CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO COMPETE!
- Contestants may compete in a LIVE pageant for the country in which
they live, work, own property, or attend school.
- Contestants can represent their heritage at any LIVE pageant as long as
there is not a LIVE pageant being held for that heritage title.
- We also offer Virtual Pageants and Appointed titles if you cannot attend
a LIVE pageant, or one is not offered in your country.
IN THE USA
The USA offers LIVE and Virtual Regional-National Pageants where two titles are awarded in each age division. Contestants who live, work, attend school, or own property in the USA may compete in any USA Regional National Pageant of their choice. Pageant participation is not restricted by state borders so contestants can go anywhere in the USA to compete. All winners are required to compete at the upcoming International Pageant. After a Regional-National Pageant is held, you may contact the director to see if any titles are still available for appointment.
National Pageants in countries outside of the USA
National LIVE pageants are offered in some countries outside of the USA. For countries without a LIVE pageant, we offer appointed, virtual, and heritage titles. Some country titles are also offered at some of our LIVE USA Regional-National Pageants. Please contact our office to see if your country title is being offered. All winners are required to compete at the upcoming International Pageant.
There is one overall International Pageant held annually in the USA where all Regional-National and National Queens are required to compete. All contestants must have a national title to compete at the international pageant.
National Heritage Titles
Heritage Titles are awarded through our Virtual Pageant Program. Contestants living in a country/region where a live pageant is being held can compete for a heritage title as long as it is not being offered in a LIVE pageant in another country. After that pageant is held, if heritage titles are still available, contestants can apply to compete for one through our Virtual Pageant Program.
Please visit the Pageants tab above to learn more about what pageants are available in your area.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I WIN MY NATIONAL TITLE?
You will be required to compete at the upcoming international pageant for your chance to win some great prizes!
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM NOT ABLE TO COMPETE AT THE UPCOMING PAGEANT?
Contestants and parents/guardians of minor contestants should consider dates (availability) and the cost of competing in any pageant before registering to compete as all regional, national, and continental queens are required to compete at the upcoming international pageant and no refunds are given.
If someone cannot compete at the international pageant after receiving or being appointed a regional, national or continental title, she may return her crown and sash and pay a $350 withdraw fee or pay $500 and keep the crown and sash. However, if she withdraws and chooses to keep the crown and sash, she is not allowed to represent her title at any time. If a titleholder withdraws within 60 days or less of the International Pageant dates, a late fee of $100 will be applied to whichever withdraw fee she selects.
If a national titleholder finds out she cannot attend the international pageant because illness, changes in her education, or her parent's work after receiving her title, she may submit a request to be excused. A letter from a top employer, doctor, or head educator is required for the titleholder and/or her parent/guardian and must be included in the request for being excused from the competition. To submit an Excuse Request, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If a titleholder is excused, at least $350 must be paid on a contestant's account and it will be transferred into the next pageant season. A contestant can only defer one year. Money paid on accounts are non-transferrable. It is at the International Director's discretion as to whether or not a contestant is excused. A contestant who is excused from competing at the upcoming international pageant will be assigned a new title by her national director or the international office for the next pageant season and will be required to purchase a new sash with a new title for $200. She will keep the same crown to wear with her new sash.
Titleholders who are excused but are not competing at the international pageant are still required to complete a least one public appearance each month, do a personal be the impact project, and assist her director with the national be the impact project throughout her reign, and complete her reign. She will also be required to sign a new titleholder's contract. If a titleholder who is excused is doing other things that proves she still could have done the pageant, she will be required to pay the $500 withdrawal fee, return her title, crown, sash, and any prizes won, forfeit any deposits/payments, and not be allowed to return to PURE for the next two pageant seasons. Deposits/payments made prior to a withdrawal cannot be used towards a withdrawal fee.
All withdraw fees and deposits are required within 48 hours of resigning or receiving permission to be moved into the next pageant season. Any money paid on a contestant's account will not be applied to withdraw fees or deposits.
HOW CAN I COMPETE IN NEXT YEAR'S INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT?
A reigning national queen who competed at the LIVE international pageant and did not win may return to the next year's international pageant with a new national title assigned to her by her national director. After the end of her newly assigned title reign, if a titleholder is aging up, she must go back and compete at a national pageant in the next age division.
A titleholder contract and sponsorship fee will apply to all returning titleholders. Returning titleholders who recommit to the next season are subject to a withdraw fee just like new titleholders if they withdraw after accepting a new title or renewing their previous title.
WHO CANNOT COMPETE IN PURE?
Family, stepfamily, people living with or engaged to a director, or children in a director's care or guardianship may not compete in a PURE pageant.
