PRESENTING Greater Charleston’s 1st Annual Tri-County Christian Youth Scholarship Pageant Application Information Rules and Regulations Contact Information Sponsored By Faith In Action Christian Fellowshiip 2730 Gordon St. North Charleston SC 29405 www.charlestontricountypageant.org [email protected] Greetings Brothers and Sisters In Christ, We the Faith In Action Scholarship Pageant Committee are pleased to inform you of Greater Charleston’s 1st Annual Tri-County Christian Youth Scholarship Pageant to be held in the area on Saturday, November 14, 2015, 4:00-9:00pm. at Sterrett Hall Auditorium 1530 7th St. Charleston SC 29405 on the Old Navy Base. We are inviting and encouraging all High School Rising Seniors both male and female 16 through 18 years of age to enter. The only other requirement is that the applicant be sponsored by a Christian based organization, for example, a church, school, ministry, Christian Corporation or non-profit group. The Scholarship Awards are as follows: First Prize Scholarship $1000 Second Prize Scholarship $700 Third Prize Scholarship $500 Fourth Prize Scholarship $300 Fifth Prize Scholarship $200 The scholarship awardees will also receive numerous other gifts and prizes There will be five other awards in addition to the above awards, and all contestants will receive participation awards and consolation gifts. The Pageant is limited to the first 20 entrants, so please get your application in as soon as possible to secure your place. The deadline for all applications is May 31, 2015. We are looking forward to meeting the young person that you are entering with great anticipation. Since there are no losers in this scholarship pageant, you can be assured that your representative will be blessed. If you would like further information or would like to register you entry by phone please call the number listed above. Yours In Christ, Rev. Dr. William E. Robinson Pageant Overseer Apostle Bernard Whaley Pastor Robin Whaley Pageant Director Shonda Ellison Greater Charleston Tri-County Christian Youth Scholarship Pageant 2015 OFFICIAL CONTESTANT ENTRY FORM ENTRANTS NAME_______________________________________________________ ADDRESS ______________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE ___________________________________________________________ ___ MALE ___ FEMALE AGE ________ DATE OF BIRTH__________________ PARENT / GAURDIAN____________________________________________________ DAYTIME PHONE_______________________________________________________ EVENING PHONE_______________________________________________________ SPONSORING CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION NAME _________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS ______________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE ___________________________________________________________ CONTACT PERSON______________________________________________________ DOES ENTRANT POSSESS ANY MEDICAL OR PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT REQIURE SPEACIAL PROVISIONS? YES___ NO___ IF YES, BRIEFLY EXPLAIN ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SIGNINIG I have reviewed the criterion for sponsorship, the rules and regulations, and expectations for contestants, and hereby do enter the above child. We thereby agree to abide by all regulations set forth Signature: Parent / Gaurdian __________________________________DATE_________ Signature: Pageant Entrant ___________________________________DATE _________ We do hereby agree to sponsor the above entrant and authorize the same to use the name of this organization as a sponsoring body. Name of Organization____________________________________________________________ Signature: Representing Official ______________________________ DATE_________ Please return this application, including the $50.00 registration fee by mail no later than May 31. 2015 to the following address: FAITH IN ACTION SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT ENTRIES 2730 GORDON ST N. CHARLESTON SC 29405 1 CRITERION FOR SPONORSHIP In order for a youth to become an eligible entrant for the scholarship pageant the following must apply. 1. Each entrant must be sponsored by a Greater Charleston area church, ministry or organization proclaiming the Christian faith regardless of denomination. "For Christ is the Head of the Church". 2. The entrant must share an association or affiliation with the sponsoring church/ministry. 3. The entrant must have the permission of their sponsor to use its name as a representing body for the contestant, secured by the signature of a representing officer on an entrant application. 4. The church/ministry/organization may sponsor any number of entrants per year. 5. The entrant must be a High School Junior (Rising Senior), 16-18 years of age expecting to graduate in the year 2016. 6. The church/ministry must submit a completed contestant application form along with a $50.00 sponsorship fee to the pageant committee no later than May 31, 2015 Due to time constraints of the actual event, the number of contestants will be limited to only the first 20 entries. All other sponsorship fees will be promptly returned along with one complimentary ticket to this year’s pageant at no charge. 2 CONTESTANT RULES AND REGULATIONS These are the guidelines for each contestant along with a special section to parents or guardians of each contestant. Please adhere to these guidelines as well as our suggestions to ensure that each contestant will experience the greatest fulfillment that this special event has to offer. 1. All contestants must be 16 to 18 years of age. 2. Each contestant must meet all the requirements listed in criterion for sponsorship. 