APPLICATION FOR MISS GAY TEXAS AMERICA PERLIMS

    Miss Gay Texas America Categories

                 2017 Pageant Season

MALE INTERVIEW 
General Appearance-               0 to 20 Points
Personality-                                0 to 30 Points
Ability to Communicate-           0 to 50 Points
Answer Content-                       0 to 50 Points
Total points                               150 possible points per judge

The purpose of Male Interview is to place the contestant in a situation answering different types of questions and judging how he will react to their diversity. The context of the answer is important but more important is how the contestant conveys that answer. Eye contact with all the judges is very important, not just the judge who has asked the question. The contestant should answer the judges’ questions and do not get involved in getting the opinion of the judge. The contestant is judged on the presentation of thoughts. The contestant should look comfortable in properly fitted attire, but not to the point of sloppiness. Points will be deducted for ill-fitting jackets, pants too long or short, socks that do not match the colors in the outfit, scuffed shoes, too much jewelry, wrinkled, torn, or soiled clothing, buttons missing etc., and/or anything that distracts from the outfit to make it unsightly. The contestant is judged on the look that the contestant has chosen for himself. Usually, trendy outfits do not appeal to the judges, just as they may not appeal to the average interviewer. The key word is average but sharp in appearance. The contestant will be trying to impress and appeal to different types of judges. The flamboyant look will not appeal to every type of judge. The interview category should last no longer than eight (8) minutes. A contestant may compete in the Male Interview category with “feminine” finger nails, however, contestants should be cautious of excessive use of hand gestures, that might distract from the general presentation of the contestant.

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PRESENTATION

Originality and Creativeness                          0 to 50 Points

​Costume Portability                                        0 to 25 Points

Relativity to Theme                                         0 to 25 Points

Total Possible Points                                        100 Per Judge


             How well does it tie into the theme?  If the theme has a broad coverage have Miss Gay America (Miss Gay Texas America) define what was communicated to the contestants for Presentation. 

At the national pageant on final night, after the top 10 are announced following the opening production, only the top 10
contestants will be judged in “Presentation”. The top 10 contestants will remain on stage and be called forward one at a
time to present their “Presentation costume to the judges. The costume should be in theme with what the reigning Miss Gay
America chose for that year’s pageant. Miss Gay America will communicate that theme to the judges about what was
communicated to the contestants for that year. Costumes that are made or made to be original will score higher in originality
and creativeness.


Presentations costume guidelines
                      a. Must be worn so that the contestant can walk on to the stage without assistance.
                      b. Presentation costume may not have wheels or supports that rest on the stage.
                      c. Costumes may have lights or motorized parts but must be battery operated. No power or extension cords

                          should be required to power costume components.
     

   In a City, State or Regional that have an elimination round to a top group. That top group will be judged on their
“Presentation” Costume. If there is no elimination round all contestants will be judged on “Presentation” after the opening
number.
         Judging on “Presentation” should move along quickly and each contestant should have no less than 1 minute to show the
judges their costume and not more than 1.5 minutes.


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 EVENING GOWN
Suitability for Evening Gown -                                0 to 30 Points
Suitability of Hairstyle -                                          0 to 20 Points
Presentation 
(Modeling Technique, Poise, Smile, Etc.)-               0 to 40 Points;
General Appearance 
(Make-Up, Shoes, Gown Condition, Accessories)-  0 to 60 Points
TOTAL POINTS                                                    150 possible points per judge

Evening Gown will be the most elegant apparel of the pageant. It should complement the contestant’s figure. It will be a statement of the contestant’s style and taste. The dress and accessories should be in perfect condition. It is the contestant’s responsibility to take care of the gown and keep the gown in perfect condition for the duration of the pageant. The hem of the gown should be even unless the style of the gown is an uneven bottom. The gown should be lined or have a slip underneath. The judges should not be able to see through any part of the gown unless that is the style of the gown. In general, the gown length should be a full length gown, (either to the top of the toe part of the shoe or approximately 1/2 inch above the floor, unless the style of the gown warrants different measurement i.e. ballroom style gown or tulip-contoured styled gown). There should be no break in the hem of the gown (it should hang straight.) The sleeve should be no shorter than the wrist and no longer than an inch below the wrist unless the design of the gown sleeve is longer. A v-neck is acceptable but, if it is cut too low, it may look less feminine. Jewelry should accessorize and not be over-powering. Shoes should match and complement the gown. Shoes should not be scuffed, worn at the toe or heels, and not seen to bend under the weight of the contestant. Modeling should be a slow easy pace, touching the three points that form a triangle. At each point the contestant will make a slow turn, facing the back of the stage, pause, and turn to the front of the stage. Modeling can be “free-style” (no boundaries i.e. no hand gesture limitations in your modeling presentation) however one should keep in mind the “mood of elegance” during your presentation.   “Overstated presentation” of evening gown may not appeal to every judge. Each contestant will model their evening gown for a minimum of two minutes but not greater than two and one-half minutes. If a judge wants a closer look, they can motion the contestant to the judge’s table. Hair should be appropriate for eveningwear and compliment both the contestant and the style of the gown. Hair can be in any style, including either an “up-style” or “down-style” provided it is complimentary to the overall look of the contestant. Hair jewelry is discouraged as it may be not appeal to every judge. If a contestant is selected as a Top 10 finalist, he has the OPTION to alter/change his “final night” evening gown competition package from that which was presented during preliminary night evening gown competition. 
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ON-STAGE INTERVIEW
Ability to communicate                                                                          0 to 25 Points
Answer content                                                                                      0 to 25 Points
Total points                                                                                            50 points possible per judge

    i. Ask audience to be quite during the portion of Competition.

   ii. Question repeated to contestant twice.

  iii. If there is a an eliminations round meaning you go to a top 5 or 10 that round will be asked the "on Stage Question"

  iv. If there are no eliminations rounds all contestants will be asked the "On Stage Question".  This is usually done after modeling Gown. 

