The Interview Competition is a great time to let the judges know just why they should pick you as the next International Junior Miss Virginia state queen. Our judges are warm and friendly and are ready to have a one-on-one conversation with each contestant. At IJM, there are no political, religious or text book questions. The judges just want to get to know who you are! Contestants should wear a nice outfit (no suits) for this competition. Jumpsuits are allowed for the Sr. Division only.
Each contestant will model an outfit of her own choosing. It must be age appropriate, and it should portray the contestant’s personal sense of style and fashion. It can be as simple or ornate as you would like. Denim jeans are not permitted. Choose an outfit that you would wear to a Hollywood Premier or Red Carpet Event. No props such as umbrellas, purses or bags will be allowed on stage.
All delegates must wear a floor length gown that is age appropriate for the formal wear/evening gown competition. Contestants are judged on grace, poise, fit, and overall presentation.
Optional competitions are an additional opportunity for delegates to express their style, skills, and talents on our stage. Optional competitions are judged by a separate panel of judges and do not impact the selection of our new state royalty.
$50 Per Entry (limit 1 entry)
State titleholders will soon become spokesmodels for the International Junior Miss Scholarship Program. Delegates must deliver a presentation between 45 seconds and one minute on the goals for the future using the phrase
"I Just Might." Attire: Interview outfit. The panel of judges will give a score from 1-25 points on content and overall presentation. There will be one winner and 4 runner-ups in both the junior and senior divisions (depending on number of contestants in the competition).
CASUAL WEAR MODELING
(voted favorite optional!)
$50 Per Entry (limit 1 entry)
Casual Wear can be any type of casual clothing. Denim is allowed in the casual wear competition. Ideal outfits for casual wear clothing are capri pants, sun-dresses, skirts and tops or pants and blouse combinations. No cocktail dress, please. No props such as umbrellas, purses or bags will be allowed on stage. Modeling instructions will be given at rehearsals and must be followed. The panel of judges will give a score from 1-25 points on modeling technique and overall presentation. There will be one winner and 4 runner-ups in both the junior and senior divisions (depending on number of contestants in the competition).
$50 Per Entry (unlimited/$50 each photo)
You may enter as many photogenic photos as you would like. Each additional submission has an entry fee of $50. Photogenic photos should be at least 8 x 10 inches and no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches in black & white or color. Photos are due at registration with name and age division on the back. Do not e-mail your photo(s). There will be one winner and 4 runner-ups in both the junior and senior divisions (depending on number of contestants in the competition).
$75 Per Entry (limit 1 entry)
The talent competition is performed by the contestant as a solo performance without the assistance of another person. All accompaniment must be pre-recorded. Talent performance may not be longer than 90 seconds. If music is to be used, it must be turned in digitally and must have a definite end. The panel of judges will give a score from 1-25 points in each category based on entertainment value, skill, and overall presentation. There will be one winner and 4 runner-ups in both the junior and senior divisions (depending on number of contestants in the competition).
IJM DREAM MODEL
$100 Per Entry
Are you photogenic and a great model? This competition is a combination of the two. One winner will be selected from the highest combined casual wear and photogenic score of all contestants who enter. The winner will receive a great prize PLUS be featured in an upcoming issue of the IJM Dream Magazine. You must enter all three competitions (casual wear, photogenic and Dream Model) to qualify.
$25 Per Entry or $100 For All Five
Mini Optional Competitions are fun optional competitions for a chance to win extra recognition. Mini-Optional awards are only awarded to those that enter and may or may not reflect the highest score in the over-all category. There will be one winner in the junior division and one winner in the senior division in each of the following categories:
1. Best Gown: is the contestant with the highest score in the evening gown competition.
2. BEST Interview: is the contestant with the highest interview score.
3. Best Interview Attire: is only judged on the style of the interview attire.
4. Best Fun Fashion: is the contestant with the highest score in the fun fashion competition.
5. Best Personality: will be decided by the state pageant staff as the contestant who displays the best personality both on and off stage.
PROGRAM STANDARDS: Delegates 4 - 9 years are not allowed to wear makeup during interview competition. Only lip gloss will be permitted. Delegates ages 10 - 12 may wear natural makeup for interview. All JR Divisions (Ages 4- 12) are allowed to wear natural makeup under the harsh lights during stage competitions. Glitz falls, glitz wiglets and flippers are not allowed unless they are medically necessary. Hair styling and make-up when allowed should be age appropriate. Delegates ages 13 and older should consider natural makeup for interview competition and appropriate makeup for all other competitions.