Obetz Zucchinifest Pageant

The registration deadline for the 2019 Pageant is August 9th, 2019.

The following rules and general information pertain to the 2019 Pageant.

 

The Pageant will take place on Sunday the 25th in the Hamilton High School Auditorium at 3:00.

 

Eligibility and Proof of Age and Residency:

The Pageant is open to Obetz residents, Hamilton Local School District and Groveport Madison School District residents only.  Positive proof of age and residency are required.  You must provide a copy of your birth certificate, grade card and a copy of your parent’s utility bill or lease with your application.

Deadline to Register:

The deadline to register for the 2019 Obetz Zucchinifest Pageant is Friday, August 9th. Applications must be returned to Honesty Angeletti at the Obetz Government Center located at 4175 Alum Creek Drive, Obetz, Ohio 43207. Proof of age and residency is required. An information packet will be mailed to all contestants.

Age Divisions:

There will be Tiny Miss Obetz, Tiny Mister Obetz, Little Miss Obetz, Little Mister Obetz, Little Princess, Princess, and Queen crowned in addition to a 1st and 2nd attendant in each age division. Contestants may not participate in the same age division in which they have previously won the title. The age divisions are as follows (age as of August 31, 2019):

  • Tiny Miss Obetz – 1-2 years old and walking
  • Tiny Mister Obetz – 1-2 years old and walking
  • Little Miss Obetz – 3-6 years old
  • Little Mister Obetz – 3-6 years old
  • Little Princess – 7-10 years old
  • Princess – 11-13 years old and in grades 6 through 8; permission may be granted for a 14 year old to participate if they are not in high school at the time of the pageant
  • Queen – 14-18 years old and in grades 9 through 12; individuals who will not be in high school during the 2019/2020 school year are not eligible to participate

Judging:

The judging for the Pageant will be as follows:

  • Sunday, August 25th at 3:00 PM
    • Tiny Miss Obetz
    • Tiny Mister Obetz
    • Little Miss Obetz
    • Little Mister Obetz
    • Little Princess
    • Princess
    • Queen

CATEGORIES #1 THROUGH #5 PLEASE ARRIVE BY 2:00 PM.  CATEGORIES #6 AND #7 PLEASE ARRIVE AT 3:30 PM.  ONLY ONE PARENT OR GUARDIAN WILL BE PERMITTED BACKSTAGE DURING THE PAGEANT AND ONLY FOR CATEGORIES #1 THROUGH #5.    

Attire:

Attire should be age appropriate and fit the contestant properly. Contestants should present themselves with poise, personal style, and overall neatness. Please consider the weather, the stage, and the stairs to the stage when selecting attire. Hair and make-up should complement the contestant’s style and beauty. Contestants should keep make-up to a minimum.

Pageant Outline

The Pageant will be conducted as follows —
Tiny Miss Obetz and Tiny Mister Obetz:
Up to five contestants will be placed on stage with a parent/guardian at one time. The Master of Ceremonies will introduce each contestant by announcing their name, parent’s names and contestant’s hobbies (information that is provided on entry form).  Each contestant will have a chance to wave to the crowd.  Tiny Miss Contestants will go first. Once all of the Tiny Miss contestants are finished, we will move on to the Tiny Mister category. Once both categories have finished, the top three contestants for each category will be called back to the stage to be crowned.

Little Miss Obetz and Little Mister Obetz:
Up to five contestants will be placed on stage together.  The Master of Ceremonies will introduce each contestant by announcing the contestant’s name. The contestant will come to the front of the stage and have the option to announce their name, parent’s names, school, hobbies, or other information they would like to share.  After sharing this information, contestant should pause, wave to the crowd, and then proceed back to their mark on the stage.  Once both categories have been introduced. The top three contestants will be called back on stage to be crowned.

Little Princess:
Contestants will be announced by the Master of Ceremonies while walking onto the stage.  The contestants will do a runway walk which includes two turns.  Contestants will then deliver a 30 second speech about their hobbies and interests.   After delivering their speech, contestants should pause, wave to the crowd, and then proceed to their mark on the stage. Once all contestants have been presented, the top three contestants will be called back on stage to be crowned.

Princess:
Contestants will be announced by the Master of Ceremonies while walking onto the stage. Contestants will do a runway walk which includes two turns.   Contestants will then deliver a 45 second speech about their hobbies and interests.   After delivering their speech, contestants should pause, wave to the crowd, and then proceed to their seat on the stage.

If there are more than three contestants in this category, the field of contestants will then be narrowed to the top three finalists following the delivery of speeches.  The finalists will then be asked a question about themselves or their opinion on a local or national issue.

Queen:
Contestants will be announced by the Master of Ceremonies while walking onto the stage. Contestants will do a runway walk which includes two turns.   Contestants will then deliver a 90 second speech about their hobbies and interests.   After delivering their speech, contestants should pause, wave to the crowd, and then proceed to their seat on the stage.

If there are more than three contestants in this category, the field of contestants will then be narrowed to the top three finalists following the delivery of speeches.  The finalists will then be asked a question about themselves or their opinion on a local or national issue. Crowning for both Princess and Queens Categories will be at the end.

Judging:
The judges will determine the winner and runners up in each age division. Judging will be based on personality, personal style, speaking ability (when applicable) and overall presentation. The following are examples of what the judges will be looking for:

  • Is the contestant having fun and happy to be participating?
  • Is the attire age appropriate?
  • Does the attire fit properly and show personality and style?
  • Is the contestant graceful and poised?
  • Does the contestant demonstrate confidence? Self-esteem? Pride in appearance?
  • If speaking; is the contestant speaking clearly with confidence and knowledge? Does the contestant capture the audience’s attention?

Rehearsal time will be announced closer to the date of the pageant.