Frequently Asked Questions
Does the winner get to compete in a statewide pageant?
That is one of the most exciting opportunities for our pageant! Most young women enter pageants with the desire to continue on to a higher level of competition. Up supports that option if eligible Queens wish to compete further. We will work with queens to choose the best option.
What are the categories of competition?
All contestants will compete in Interview, Stage Question, and Evening Gown. Miss contestants compete in one-piece Swimwear, Teens and our Mrs./Ms. compete in Athletic Wear, and Juniors in a "Fun Fashion" or theme category.
Do I need experience, or do you provide coaching?
You do NOT need any experience. This is a GREAT first pageant. We have had MANY young women crowned over the years who have no pageant experience. We will provide you with coaching from a phenomenal group of people who have extensive pageant experience and success at the highest levels.
Do I have to live in Placer County?
No. There is no residency requirement for the pageant. However, you must live in close enough proximity so that travel and transportation to events is not adversely affected.
Is talent required?
What if I attend college out of town?
Contact us! College attendance elsewhere is not necessarily a prohibition to your entry. We take many factors into consideration, and will be happy to discuss your personal situation.
Do I have to have a “platform” or perform volunteer work?
You do not. While we encourage this, and will provide opportunities for the winner and court, it is not required.
Why don’t you have age groups for younger girls?
Many other local pageants have age categories for younger children. This is usually because there are a larger number of contestants in younger age groups, resulting in more money brought into the business. We asked, “what is the value for these younger contestants?” especially when we will have many appearance opportunities for our queens and courts. It is our belief that until a young lady is of an age where she can appreciate and absorb the learning experiences, and participate in volunteerism in a meaningful way, it is better for younger girls to enter into pageants which have no ongoing expectations for participation during the year. We have instead chosen to focus on making a positive, lasting difference in the lives of young ladies ages 8-25.
Is my entry fee refundable?
Due to pre-pageant costs, your entry fee is non-refundable. However, we understand that sometimes life circumstances will change your plans. Therefore your entry fee or deposit may be transferred to the next subsequent competition year, at the sole discretion of UP.
Who pays my entry fee?
You may pay your own entry fee, or seek sponsors to assist you. We can help you find sponsors~ just ask.
What are my payment options?
Each delegate is required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable deposit with the completed Application. The balance of the entry fee is due by before June 1. Payment can be made pay by check, money order, paypal, or cash (receipt provided).
Are there any discounts offered?
Several! See the Application, or contact us.
What if I am engaged?
Engaged young women may still compete. However, if they are awarded a title and then marry during the expected time of their reign, they must give up and/or return all prizes and titles in accordance with pageant rules. You may enter the pageant if you are engaged, but we recommend you do so only if you are sure that you will not be getting married within the following year, in the event that you are selected as the winner.