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    LOCAL RULES

 

 

 

 

      (1)CONTESTANTS WILL COMPETE IN THE AGE DIVISION THAT THEY WOULD BE IN AS OF THE STATE PAGEANT DATE. TINY AND LITTLE STATE PAGEANT DATE IS JUNE 9TH. JUNIOR AND TEEN STATE PAGEANT DATE IS JUNE 10TH. MISS STATE PAGEANT DATE IS JUNE 17TH.


(2) IT IS MANDATORY THAT TINY, LITTLE, JUNIOR, TEEN, AND MISS QUEENS MUST REPRESENT THE LOCAL COUNTY FORESTRY TITLE THAT THEY WIN AT THE GEORGIA FORESTRY PAGEANT IN TIFTON IN JUNE.


(3)CONTESTANTS IN THE MISS DIVISION MUST RESIDE, WORK OR ATTEND SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY THEY ARE COMPETING IN ON THE DAY OF THE PAGEANT AND MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF GEORGIA.  IF WORKING IN THE COUNTY, MUST HAVE WORKED AT LEAST THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE LOCAL PAGEANT, SUBMIT PAYCHECK STUB AND LETTER FROM EMPLOYER.  IF ATTENDING SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY MUST HAVE COMPLETED ONE SEMESTER AND SUBMIT LETTER FROM THE SCHOOL OR COLLEGE.  LEGAL GUARDIAN OR PARENT MUST ACCOMPANY ALL CONTESTANTS AT THE LOCAL PAGEANT.


(4)TEENY, TINY, LITTLE, JUNIOR, AND TEEN CONTESTANTS ARE OPEN TO ALL COUNTIES.


(5)YOU MAY BE SPONSORED BY FAMILY, FRIENDS, OR BUSINESSES AT THE LOCAL PAGEANTS.


(6)THE PURPOSE OF THE LOCAL FOREST PAGEANT IS TO OFFER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG LADIES AND PROMOTE THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY FOR THAT COUNTY.  YOU CAN HOLD ANY TITLE  AND COMPETE IN THE FORESTRY PAGEANT, BUT IF YOU SHOULD BE NAMED A QUEEN OF THE LOCAL FORESTRY PAGEANT YOU MUST PROMOTE YOUR FORESTRY TITLE ONLY AT ALL EVENTS. SO ALL APPEARANCES MADE MUST BE MADE AS A FORESTRY QUEEN UNTIL YOU ARE THREE MONTHS OF GIVING UP YOUR LOCAL TITLE.  YOU CAN COMPETE IN OTHER PAGEANTS AS LONG AS IT IS A PAGEANT THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE YOU TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE OR PROMOTION. YOU MUST GET PERMISSION FROM YOUR LOCAL FORESTRY DIRECTOR BEFORE COMPETING IN ANOTHER PAGEANT, IF YOU ARE NAMED A LOCAL FORESTRY QUEEN.


(7) LOCAL FORESTRY PAGEANT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ENTRY FEE TO THE STATE FORESTRY PAGEANT. DOUGHERTY COUNTY QUEENS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ADS, OPTIONALS AN SO FORTH.


(8) MUST ALWAYS ACT IN A LADYLIKE MANNER, DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR APPEARANCES, AND ALWAYS WEAR YOUR CROWN AND BANNER.  ALWAYS GET DRESS ATTIRE APPROVED BY THE LOCAL DIRECTOR.


(9) MUST GET PERMISSION FROM THE LOCAL DIRECTOR BEFORE PROMOTING THE FORESTRY IN ANY EVENT OR BEFORE ENTERING OTHER PAGEANTS.  QUEENS CANNOT WEAR THE FORESTRY CROWN OR BANNER TO PROMOTE OTHER PAGEANTS AFTER THEY GIVE UP THEIR TITLE.  IF CAUGHT DOING SO, YOUR LOCAL FORESTRY PAGEANT HAS THE RIGHT TO ASK THE QUEEN TO RETURN HER CROWN AND BANNER TO HER LOCAL PAGEANT.


(10) WILL GET SCHOLARSHIP MONEY AT THE END OF YOU REIGN PROVIDED YOU HAVE FULFILLED YOUR OBLIGATIONS TO YOUR LOCAL FORESTRY TITLE.  THE DIRECTOR OF THE LOCAL PAGEANT THAT YOU WIN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL YOUR PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS.  IF FOR SOME REASON THE DIRECTORSHIP OF YOUR LOCAL PAGEANT SHOULD CHANGE PRIOR TO THE END OF YOUR REIGN, THE DIRECTOR THAT CROWNED YOU WILL REMAIN RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL YOUR PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS.  THE GEORGIA FORESTRY PAGEANT AND EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC. NOR THE NEWLY ELECTED DIRECTOR WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRIZES OR SCHOLARSHIPS.


(11)MISS QUEEN WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING CONTACT WITH THE LOCAL DIRECTOR, NOT OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS.  WE FEEL THAT THIS IS PART OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITY WHILE WEARING THE CROWN.


(12) CONTESTANTS MUST HAVE NEVER BEEN MARRIED, EVER BEEN PREGNANT, OR EVER HAD A BABY. QUEEN CANNOT MARRY, BECOME PREGNANT OR BE CONVICTED OF A CRIME DURING HER REIGN


(13)QUEENS AGREE TO ABIDE BY ALL THE RULES AND REGULATIONS NOW IN AFFECT OR ANNOUNCED THEREAFTER.


