Optional Competition Information & Fees
UNIQUE, ELITE & FREE OPPORTUNITIES
We hope you will take advantage of all the amazing FREE opportunities we have to offer!  As long as you meet the requirements listed below, you qualify!
NATIONAL PARAMOUNT  *FREE*
The National Paramount Award is our highest achievement possible during our Optional Awards Ceremony.  There are no additional fees to compete for this title but you must have one entry in the following five optional events to qualify.
National Photogenic
National Spokesmodel
National Catalogue Model
National Runway Model
National Patriotic Wear
We will combine your optional scores to determine your placement.  The delegate with the highest score, will be crowned our National Paramount Winner.  This title comes with a custom designed crown, embroidered rhinestone sash, glass display case with a stunning velvet pillow, featured personal page on the National website & up to a $500 Cash Scholarship.  Must have a minimum of 25 Paramount entries to receive full cash amount.
NATIONAL AMBASSADOR (ELITE 8 NATIONAL QUEEN)  *FREE*
Click Here to learn more about our National Ambassador Titles.  We will select two National Ambassadors to join our ELITE 8!
NATIONAL ELITE SUPERMODEL *FREE*
Any delegate who competes in National Photogenic, National Catalogue & National Runway Model will automatically qualify to win this title at no additional cost to you.  Your three optional scores will be combined and the delegate with the highest average score will be crowned our National Elite Supermodel!  We will crown two overall winners with this title.  One from ourJunior Division and one from our Senior Division.  Each winner will receive a National Crown, Embroidered Sash, Custom Elite Award & Photoshoot.
DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD  *FREE*
Contestants who have a TOTAL of five, or more, entries in our Optional Competition will automatically WIN our Director's Choice Award at no additional cost to you..  This will be presented on stage during the Optional Awards Ceremony.  Each Photogenic entry will count toward Director's Choice.  All other optional categories may only be entered once.
BEST OF ELITE (A.K.A MINI OPTIONALS)  *FREE*
The “Best of ELITE” will be awarded in each age division for the top scores in Interview, Verbal and Formal Wear.  At no additional cost, EVERY delegate automatically qualifies to win these prestigious TOP honors.
IMPACT AWARD  *FREE*
Overall Volunteer Service Award - Elite's Premier Volunteer Program (EPVP).  Presented to ONE young lady based off community service.  Must be registered for the Kappa Omega Chi (EPVP) Optional, to be eligible.  There are no additional fees associated.
ACADEMIC AWARD  *FREE*
Please bring a copy of your transcript and one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or any school official.  Place both items in an envelope and list delegate's name and division on the front.  Please turn this in at registration.  Items will not be returned.  We will recognize one winner, per age division, at our Optional Awards Ceremony.  There are no fees associated.
 
