*Each contestant receives entry to ONE optional competition which must be designated. The entry fee is $50 for additional entry to optional competitions.
LaTeacha A. Coleman Award-The contestant with the highest overall score from the Shades of Purple Fashion Wear and the Platform Essay.
Miss Congeniality-The recipient of the Congeniality Award is the contestant who is judged by her peers to be the most congenial, charismatic, and inspirational pageant participant.
Spirit of Pageantry Award-This award is given by the All American Pageant staff to the contestant who best represents all that is good in pageantry: sportsmanship, sisterhood, and teamwork.
Director's Award-This award is given by the All American Pageant director to the contestant who best demonstrates time management, dedication to pageant, and compassion towards fellow contestants.
People's Choice Award-This award is given to the contestant with the most votes from the general public.
Cover Girl Award-This award is given to the contestant who sells the most ads in the program book.
Crown Award-This award is given to the national titleholder that put forth much effort (not the Ambassador title).
Patriotic Award-This award is given to the contestant who brings the most items for the national platform.
*NEW* Sisterhood Award-This award is given to the contestant with the most votes from the general public.
Talent-For this category, the contestant must prepare a 2-3 minute talent. No matter what your skill level, this competition provides the perfect setting to showcase each contestant.
Photogenic-Based on the contestant who photographs “naturally”, the contestant's headshot may be casual or professional, but not larger than 8x10.
Community Service- For this competition, the judges look at the contestant's involvement in the community. Contestants must submit a community service resume to the national office by the entry deadline.
All contestants are scored individually in the following areas:
Interview (50%)-The interview is panel style for 5 minutes. Each contestant will be interviewed by a group of judges. Interview counts as 50% of a contestant's score.
Runway Wear (25%)-Runway wear is an outfit that you would see in a runway fashion show. Runway Fashion wear counts as 25% of a contestant's score.
Evening Wear (25%)-Contestants are encouraged to choose an evening gown that fits their personally and personal style. Evening Gown counts as 25% of a contestant's score
Since there is no comparative judging, contestant's
scores reflect their individual performances.
All American Pageant & Mrs. All American Pageant
Show-Me-Your-State Costume-The contestant will wear an outfit that represents her state. Reigning queens will wear an outfit that represents their country.
Shades of Green Fashion Wear-The contestants and reigning queen will model an outfit of personal choice in any shade of green.
Little Black Dress Awards Ceremony-The contestants and reigning queens will wear their choice of a little black dress for the Friday Award Ceremony. Awards for overall talent, people’s choice award, community service, photogenic, cover girl, and patriotic queen (national platform) will be given at the Friday Awards Ceremony.
*Those competing in the talent competition will be competing at the Friday Fashion Show. The overall talent winner will perform their routine/song at the final pageant show.
Final Competition Areas
Friday Fashion Show