OFFICIAL PAPERWORK

Congratulations on becoming an official state contestant in the Miss Illinois USA® and Miss Illinois Teen USA® program! 

Below are links to the various pageant forms you are required to complete and return to the pageant office including your Official Contestant Handbook. Please follow the instructions and make every effort to meet your paperwork deadlines...it's a great way to develop the necessary skills needed to be a titleholder. If you have any questions please contact your contestant coordinator Karen Elliott at karen@vanbros.com or 913.381.7121. Good luck!

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Official State Contestant Custom Sashes

As an official State Contestant, you can order an official custom sash with your title and find out what it's like to be a State Titleholder. These sashes are like those worn by our State Titleholders, padded and made of satin material. You may participate in parades, charity events, media interviews etc. You must get prior approval from our office (use the Appearance Form below) before ANY use of your sash, and we encourage you to submit photos of yourself making appearances so we can share on our social media! You can also wear your sash whenever you approach potential advertisers, and could even display the name of your biggest advertiser on your sash! See sample sashes above and use the sash order form to order yours today!

These sashes are for your own personal use, but are not required and will not be worn on stage during the pageant. They are a wonderful keepsake, and an opportunity to gain recognition in your community as you seek support and make appearances. Each contestant will receive a competition sash at the pageant as in the past to wear on stage.

Contestant Sash: $100 payment plus $10 Shipping and 3.5% Handling Fee: $113.85

Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
If you need sooner, you can pay an additional $50 for rush shipping.

You will be directed to PayPal after submitting your sash order form.  

Official State Contestant Crowns

As an official State Contestant, you can order an official crown and find out what it's like to be a State Titleholder. You may participate in parades, charity events, Media interviews etc. You must get prior approval from our office (use the Appearance Form below) before ANY use of your crown, and we encourage you to submit photos of yourself anytime you do use it so we can share your expeiriences on our social media! You can also wear your crown whenever you approach potential advertisers. See sample crowns above and use the crown order form below to order yours today!

TEEN Crown: $149 payment plus $15 Shipping and 3.5% Handling Fee: $169.75

USA Crown: $149 payment plus $15 Shipping and 3.5% Handling Fee: $169.75

You will be directed to PayPal after submitting your crown order form. 

Contestant Competition Hair/Make-up Fee
(OPTIONAL)

There is a $200 fee (plus a 3.5% handling fee) for contestants to use a hair and make-up artist on site. This fee will cover the room, table, chair and electricity to be used before the Preliminary Competition and Final Competition. This fee does NOT cover the Hair/Makeup Artist's services. You will be responsible for booking/paying the Hair/Make-Up Artist on your own. Please submit the form and payment below as soon as possible or no later than February 26, 2021.

If you have a preferred Hair/Make-Up Artist (not a family member), they will need to submit an application form and be approved by Vanbros and Associates (they can click on the HMU Artist Application button on the home page under the main rotating banner). We can also provide you with a list of approved Hair/Make-Up Artists that are coming to the pageant and still accepting clients.

Due to space limitations this year no buy out artists will be approved.

$200 Fee plus 3.5% Handling Fee: $207.00

You will be directed to PayPal after submitting your hair/make-up form. 

Official Contestant Handbook

Congratulations on being accepted as an official contestant! 

We have posted the contestant handbook for you to use as needed. You can print several copies to keep in different places (home, car, school, etc.) and also print single pages (receipts, etc.) Please read through the entire handbook carefully. It contains important and helpful information about the pageant. I’m sure that most of your questions could be answered by reading your handbook. 

Please call us with any questions, and welcome aboard! 

Sponsorship 101

Please read this file for important information on how you can rasie your fees through sponsors.

Contestant Referral Sponsorship Fundraiser

Refer a girl to us that is not currently in our database and if she pays her Application Fee you earn $100 towards your Sponsorship Fees! A great way to raise money!

Official Contract/Entry Form – MISS Contestant

Please read this document carefully, check the appropriate boxes, initial EACH page, sign, date, and return to the pageant office. 

Official Contract/Entry Form – TEEN Contestant

Please read this document carefully, check the appropriate boxes, initial EACH page, sign, date, and return to the pageant office. 

ONLINE FORMS

Below are online forms you must submit in order to maintain your eligibilty as a contestant. Please look over each form carefully, fill in all the required fields, and attach any necessary documents when requested.

The Title Agreement Form should only be submitted if you have chosen to use a sponsor's name as your competition title. Both parties must agree.

The Modeling/Talent Agency Contract Release Form should only be submitted if you are currently under contract with an Modeling or Talent Agency.

Required Program Book Headshot

A color headshot of you will appear on the contestant lineup pages of the official pageant program book and on your contestant profile for the judges. The photo will not be posted on the official state web site, but will be used for the People’s Choice voting on the Warriors for Ross web site. Your photo does not need to be a professional headshot. You can have a family member or friend take a headshot on a phone, just select a neutral background with good lighting. DO NOT submit a selfie or wear a crown/sash. To ensure a quality print in the program book it should be a high resolution image (300 DPI) at least 3 inches x 5 inches in size. This photo can be the same one you use on your required ad page.

If you send a revised photo please put REVISED PHOTO before your name and title in the subject line.

Email your photo along with your name and title to the address below.

Required Ad Page

You are required to sell one full page ad valued at $800 in the official program book. You may sell your full page to one sponsor (business, family member, or friend) or feature multiple sponsors. How you design your ad layout is totally up to you, but it must be submitted to the pageant office ready for print. The required full page ad will not only give your sponsor(s) exposure to people all over the state, but it is tax-deductible as an advertising expense. Your full name must be included somewhere on the ad. The ad is showing support of YOU! Ad examples are provided above, but feel free to be creative with your design! We are offering a complimentary ad layout that includes your photo, name, title and “Good Luck! - Family and Friends”. Please inform the pageant office if you are choosing this layout instead of submitting a print ready ad.

Ad Specs: 
8-3/4” wide x 11-1/4” high
Trim size is 8-1/2” wide x 11” high.
Please keep text 1/4” away from trim.

E-mail your high-res (300 dpi) PDF, TIF, EPS, or JPG file (include your name and title) to the address below that pertains to the state pageant you are competing in. The email subject line should be “Required Ad Page file for (your name)”. AD MUST BE PAID IN FULL TO COMPETE IN THE PAGEANT AND BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM BOOK. AD FILE MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE STATE PAGEANT.  

Wardrobe Information

Important information regarding rehearsal and competition wardrobe.

ADDITIONAL AD PAGE PAYMENT
(OPTIONAL) 

Enter Contestant Name

$400 plus 3.5% Handling Fee: $414.00

The Buy Now button above is to purchase an ADDITIONAL Ad Page. To make a payment on your REQUIRED Ad Page please go to the Online Payment area on the state web site. 

PLEASE NOTE: By hitting "Buy Now" above, you agree to pay the 3.5% handling fee, understand all fees are non-refundable, and agree not to dispute any PayPal or credit card charges prior to or following the competition. Your Paypal payment will appear on your credit card statement as paid to "Vanbros and Associates" the official producers of the state pageant.  

Make a Credit Card Payment

If you would like the pageant office to directly process a Credit Card payment please select the button below to fill out the Credit Card Payment Form. You will receive a receipt by email once your payment is processed.

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Address

MISS ILLINOIS USA and
MISS ILLINOIS TEEN USA
15200 Santa Fe Trail Dr
Suite 201
Lenexa, KS 66219

Contacts

Phone: +1 (913) 381 7121
Fax: +1 (913) 381 7120