FAQ

What does it cost to enter?

The cost to enter varies.  Entry fees for monthly contests are typically $15.  Featured contests are around $15-25.  Annual grand-prize contests are $50.

Can I enter more than 1 photo?

Yes.  You may enter as many photos as you'd like as long as they are allowed within the rules of a contest (a photo which has won a Photogenic Miss contest cannot be re-entered & photos must be relatively current).

What do I win?

All queens win a crown & sash in addition to ther prizes.  4 runners-up will also receive awards.  See the "Prizes" tab on the page for the the contest you are interested in entering for complete details.  An overview of prizes can be found here.

How do I enter?

Find a contest open for entries here.  On each contest's page, there will be tabs with information about the contest, what you will win, and to enter.  You will need a free annount to enter, manage your entries, and view your scores after a pageant.  Create an account, complete your profile, upload your photo(s) the contest's entry form, and submit.  You will be directed to a payment screen after submitting your entry.  Once your entry form and payment are received, your entry will be complete!

How do I pay?

After submitting your entry form, you will be forwarded to PayPal for payment.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay.  You may enter your credit card or debt card information without logging in to PayPal.

When are photos posted?

As soon as an entry is complete, the contestant's name will load to the contest's page along with a palceholder image.  Photos are hidden until the contest officially begins.  On the day that voting and judge's scoring opens (the 1st of the month for monthly contests), photos will go live at 12am central time.

How are photos judged & scored?

Photos are judged by a panel of judges with a background in modeling, photography, and/or pageantry.  The panel may vary month to month.  Photos are judged similarly to a pageant and are awarded points for clarity, personality, and overall photogenic qualities.  

Photos are scored on 3 criteria on a scale of 1-10:  

  1. Photogenic Appeal
  2. Photo Quality & Clarity
  3. Personality

Scores (totalling 3-30) from each judge are averaged and the photo with the highest score will win her division (or contest for some special/featured contests).

Do I need professional photos?

Professional photos typically score well but are not required.  If using snapshots, choose photos with great lighting and clarity.

When & where are winners announced?

Winners for monthly contests are announced on the 15th of the month at 10am central time on the contest page.  Please check the details on your contest's page to confirm.

Can I re-enter if I win?

Winners are invited to re-enter using a photo which has not won a Photogenic Miss contest.  Runner-up photos may be re-entered.

Is the contest open to US residents only?

Currently, we can only ship prizes within the US. 


Rules

Eligibility

⭐️ Contestants must in good standing with Coronation Production pageants including Photogenic Miss and Miss American Coronet.

⭐️ Contestants must be able to receive mail at a U.S. or A.P.O. address.  Contestants are responsible for keeping their mailing address current in their accounts.  

⭐️ Photos must be taken within 18 months of the date submitted.

⭐️ Photos which have previously won a Photogenic Miss contest may progress to the next level of contests, but may not be re-entered in the same level of contest (e.g., Monthly winners may move on to Annual contests, but cannot be re-entered in another Monthly contest).  However, photos from the same photo shoot may be re-entered.

⭐️ Your age division is determined by your birthdate as of January 1st.

⭐️ All entries must be submitted via the official entry form and not through email or social media.

Voting

The optional Popular Miss/Mister competition is included free with your entry.  Share the link to the contest page with friends & family and on social media during the voting period and you could win this title which comes with a full royalty prize package.  We do double-crown this title so you can win both your division title and the Popular Miss/Mister title.

⭐️ 1 vote per IP address per day will be allowed.

⭐️ Paid-for votes are not allowed.  Be weary of services that claim they are undetectable because we have detected these on several contests.  All paid-for votes will be disqualified. 

⭐️ Offering a prize in exchange for votes is not allowed.  Please report if you see a prize or raffle-type contest being offered to anyone who votes.  If a contestant or contestant's representative are found to be offering a prize an incentive for votes, she will be disqualified from Popular Miss.

⭐️ The photo that receives the highest number of votes will win the Popular Miss title and prize package.

⭐️ Sharing on social media is allowed and welcome, but buying votes or paying a voting service is not. We do audit votes and are able to detect vote buying systems, even those that claim they are not detectable.  We will disqualify and remove these votes from totals and, if necessary, remove a contestant who uses vote purchasing companies.

Scoring

⭐️A panel of judges (number of judges varies month to month) will score each photo on a scale of 1-10 in 3 categories: Photogenic Appeal, Photo Quality & Clarity, Personality

    ⭐️ Each judge's scores will be totaled and each photo will receive a score between 3 & 30.  Each judge's total score for each photo will be averaged.  The photo that receives the highest total average score will win the Division's title and prize package.  In the event of a tie, the judges will be asked to vote for their pick as a tie-breaker.  If there is still a tie, an additional judge will be brought in for a tie-breaking vote.

    ⭐️ Your scores will be available privately in your account after the contest closes.

    Payments

    ⭐️ Entry fees are non-refundable.

    ⭐️ Payments are due by the entry deadline to each contest.  If you have submitted a photo but need to complete a payment, the entry/ies will appear in your account to be paid.  If they remain unpaid by the contest deadline, they will be purged from our system.

    ⭐️ To compete and receive awards, your account must be in good standing with no returned or disputed payments.

    ⭐️ A contestant with payments currently in dispute is ineligible to compete and may be banned from future contests.

    FAQ

    What does it cost to enter?

