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2017 Citrus Cutest Baby Competition
(4 weeks to 36 months) &
2017 National Citrus Pageant and Model Search (4 yrs to 70 yrs)

Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary in 2017
“The pageant where in every little boy and girl lives a prince and princess!”

Hello Citrus Models and Pageant Contestants!

I am excited that you will be a part of the 22nd annual Citrus Pageant and Model Search! This is the National Pageant and Model Search for Little Miss Citrus, and the National Competition if you have been recruited by a Citrus Talent Scout or competed in a Citrus or Perfect Preliminary to begin an exciting modeling career! It is a fun and simple event at the Florida Mall Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, FL for contestants of all ages! In this Citrus Newsletter, we have included all of the information that you need: hotel contact information, examples of the 3 outfits each contestant will wear, the schedule of events, information to purchase optional advertisement pages in the National Citrus Program Book, NEW AGE DIVISIONS, optional competitions, and admission tickets for friends and family members!

With the addition of 2 OVERALL Titles, Citrus Pageant and Model Search will be the brightest in its’ 21 year history. There will be one OVERALL Title in the 0-6 years and one OVERALL Title in the 7 and up age divisions. The OVERALLTitle will simply be the highest combined score of interview, Citrus WOW Wear, and Evening Wear combined with 6 of the optional competitions: Most Facially Gifted, Prettiest/Most Handsome Eyes, Hair, Smile, Most Photogenic, Best Dressed, Best Composite and Best Portfolio. These 2 Overall Kings or Queens will win a $2,000 bond or $1,000.00 cash, Overall Crown, Banner, Trophy, and many gifts, prizes, photo shoots to begin or continue a successful modeling career!

Feel free to call the National Office at 407-761-1145 or e-mail us at director@littlemisscitrus.com Our website is www.littlemisscitrus.com or check us out on Facebook at Citrus Pageant and Model Search!

I am Michael Galanes, the National Director, and the Citrus Staff and I look forward to working with all of you!


DATES:
The pageant dates are
February 2 - February 5, 2017

(Optional Competition: Thursday, February 2, 2017) - “Forever in Blue Jeans” Competition
(Optional Competition: Friday, February 3, 2017) - Talent Competition

(Optional Competition: Saturday, February 4, 2017) - Perfect Pink Palooza Competition


The 2017 Pageant Dates & Location:

February 2– February 5, 2017

Florida Hotel and Conference Center:
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809

www.thefloridahotelorlando.com

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center has free parking, connected to one of Florida’s largest shopping destinations, attached to a food court to include a wide/inexpensive variety of meals, outdoor pool, and for all amenities, visit www.thefloridahotelorlando.com. If you are from outside the Orlando area and are staying at a hotel, please accommodate our host hotel. Call the hotel at (407) 859-1500 and confirm a room as soon as possible, let them know you are with Citrus Pageant, and receive the special rate of $132.00. You must confirm your room by January 12, 2017. All reservations after this date will be accepted on a space available request basis only. Please do not wait until the last minute — reserve your room today. The hotel is very busy due to the season, and it is much easier for you and your child to stay at the same location as the pageant ... so book your reservation early! We strongly suggest you stay at the Host Hotel, Florida Hotel and Conference Center, as all events will take place on property. Once you check in, you never leave the premise. The Hotel is connected to an amazing/reasonable Food Court. In between your competitions, you can relax/change in your room.


AGE DIVISIONS: (Age as of January 23, 2017)
All contestants compete in each of the following categories.

Little Miss Citrus (0-11 months), (12-23 months), (2-3 years), (4-6 years), (7-9 years)
Little Mister Citrus/BOYS (0-35 months) and (3-6 years), Mister Citrus/BOYS (7 years and up)
Miss Citrus Pre-Teen (10-12 years)
Miss Citrus Junior Teen (13-15 years)
Miss Citrus Teen (16-19 years)
Miss Citrus (20-29 years:
Single, Married, Divorced or with children)
Ms. Citrus (30-49 years: Single, Married, Divorced or with children)
Ms. Citrus (50 years and up: Single, Married, Divorced or with children)

A NOTE ABOUT AGE DIVISIONS: At the annual National Citrus Pageant (held annually in February), each contestant must compete in the age division as of the contestant’s age as of January 23 of the competition year. Please note: At any Citrus Preliminary Pageant, each contestant shall compete in the age division as of the contestant’s age the day of the actual Citrus Preliminary Pageant.



