South Dakota International Pageants
 

Mrs., Miss and Miss Teen South Dakota International
I've never participated in a pageant before, can I still compete?

Absolutely! There is no experience required or necessary.

Are there height and weight requirements?
No! We know that exceptional ladies come in all shapes and sizes. We are a pageant, and we do showcase the importance of a healthy lifestyle in the fitness wear portion of the competition though, so make sure you're comfortable competing in fitness wear.

What are the wardrobe requirements?
1. Interview Suit
2. All black outfit for the introduction to the audience
3. Fitness -The official fitness wear of the International Pageant System-Contact the state director for details. 
4. Evening Gown
5. Fun Fashion Wear (Teen and Miss Contestants only)

What do I wear for the fitness wear portion of the pageant?
Each contestant wears the official fitness wear of the International Pageant System-Contact the state director for details.  Contestants must also wear a white athletic shoe with no show white socks. No belts will be permitted. All jewelry should be limited to stud earrings only.

Is there a swimsuit competition?
No, the contestants are judged in the official fitness wear of the International Pageant System.  Contestants need to wear white no show socks and all white tennis shoes for this competition.

Why is there an entry fee, and why do you sell program book advertising?
Entry fee and advertising sales go directly towards the prize package and operations of the program. Many pageants have entry fees upwards of $1,000.00. In the South Dakota International Pageants, we keep costs at a minimum for the contestants.

Can I obtain sponsors to help defray the cost of competing?
Yes! Sponsors are allowed and encouraged, but not required. 

Will I need to perform a talent?
The women that compete are talented, however, no talent is required. Contestants will speak about their selected platform.

What is a platform?
A platform issue is a cause, a charity, an act of volunteerism, or an issue that is near and dear to your heart. Each contestant in the South Dakota International Pageants will select a platform which she will spend the year promoting if selected as the State Representative.

What time commitment is involved in being a state titleholder?
You may devote as much (or as little) time as you desire. The current Miss Teen, Miss & Mrs. state titleholders will need to make at least one appearance in their community a month in order to best represent the South Dakota International Pageants. Titleholders can make additional appearaces, but this will vary from contestant to contestant based on each contestant's individual schedule. All appearances need to be approved by the State Director in advance of the event and before a commitment is made by the titleholder to attend an appearance request.

What is the cost for admission to the event?
Admission is $20.00 cash only at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased for $20.00 cash by contacting the director. Advanced tickets allow for early admisison before the doors are open to the public.

What is the date and time of the state pageant?
The 2015 South Dakota International Pageant will be held at 6:00pm on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Sioux Falls. Doors will open to the public at 5:30pm.Advanced ticket holders are able to enter the theatre at 5:15 to find their seats. RESERVING SEATS IS NOT ALLOWED.

Can I order a local sash/crown/title?
Yes, once your entry fees are paid in full, you can order a local sash for $60.00. Contestants can work with the director to choose a title that is not already chosen. Mrs., Miss and Miss Teen contestants can also purchase a local crown for $90.00. 

What is the pageant address?
South Dakota International Pageants, PO Box 2111, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-2111

What if my questions were not answered or listed above?
If you did not find the answer to your question above, please don't hesitate to contact the state director. Please email the State Director, Jessie Brower at: mrssouthdakota@gmail.com or call (605) 360-1117.


 

Little Miss, Young Miss & Junior Miss South Dakota International
 

What are the ages of the different youth divisions?
Little Miss South Dakota International~ages 5-6
Young Miss South Dakota International~ ages 7-9
Junior Miss South Dakota International~ ages 10-12

Will the Little Miss, Young Miss & Junior Miss contestants need to perform a talent?
The young ladies that compete are talented, however, no talent is required. Little Miss, Young Miss & Junior Miss contestants will model a party dress on stage.


What is a natural pageant?
A natural pageant does not include fake hair, fake teeth or unnecessary make-up. The only make-up contestants can wear is black mascara and clear lip gloss.


What wardrobe will the contestants need?
1. Interview outfit
2. Outfit for Etiquette review/lunch with judges
3. All black outfit for the introduction to the audience
4. Party Dress


When do the youth contestants change wardrobe and who helps them with that?
The youth contestants wait until intermission and then change in the dressing rooms with their mother or other female attendant that their mother chooses.

Do the contestants need to bring lunch?
Contestants do not need to bring lunch. Lunch will be catered in for all contestants. Please notify the director if your contestant has any food allergies.

Are parents allowed to stay during the interviews and practices?
Only pageant staff members will be allowed in the practice areas of the pageant during the rehearsal and interviews. Contestants will be able to leave for dinner break at 3:00pm and need to return dressed in their opening number black outfit by 5:00pm. Parents and guests can enter the auditorium after 5:30pm. 

How long is the event?
The pageant is a two day event with interviews on Saturday, October 18th and the pageant on Sunday, October 19th. A complete updated itinerary will be emailed to the parent/guardian after the application and entry fee are received.

Are the Little Miss, Young Miss & Junior Miss contestants allowed to wear fake teeth, hair or makeup?
No. Contestants are not allowed to wear fake hair or teeth. The only make allowed is black mascara and clear lip gloss only. Any variance from this will disqualify the contestant.

What is the deadline for Little Miss, Young Miss & Junior Miss application and entry fee?
All contestant applications and entry fees need to be received by September 15, 2014. Deadlines will be strictly enforced, please allow enough time for mail to ensure that your mail is received by the September 15, 2014 deadline.

What if my questions were not answered or listed above?
If you did not find the answer to your question above, please don't hesitate to contact the state director. You may e-mail the State Director, Jessie Brower at: mrssouthdakota@gmail.com

Will the new Little Miss, Young Miss and Junior Miss South Dakota International advance to a national pageant?
There is not a level of competition past the state pageant. The titleholders will be invited, but not required, to attend events and parades in their area. All appearances need to be approved by the State Director in advance of the event and before a commitment is made by the titleholder to attend an appearance request.

Can I order a local sash/title?
Yes, once your entry fees are paid in full, you can order a local sash for $60.00. Contestants can work with the director to choose a title that is not already chosen. Local crowns are not available for the youth contestants at this time. 

What is the pageant address?
South Dakota International Pageants, PO Box 2111, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-2111

What if my questions were not answered or listed above?
If you did not find the answer to your question above, please don't hesitate to contact the state director. You may email the State Director, Jessie Brower at: mrssouthdakota@gmail.com or call (605) 360-1117.