    The cost to enter varies.  Entry fees for monthly contests are typically $15.  Featured contests are around $15-25.  Annual grand-prize contests are $50.

    Can I enter more than 1 photo?

    Yes.  You may enter as many photos as you'd like as long as they are allowed within the rules of a contest (a photo which has won a Photogenic Miss contest cannot be re-entered & photos must be relatively current).

    What do I win?

    All queens win a crown & sash in addition to ther prizes.  4 runners-up will also receive awards.  See the "Prizes" tab on the page for the the contest you are interested in entering for complete details.  An overview of prizes can be found here.

    How do I enter?

    Find a contest open for entries here.  On each contest's page, there will be tabs with information about the contest, what you will win, and to enter.  You will need a free annount to enter, manage your entries, and view your scores after a pageant.  Create an account, complete your profile, upload your photo(s) the contest's entry form, and submit.  You will be directed to a payment screen after submitting your entry.  Once your entry form and payment are received, your entry will be complete!

    How do I pay?

    After submitting your entry form, you will be forwarded to PayPal for payment.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay.  You may enter your credit card or debt card information without logging in to PayPal.

    When are photos posted?

    As soon as an entry is complete, the contestant's name will load to the contest's page along with a palceholder image.  Photos are hidden until the contest officially begins.  On the day that voting and judge's scoring opens (the 1st of the month for monthly contests), photos will go live at 12am central time.

    How are photos judged & scored?

    Photos are judged by a panel of judges with a background in modeling, photography, and/or pageantry.  The panel may vary month to month.  Photos are judged similarly to a pageant and are awarded points for clarity, personality, and overall photogenic qualities.  

    Photos are scored on 3 criteria on a scale of 1-10:  

    1. Photogenic Appeal
    2. Photo Quality & Clarity
    3. Personality

    Scores (totalling 3-30) from each judge are averaged and the photo with the highest score will win her division (or contest for some special/featured contests).

    Do I need professional photos?

    Professional photos typically score well but are not required.  If using snapshots, choose photos with great lighting and clarity.

    When & where are winners announced?

    Winners for monthly contests are announced on the 15th of the month at 10am central time on the contest page.  Please check the details on your contest's page to confirm.

    Can I re-enter if I win?

    Winners are invited to re-enter using a photo which has not won a Photogenic Miss contest.  Runner-up photos may be re-entered.

    Is the contest open to US residents only?

    Currently, we can only ship prizes within the US. 


    Rules

    Eligibility

    ⭐️ Contestants must in good standing with Coronation Production pageants including Photogenic Miss and Miss American Coronet.

    ⭐️ Contestants must be able to receive mail at a U.S. or A.P.O. address.  Contestants are responsible for keeping their mailing address current in their accounts.  

    ⭐️ Photos must be taken within 18 months of the date submitted.

    ⭐️ Photos which have previously won a Photogenic Miss contest may progress to the next level of contests, but may not be re-entered in the same level of contest (e.g., Monthly winners may move on to Annual contests, but cannot be re-entered in another Monthly contest).  However, photos from the same photo shoot may be re-entered.

    ⭐️ Your age division is determined by your birthdate as of January 1st.

    ⭐️ All entries must be submitted via the official entry form and not through email or social media.

    Voting

    The optional Popular Miss/Mister competition is included free with your entry.  Share the link to the contest page with friends & family and on social media during the voting period and you could win this title which comes with a full royalty prize package.  We do double-crown this title so you can win both your division title and the Popular Miss/Mister title.

    ⭐️ 1 vote per IP address per day will be allowed.

    ⭐️ Paid-for votes are not allowed.  Be weary of services that claim they are undetectable because we have detected these on several contests.  All paid-for votes will be disqualified. 

    ⭐️ Offering a prize in exchange for votes is not allowed.  Please report if you see a prize or raffle-type contest being offered to anyone who votes.  If a contestant or contestant's representative are found to be offering a prize an incentive for votes, she will be disqualified from Popular Miss.

    ⭐️ The photo that receives the highest number of votes will win the Popular Miss title and prize package.

    ⭐️ Sharing on social media is allowed and welcome, but buying votes or paying a voting service is not. We do audit votes and are able to detect vote buying systems, even those that claim they are not detectable.  We will disqualify and remove these votes from totals and, if necessary, remove a contestant who uses vote purchasing companies.

    Scoring

    ⭐️A panel of judges (number of judges varies month to month) will score each photo on a scale of 1-10 in 3 categories: Photogenic Appeal, Photo Quality & Clarity, Personality

      ⭐️ Each judge's scores will be totaled and each photo will receive a score between 3 & 30.  Each judge's total score for each photo will be averaged.  The photo that receives the highest total average score will win the Division's title and prize package.  In the event of a tie, the judges will be asked to vote for their pick as a tie-breaker.  If there is still a tie, an additional judge will be brought in for a tie-breaking vote.

      ⭐️ Your scores will be available privately in your account after the contest closes.

      Payments

      ⭐️ Entry fees are non-refundable.

      ⭐️ Payments are due by the entry deadline to each contest.  If you have submitted a photo but need to complete a payment, the entry/ies will appear in your account to be paid.  If they remain unpaid by the contest deadline, they will be purged from our system.

      ⭐️ To compete and receive awards, your account must be in good standing with no returned or disputed payments.

      ⭐️ A contestant with payments currently in dispute is ineligible to compete and may be banned from future contests.