ALL STAR AWARD  *FREE*
Elite staff will select three delegates, based on overall impression.  Each delegate will be observed for this award during ALL Elite activities.  We will recognize the winners at any given time/event during our week.  We will also recognize them on stage during one of our Award Ceremonies.
NATIONAL COVER GIRL  *FREE*
WIN THE BACK COVER OF THE NATIONAL PROGRAM BOOK!
Enter a photo that you would love to see featured on the back cover of our official National Program Book.  No charge to the delegate to enter this category.  Limited to one photo per contestant.  Each photo will be uploaded to our website for an online voting contest that will take place, October 6-13, 2019.  The delegate with the most votes wins a National Crown, Embroidered Sash, Custom Elite Award, Stage Recognition & Photo On The Back Cover Of Our National Book!  We will crown one overall winner and reveal who it is at our National Event Registration.  Please submit one photo from the "Delegate Portal" by 10/1/19.  $1.00 per vote.
AMERICA'S SWEETHEART  *FREE*
Each delegate is invited to participate in our fun online voting competition, that will take place during our National Event.  The contestant who receives the most votes will win our America's Sweetheart Title and will be crowned during the Final Pageant.  There will be one Junior Division and one Senior Division winner.  Each girl will receive a National Crown, Embroidered Sash & Custom Elite Award.  Details will be released at registration.  No Fee To Enter.
Optional Areas Of Competition
One Entry Per Category (Exception: Unlimited Entries For Photogenic)
National Photogenic
$75.00 ~ Per Photo
Photo Size:   8x10 Only / Color or Black & White
Photo entries will need to be turned in at registration/check-in and picked up at the designated prize distribution time.  Prior to check-in, you will need to place photo(s) in a clear sheet protector and label each one with the delegate's name, title and division.  We will not be responsible for photos that are not retrieved.
We Will Crown One Winner Per Age Division.  Each Winner Will Receive A National Crown, Embroidered Sash & Custom Elite Award.
We will also recognize our Overall ALL AMERICAN winners - one from the junior division and one from the senior division.  Each ALL AMERICAN  will receive a large trophy and cash award up to $200.  Must have a minimum of (15) total contestants in both the Junior & Senior Division, to receive full cash award.  There are no additional fees associated.  Each entry will qualify for ALL AMERICAN.
National Spokesmodel
$75.00
Delegate can speak for up to 60 seconds on the following topic...
 
"I AM _______________"  (fill in the blank)
 
No props allowed.  Microphone or headset will be available.  Attire for this event is interview style dress, skirt/top, pants or jumpsuit.
 