Required purchases for a National & International Pageant include two (2) separate purchases:
1. Sponsorship Fee
2. Opening number outfit, if required. Check with your director.
All titleholders are required to pay a $150 deposit on their International Sponsorship for the upcoming International Pageant when signing their queen's contract and the remaining balance of the package must be paid within 90 days of winning their title or by the deadline date, whichever comes first. All monies received on an account go towards the International Sponsorship Fee before being applied to any other purchases including Super Star Optional Competitions and Best of the Best Competitions. Failure to pay the deposit or required fees by the deadline dates given will result in the winner forfeiting her title to the next eligible contestant and with no refund of any moneys paid. Any deposits pay cannot be used towards a withdraw fee. Failure to pay for required purchases or submissions by deadline dates may result in point deductions for each infraction.
Finalists under the age of 18 may not be married, divorced, be pregnant, or have children.
Finalists in our Miss and older age divisions who are pregnant while competing must sign a non-responsibility form to release PURE, its staff, and affiliates of any and all liabilities.
Finalists must abide by rules set forth by their director for things like hotel stay requirements, meal purchases, group photo shoots, additional behavioral regulations, appearances, etc.
Finalists with current or pending law convictions may not compete.
Contestants who have posed for nude or nearly nude photos may not compete.
All paperwork whether signed in person or submitted electronically serves as a legal-binding contract for a contestant that she or her parents/guardians agree to all PURE terms and conditions. A pageant registration is considered a legal biding contract that a contestant agrees to compete in said pageant and will pay all required fees. Parents/guardians of our teen and younger age divisions are required to sign a winner's contract on the winner's behalf.
All finalists must be born female and compete as a female.
Bad sportsmanship and false representation will result in loss of points or titles at a director's discretion.
Finalists are responsible for providing their own language interpreters and all expenses associated with the interpreter.
Finalists who have special needs are responsible for making and paying for all arrangements for meet those needs. Finalists with special needs must convey those needs to the Director prior to competing. A director may not be able to accommodate all special needs but will do his/her best to do so.
PURE and its affiliates are not responsible for any and all accidents and loss, or theft at any PURE event
In the case of an act of God or issues with a venue, or changes in government policies/procedures pertaining to the pageant will be rescheduled with no refunds granted. Health and safety will remain the top priority for all PURE Staff, Directors, Contestants, and Affiliates at all times. If a pageant is rescheduled due to an act of God, issues related to pandemics, or regulations set forth by governing authorities and a finalist cannot compete in the pageant on the new pageant date, her payments will be transferred into up to two other pageant events. If she cannot attend either event, then all payments will be forfeited. All monies received are non-transferable to another account. If a contestant has a sponsor who has paid fees towards her account and does not compete at the pageant/event in which those fees were intended, the contestant is responsible for paying back the sponsor for the entire sponsorship amount. Keep in mind that a sponsor has the right to seek legal assistance to regain the sponsorship funds from the contestant.
No makeup, flippers, wiglets, body/face glitter, or spray tans are permitted for the Princess, Little Miss, and Junior Miss divisions. All other age divisions should consider wearing hair/makeup that is age appropriate.
Wardrobe worn at any time to represent PURE should not have plunging necklines, side cut outs, be see through, super short, or revealing. No blue jeans with holes, short shorts or shorts with holes in them, and no strapless tops. Hair & makeup should be done, and titleholders should look professional when representing their title. If you are not dressed or groomed to fit these standards, please leave your crown and sash in your crown box. Always dress to "make your crown look good."
Pure International Pageants is not a charity organization. We encourage our finalists to participate in our #BetheImpact365 initiative and create their own platform to make a difference in their communities. Finalists are responsible for any and all funds raised and personally giving that money to their charity. We do not accept funds on behalf of any charities or projects.
As with any pageant, contestants should consider the mission, beliefs, and vision of a pageant or pageant system before applying to compete. If our mission and vision does not align with your mission, beliefs, and vision, you should NOT sign up for any of our pageants or events.
NO titleholder pages, groups, or accounts may be made by a titleholder. It is a director's responsibility to make them for you and give you posting privileges. If a titleholder has a previous PURE title page/account or a page/account with a different pageant that is at least one year old, she must make her PURE Director as an Admin during her reign. After a titleholder has completed her reign, she may not turn her PURE page into another title page for another pageant system or pageant.
PURE is not responsible for prizes awarded or not awarded by sponsors. A queen will receive her forthcoming prizes when she has met or exceeded her contractual requirements. When trips are awarded, flights or travel may or may not be provided. Please ask your director for more information.
All images, verbiage, or promotional videos/photography taken on behalf of a finalist, director, event, pageant, or any person associated with PURE remain the sole property of Pure International Pageants and may not be used to promote or represent any other pageant, business, or event without written consent from the Pure International Pageants office. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
No one may use, in partial or full, PURE's name, logo, verbiage, slogans, sash titles, promotional materials, images, crowns, awards, or similarities of the aforementioned items as it is a violation of its trademark and/or copy rights. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law at the violator's expense. Pure crowns and age division winner sashes are personally designed by our Executive Director who owns the design and rights to all.
