Maryland International Pageant is seeking contestants from College Park, Greenbelt and Laurel to compete for the titles of Miss Teen and Miss Preteen in a pageant to be held April 6, 2013, at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills.
"Our pageant is a community service-based pageant," said State Director Sherry Benson. "In each case, the winner chooses a cause or a purpose that they wish to promote to become a part of their platform and they promote it throughout the year."
Past causes have included homelessness and breast cancer awareness.
For the Miss Preteen pageant, contestants must be between the ages of 9 and 12. They will be judged on stage speech, fun fashion and ball gown. There is no talent competition.
The winner will receive free entry into the Miss Teen Maryland International Pageant after she turns 13.
For the Miss Teen pageant, contestants must be between the ages of 13 and 18. They will be judged on interview, aerobic, fun fashion and evening gown. There is no talent competition.
The winner will receive a free trip to the Miss Teen International Pageant, held July 26 to 27 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Chicago.
For more information, visit www.marylandinternationalpageants.com or contact Benson at 410-490-0879 or firstname.lastname@example.org.