Makeup Artist's services. You will be responsible for booking/paying the Hair/Make-Up Artist on your own. Please submit the form and payment below as soon as possible or no later than the date below.

ARKANSAS: March 11, 2022
ILLINOIS: April 29, 2022
KANSAS: April 8, 2022
MISSOURI: April 1, 2022
NEBRASKA: February 4, 2022
OKLAHOMA: February 18, 2022

If you have a preferred Hair/Make-Up Artist (not a family member), they will need to submit an application form and be approved by Vanbros and Associates (they can click on the HMU Artist Application button on the state website home page under the main rotating banner). We can also provide you with a list of approved Hair/Make-Up Artists that are coming to the pageant and still accepting clients.

Due to space limitations this year no buy out artists will be approved.

$200 Fee plus 3.5% Handling Fee: $207.00

You will be directed to PayPal after submitting your hair/make-up form. 

Official Contestant Handbook

Congratulations on being accepted as an official contestant!

We have posted the contestant handbook for you to use as needed. You can print several copies to keep in different places (home, car, school, etc.) and also print single pages (receipts, etc.) Please read through the entire handbook carefully. It contains important and helpful information about the pageant. I’m sure that most of your questions could be answered by reading your handbook.

Please call us with any questions, and welcome aboard! 

Sponsors 101

Please read this file for important information on how you can obtain sponsors and pay your fees.

Contestant Referral Sponsorship Fundraiser

Refer a girl to us that is not currently in our database and if she pays her Entry Fee you earn $100 towards your Required Ad Page Fee! A great way to raise money!

Official Contract/Entry Form – MISS Contestant

Please read this document carefully, check the appropriate boxes, initial EACH page, sign, date, and return to the pageant office.

Official Contract/Entry Form – TEEN Contestant

Please read this document carefully, check the appropriate boxes, initial EACH page, sign, date, and return to the pageant office.

Online Forms

Below are online forms you must submit in order to maintain your eligibility as a contestant. Please look over each form carefully, fill in all the required fields, and attach any necessary documents when requested.

The Title Agreement Form should only be submitted if you have chosen to use a sponsor's name as your competition title. Both parties must agree.

The Modeling/Talent Agency Contract Release Form should only be submitted if you are currently under contract with an Modeling or Talent Agency.

Required Program Book Headshot

A color headshot of you will appear on the contestant lineup pages of the official pageant program book and on your contestant profile for the judges. The photo will not be posted on the official state web site, but will be used for the People’s Choice voting on the Warriors for Ross web site. Your photo does not need to be a professional headshot. You can have a family member or friend take a headshot on a phone, just select a neutral background with good lighting. DO NOT submit a selfie or wear a crown/sash. To ensure a quality print in the program book it should be a high resolution image (300 DPI) at least 3 inches x 5 inches in size. This photo can be the same one you use on your required ad page.

If you send a revised photo please put REVISED PHOTO before your name and title in the subject line.

Email your photo along with your name and title to the appropriate state address below.

Required Ad Page

You are required to sell one full page ad valued at $800 in the official program book. You may sell your full page to one sponsor (business, family member, or friend) or feature multiple sponsors. How you design your ad layout is totally up to you, but it must be submitted to the pageant office ready for print. The required full page ad will not only give your sponsor(s) exposure to people all over the state, but it is tax-deductible as an advertising expense. Your full name must be included somewhere on the ad. The ad is showing support of YOU! Ad examples are provided above, but feel free to be creative with your design! We are offering a complimentary ad layout that includes your photo, name, title and “Good Luck! - Family and Friends”. Please inform the pageant office if you are choosing this layout instead of submitting a print ready ad.

Ad Specs:
8-3/4” wide x 11-1/4” high

Trim size is 8-1/2” wide x 11” high.
Please keep text 1/4” away from trim.

E-mail your high-res (300 dpi) PDF, TIF, EPS, or JPG file (include your name and title) to the address below that pertains to the state pageant you are competing in. The email subject line should be “Required Ad Page file for (your name)”. AD MUST BE PAID IN FULL TO COMPETE IN THE PAGEANT AND BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM BOOK. AD FILE MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE STATE PAGEANT. 

Need help designing your Required Ad Page?

Below is a list of designers that can help you with the layout of your ad page. Please contact them for their individual design rates.

Ashley Johnson - APJ Visions

Olivia Pikul

Esteban Medaglia

Taylor Gorton

Wardrobe Information

Important information regarding rehearsal and competition wardrobe.

Additional Ad Page Purchase
(OPTIONAL)

You may have a sponsor (business, family member, or friend) that would prefer to purchase their own full page ad in the official program book as a way to support you. This additional ad page purchase would be in addition to your required ad page. An additional ad page sells for $400, but you can sell the ad to your sponsor for any amount you choose. This is a great way to give YOU and your sponsor additional exposure during the pageant weekend and a great way for them to wish you good luck and best wishes. Download this PDF for additional information.

Ad Specs:
8-3/4” wide x 11-1/4” high

Trim size is 8-1/2” wide x 11” high.
Please keep text 1/4” away from trim.

E-mail your high-res (300 dpi) PDF, TIF, EPS, or JPG file (include your name and title) to the address below that pertains to the state pageant you are competing in. The email subject line should be “Additional Ad Page file for (your name)”. AD MUST BE PAID IN FULL TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM BOOK. AD FILE MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE STATE PAGEANT. 

Make a Credit Card Payment

If you would like the pageant office to directly process a Credit Card payment please select the button below to fill out the Credit Card Payment Form. You will receive a receipt by email once your payment is processed.

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