We Will Crown One Winner Per Age Division.  Each Winner Will Receive A National Crown, Embroidered Sash & Custom Elite Award.
We will also recognize our Overall ALL AMERICAN winners - one from the junior division and one from the senior division.  Each ALL AMERICAN  will receive a large trophy and cash award up to $200.  Must have a minimum of (15) total contestants in both the Junior & Senior Division, to receive full cash award.  There are no additional fees associated.  Each entry will qualify for ALL AMERICAN.
National Catalogue Model
$75.00
Delegate will have 60 seconds to model "off the rack" or boutique style clothing.  No semi-formal or formal attire.  Upbeat music will be provided.
We Will Crown One Winner Per Age Division.  Each Winner Will Receive A National Crown, Embroidered Sash & Custom Elite Award.
We will also recognize our Overall ALL AMERICAN winners - one from the junior division and one from the senior division.  Each ALL AMERICAN  will receive a large trophy and cash award up to $200.  Must have a minimum of (15) total contestants in both the Junior & Senior Division, to receive full cash award.  There are no additional fees associated.  Each entry will qualify for ALL AMERICAN.
National Runway Model
$75.00
Get ready to rock the runway in your red carpet attire.  You will have 60 seconds to showcase your style in your favorite cocktail, high-low, pantsuit or romper.  Attire should be semi-formal to formal.  Upbeat music will be provided.
We Will Crown One Winner Per Age Division.  Each Winner Will Receive A National Crown, Embroidered Sash & Custom Elite Award.
We will also recognize our Overall ALL AMERICAN winners - one from the junior division and one from the senior division.  Each ALL AMERICAN  will receive a large trophy and cash award up to $200.  Must have a minimum of (15) total contestants in both the Junior & Senior Division, to receive full cash award.  There are no additional fees associated.  Each entry will qualify for ALL AMERICAN.
National Patriotic Wear
$75.00
You will have 60 seconds to showcase your patriotic spirit in your outfit of choice.  Upbeat music will be provided.
We Will Crown One Winner Per Age Division.  Each Winner Will Receive A National Crown, Embroidered Sash & Custom Elite Award.
We will also recognize our Overall ALL AMERICAN winners - one from the junior division and one from the senior division.  Each ALL AMERICAN  will receive a large trophy and cash award up to $200.  Must have a minimum of (15) total contestants in both the Junior & Senior Division, to receive full cash award.  There are no additional fees associated.  Each entry will qualify for ALL AMERICAN.
National State Costume
$75.00
You will have 60 seconds to showcase your creativity in attire that represents your state.  It can be a tribute to state colors, flower, industry, sports, history - anything that your state may be known for!  Upbeat music will be provided.
We Will Crown One Winner Per Age Division.  Each Winner Will Receive A National Crown, Embroidered Sash & Custom Elite Award.
We will also recognize our Overall ALL AMERICAN winners - one from the junior division and one from the senior division.  Each ALL AMERICAN  will receive a large trophy and cash award up to $200.  Must have a minimum of (15) total contestants in both the Junior & Senior Division, to receive full cash award.  There are no additional fees associated.  Each entry will qualify for ALL AMERICAN.
National Portfolio Model
$75.00 ~ 3 Images
$10.00 ~ Each Additional Photo
Win a full color, two page, feature in our 2020 National Program Book.  Our Portfolio Model winner will also receive a life-size pop up banner that will be displayed at registration.  The winner will be recognized on stage and presented with a custom Elite award.
Guidelines:  Enter at least three photos to be considered for this title.  Photos need to showcase your personality and can be any style.  Digital files only.  In addition, please submit an essay of 100 words, or less, on what makes you "Beautifully Strong".
National Media Model
$75.00
Shoot your very own commercial for America’s Elite Miss!  Please submit a 30 second, or less, video.  Have fun with this and use your creativity!  Turn your phone into landscape mode and record!  Please be mindful of background noise and scenery!  Winning commercial will be featured during Nationals 2020!  We will also recognize our Media Model on stage with a custom Elite award!
National Talent
$100.00
Talent performance may not exceed two minutes.  No live props or fire.  Ceiling height is at least 20 ft and stage dimensions will be approximately 24 ft x 32 ft.
We Will Crown One Winner Per Age Division.  Each Winner Will Receive A National Crown, Embroidered Sash & Custom Elite Award.
We will also recognize our Overall ALL AMERICAN winners - one from the junior division and one from the senior division.  Each ALL AMERICAN  will receive a large trophy and cash award up to $250.  Must have a minimum of (15) total contestants in both the Junior & Senior Division, to receive full cash award.  There are no additional fees associated.  Each entry will qualify for ALL AMERICAN.
Elite's Next Top Model
$150.00
Live photoshoot with an ELITE photographer and a panel of judges.  One outfit of choice and must arrive ready to shoot.  One prop allowed (example:  hat, scarf, sunglasses) but not mandatory.  All entries will receive images on a flash drive, that can be picked up at the designated prize distribution time.
We Will Crown One Winner Per Age Division.  Each Winner Will Receive A National Crown, Embroidered Sash & Custom Elite Award.
We will also recognize our Overall ALL AMERICAN winners - one from the junior division and one from the senior division.  Each ALL AMERICAN  will receive a large trophy and cash award up to $250.  Must have a minimum of (15) total contestants in both the Junior & Senior Division, to receive full cash award.  There are no additional fees associated.  Each entry will qualify for ALL AMERICAN.
Elite's Premier Volunteer Program (EPVP) ~ Kappa Omega Chi
$150.00

Kappa Omega Chi (KOC) is America’s Elite Premier Volunteer Program designed to encourage the delegates to be engaged in community service and giving back.  We encourage you to take a look around, be inspired and take positive action that changes the world.

Every delegate who enters will receive:  2020 Kappa Omega Chi T-Shirt, Membership Pin, On-Stage Recognition, Qualifying Level Award Pin, KOC Members Reception at 2020 Nationals & Featured with a Who's Who Elite Badge of Distinction on the Delegates Page in the National Program Book.
We will select one winner to receive the IMPACT AWARD.  This is our Overall Service Award.  In addition, we will present the winner with a $200 cash scholarship to a charity of their choice.
Volunteer hours must be submitted by 10/1/19 in order to receive the KOC award at the 2020 National Pageant.  Please submit your hours from the "Delegate Portal" for 09/2018 - 09/2019.