Creative Crown Benefit Pageant is for the Downtown Arts District is an inclusive and diverse pageant that is open to everyone regardless of race, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identification. This pageant is to raise funds for the Downtown Arts District in a safe and fun way for all.
Everyone is eligible for 1 of 42 possible Royal titles. To make this an inclusive and diverse pageant the title of Queen and King has been replaced with Royal so that everyone has an equal chance at a title. So, what does that mean? It means that everyone is competing against everyone in their respected age division and for the 3 overall high scoring Royal Titles. Everyone will leave with a crown. There are 3 levels of titles available which are 13 Age Division, 13 Age Division Supreme, 13 Age Division Mega Supreme and 3 Ultimate Royal Supremes.
Each Contestant gets one access band for one person to assist them backstage. If contestants require more than one person to assist them backstage, there is a $15 per person charge due to limited space. All others regardless will need to make at least a $10 donation upon entry into the event per over 10 years old and $5 donation per person 9 years and younger.
Other than Talent all music will be provided by event. So, no special music will be provided for individuals outside of the Talent Competition.
For ages 0-5, check-in will be from 8:30am to 9:00am and the pageant will be from 9:30am to 12:30pm or longer depending on the need. Please plan accordingly so that outfit changes are done quickly and efficiently.
For ages 6+, check- in will be at 12:30pm to 1:00pm and the pageant will be from 1:30pm to 4:30pm longer depending on the need. Please plan accordingly so that outfit changes are done quickly and efficiently.
Crowning for all will take place at 6:30pm. Before crowning can commence all personal items must be taken out of the pageant dressing rooms. Contestants will need to be in Formal Wear for Crowning.
Artful Fun Fashion - What is Art? What is Fashion? Fashion is art and the ability to express art on the body. So, what is Artful Fun Fashion, nothing more than a fun way to express yourself through fashion. Emote your favorite style of art or your favorite designer. Get inspiration from Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Kahlo, Warhol, de Vinci, Prada, Channel, Oscar de la Renta, Lagerfeld, Armani, Dior and so many more. Think Paris or New York Fashion week. How can you wear art? NO BALLGOWNS otherwise ANYTHING GOES! Please send a picture of your inspiration so we can display it as you do your walk.
Runway - Those choosing to do the Runway optional competition this is where you will be judged for your runway walk and poses.
Introduction - Those competing in the Introduction optional category this will be done before you walk for you Artful Fun Fashion. Introduction should include contestant name, age, where they're from and an interesting fact. No more than 30 seconds.
Art in Me Photo - This is a fun photo optional for ages 0-5 and it needs to be art inspired. It can be anything from photos while finger painting or photos where you become part of your favorite piece of art. Just be creative!
Formal Wear - Be elegant. Be fierce. Be ROYAL!
Onstage Interview - Those competing in the Onstage Interview optional categories this will be done before you walk for formal wear. All interview questions will be based around art, art education, etc. Each contestant will pick from a bowl of questions that is age appropriate.
Lineup - For ages 0-5 that are competing in this optional, it will be done once everyone in the age group has completed their formal wear walk. All contestants will lineup altogether on stage and do a couple of turns. This is a chance to show off the contestant's personality.
Art Project - Bring an art project that is age appropriate. It can be a painting, sculpture, craft, etc. Projects can be no larger that 2 ft x 2 ft x 2 ft.
Outfit of Choice - You pick whatever you want to wear. Pick an outfit that is fun and shows your personality.
Partner Art-Fit - The contestants ages 0-5 and parent/guardian/sibling/friend/grandparent wear art. Be living art! Find a piece of art that you can depict with a partner. Be a living sculpture. Make a painting come to life. Please send a picture of your inspiration so we can display it as you do your walk.
Photogenic - Show your facial beauty. If participating in the optional competitions for Best Hair, Best Eyes and Best Smile this photo will be used for judging for those categories.
Swimsuit/Athletic Wear - Choose a flattering and appropriate look for yourself. If you don't feel comfortable in a swimsuit pick an athletic outfit that makes you feel empowered and that you feel comfortable in. Shoes are optional for this look.
Talent - Contestants can sing, dance, standup but keep it clean, poetry or anything else you feel shows of a talent of you. There will be there is a time limit depending on age. Ages 6-9: time limit will be 2 minutes, ages 10-15: time limit will be 3 minutes and ages 16+ will have a 4-minute time limit. Contestants do not have to use the entire time limit. All talents must have a PG rating, anything more than PG will be removed and disqualified.