A national queen/finalist may not direct for another pageant, be on another pageant's staff, with the exception of one annual charity pageant, or start her own pageant system while holding a PURE title or within one year of resigning her title, having a title removed, or within six months of crowning her successor without permission of the international office. International adult queens or parents/guardians of International minor queens may become a Director for PURE during their reign. Once the time frame has been met and a queen chooses to start her own pageant, her pageant can have no similarities to our pageant system, including but not limited to our pageant name, age division titles, colors, style, logos, sashes, crowns, verbiage, slogans, mission statements, contractual information, websites, and promotional materials. If a contestant is already a pageant director, she may consult her PURE Director to let him/her know about her system/pageant. We allow directors from other systems to compete or director for PURE as long as they understand and abide by the rules/regulations set forth by our pageant and do not recruit PURE finalists or use any of our programs/competitions/information/images/verbiage, etc. PURE also offers a Liaison Program in which finalists, national queens, or international queens, or one of their family members may help a director when needed. This does NOT have any effect on the outcome of who wins or doesn't win a title.
Contestants may complete their contractual obligations they have with other charity, local, or state titles prior to competing in PURE as long as that title allows them to fulfill their PURE obligations. A list of current titles being held as well as any titles already contractually obligated to must be provided to the director PRIOR to competing. Anyone competing in a pageant after winning a PURE title that was not on a list will be asked to resign their title, pay a $750 fine, and return their crown and sash to her director. National or International title takes precedence over previous or new titles.
Contestants with no more than one national/international title with another system may compete in a PURE pageant as long as that title allows them to fulfill their PURE obligations. Both titles should have equal representation and not swamped out to get credit for appearances and community service with each title.
A titleholder must complete her reign with the highest PURE title she has. Completing a reign means competing at the next level when required, completing required appearances and #BeTheImpact Projects, and/or returning to the following year's pageant to assist with the pageant and crown their successor.
A queen may not promote other pageant systems they do not hold a title in while holding a PURE title. Her PURE pictures, videos, verbiage, or official wardrobe may not be used by other systems/pageants during her reign. Directors of other pageants using current PURE National or International titleholders, including but not limited to pictures or videos of our contestants competing at one of our pageants to promote their pageant without approval of the PURE International Office are subject to a lawsuit and will incur all said legal fees associated with the lawsuit.
Queens must order all promotional materials such as, but not limited to, car magnets, business cards, promotional materials, flyers, comp cards, and/or clothing items such as t-shirts, jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, etc., through our international office. No exceptions.
Prior to the beginning of the competition, contestants or their parents/guardians are required to submit and sign a Media Release/Non-Responsibility-Medical Release/Good Sportsmanship form.
All Royalty is required to complete at least one Individual #BeTheImpact Projects and participate in at least one Director managed #BeTheImpact Project throughout her reign, as well as make at least one public event appearance each month of her reign.
COMPETING IN OTHER PAGEANTS
Regional-National Queens, National Queens, Appointed National Queens, Heritage Queens, and Returning National Queens may compete in up to 3 charity/local pageants that do not lead to anything higher than a state title during their reign. You must remember that a national title outranks any local, charity, or state titles. Don't be a crown chaser. Honor and respect your national crown.
International Queens may compete in up to 2 charity pageants during their reign. You must remember that an International Title outranks all local, charity, state, or national titles. Don't be a crown chaser. Honor and respect your national crown.
HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS
Hair & Makeup Artists must register with the pageant in which they are performing services. HMU Artists may be asked to provide gifts or services for winners at a director's discretion and instruction. HMU Artists should contact the Director for requirements and expectations.
Prior to a competition, finalists will be asked to submit a form stating that they understand and agree to the requirments and the rules and regulations of Pure International Pageants.
The Pure International official website takes precedence over any written forms of documentation, contestant, royalty or Director handbooks, scoring requirements, guidelines, fees, payouts, prizes, regulations, announcements on social media, etc., at all times as sometimes situations change once things have been published and it is our quickest form of communication to those interested or participating in our system.
ALL REIGNING ROYALTY REGULATIONS, CONTESTANT ELIGIBILITY, AND INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH OUR SYSTEM MAY BE CHANGED AT ANY TIME AT OUR DISCRETION. UPON COMPLETING AN APPLICATION, IT BECOMES A WRITTEN AND LEGAL DOCUMENT THAT A CONTESTANT OR PARENT REPRESENTING A MINOR CONTESTANT AGREES TO AND WILL ABIDE BY ALL ELIGIBILITY & REGULATIONS, CURRENT AND FORTHCOMING.
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