Pageant Judging

How is the Miss Newport Beach Pageant judged?
Each contestant will be judged in four areas of competition; Personal Panel Interview, On-Stage question and answer, Swimsuit and Evening Gown. Judging criteria includes character, poise, confidence, knowledge, and personality.


Panel Interview (TEEN and MISS ONLY) 25% of score
25% of the score from the preliminary Personal Interviews will be carried over to account for 25% of the final round score. The delegates only have one Personal Interview with the judges.

On-Stage Question and Answer 25% of score
Each semifinalist will be asked and an on-stage question. Each semi-finalist will be judged on their poise, speaking, and personality on-stage.

Swimwear (Teen, Junior Miss and Little Miss sportswear) 25% of score
Contestants model on stage in their choice of swimwear. Suggested swimwear is two-piece, solid colored. No thongs, T-backs or G-strings will be allowed.

Evening Gown 25% of score
Contestants model on stage in their choice of evening gowns. Emphasis, in this round, is on elegance and grace, so each contestant will want to choose a gown in which she feels comfortable and radiant.


No contestant or any member of their immediate family can be employed by Newport Beach Pageants system,  or any of their subsidiaries or affiliated or related companies. (If contestant or any member of their immediate family is employed by any of the foregoing or any firm or corporation controlled or affiliated with any of them, then they must notify the pageant director immediately, in writing, so that their eligibility may be determined.

Must be willing to release, unconditionally and forever, any claim against Miss Newport Beach Pageant system, Miss Corona del Mar Pageants, Newport Beach Pageants, its parent and affiliated or related companies and their respective officers, directors, partners, employees, agents and assigns, which they may have by virtue of their participation in their city pageant, or by any use of their name, likeness, voice, and/or biography in connection with their city pageant, including use in promotional and advertising material.

Must understand and agree that all issues as to eligibility shall be determined by Newport Beach Pageants and they must agree to abide by that determination both as to themselves and other applicants.