- 150 Points Possible Per Judge
Appearance 0-20 Points
Communicate 0-50 Points
purpose of Male Interview is to put the contestant in a situation answering
different types of questions and judging how he will react to their
diversity. The context of the answer is
important, but more important is how the contestant conveys that answer. Eye contact with all judges is very
important, not just the judge who asked the question. Answer the judges' questions and do not get
involved in getting the opinion of the judge.
You are being judged on the presentation of your thoughts. The contestant should look comfortable in
properly fitted attire, but not to the point of sloppiness. Points will be deducted for ill-fitting
jackets, pants too long or too short, socks that do not match the colors in the
outfit, scuffed shoes, too much jewelry, wrinkled, torn, or soiled clothing,
buttons missing, and/or anything that distracts from the outfit to make it
unsightly. The contestant is judged on
the look he has chosen for himself.
Usually, trendy outfits do not appeal to the judges, just as they would
not appeal to the average interviewer.
The key word is average, but sharp in apperance. The contestant will be trying to impress
& appeal to different types of judges.
The "flamboyant" look will not appeal to every type of judge.
Solo Talent - 100
Point Possible Per Judge
& Apperance (Physical Coordination, Stage Presence, Costuming) 0-30 Points
Sync, Live Vocal, and/or Other Entertainment) 0-30 Points
Value 0-40 Points
Short talent showcases your ability to perform without the aid ofvisual
enhancements such as props or dancers.
Contestants will be judged under the same guidlines as the full-length
talent (see TALENT description) presentation as it relates to the subcategories
listed above. Solo talents will not
exceed (3) minutes in length. Any Solo
Talent exceeding the three-minute limit will be scored with a zero (0). NO FIRE OR PYROTECHNICS WHATSOEVER! No
dancers or any other person will be permitted in your presentation. No props such as backdrops, furniture, or
freestanding items such as microphone stands will be allowed. Small handheld accessories such as
microphones, scarves, musical instruments, puppets, batons, etc. are permitted. Costuming may be utilized in the presentation
to enhance the visual effect. Costumes
should relate to the presentation or theme of the talent and be in good
condition. Items such as headdresses,
rip-away costumes, etc. may be used but must be removed by the contestant at
the end of the Solo Talent if removed during the talent. Solo Talent presentations must be a different
musical selection from the full length Talent presentation and may not be an
abbreviated version of the full length Talent.
You may do the same type of presentation for both talents (i.e. dance,
illusion, live vocal) provided the music is not the same song. Music must be on a high quality CD-R and must
be the only item burned onto the CD and should be labled "Solo Talent
Contestant #___." Contestants will
be judged on their quality of lip-sync, live vocal, or other
entertainment. Judges will be looking to
see if the contestant knows the words to their song and finishes each
word. Just knowing the words is not enough. The contestant should also look as if he/she
is actually singing the song. Is it
believable? If it is a live performance,
is the talent good quality? If there is
choreography, you should know the steps and the steps should flow. Do not attempt to do something that is beyond
your talent. Costuming should reflect
the mood you are trying to establish.
Always examine your presentation for entertainment value and
appropriateness. Does it please, cause
laughter, sadness, or stir some other emotion, and is it of a quality that Miss
Gay Missouri would perform at an appearance or preliminary?
Evening Gown -
150 Points Possible Per Judge
Evenung Gown 0-30 Points
Hairstyle 0-20 Points
(Modeling Techniques, Poise, Smile, etc.) 0-40 Points
Appearance (Make-Up, Shoes, Gown Condition, Accessories) 0-60 Points
Gown will be the most elegant outfit you will wear during the pageant. It should compliment the contestant's
figure. It will be a statement of the
contestant's style and taste. The dress
and accessories should be in perfect condition.
No strings should be anywhere on the dress (this includes sleeves,
neckline, hem, along the zipper, or at any seam). There shouldn't be any tears on any part of
the fabric. The dress should be stain
free and wrinkle free. It is the contestant's
responsibilty to take care of the gown and keep the gown in perfect condition for the duration of the
pageant. The hem of the gown should be
even unless the style of the gown is an uneven bottom. The gown should be lined or have a slip
underneath. The judges should not be
able to see through any part of the gown unless that is the style of the
gown. The gown length should be either
to the top of the toe part of the shoe or approximately 1/2 inch above the
floor. There should be no break in the
hem of the gown (it should hang straight).
The sleeve should be no shorter than the wrist and no longer than an
inch below the wrist unless the design of the gown sleeve is longer. A v-neck is fine, but if it is cut too low,
it looks manly. Jewelry should
accessorize and not be over-powering. A
beaded gown doesn't need anything more than earrings to compliment the
look. Shoes should match the outfit and
compliment it. Shoes should not be
scuffed, worn at the toe or heels, and not seen to bend under the weight of the
contestant. Modeling should be a slow
easy pace, touching the three points that form a triangle. If a judge want's a closer look he/she can
motion the contestants to the judges table.
At each point the contestant will make a slow turn, facing the back of
the stage, pause, and turn to the front of the stage. If you feel it necessary to use your hands,
one hand on the hip while turning is acceptable. Do not point out accessories or features of
the gown while the description is being read.
The judges will be listening to the description and noting any
features. Practice turning and walking
in the shoes you will be wearing during this presentation. Hair should be appropriate for evening wear
and go with the style of gown. Hair
should not beun-kept, and should not be frizzy unless style warrents. Hair that is put up looks neater if long
tendrils of hair are not going down the back of the neck, but, if no hair line
is showing this is acceptable.
Interview - 50 Points Possible Per Judge
scoring should be based on personality and poise, the
ability to communicate on a microphone in front of an audience, and the context
of the answer in relation to the topic given.
Talent - 300
Points Possible Per Judge
and Set Design 0-60 Points
(Physical Coordination & Stage Presence (Including Any Dancers) 0-80 Points
(Lip-Sync, Live Vocal, and/or Other Entertainment) 0-80 Points
Presentation as Entertainment) 0-80 Points
is the highest point category in the pageant.
Contestants will be judged on their quality of lip-sync, live vocal, or
other entertainment. Judges will be
looking to see if the contestant knows the words to their song/songs and
finishes each word. Just knowing the
words is not enough. The contestant
should also look as if he/she is actually singing the song. Is it believable? If it is a live performance, is the talent
good quality? If there is choreography,
the contestant and any dancers should know the steps and the steps should
flow. Do not attempt to do something
that is beyond your abilities. If you
use dancers or actors in your presentation, do not let them upstage or out
dance you. You are responsible for their
performance. If a member of your troupe
does not know his/her part, points will be deducted from your score. Quality of set design and construction will
be judged. Quantity of set is not
judged. Do not put something on stage
you are not going to use or does not have relation to
your talent. Contestants are responsible
for their sets. If it falls apart or
falls down on stage, points will be deducted from your score. Costuming and set design should reflect the
mood you are trying to establish. Always
examine your presentation for entertainment value. Does it please, cause laughter, sadness, or
stir some other emotion?