FAQ

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Miss American Diamonds is a pageant that was founded on Christian principles. Our pillars include confidence, leadership, service, and integrity.

  • Our program is designed to help you uncover and discover the diamond that resides inside of you.

  • The skills you learn through each competition teaches you how to speak with confidence and how to present yourself. You’ll walk away with life-long skills, friendships, and memories.

Does Miss American Diamonds have a no-compete clause?

  • At the state/regional level, we have a limited compete clause in our state/regional queens’ agreements. We ask that you discuss this with the pageant director to ensure no conflicts. We do not give permission for queens to compete in any pageant that will inhibit a crowned state/regional queen to represent their title at the National Pageant or complete their reign as a queen.

Are there practices? Do you need experience to participate?

  • No, but we offer training workshops through our M.A.D. Leadership Academy. These workshops are optional.

  • No experience is needed to participate. We do strongly encourage participants to practice at home.

  • Tips: be sure to smile, show off your personality, and have fun on stage strutting your stuff.

How much does it cost to participate?

  • For ages 0-3 years of age, the entry fee starts at $195. For ages 4 and older, the entry fee starts at $395. The entry fee is outlined in the fee session on our site and detailed on the payment form that we can email to you.

  • The entry fee can be divided into separate payments. 

  • The entry fee covers the cost of producing the pageant: awards, trophies, choreographers, emcees, lighting, sound, staging, judges' expenses, staff, florists, hotel ballroom rental, national trip, printed materials, office support, and all of the many other things that go together to make our program the best it can be for you and your family. 

  • You can pay the entry fee or seek out sponsors. Businesses, family, friends, or fundraising activities are all great ideas for raising your entry fee. Sponsor contributions can cover any pageant related costs, such as Entry fee, Optional Contests, Hotel Room, Flowers, Award Banquet tickets, and more.

Are there any discounts?

  • We do randomly offer discounts.

  • We offer a $25 referral credit for each friend that you refer that is new to Miss American Diamonds Pageant.

  • We host a photo contest with the chance to win a reduced or free pageant entry.

Does everyone win something?

  • Absolutely, all participants will receive a participation award. Division winners win a crown, sash, trophy, flowers, bible and national trip invitation, and more.

  • The ultimate prize is to help each young lady uncover and discover the diamond that God placed inside of her, 

Are fees refundable? What happens if I am not able to attend?

  • Fees are non-refundable or transferable. Fees help cover the cost to produce the pageant, purchase awards, allow us to guarantee prizes, etc.

  • No worries, you can compete at our next pageant. Paid fees are good for one year.

What is People’s Choice?

  • Each participant is welcome to participate in the People’s Choice online contest. The participant asks their family and friends to support them by voting. Each vote is $1. People Choice votes are considered pageant credits and go toward pageant fees minus processing fees.

  • This is an ongoing opportunity. 

Do I have to stay at the Host Hotel?

  • Of course not. You are free to stay where you would like. However, we have secured a discounted room rate for you to take advantage of. The discount is available three days prior and three days after the pageant.

Will there be a dressing room?

  • Yes, there is a reserved spot for participants to change.

What is Check-In?

  • Check-In is when you turn in your pageant paperwork, pay entry fees, and purchase admission and banquet tickets.

Who provides the attire for the pageant participant?

  • Each participant is responsible for providing their own wardrobe.

What if I have additional questions?

  • Did you review our website fully? Have you read over the Informational Guide thoroughly?

  • If you still have questions please call (314)246-9602 or emailed missamericandiamonds@gmail.com.