CATEGORIES:

The Contestants compete in each of the following three categories:

1.) 0-11 months girls, 12-23 months girls, 0-35 months boys, and 2-3 year girls compete in a BEAUTY LINE UP. Each contestant will wear the white t-shirt that each contestant will purchase at check-in (the design on the t-shirt is neon orange) and anything white on the bottom. The contestants may wear sneakers or sandals. This allows the judges to see your child close-up, it replaces the interview, no questions will be asked, parents are allowed to escort child. Babies to age 3 years, the time is 30 seconds.

2.) Boys 3-6 and Girls 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29 and 30+ compete in a private interview with a panel of 3 judges. Each contestant will wear the white t-shirt that
each contestant will purchase at check-in (the design on the t-shirt is neon orange) and a wear skirt, skort, shorts, pants, or capris. The contestant may wear sandals, sneakers, or heels. Each contestant will simply state name and hobbies and will be asked one question from each of the 3 judges. Aages 4 and up, the time is 45 seconds. Here are a few examples of Citrus Wear

3.) 0-11 months girls, 12-23 months girls, 0-35 months boys, 2-3 years girls, 3-6 years boys, 4-6 years girls, 7-9 years girls THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PAST YEARS:
Each contestant must wear canary yellow, lime green, and/or orange. The outfit can be a costume, sportswear, swimwear, favorite sports team uniform, or any outfit as long as the
contestant is wearing citrus colors. The contestant is allowed hand held props only. No other props are allowed to be placed on stage. He or she is allowed his/her own music to
enhance routine. No one is allowed to perform with contestant on stage. A parent that is carrying the baby contestants, that is allowed. Citrus Wear time limit is 60 seconds or less.
NOTE: It does not affect your score whether you bring your own music or not. 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29 and 30+ also compete in Citrus Wear, but these age divisions must
wear blue jeans of ANY color and length and a citrus colored top. The top must be canary yellow, lime green, and/or orange. Other colors may be in the top, but the primary colors
should be the citrus colors.

4.) All age divisions compete in the formal wear competitions. In this phase of competition the judges are looking for poise and grace on stage, facial beauty, and overall presentation. The formal attire for the boys should be a suit, tuxedo, or pants and dress shirt. The formal attire for the girls may be short or long, glitz or natural. Each Formal Wear Modeling Routine must be 90 seconds or less. At 90 seconds, the music will stop and the contestant must exit the stage. Citrus Productions created this guideline so that the pageant may run.


CITRUS NEWS ALERT:
The Citrus Pageant is transitioning into a pageant like a Miss USA or Miss Universe, but age appropriate for little girls/young ladies. For boys/men, let’s capture a NYC Fashion Show of the Cover of GQ Magazine, but for your respective age division. We welcome every girl and boy and in your preparation process, let’s keep hair and make-up to a minimum, less is more, and modeling…simple. We are going “old school” and want these little girls, boys, and young ladies/men to be natural. Think of Citrus as the Pageant on the Red Carpet. Glitz and natural dresses are certainly allowed and appreciated. Let’s embrace this change!!


OPTIONAL CATEGORIES:

We will award a King or Queen, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up in each of the 14 Age Divisions. Apply today for the Optional Titles! These categories are available — but not mandatory — to all contestants and are separate from each of the 14 age division titles. Two runner-ups and one winner will be announced in each age division in each optional event. These events will be judged during the evening gown/formal wear. The photographs, portfolios and composites will be scored separately — you simply bring any size picture, to the pageant black and white or color is accepted. Please bring portfolio and composite if you will be entering those optionals. Items will be returned to you. If you are competing for one of the overall titles, (0-6 years or 7 years and up), you will need to register for all of the optional categories; however, the 2 lowest scores will be dropped. For the overall titles, we simply add the Interview, Citrus Wow Wear, Formal Wear, and the 6 highest Optional Categories. Great chance for your contestant to win additional titles!