(14) THE PAGEANT WILL BE CONDUCTED UNDER THE RULES SET FORTH BY THE LOCAL FORESTRY PAGEANT AND A CONTESTANT AGREES THAT THE TIME, MANNER AN METHOD OF JUDGING THE PAGEANT SHALL BE SOLELY WITHIN THE DISCRETION OF THE LOCAL FORESTRY DIRECTOR AND THE JUDGES DECISIONS ARE FINAL.


(15)NO REFUNDS UNLESS THE PAGEANT SHOULD BE CANCELLED. ENTRY FEES MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATION.


(16)THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN EACH AGE DIVISION WILL BE LIMITED AND ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.


(17) THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE LOCAL PAGEANT THAT YOU ARE ENTERING. DEADLINE THIS YEAR IS FEBRUARY 3RD 2006.


(18) IF NAMED QUEEN, MUST BE ON TIME FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS.  WE WILL WORK WITH YOU ON WHAT APPOINTMENTS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND.


(19) A CONTESTANT MUST BE OF GOOD MORAL CHARACTER, NEVER CONVICTED OF A CRIME, AND SHALL POSSESS POISE, PERSONALITY, INTELLIGENCE AND CHARM.


(20)NO CAMERAS OF ANY KIND, VIDEO OR PHOTO CAMERAS ARE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING.  NO CELL PHONES, BEEPERS, OR ELECTRONICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING. WE WILL HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHER AT THE PAGEANT FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.  THIS INCLUDES ANY MEMBER OF THE CONTESTANTS ENTOURAGE.


(21)MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO DOUGHERTY  COUNTY FORESTRY PAGEANT AND MAIL TO 2


(22) IF YOU SHOULD BE NAMED QUEEN OF THE LOCAL FORESTRY PAGEANT, THE LOCAL DIRECTOR WILL GIVE YOU A STATE PACKET ON THE NIGHT YOU WIN.  THESE STATE PACKETS ARE TO BE TURNED INTO THE LOCAL DIRECTOR NO LATER THAT THREE WEEKS AFTER THE DATE YOU WIN THE LOCAL TITLE (MARCH 4TH 2006).


(23)A $40.00 SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ANY RETURNED CHECKS.  CHECKS NOT PICKED UP WITHIN THIRTY DAYS WILL BE TURNED OVER TO A COLLECTIONS AGENCY AT YOUR EXPENSE.


(24)NO FOOD OR DRINKS IN THE AUDITORIUM


(25)SHOULD THERE BE A PROBLEM OF ANY KIND DURING THE PAGEANT, OR RELATED EVENTS, THE CONTESTANT IS TO GO TO THE LOCAL DIRECTOR. ANY UNRULY, UNSPORTSMANLIKE, OR ANY UNBARRING CONDUCT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY MEMBER OF HER ENTOURAGE, OR ANY DISREGARD FOR THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THIS PAGEANT COULD RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL FROM FURTHER COMPETITION WITHOUT REFUND.  DEPENDING UPON THE SEVERITY OF THE ACTION OR BEHAVIOR, IT COULD RESULT IN PERMANENT BARRIER FORM FUTURE COMPETITION OF THE MISS GEORGIA FORESTRY PAGEANT OR ANY LOCAL FORESTRY PAGEANT.  IF YOU SHOULD LOSE YOU LOCAL OR FORESTRY TITLE, YOU WILL BE NOT ALLOWED OT EVER COMPETE IN A LOCAL OR STATE FORESTRY PAGEANT AGAIN! IF A QUEEN LOSE HER TITLE, SHE WILL HAVE TO RETURN ALL PRIZES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CROWN, BANNER, TROPHY, GIFTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS.


(26) BABY THRU JUNIOR WILL BE SCORED A 1 TO 10 ON PERSONALITY, BEAUTY, POISE, GOWN, AND OVERALL APPEARANCE.


(27)TEEN AND MISS WILL BE SCORED 50% ON EVENING GOWN, 25% ON ONE MINUTE SPEECH, 25% OVERALL APPEARANCE.


(28) STATE QUEENS CANNOT COMPETE IN ANY LOCAL PAGEANT UNTIL THEY CHANGE AGE DIVISION. MISS QUEENS CAN COMPETE IN A LOCAL COUNTY PAGEANT WHERE THEY ATTEND COLLEGE, WORK OR ATTEND SCHOOL. IT IS UP TO TE LOCAL DIRECTOR WHETHER THEY CHOOSE TO ALLOW A LOCAL QUEEN TO COMPETE AGAIN IN THE SAME AGE GROUP AS LONG AS THEY DON'T COMPETE THE SAME YEAR THEY RELINQUISH THEIR TITLE AND AS LONG AS THEY HAVE NOT WON STATE IN THE SAME AGE DIVISION.


(29) IF A LOCAL QUEEN WINS STATE FORESTRY, SHE SHALL BE ABLE TO KEEP HER LOCAL TITLE AND ANY PRIZES FROM THE LOCAL PAGEANT THAT WOULD BE COMING TO HER AND SHE SHALL REPRESENT STATE ONLY!!


(30) NO SOLICITING OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED AT ANY LOCAL FORESTRY PAGEANT.  LEAVE ALL SOLICITATIONS AT HOME! THIS MEANS NO PASSING OUT OF APPLICATIONS, MATERIALS, OR SO FORTH.  WE LOOK FORWARD OT YOU JOINING US IN THE FUN AND EXCITEMENT OF PROMOTING FORESTRY FOR THE STATE OF GEORGIA.