Pageant Judging

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

Scoring (all contestants)
Interview
One-On-One Casual/Personal
25% of the score from the preliminary Casual/Personal Interviews will be carried over to account for 25% of the final round score. The delegates only have one Casual/Personal Interview with the judges. This includes friendly participation in the mandatory orientation and elective training classes.

On-Stage Presence
25% of total final score Each semifinalist will perform walking. Posing and speaking on-stage. Judges will score, accounting for 25% of the final round, based on confidence, stage presence, knowledge, and personality. The Q & A round will account for 25% for the top 10 finalists.

Swimwear
25% of total final 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 total final 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.
Legalities

No contestant or any member of their immediate family can be employed by Miss Newport Beach Pageant system, Lancona Corporation, B Scene Advertising Agency 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, Lancona Corporation, B Scene Agency, B Scene TV Production, B Scene Advertising Agency, 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 Miss Newport Beach Pageant and they must agree to abide by that determination both as to themselves and other applicants.