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Pageant Rules

Pageant Rules of Participation


Poor sportsmanship of any kind will not be tolerated from any contestants or families. Those displaying acts of poor sportsmanship will be asked to leave without a refund and will not be permitted to return. This includes parental and guest activity within your party.

All Contestants will be notified prior to pageant day a complete schedule of events. Contestants must be registered/checked in before the start of their age division on stage for its first event. Refunds will not be given of any kind to contestants once pageant has begun even if contestants age division has not gone on stage. If you are running late you must contact the director and let us know but MUST still be in place before the start of your age divisions first event.


Pageant Cancellation: In the case of a cancellation on our end, you, the contestant and or parent will have the option to be fully reimbursed within 30 days or have fees transferred to a rescheduled date.

Contestant Cancellation: Cancellation must be within at least 20 days of the pageant. If you have to cancel and will not be able to attend the event, we can transfer your fees towards another pageant. There is a transfer fee of $25 that applies to all cancellations and is non negotiable. This fee covers items such as trophies, tiaras, awards and pageant materials that was already purchased for this pageant you can no longer attend. If you cancel days or hours before the pageant due to emergency, we will be able to provide a 10% discount on a future pageant but can not transfer funds to another pageant. Deposits are otherwise non-refundable and non-transferable.

No Show: If you have signed up for a pageant and do not show up on pageant day no refund or credit for future pageants will be given.


During pageant: Parents/families/guests are allowed to take photos of their contestant only. If we have announced photo packages for an upcoming pageant photos are not allowed during the pageant.

After Pageant: All crowned Royalty are required to complete photo opts at conclusion of pageant.

Additional Information:

Beautiful Miss Sunshine Pageants (BMS), vendors & staff are hereby non-liable for any injury, loss of personal property, or theft occurring during or after any BMS Pageants.

Beautiful Miss Sunshine Pageants reserves the right to disqualify any contestant due to unpaid fees.

Photographic images of contestants taken during the pageant along with photo contest winners may be used for future advertisements. You allow Beautiful Miss Sunshine Pageants to reserve the rights to use images in and not limited to various advertisements such as flyers, website, social media, and brochures.