• MOST FACIALLY GIFTED – $25.00
• PRETTIEST/MOST HANDSOME EYES – $25.00
• PRETTIEST/MOST HANDSOME HAIR – $25.00
• MOST PHOTOGENIC - $25.00 first photo, $10 each add’l photo
• BEST SMILE – $25.00
• BEST DRESSED – $25.00
• BEST PORTFOLIO – $25.00, additional portfolios are $10 each
• BEST COMPOSITE - $25.00, additional composites are $10 each


PRIZES:

Citrus Productions will announce a Top 10 and then Top 5 in each of the 14 Age Divisions. 4 Runner-ups receive a trophy and we announce an age division winner in each of the 14
age divisions. Each of the 14 division winners will receive $500.00 cash on stage!! A Citrus crown and sash will also be awarded on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Each winner will appear in all Little Miss, Mister, Teen, Miss and Ms. Citrus advertisements in major pageant publications. Winners will also receive complimentary photo sessions and several optional
appearances and parades, including the nationally-televised Citrus Bowl Parade. The Citrus Pageant awards trophies to the top finalists in each age division. Every Contestant receives
the opportunity to meet and sign with world-wide Modeling Agencies to begin a professional modeling career. Optional award winners will receive a sash and trophy, special gifts
from Citrus Productions. NEW this year is the addition of our 2 Overall Kings or Queens who will win a $2,000 bond or $1,000.00 cash, Overall Crown, Banner, Trophy,
and many gifts, prizes, photo shoots to begin or continue a successful modeling career!


ENTRY FEE:

The Entry Fee to compete at the National Citrus Pageant is $395.00. If you placed or won in a Citrus or Perfect Preliminary Pageant/Model Search, you have won a free entry!!
SPECIAL NOTE:
Even if you won a free entry, every contestant is responsible for the mandatory fee of $150.00. Included in the mandatory fee, is the Citrus Interview T-shirt, 2 Admission Tickets (one adult ticket for Saturday and Sunday), picture in the Citrus Program Book, copy of the Citrus Program Book, and Citrus Tote Bag.

To register, it is simple:

  1. Email a picture of the contestant to director@littlemisscitrus.com as soon as possible and no later than January 12, 2017. This picture is not scored, it is posted in the Contestant Gallery in the Citrus Program Book.

  2. Fill out the Citrus Pageant Application online or you may mail in the application to the address below. Please do so as soon as possible and no later than January 12, 2017.

  3. Email your optional advertisement pages to director@littlemisscitrus.com as soon as possible and no later than January 12, 2017.

  4. Please make your entry fee payment and/or $125.00 registration fee as soon as possible and no later than January 12, 2017. You may call the office with credit card payment
    to 407-761-1145. You may use PayPal to pay your fees by using the PayPal button below. You may mail check or money order to Citrus Productions at the address below. Please make all payments as soon as possible to secure your spot!! We will limit spaces at the National Pageant and Model Search.

  5. You may make arrangements/payments for Blue Jeans, Talent, Perfect Pink Palooza and all Optional Competitions in advance or at time of registration for the Pageant/Model Search.

Please submit all paperwork before final deadline and feel free to call the National Office with any questions. We do limit number of contestants for 2017, register today.

Please mail a check or money order, call in credit card payment, or pay pal entry fee to director@littlemisscitrus.com with completed application. You may fill out application online. It is due no later than January 12, 2017, but please submit today or as soon as possible. You may call office for credit card payments. Paypal is accepted at director@littlemisscitrus.com.

To pay with Paypal, click the Paypal Button below.

Mail checks and application to:
Citrus Pageant and Model Search
8000 West Broward Blvd, Suite 1210
Plantation, FL 33388

Telephone: (407) 761-1145
Website: http://www.littlemisscitrus.com
Email: director@littlemisscitrus.com
Facebook: Citrus Pageant and Model Search

Whether you have won or placed at a Citrus Preliminary or competing At Large, each contestant is required to pay a mandatory $125.00 participation fee to include the Citrus Interview T-shirt, 2 Admission Tickets (one adult ticket for Saturday and Sunday), picture in the Citrus Program Book, copy of the Citrus Program Book, and Citrus Tote Bag.

