Contestants shall agree to abide by all of the rules and regulations set
forth by the Miss Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas Pageant Executive Board.
Failing to meet any of the eligibility rules will disqualify a Contestant
from the competition.
Each Contestant in the Miss Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas Pageant:
must be a resident of Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Chambers, Newton
or Jasper County
must not have previously been, or presently be, married and/or with
must not have ever been convicted of a crime
be registered for the correct age category according to their birthday on
the day of the pageant
There is a maximum of 20 contestants per category.
Each Contestant is required to submit a non-refundable $65.00 entry fee
with her application.
Each category will have a Photogenic Winner (included in package).
Bonus titles including: Most Beautiful, Best Personality, Best
Costume and Best Interview will be given this year as another way to win!
Checks and Money Orders are accepted. These should be made out to: TIFFANY DENNIS
All returned checks will be charged a $25.00 processing fee.
If your application is received and the category has been filled, you will
receive a full refund.
A Contestant, or any individual related to a Contestant, must not approach
Judges with the intent to influence, harass or question the results. The
judges' decision is final. Score
sheet information will NOT be available.
Poor sportsmanship may affect future eligibility to compete in the Miss
Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas Pageant.
The Director will not convey individual results to any contestant during
the Cover Miss sales period to prevent cheating.
We reserve the absolute right and discretion to publicly display
photographs or video footage of contestants/winners for any advertisement
or publicity purposes through the media or the Miss Mardi Gras website.
For Miss Teen & Miss Contestants only!
Interview date and times
will be announced at Orientation. Each contestant will meet with 3
judges. Miss Teen –
3-minute interview, Miss – 5-minute interview.
Dress is professional. Interviews
are 50% of the overall score.
This pageant requires formal pageant wear, no Sunday Dress please. Ages
4-5: Knee or Tea-length; Ages 6-9: Tea or Floor-length; 10 and up:
Floor-length only. High-slit
or low-cut revealing dresses are not acceptable. If you have any questions about the dress that you choose
to wear, please consult the Director for assistance. For our older girls, Beauty is 40% of the overall score.
Mardi Gras Theme
Teen and Miss contestants only! Each girl will be displaying their
own personal style in colors and design. Be creative, be original,
and have fun with it! Anything
goes and modeling styles will be your own. The outfit itself will NOT
be judged. This category is
included in your overall score. The judges will also select the
contestant with the Best Costume as a separate title from the scoring
system. Make the most of it - Mardi Gras IS only once a year!
Themewear is 10% of the overall score.
Each category will have a Photogenic Winner!
This is a separate category and has no bearing on the outcome of
the pageant. All Contestants
must submit a 5X7 or 8X10 photo, with their name and category on the back. Snapshots or professional shots, black & white or color
is accepted. Turn these in at the registration table - on the day of
the pageant. Pick them up
as you exit.
Saturday, December 11th at 2:00pm
Groves Senior Center
5649 W. Washington in Groves
All Contestants or Parents are required to attend!
or call (409) 543-6873.