Scoring should be based on personality and poise, the ability to communicate on a microphone in front of an audience, and the context of the answer in relation to the topic given. The contestants should be prepared to give a brief biography to the audience, in the instance that stall time is required. The brief biography, if needed, will not be a judged portion of the ON-Stage Question Category but rather, may be needed to “set the mood” for the On-Stage Interview.
 

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TALENT 
Showmanship and Set Design-                                                                  0 to 60 Points
Choreography-
 (Physical Coordination and Stage Presence (Including Dancers)              0 to 80 Points
Quality 
(Lip-Sync, Live Vocal, and/or Other Entertainment)                                0 to 80 Points 
Value of presentation as Entertainment-                                                   0 to 80 Points

Originality                                                                                                 0 to 50 Points 
Total points                                                                                               350 possible points per judge

Talent is the highest point category in the pageant. Contestants will be judged on their quality of lip-sync, live vocal, or other entertainment. Judges will be looking to see if the contestant knows the words to their song and finishes each word. Just knowing the words is not enough. The contestant should also look as if they are actually singing the song. Is it believable? If it is a live performance, is the talent of good quality? If there is choreography, the dancers should know the steps and the steps should flow. The contestant should not attempt to do something that is beyond their talent. If dancers or actors are used in the presentation, they should not “upstage” the contestant. The contestant is responsible for the performance of others. If a member of the dance troop does not know their, points will be deducted from the score. Quality of set design and construction will be judged. Quantity of set is not judged. Do not put something on the stage that is not going to be used or does not have relation to the talent. Contestants are responsible for their sets. If it falls apart or collapses on stage, points will be deducted from the score. Costuming and set design should reflect the mood one is trying to establish. Always examine your presentation for entertainment value. Does it please, cause laughter, sadness or stir some other emotion? Talent presentations will be limited to seven (7) minutes .No score will be given in the talent category for any presentation over seven (7) minutes in length. Talent presentation music must be on a high quality CD-R and must be the only item burned onto the CD. The following must be either written (with permanent marker) on the face of the CD or there should be a “standard CD label” that contains the following:…

“Talent”, “Name of Contestant”, “Name of Talent Presentation”and “Track #___”. The CD must be submitted in a standard CD case. The standard CD case label should contain the following:… “Name of Contestant”, “Contestant # ___”, “Name of the Talent Presentation: ________” and “Track #___” . Prop set-up time will be limited to three (3) minutes. Prop set-up time is not included in the seven (7) minute limit contestants are allowed for talent competition. Twenty-five (25) points will be deducted from the administrative score if prop set-up is over three (3) minutes. Pyrotechnics are not allowed. NO FIRE (including but not limited to a lit cigarette) or LIQUIDS (including but not limited to water) or LIVE ANIMALS whatsoever. Contestants will receive a zero (0) for violation of this regulation. If a contestant is selected as a Top 10 finalist, he has the OPTION to alter his “final night” talent competition package from that which was presented during preliminary night talent competition. Although the Top 10 contestant has option to alter his “final night” talent presentation, he MUST use the same music arrangement that was used for preliminary night competition. Alterations to the talent presentation shall be limited to props, dancers, costume and choreography.

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   Miss Gay America Category Point Summary

                      2017 Pageant Season

MALE INTERVIEW

General Appearance-                                                                         0 to 20 Points
Personality-                                                                                        0 to 30 Points
Ability to Communicate-                                                                     0 to 50 Points
Answer Content-                                                                                0 to 50 Points
Total points                                                                150 possible points per judge

PRESENTATION 

Originality and Creativeness                                                              0 to 50 Points
Costume Portability                                                                            0 to 25 points
Relativity to Theme                                                                             0 to 25 points
 Total points                                                                  100 possible points per judge

EVENING GOWN

Suitability for Evening Gown -                                                             0 to 30 Points
Suitability of Hairstyle -                                                                        0 to 20 Points
Presentation 
(Modeling Technique, Poise, Smile, Etc.)-                                           0 to 40 Points
General Appearance 
(Make-Up, Shoes, Gown Condition, Accessories)-                             0 to 60 Points

TOTAL POINTS                                                           150 possible points per judge

ON-STAGE INTERVIEW

Ability to communicate                                                                        0 to 25 Points
Answer content                                                                                   0 to 25 Points
Total points                                                                    50 points possible per judge


TALENT

Showmanship and Set Design-                                                               0 to 60 Points
Choreography-
 (Physical Coordination and Stage Presence (Including Dancers)           0 to 80 Points
Quality (Lip-Sync, Live Vocal, and/or Other Entertainment)                 0 to 80 Points 
Value of Presentation as Entertainment-                                                 0 to 80 Points

Originality                                                                                               0 to 50 Points 
Total points                                                                      350 possible points per judge

Miss Gay Texas America