Please submit payment on or before January 12, 2017.


TICKETS:

Forever in Blue Jeans - $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (ages 6-13 years) and children 5 years and under are free

Talent - $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (ages 6-13 years) and children 5 years and under are free

Saturday Citrus Wear and Evening Wear All Day Pass - $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for children (ages 6-13 years) and children 5 years and under are free

Sunday Crowning and Awards Ceremony - $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for children (ages 6-13 years) and children 5 years and under are free.

Program books will be available for $20.00. Pictures and video tapes will also be on sale. These services provide great keepsakes and memories. Miscellaneous items such as crown pins, earrings, and so on will be available for sale both days as well at the Citrus Novelty Table.

Any questions please email me: director@littlemisscitrus.com See you February!


AD PAGES INFO:

Sponsors are a very important part of a successful pageant experience. Whether they are friends, relatives or businesses, they are there to help you achieve your goals and give you support! The time and effort you make to secure sponsors will pay off handsomely when you compete!

Beyond your family, additional sponsors can be key to your success as well. Additional sponsors should be obtained by everyone. We hope every contestant will strive to have at least one full page advertisement. You can have a single sponsor for a full page, or use several different sponsors to create a full page (for example, by getting four “quarter-page” ads, you create one full-page ad!). Remember, your photos will appear on every page sold by you!

Having numerous ads in the program book is a great way to show off different sides of yourself. You are encouraged to submit a different photo for every page sold. The total price of a full-page ad is $125.00. When you are asking sponsors to buy and ad, you might find it easier to “break down” the ad into component sizes that they may more easily afford. For example, five business cards on a page at $25 each equals $125! Or perhaps two “half page” ads at $67.50 each! You can obtain sponsors at any amount, these examples are just guidelines to help you along.

Don’t forget about relatives! They love to include a special message. Just write it out on a sheet of paper or email your messages; our graphic designer will make sure
your ad looks its best!

Please try for at least one full page!
Anyone selling one full page will be awarded a crown on stage!

When mailing or emailing in ads, please furnish a clean copy of any logos, artwork or pictures. You may submit previous ads, letterheads, ad slick or whatever your sponsors would like to have printed in their ads. Remind your sponsors that the program book will be distributed nationally, and that your personal photo will appear on every full page you sell.

Money Making Opportunity for all contestants:

You may secure 10 sponsors per page at $50.00, for example. The advertising page still costs $125.00 and you would profit $375.00. Selling advertising pages is a great way to pay for hotel room, wardrobe, and any other cost included at the National Pageant.

Those contestants who sell five or more pages in the program book will receive a six foot trophy! Those selling 10 or more pages will also receive all optional category fees paid.

AD PAGES GUIDELINES:
Each ad page is 8 ½” by 11”

As you talk to sponsors, use a regular blank sheet of paper (8½ by 11). You and they can sketch out what you’d generally like the ad to look like, and use the back to write the “copy” or message that your sponsor(s) want to appear.

Attach your business card, letterhead, etc. with a paper clip, putting a small sheet of a paper between the photo and the paper clip. Put your first and last name at the bottom of the page. Make sure your name is on the back of the photo as well, in case they get separated. You can submit your own design for the ad, or our professional graphic designer will create an ad just for you. Please print clearly, as this will prevent any misspellings or miscommunication. Do not staple photos. Please send original photos — no laser or inkjet copies. They do not reproduce will.

The deadline is January 17, 2017 — You must call pageant headquarters in advance if you cannot make this deadline.

Click here to see a great example of what a full page ad looks like!


CITRUS CENTERFOLD:
This could be you! Open to all ages!

