RULES & REGULATIONS

The following are the official Rules and Regulations of the National United States Scholarship Pageant.  By registering to participate and compete in the National United States Pageant you are acknowledging, accepting, and agreeing that you have read and agree to the following rules and regulations, as well as agree to the statements and guidelines found in the NUS Contestant-Parent Agreement & Title Guidelines.

 

  • Divisions: Contestant and titleholder is currently in following grade, enrollment, or has earned a degree as of September 1st of the National Pageant year.

    • Jr. Elementary: Kindergarten & 1st Grade​

    • Elementary: 2nd to 4th Grade

    • Jr. High: 5th to 8th Grade

    • High School: 9th to 11th Grade

    • Collegiate: 12th grade to enrolled in college or degree earned, no older than 25 as of July 1st

    • Ms. Collegiate: Age 26+ enrolled in college or degree earned, any marital status, age as of July 1st

  • Residency: Contestant must live, work, or attend school in the state/region which they represent, unless otherwise permitted by the National Executive Director.

  • Contestant must be of good health and moral character.

  • Contestant must be single, never have been married, nor given birth to a child or been pregnant. Ms. Collegiate division may be single, married, divorced, or widowed, with or without children.

  • Contestants must be a natural born female.

  • Contestant must reside in the United States and is a US citizen.

  • Contestant must never have been convicted of a felony crime or participated in any type of criminal activity.

  • Contestant understands that by accepting a state or regional title, she is agreeing and making the commitment to attend and compete at the National Pageant for the entire duration of the event at the dates and location as selected by the National Office.

  • Contestant understands the cost associated with pageantry and assumes the responsibility for all payment of fees, and will adhere to all deadlines for payment and paperwork deadlines as designated by the National United States Pageant.

  • ALL FEES are non-refundable, non-transferable under any circumstances, this includes, but not limited to withdrawing prior to the state/national pageant event, failing to attend state/national pageant, leaving during the event, disqualification during the state/national pageant, and other circumstances at the discretion of the national executive director.

  • A NSF or ISF fee of $60 will be applied to all returned/bounced checks received and must be settled within five (5) days or contestant will become ineligible to hold a state title and compete at the National Pageant.

  • The National United States Scholarship Pageant has the right to refuse anyone from entering and competing at the National Pageant.

  • Contestant must never have nor will she during her year of service pose for any photography, video or film associated with any full or partial nudity or pornography. Contestant must have never nor shall she during her year of service engaged in any employment or activity involving partial or full nudity.

  • Contestants are not allowed to compete in any other national pageant prior to the national pageant and can only compete in local and state pageants with approval from the state or national office.

  • Any contestant and/or family member or guest showing less than sportsman like behavior, drama, and/or bullying will lead to the disqualification and removal of the contestant from the National United States Pageant.  No refund will be given under these circumstances.

  • Contestant and/or family members agrees not to slander National United States Pageant, its directors, titleholders, judges, volunteers, pageant partners, sponsors, or anyone else affiliated with the pageant.

  • Contestant and/or family or guest may not approach the judges at any time before, during, or after the National Pageant.

  • Contestant and their parent(s)/guardian gives permissions for photos, videos, and audio to be used for promotional and marketing purposes of the National United States Scholarship Pageant and its titleholders in all forms of media.

  • Contestant agrees that all information provided on their entry form, paperwork, and all forms is true and accurate.  If information is falsified, it may lead to disqualification of the contestant and loss of state title.  No refund will be given.

  • National winners will be required to sign a National Titleholder Contract, which includes a no-compete clause for the year.

  • National United States is not responsible for any prizes forfeited by sponsors.

  • All prizes, awards, gifts, and scholarships are subject to change without notice by the National United States Pageant.

  • Contestant understands that the National United States Scholarship Pageant reserves the right to change the dates, location, and competition details of the national pageant at its discretion.

  • Participation in the National United States Pageant, both at the state and national level, indicates that you and your parent/guardian (if under 18) agree to the rules and regulations and the Contestant-Parent Agreement & Title Guidelines of the National United State Pageant.

 

These rules and regulations are subject to modification, as needed, without prior notice. The National United States Pageant reserves the right to make said modifications at its sole discretion.

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