Junior Miss USPA and Teen Miss USPA Pageant Contestant Guidelines
The Junior Miss USPA and Teen Miss USPA contests will take place on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Lounge. A mandatory meeting of the contestants and their presenters will be held at 10:00 am on the day of the pageant. This meeting will take place in the Lounge. (Meeting location is subject to change.)
Age categories: Junior Miss USPA - 10 to 13 years of age. Teen Miss USPA - 14 to 17 years of age.
Application: The application deadline for the Junior Miss USPA and Teen Miss USPA is May 1 (if May 1st falls on a Sunday the deadline will be May 2nd). All applications must be postmarked by the May 1st date to be eligible. Applications are accepted year round. Please send applications and required information to: Chris & Victoria Kish 453 Oaknoll Drive Amherst, OH 44001
Requirements: Junior Miss USPA: Applicants must submit a self-written, non-typed application form and a color photo of themselves. Photos will not be returned and may be used by the USPA for advertising and public relations purposes.
Teen Miss USPA: Applicants must submit a self-written, non-typed application form including an essay of 100 words or less on “What Polka Music Means to Me” and a color photo of themselves. Photos will not be returned and may be used by the USPA for advertising and public relations purposes.
Judging: Junior Miss USPA: Each contestant will be judged on her answer to an on stage question, appearance, poise and enjoyment in dance.
Teen Miss USPA: Each contestant will be judged on her answer to an on stage question, the self-written, non-typed essay submitted with her application, appearance, poise and enjoyment in dance.
Please note: The applicants are NOT being judged on their dance skills. They are being judged on their expressions, attitude, poise and response to polka music.
Duties: We ask that the winner in each category wear her crown and sash to any polka event she attends and to represent the USPA in a positive manner throughout her reign. The winner in each category is also expected to return the following year to crown the new pageant winner.
• Semi-Formal attire is suggested. • All contestants are required to submit a completed application form and a picture. • All contestants will receive a gift. • The parent or guardian of the contestant must present a cell phone number and be a member in good standing of the USPA. To join the USPA please contact Linda Pezo at 216-410-0454.
Questions about the Pageant: Please contact Chris Kish at 440-213-0659 or Victoria Kish at 440-213-2936.
Junior & Teen Miss USPA Contestant Application (Applicant, please print legibly and in blue or black ink)
Name of school currently enrolled:________________________________________
Activities: (list and clubs, school activities or organization to which you belong and any offices held. Please use back of page if necessary.) _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Name of Presenter/Dance Partner:________________________________________
Signatures: I submit this application to the United States Polka Association and do solemnly swear that the contents of the application provided by me are true. __________________________________________________/_____/_______ Contestant’s Signature Date I do solemnly swear that the contents contained herein are true to the best of my knowledge. I also give the United States Polka Association permission to use all information submitted for publicity purposes.
_________________________________________________/_____/______ Guardian Signature Date