The contestant submitting the most ad pages for the program book will be crowned Little Miss, Mister, Teen, or Miss Centerfold. He or she will be featured in the center of the program book, plus he or she will receive a six foot trophy, a crown, sash, and all optional category fees paid. The contestant selling the second highest amount of ad pages will be crowned Ad Sales King/Queen. He or she will be featured on the inside front cover of our program book, plus receive a six foot trophy, crown, sash, and a gift from Citrus Productions. The contestant selling the third highest amount of ad pages will be crowned Ad Sales Prince/Princess. He or she will be feature on the inside back cover of our program book, plus receive a trophy, crown, sash and gift from Citrus Productions.

(You must sell at least eight full pages to qualify for any of these awards)
Start promoting your ad pages today! Be a Centerfold!

THE DEADLINE FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS TO BE PRINTED IN THE PROGRAM BOOK IS JANUARY 17, 2017

We will have a beautiful program book printed. It will be divided into two sections: The Contestant Gallery, and the Ad pages.

Program books will be on sale at the competition. They will be distributed to numerous agencies throughout the United States.

The Contestant Gallery - Every contestant must be in this section. There will be a photo of each contestant in this section. You must send your fee and photo in by the deadline. Please don’t forget to label your photo on the back — full name and age. All pictures are returned.

The ad pages - Our pageant is self-supporting, which means we depend on things like ad page sales to help promote the competition and to ensure each contestant has a great weekend with lots of keepsakes and memories!

REMINDER: THOSE CONTESTANTS WHO SELL FIVE OR MORE PAGES IN THE PROGRAM BOOK WILL RECEIVE A SIX FOOT TROPHY! THOSE SELLING 10 OR MORE PAGES WILL ALSO RECEIVE ALL OPTIONAL CATEGORY FEES PAID.

Every boy and girl will be crowned on stage during the Crowning Ceremony if you purchase one ad page for $125.00. It is such an honor and memory! We shall announce his or her name and crown them on the Citrus Stage!! Please read over all of the Advertising Page Information and submit your page to director@littlemisscitrus.com If you need assistance creating the Advertising Page, please contact the office at (407) 761-1145 or director@littlemisscitrus.com


ABOUT YOUR PHOTOS:

When you send in your photos for either the Contestant Gallery or the Ad Pages, be aware that you can send in any size color or B/W photo, but a 4 x 6 or 5x7 are best.

Please make sure the photos are clear (in focus) and clean. If possible, please send one photo for the Contestant Gallery and a different photo for each Ad Page.

Our graphic designer will reduce or enlarge each photo if needed. Please paper clip the photos to your ad copy. Do not put staples or tape of any kind on photos or business cards!

Please put your name and age group on the back of all photos! All photos will be returned to you at the Crowning and Awards Ceremony.


IT'S AS SIMPLE AS 1,2,3:

1. Fill out the Official Entry Form (Download the entry form from the Sign Up! page or sign-up online!)

2. Mail in the Entry Form or submit your entry form online, overall entry fee (cash, money order, or call in credit card to (407) 761-1145.
You may Pay Pal payments to director@littlemisscitrus.com)

Please include the $125 mandatory participation fee.

To pay with Paypal, click the Paypal Button below.

Include a picture for the official Little Miss and Mister Citrus Program Book. Picture may be black and white or color, any size acceptable. You may e-mail picture to director@littlemisscitrus.com.

This paperwork due no later than January 12, 2017. Please include ad pages too. You may e-mail advertisement pages.

The Mailing Address:

Little Miss Citrus National Headquarters
8000 West Broward Blvd, Suite 1210
Plantation, FL 33388

Telephone: (407) 761-1145
E-mail: director@littlemisscitrus.com

3. You may pay for the optional categories, Perfect Pink Palooza, Talent and “Forever in Blue Jeans” with your paper work or at pageant check-in.

Download 2017 Pageant Information


NOTE: AGE DIVISIONS: At the annual National Citrus Pageant (held annually in February), each contestant must compete in the age division as of the contestant’s age as of January 23 of the competition year. Please note: At any Citrus Preliminary Pageant, each contestant shall compete in the age division as of the contestant’s age the day of the actual Citrus Preliminary Pageant.

There are no refunds on any entry fees, misc. services and/or items purchased at
any of the pageants/workshops/lessons under Citrus Productions,
8000 West Broward Blvd, Suite 1210, Plantation, FL 33388

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