The Miss La Kermesse Festival Pageant is a fun pageant offering titles for you to earn to represent the pageant for a year. You may hold a title in other pageant systems as there is not a non-compete agreement. This pageant may be a perfect practice pageant to help you on stage and to get judge's comments for feedback.
Steps to Register
1. Please complete the registration form in the Registration Section.
2. Pay the Registration Fee using 1 of 3 methods listed in the registration section.
3. Once your registration fee of $65.00 is paid and received in full, send a Facebook Friend request to Lisa Ottman (profile photo of a sailboat) and you will be added to a Secret Facebook Group and can access the official handbook as well as other forms and information.
Age Divisions: A division is determined by the contestant's age on June 15, 2021.
Tiny Miss Division - Girls Ages 0-3
Little Miss Division - Girls Ages 4-5
Preteen Division - Girls Ages 6-9
Jr. Teen Division - Young Ladies Ages 10-12
Teen Division - Young Ladies Ages 13-15
Miss Division - Young Ladies Ages 16-18
Ms. Division - Ladies Ages 19+ (single, divorced, widowed, with or without children)
Mrs. Division - Ladies - Married - with or without children
Memere Division - Ladies Ages 40+ (must have grandchildren)
Prince Division - Boys Ages 0-15
King Division - Guys 16+ (adults welcome)
Opening Number Attire:
Contestants are to wear jeans and decorate a white T-shirt, in their own way, that says
" La Kermesse Festival 2021". Shoes are to be white, silver, or nude in color.
This T-shirt may also be worn in the parade on Friday, June 28, 2021 if they want to participate in that too.
Required Areas of Competition: There will be 3 judges for each of the competitions.
Interview (33.34% of overall score): The Tiny and Little Miss division will not be required to interview although they may for practice if requested and time allows. Only boys in the Prince division that are 6+ will interview. If they are younger in that division, they will not interview. Interviews will have contestants standing in front of all judges in a panel style format. Interviews will last for 3 minutes each and will begin with the youngest age division and go on through the oldest age division. A schedule will be available in the Facebook group 2 days before the pageant.
Runway as "Fashion in La Kermesse Style" (33.33% of overall score):
All contestants will compete in this area. This is your opportunity to show your style in the theme of the La Kermesse Festival. Perhaps you will dress in green, in French Chic Style, in sophisticated attire found on the runway or an idea of your own. Props such as hats or items you hold are allowed but props are not allowed to start on or be left on the stage. A parent/adult may assist the Tiny Miss Division on stage.
Formal wear/Sunday's Best (33.33% of overall score):
Contestants are encouraged to their "Sunday's Best" attire. You will be judged on how you carry yourself and your confidence in the clothing you wear vs. the actual attire, whether you wear a floor length gown, short dress, or skirt/shirt. Boys/Men should wear the best they can for pants and shirt. A suit, sports coat, tie, sweater, or button down shirt are all options. We want everyone to be able to participate and the clothing should not limit this. If you would like to wear a floor length dress and don't have one, please contact Lisa Ottman at 207-286-5631. She has many resources available to her and she will help you get something that works for you (long or short dresses). She will also help you to find attire for low to no funds if possible. Your call will be confidential. All divisions should wear attire that is age appropriate and displays their own sense of style while covering the body as expected for public presentation during the pageant.
Note: If you want to compete and are having difficulty with the attire to be worn during the pageant, please contact Lisa Ottman at 207-286-5631 or use the contact form in the "contact us" section of this website. We will work to help you find clothing so you can participate. We want this to be fun and accessible to as many as possible.
Optional Competitions: Check out our Optionals section to sign up for one or more of our optional competitions.
Optional competitions include; Casual Wear, Talent, and Photogenic. The Tiny Miss division is eligible for Casual Wear and Photogenic optional competitions only. More information about the optional competitions will be given in the handbook, which you will receive after you register for the pageant and pay the registration fee.
Optional competition fees may be paid after the registration fee at a later time but prior to June 20, 2021.