Q: What is the first step? How do I get started?
A: Simply click on your age division page and fill out the online application
found at the bottom of the page. City delegates are assigned by our National Director and/or Assistant National Director,
you will be notified if you are selected. City Queen selections are made usually within 24 hours of application. There
are NO application fees. If you are selected to represent your city, you will be notified.
Q: What will being a title holder do for me, I mean, can't I be involved in my community without
wearing a sash or a tiara?
A: Of course you can, however as a title holder you are given much more recognition and notoriety to launch your
ideas into action. Title holders are often asked to participate in parades, ribbon cutting ceremonies, opening day
events, fund-raisers, and other public events, giving a title holder many opportunities to meet new people, spread
her ideas of community involvement, not to mention do some pretty neat things while holding her title. This is also
a GREAT way to build confidence as you represent your city, state and/or nation, and to network to build a
Q: OK, I really don't understand, what exactly IS a
mail-in pageant system anyway?
A: We are a mail in program, all of our judging
takes place at our headquarters. Our state AND national winner selections are based on community involvement
So, what is the benefit of a mail-in system vs. a traditional pageant?
A: Mail-in systems are changing the pageant world, and making programs more accessible
to those who would not have the opportunity due to financial limitations, travel expenses and of course the extraordinary
expenses that come with a traditional programs. We urge you to look around to find the best program for yourself
or your daughter. Please choose wisely while selecting any mail-in system you'd like to enter.
Q: How do MY GIRL U.S.A. fees compare to other mail-in programs?
are other great mail-in systems but we urge parents to search with caution. We have heard complaints about other
systems ranging from advertised low pricing then hidden or major add-on costs to awards not being the quality expected to
the pageant not returning emails or answering questions in a timely manner. At My Girl U.S.A. we are very up front with our
pricing. We want our pageant to be accessible to every girl who wants this opportunity. We have searched to find the best quality sashes/tiaras,
because we'd never put our name on anything that isn't good enough for our valued delegates. We stay in touch with
our contestants and are here to answer questions that may arise as quickly as they come in.
Q: My sister and I BOTH want to enter, how would this work?
A: Well, this will be very easy if you are in two different age categories.
However, if you are competing for the same title, one of you may pick a city or county where you live, the other, where you
attend church, or school, or any surrounding city where you spend a significant amount of time. We are very lenient when
it comes to residency, and we work with our military families if they relocate during their child's reign. See the rules page
for more information on residency requirements. OH and remember we offer discounts when girls apply together regardless of
which city or state they are seeking to represent. We have several mommy/daughter and sister duos involved in
our pageant it's a great family bonding experience.
Q: If I am selected, why do I only have 24 hours to accept
Often in larger cities, we will have several
applicants for a single spot and it's truly unfair to have several other children/families who want to get involved miss out
as the spot is left undecided by the applicant's parents/applicant. We only select ONE delegate per division, per city/and
or county. Our rules are the same for every city large or small.
What are the costs and how are they paid.
A: There are NO application fees. If you are selected your only required fee is to
purchase your very reasonably priced appearance sash which is required for all participants. We also have tiaras available
but tiaras are not required. There is also no fee to apply for states or nationals, if you are selected you, again
would only be required to purchase your state/national sash if you choose to participate. As far purchasing your
sash, we only use PayPal because it is safest for our participants and our pageant. It is very easy to set up a
PayPal account. Through PayPal you can use a major credit card of choice and/or your checking information. If
you have questions about it, just let us know. Please don't let that stop you from applying.