3. Each contestant must show a sense of maturity manifested in Good Behavior and Respect for the pageant trainers and coordinators 4. Disorderly conduct will not be tolerated, but will result in immediate expulsion from the pageant 5. It is vital that each contestant attend the orientation and all scheduled rehearsals. If a contestant cannot legitimately attend a rehearsal, a pageant coordinator must be notified in advance. Repeated failure to give advance notice may result in the contestant being expelled from continued participation. 3 ALL CONTESTANTS The contestant will be judged in the following categories. TALENT COMPETITION Each contestant will individually display their choice of talent e.g. singing, dancing, drama, etc. Each contestant must provide their own choice of music or sound effects if applicable on any of the following, audio cassette.CD or flash drive plus any additional, costumes and props. Time allowed 1-3 minutes per contestant. DRESS AND POISE COMPETITION Each contestant will display poise and a well groomed appearance in this category one outfit supplied by contestant is required. Contestant will individually walk up and down stage or runway in front of the judges and audience in a fashion parade manner. Time allowed 1 minutes per contestant. 4 SEMI-FINALISTS Each semi-finalist will read or quote one of the selected scriptures and then give the following information. 1. 2. 3. 4. The writer’s identity. The approximate time it was written The speaker’s identity The meaning or purpose of the speaker’s message. Time allowed 2 minutes per contestant. PLEASE SELECT ONE A. Proverbs 9:l0 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding. B. II Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. C. I Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: D. John 14:16 And I will pray the Father and he shall give you another comforter. That he may abide with you forever; 5 CAREER GOALS Each contestant will be asked what career they would like to pursue and why that particular career. When answering contestants may also give any details of activities they are currently involved in that may be relative to their career goals. Time allowed, 2 minutes per contestant. FINALISTS Questions and answers on Christian Principles Each finalist will be presented with a fictional scenario in which they must answer as to how they would resolve the particular problems, which the scenario presents, in a Christian manner. Time allowed, 2 minutes per contestant. . 6 SUGGESTIONS TO PARENTS/GAURDIANS In order to make this special event most memorable to your child we have compiled just a few suggestions which we hope that you will find appropriate. These are by no means etched in stone, however, in the best interest of both you and your child we sincerely hope that you will deem them useful. 1. Please attend the orientation and as many rehearsals as possible with your child, 2. Please call a staff member or coordinator if you have any questions. 3. Please practice the various areas of competition with your child at home on a consistent basis. (This will greatly build your child1s confidence, self-esteem and ensure that your child will give their best). 4. Please give positive encouragement to your child versus negative criticism. 5. In order to keep the pageant running smoothly no parent/guardian will be permitted in the dressing areas at any time. At no time will any unauthorized person/persons be permitted in the stage area or backstage during the pageant in order to accommodate the safety of all participants. . 7 WARDROBES Parents please provide the following. OPENING SELECTIONS: Tee shirts will be provided by pageant committee. Please provide one pair of black pants and shoes . TALENT COMPETITION Costumes to be provided by contestant. DRESS COMPETITION Outfits are provided by the contestant, however sponsors are also being solicited who may provide some outfits at no cost. You will be notified as to what services have been sponsored to you at no cost. For example, hairstyling, manicure, shoes, suit, gown, ect… 8 OTHER EXPECTATIONS AND AWARDS Each contestant will be responsible for distributing the following. There is no cost to the contestant for these items. The amount distributed by each contestant will add competition points to their total score. 1. Booster Tickets Each has pageant announcement and your child's picture as the contestant being supported. Sell tickets for $5.00 each. 2. Admission Tickets Each will admit one person to the pageant. Sell tickets for $10.00 each. 3. Advertisement Page (To Be Printed in Souvenir Booklet) Ad space can be sold in the following ways. One whole page $125.00 1/2 page 75.00 1/4 page 35.00 Because this is such a special event for your child, your friends, theirs as well as many relatives will be more than glad to purchase Booster Tickets, Admission Tickets, and Advertisements beyond the quantities we have listed. These contestants will learn how to promote themselves and how to become assertive, thus giving them a lifelong asset through this effort. 9 Please support your son or daughter in any way needed and you will be proud of who they are growing up to be. We will make additional ad space, booster tickets, and admission tickets available at your request. The following awards will also be presented at the pageant. MOST DELlGENT WORKER AWARDS 1. Most booster tickets sales 2. Most admission tickets sales 3. Most advertisements sales MOST HELPFUL CONTESTANT Chosen by contestants through ballots during the last rehearsal. FRIENDLIEST CONTESTANT Chosen by contestants through ballots during the last rehearsal. 10 ALL CONTESTANTS WILL RECEIVE PARTICIPATION AWARDS AND CONSOLATION GIFTS In closing we look forward to offering these scholarship awards to these worthy children. This event is being sponsored by Faith In Action Christian Fellowship, where we take great interest in our youth. As a young vibrant ministry, we want all youth everywhere to know that they can be rewarded for their Christian efforts without compromising their faith. We look forward to seeing you and pray for God's richest blessings in your life.
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