the miss aquarium pageant

The Miss Aquarium Pageant is a natural pageant that will help build self-esteem and confidence in young women that will become future leaders in our community. The Overall Title Winners from three divisions will represent Mississippi Aquarium as hospitality ambassadors, sharing the Aquarium's mission, education initiatives, and conservation efforts through community interaction. Miss Aquarium title winners will move on to compete in the Miss Magnolia State Pageant.

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PAGEANT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2021

Orientation, Interviews & Rehearsal
Age Division 12-18 Years ONLY
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SunDAY, JULY 25, 2021

Miss Aquarium Pageant
Age Division 0-11 Years
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Age Division 12-18 Years
3:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Final schedule times subject to change

PAGEANT INFORMATION

age divisions

0-23 months     Baby
2-3 years             Teeny
4-5 years             Tiny
6-7 years              Little  

8-9 years        Young
10-11 years       Pre-Teen
12-15 years       Junior
16-18 years       Teen   

registration INFORMATION

Pageant registration includes all-day admission to the aquarium on pageant day for each contestant and one chaperone.

ages 0-11

$100 Registration Fee
$25 Program Book 1/4 Page Ad  

ages 12-18

$125 Registration Fee
$50 Program Book 1/2 Page Ad

PAGEANT TITLES & AWARDS

Little Miss Aquarium Overall Title Winner Grand Prize
1 year reign as Little Miss Mississippi Aquarium
1 year Mississippi Aquarium Membership for Title Winner and Family (up to 4 total | Value $368)  
Custom Miss Aquarium Pageant Crown, Sash, and Scepter (Value $350)
Entry Fee paid to Little Miss Magnolia State Pageant (Value $295)
Mississippi Aquarium Fish Tote Bag
Invitation to participate in at least one Mississippi Aquarium managed social media promotion throughout her reign, as well as make at least two public event and/or media appearances during her reign.

Division Queen
Awarded to the 1st Runner-Up in each 0-11 Age Division
Custom Miss Aquarium Pageant Crown and Sash  
Advancement to Miss Magnolia State Pageant
Mississippi Aquarium Fish Tote Bag  

Hospitality Queen Awarded to the 2nd Runner-Up in each 0-11 Age Division
Pageant Crown Advancement to Miss Magnolia State Pageant
Mississippi Aquarium Fish Tote Bag  

People’s Choice 0-11 Years
$100 Cash
Custom People’s Choice Sash
Pageant Trophy

Junior Miss Aquarium Overall Title Winner Grand Prize 
1 year reign as Junior Miss Mississippi Aquarium
$250 Cash Prize
1 year Mississippi Aquarium Membership for Title Winner and Family (up to 4 total | Value $368)  
Custom Miss Aquarium Pageant Crown, Sash, and Scepter (Value $350)
Entry Fee paid to Miss Magnolia State Pageant (Value $380)
Mississippi Aquarium Fish Tote Bag Invitation to participate in at least one Mississippi Aquarium managed social media promotion throughout her reign, as well as make at least two public event and/or media appearances during her reign.  

1st Runner-Up
Custom Miss Aquarium Pageant Crown and Sash  
Advancement to Miss Magnolia State Pageant
Mississippi Aquarium Fish Tote Bag  

2nd Runner-Up
Pageant Crown
Advancement to Miss Magnolia State Pageant
Mississippi Aquarium Fish Tote Bag

Peoples Choice

Combined with 16-18 age division. See next tab for details.

Miss Aquarium Overall Title Winner Grand Prize 
1 year reign as Miss Mississippi Aquarium
$250 Cash Prize
1 year Mississippi Aquarium Membership for Title Winner and Family (up to 4 total | Value $368)  
Custom Miss Aquarium Pageant Crown, Sash, and Scepter (Value $350)
Entry Fee paid to Miss Magnolia State Pageant (Value $380)
Mississippi Aquarium Fish Tote Bag
Invitation to participate in at least one Mississippi Aquarium managed social media promotion throughout her reign, as well as make at least two public event and/or media appearances during her reign.    

1st Runner-Up
Custom Miss Aquarium Pageant Crown and Sash  
Advancement to Miss Magnolia State Pageant
Mississippi Aquarium Fish Tote Bag  

2nd Runner-Up
Pageant Crown
Advancement to Miss Magnolia State Pageant
Mississippi Aquarium Fish Tote Bag

People’s Choice 12-18 Years
People’s Choice Winner will automatically advance to the final round of competition.
$100 Cash
Custom People’s Choice Sash
Pageant Trophy

Community Support Award
A $Cash Community Support Award will be given to the single participant in the pageant with the most additional advertising sales for the Program Book.  

Required minimum of 3 Ad pages sold.

MAGNOLIA STATE PRELIMINARY PAGEANT INFORMATION

Miss Aquarium Pageant is an official preliminary pageant to the Miss Magnolia State Pageant to be held in Vicksburg on September 18-19, 2021 for ages 0-11 and November 20-21, 2021 for ages 12 and up. By entering this preliminary pageant, if you win a title, you will be required to attend the state finals as well.

By entering this preliminary pageant, if you win a title, you will be required to attend the state finals as well. You may view the state paperwork at www.missmagnoliastate.com click the “applications” tab then scroll down to September or November and click to view the appropriate Miss Magnolia State Pageant age division application, to be sure you want to compete.    

Miss Aquarium Pageant will crown three Overall Title Winners, one each from the 0-11 years, 12-15 years, and 16-18 years age divisions. As an Overall Title Winner, the prize package includes paid entry fee to compete in the Miss Magnolia State Pageant.    

There is a potential for an additional sixteen title winners, 1st and 2nd runners up from each age division, which would advance you to compete in the Miss Magnolia State Pageant (entry fees are the title holder's responsibility).  

BECOME A SPONSOR

Partner with Miss Aquarium Pageant, a natural pageant that focuses on building self-esteem and confidence in young women that will become future leaders in our community. You may sponsor with monetary donations, scholarships, or products and services. To become a sponsor please contact Lindsey Arthur, Special Events Manager, at Larthur@msaquarium.org

QUESTIONS

Pageant Directors will contact contestants and parents through the email provided at registration with important event information and updates. If you have any questions that are pageant related, please do not call Mississippi Aquarium,
they will not be able to answer your questions.  All pageant questions should be directed to Pageant Directors at MISSAQUARIUMPAGEANT@GMAIL.COM

For registration and ticketing questions please contact  Larthur@msaquarium.org

FAQ'S & RULES

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