Little Miss and Master Louth and Monaghan 2012 Pageant was launched last Saturday in The Marshes Shopping Centre

The Pageant will take place on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th and promises to be a great day for both parents and children

The Pageant will take place on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th and promises to be a great day for both parents and children

The Dundalk and Monaghan Democrat in association with the Marshes Shopping Centre Dundalk are launching the Little Miss and Master Louth and Monaghan 2012 Pageant.  The ethos for this pageant is to encourage confidence and give our children positive reinforcement. Children are unique and special and every child who participates will be awarded a medal for courage and confidence.

The pageant has three different categories, Photogenic, the traditional Bonny Baby category, Personality and Talent, and will embrace and cherish the innocence of our children with a “School Around the Corner” section, 

giving each child the opportunity to gain and demonstrate confidence in public speaking. It is equally important to recognise children’s natural talents such as singing, dancing, story telling and the event will do so in the “Talent category”.

PAGEANT REQUIREMENTS:

The Bonny Baby/  Photogenic category will be based on photos taken by our pageant photographer prior to the event.

For babies and toddlers 0 -2 years, parents will be invited to bring children on stage for judges to see.

The personality / School around the corner section for each child will last approx 45 seconds. Each child will have approx 1 minute for the Talent category.

COMPETITION GUIDELINE AND MARKING SCHEME

All entrants will be awarded marks for each category by our team of four experienced judges. The Judging Panel’s decision will be final. Each age group will have an alloted time for their categories and Children with the highest points in each category will then be awarded Grand Supreme and Mini Grand Supreme titles. The children with the most amount of points in all three categories of each age group  added together will be deemed Overall Grand Supreme Mini or Master South or Monaghan. (Please note that the Overall winner with most points in all three categories are exempt from being awarded Grand Supreme and Mini Grand Supreme titles in individual sections)

The pageant is open to children both boys and girls from the age of 0 - 12 years old. Age Groups are as follows: 0 - 2 years, 3 - 6 years, 6 - 9 years, 9 - 12 years. The maximum number of entrants in each category is 25 children.

REGISTRATION FOR PAGEANT

The competition will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June 2012 in the Marshes Shopping Centre

starting at 12 noon. In order to participate parents must register their children prior to the event, the cost of registration is € 20 euro per child and 25% discount for 2 or more children from same family.. Registration days are as follows: Saturday 19th and 1pm to 6pm in the Marshes Shopping Centre at Customer Service Desk, Saturday 26th May from 1- 6pm at the Customer Service Desk in the Marshes Shopping Centre, Dundalk.

Children are required to attend registration with parents as photo for Bonny Baby/Photogenic category will be taken at each registration session.

DAY OF PAGEANT June 4th 2012:

Children must register with Pageant staff 1 hour prior to their age group competition commencement.

Times for each age group will be published in the Dundalk Democrat, on the Democrat Facebook and Twitter page and also on the Marshes Shopping Centre website and Facebook page on Tuesday 29th May 2012.

PRIZES:

The winning entrants will receive crowns and tiaras and will also feature in Specific Marshes Events activity in the year. There will also be spot prizes for different age categories and each child will receive a medal of courage and confidence and a warm round of encouraging applause.

T&C: Each child must have parents permission on registration form and be accompanied by parent on day of pageant. This pageant does not promote any adult themes, make up, fake tan, fake nails, hair extensions, provocative outfits are not permitted. Please note children’s images may be used as part of marketing material for either/ and Dundalk Democrat or Marshes Shopping Centre in print or digital platforms and as such registration will be considered as parental consent for such use.

For more information please contact Dundalk Democrat on 042 93 37007.