Application for 2011 Miss Taiwanese American Pageant

Applications for the Miss Taiwanese American Pageant 台美親善小姐選拔 are due soon. If you are or anyone else you know is strongly considering to apply, get your completed application form, a copy of your photo ID, & the initial $50 fee submitted to Taiwan Center by JULY 5TH, 2011!! For the photo & essay, don’t worry about it too much. You have until July 17th to finish your essay, & on July 9th, you’ll have an opportunity to get a photo taken of yourself.

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You may hand-deliver your mail in your application to:
Taiwan Center
3001 Walnut Grove Ave.
Rosemead, CA, 91770

CONTESTANT ELIGIBILITY:
-Young single ladies 16 yrs old and older (single as in not married)
-High School student or higher
-Taiwanese (Taiwanese American or Taiwanese immigrant) or at least 1/8 Taiwanese

PRELIMINARY ROUND:
A completed application packet submitted by July 5th must consist of the following:
(1) Copy of Photo ID with date of birth
(2) Completed application form
(3) $50 Application Fee; Checks payable to “Taiwan Center”

OTHER PRELIMINARY ITEMS TO SUBMIT:
(4) 8″ x 10″ studio photo from the waist up – If you haven’t gotten this photo done yet, it’s okay. You have an opportunity to have this photo taken on July 9th at one of the trainings.
(5) Essay with a minimum of 500 words including a self-introduction & impression of Taiwan. This essay may be written in English or Chinese. – If you haven’t gotten around to doing this essay, it’s okay too. You have until July 17th to submit it now!

FINAL ROUND / PAGEANT EVENING:
For contestants who pass the Preliminary Round…
(1) Finalists are required to pay a $300.00 sponsorship fee for the weekly trainings on the weekends. Training dates are listed below.
(2) All finalists will receive a souvenir, certificate, prize, 2 pageant program books, & 2 tickets to the pageant evening.
(3) A Queen & 6 Princesses will be crowned & will be given a sash & trophy.
(4) In an official ceremonial event, the Queen will receive a $3,000.00 scholarship award & the Princesses will receive their awards in a separate event one week after the pageant evening.

TRAININGS & REHEARSALS:
-Contestants who pass the preliminary round are required to attend the trainings on the following days.

* Saturday, JULY 9TH at 1:30-5:30pm at Taiwan Center in Rosemead
*We will be taking a full picture for the program book, so please get your hair & make-up professionally done.

* Saturday, JULY 16TH at 1:30-5:30pm at Taiwan Center
*Learning the opening dance for the pageant evening

* Saturday, JULY 24TH at 1:30-5:30pm at Taiwan Center
*Practicing introductions & Q&A questions

* Saturday, JULY 30TH at 1:30-5:30pm at Taiwan Center
*Full Rehearsal

* Friday, AUGUST 5TH at 6:00-10:00pm at San Gabriel Hilton Hotel
*Full Rehearsal

* Saturday, AUGUST 6TH – Day of Pageant at San Gabriel Hilton Hotel

* Saturday, AUGUST 13TH – Pageant Award Ceremony at Taiwan Center

For those considering applying for the pageant & have further questions, feel free to contact Carol Chen at Taiwan Center (626)307-4881 or Susie Wu at (626)576-2855.

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