Frequently Asked Questions
When will applications for the 2020 competition be available?
They are available now.
Do I have to win a preliminary competition to compete?
No, there are no preliminaries for the 2021 compeition.
Is there a fee to particpate in the competition?
Please contact your state director for information on fees.
Am I too old or too young to enter the competition?
The Rules state that a contestant must be between 13 and 17 years old.
Where do I submit my application?
In order to process your applicaton and secure your local title, you must submit your production fees.
Basic Rules to Compete
TriStar Competition is open to all ladies from 13-17 years old, have lived in Tennessee three months prior to the competition and are a citizen of the United States.
What is the best way to get some or all of my pageant fees covered?
-Sponsors are the best way to do this. We have a sponsorship letter on our website under the Docs and forms tab.
Judging and General Information
How is the competition judged?
The judges are looking for the contestant’s exhibition of Beauty, Poise and Personality, Swimsuit and Evening Gown.
Who are the judges and where do they come from?
Our judges are always from varied backgrounds and in different stages of their life.
Is there a talent portion of the competition?
Will I be judged on community service?
No. This is a beauty pageant. The winner often times has a special interest that she would like to speak about and promote throughout her year.
What if I have a tattoo or body piercing?
Tattoos and piercing are a statement of your individuality, and to this point we have not prohibited anyone from entering the pageant because of them. Judges are not told to look upon someone negatively because of tattoos or piercing, but judging is a subjective process done by each individual differently. Should you feel that your tattoo might be offensive, you may want to make sure it is covered by your swimwear, gown or even body makeup. If you are uncomfortable with your naval piercing, you may want to make sure your wardrobe covers it, replace it with something smaller and less noticeable or remove it totally for pageant weekend.
Am I required to have a competition coach?
Having a personal competition coach is a personal choice and is NOT required.
What type of "Opening Number" outfit do I need?
**This entire outfit (shoes, jewelry and dress) will be provided to you as part of your production fee.
Do I have to shop with the competition sponsors when preparing for competition?
No. The sponsor information is provided for your information. The sponsors are extremely knowledgable about preparing for the competition but you are not required to purchase or rent your wardrobe from a sponsor.
What type of photo should I use for my official state competition photo in the program book?
Most contestants submit a professional “head and shoulders” photo with no hats or crowns on their head or hands in their face. Your fees include a professional photo that you are welcome to use.
When will the contestant photos be posted on the website?
Approx 30 days prior to the state competition.
Do I Need to Bring a Gift for each contestant?
We do have a gift exchange. The gifts should be no more than $20. Many contestants find that personal hand-made gifts are the best gifts to give and receive.
If I am not named as a semi-finalist, will I still be in the competition finals?
Yes. The non-finalists will still participate on stage throughout the evening. All contestants will be on stage for the crowning.
Do I need to pay for my meals while at the competition?
No. Your meals throughout the weekend of the state competition will be provided to you. However, contestants are encouranged to bring any additional snacks that you may want to have handy. If you have any special dietary requirements, please plan ahead and bring those foods/drinks with you.
When will tickets and programs be available?
Tickets at the door will be $50 per ticket.
Can we videotape the pageant?
No. Videotaping by members of the audience is prohibited. You will have the opportunity to purchase videotape and photo packages from our official photographers and videographers.
Can I get my scores so I can prepare for next year?
No actual scores will be available. However, if you contact the office two weeks after the competition we will share with you “Judge Critiques”.
Where will the competition be held?
The Capitol Theatre - Lebanon, TN