Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade
Pageant 2017 Application
Name_________________________Date of Birth____________Age_________
Cell Phone #________________Email____________________________
Emergency Contact Name & Telephone Number: ___________________________________________________________
Grade Attending during 2017: ___________________________________
Puerto Rico’s Hometown/s: _____________________________________
This certifies that ________________________________________has
permission to enter the Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade Pageant.
I have read and fully understand the rules and regulations and do
hereby release the Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade Pageant,
it's directors and volunteers, and the facility where the pageant
is being held from all liabilities including but not limited to
injury or loss or theft of property during or subsequent to the
pageant. I understand that judges decisions are final and shall
not be contested. Any inappropriate behavior or poor sportsmanship
will result in disqualification from the competition without refund.
I do hereby give permission for any or all photographs taken to
be used for publicity purposes. Each participant is responsible
for their own transportation.
The Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade needs copies of each contestant’s
Pageant Coordinator Signature: ______________________________________
ACPRP President Signature: ________________________________________
Date Application Processed: ________________________________________
For additional information, please call (609) 226-8183 or
Miss Puerto Rico of Atlantic County Pageant Requirements
· Be between the ages of 16-21 on the day of the pageant
· Maintain a C+ average or higher
· Must be at least 50% Puerto Rican
· Single, never married and without children
· Enrolled in school for the entire school year
· Must be a resident of Atlantic County
· Completed application and copy of current report card
· Must be bilingual in Spanish and English (Pageant staff will interview
in both Languages.)
· Must not be participating in any other pageant.
· Must have transportation to and from rehearsals.
· Contestant must bring a recent photo.
Contestants will be judged in the following categories:
Talent Category: 15% of the Final Score
Must present a talent that embraces your Puerto Rican heritage,
culture and pride.
Platform: 10% of the Final Score
Each participant is asked to select a topic of their choice to research
and to share with the audience. Example: Breast Cancer, Youth Violence,
Typical Dress: 10% of the Final Score
Participants will participate in a choreographed number wearing
their typical dress.
Personal Interview: 20% of the Final Score
Each participant will have a one-on-one interview with the judges.
Only one contestant will be interviewed at a time.
Essay Category: 10% of the Final Score
Must write an essay about Puerto Rico’s history; Puerto Rico’s hometown
details or; the importance of Puerto Ricans in the United States.
Each participant should do research on their own, however, the essay
must be completed in the presence of the pageant coordinators. A
copy of all essays will be given to all judges.
Final Question: 15% of the Final Score
Each participant will be asked a final question. Each contestant
has (2) minutes to collaborate.
Overall Presentation Category: 20% of the Final Score
How confident and graceful you present yourself.
Contestants must participate in all rehearsals, workshops and community
Grades: Must maintain a cumulative average of C+ or higher. A current
and end of school year report card must be submitted.
Every contestant is responsible for recruiting sponsors to pay or
donate their clothes including, talent apparel, typical dress and
evening wear. Participants are also encouraged to recruit sponsors
to cover their make-up and hair. The sponsors’ business cards information
will be placed on the pageant ad book.
Each participant is responsible to sell pageant tickets to their
family members and contacts.
Participants are encouraged to sell ad book advertisements to family