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Little Miss & Mister State Application

Rules, Entry Instructions, Procedures For Little Miss and Mister Program

The Little Miss and Mister Kentucky County Fair Pageant is conducted by KAFHS each August as a part of the Kentucky State Fair.

To compete on the local level, contestants must be 5 years of age on June 30 and cannot be 8 on June 30 of the years when the local pageant is held. A complete set of rules can be found at below.

Local winners must meet the state guidelines established by KAFHS and may also need to meet other criteria established by the local fair.

Contestants winning on the local level must complete an online application. This is the only acceptable means of entry. The application can be accessed above (REGISTER button) and is due to be filed with KAFHS 30 days following the local fair (and, under no circumstances, regardless of the local pageant date) no later than 2 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the opening of the Kentucky State Fair. (Instructions for the online application arte includes below.)

Friends and family of the contestant are encouraged to attend the state pageant. Regular admission and parking fees for the Kentucky State Fairwill apply. There is no additional admission cost or reserved seating.

Contestants are advised to check with their local fair to see if a hotel room is included (if needed) in their prize or if they need to make their own rooming arrangements for the pageant.

General questions about the pageant (paperwork, tickets, etc.) can be directed to our office at 606-451-0404 or info@kafs.net. Specific questions regarding wardrobe should be directed to Susan Seaborne at susanseaborne@yahoo.com or 270-403-4462

Little Miss and Mister Co. Fair Pageant Rules

L1 The Little Miss & Mister Kentucky Co. Fair Pageant will be held annually at the Kentucky State Fair.

L2 Information packet and entry blanks for the pageant shall be mailed to Association (KAFHS) membersby June 1.Completed typed entry forms shall be returned to designated pageant official.Forms must be received by 2 pm on the Tuesday prior to the Kentucky State Fair opening ceremonies and the Little Miss & Mister Kentucky Co. Fair pageant.If local fair Little Miss & Mister pageant is held 10 working days prior to deadline, then entries will be allowed to be telephoned to the designated Little Miss & Mister Kentucky Co. Fair pageant official.

L3 Contestants must be 5 years of age on June 30, and cannot be 8 on June 30 of the year they represent a member fair at the Kentucky State Fair competition.

L4 Contestants will wear and be judged in age appropriate attire in the pageant.

L5 An adult chaperone must stay in each hotel room with the contestant and an adult chaperone must be with each contestant at the time of Registration for the Little Miss & Mister Kentucky Co. Fair Pageant at the Kentucky State Fair.

L6 Any mention of “contestant” in the KAFHS pageant rules shall be interpreted to mean both the male and female contestants together as one unit of entry.

General Rules Applicable to All Pageant Programs

G1 In order to participate in pageant programs, a Fair Member desiring to enter a contestant must be a member of the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows (KAFHS) and have paid all dues and pageant fees prior to the local pageant being held and be eligible for state aid through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

G2 A local Co. fair may conduct its local pageant by any rules or method they deem suitable to their particular situation, so long as the contestants selected to enter the KAFHSpageants meets the requirements set forth in these rules by said Association (KAFHS).

G3 No photo or internet contests / pageants are permitted for entry into any KAFHS state pageant program.

G4 Each local pageant must designate at least 30 days prior to the conduct of their pageant whether they have an open or closed contestant pageant and the date of such.

G5 A contestant must be a winner or runner-up in the local pageant.(Runner-up only accepted should for some reason the winner becomes ineligible or unable to attend.)A contestant can only represent one local fair and must represent the first local fair that they win first place in during the calendar year.(Local fairs are urged to not accept contestants who have won at a member show during that calendar year.)In the event a pageant winner has not met the deadline to enter the state pageant, a runner-up will not be accepted.

G6 The local Fair Board or sponsor is not responsible financially for transportation, room, and reserved seating or responsible for making such arrangements.Association (KAFHS) is not responsible for these aforementioned arrangements as well.

G7 Each member association shall designate one person to receive all correspondence from the association. It shall be that person’s responsibility to see that all rules, forms and other information is delivered to the appropriate person(s).

G8 Anyone winning a KAFHS state title is not eligible to compete in that pageant thereafter.

G9 Local fairs are urged to not accept contestants with out of state residences.

G10 Winners of KAFHS pageants are expected to attend the other three KAFHS pageant programs in the coming year.

Entry Form Instructions

The application is in three columns:the left for basic information about the local fair; the center column for the Little Miss information, and the right column for the Little Mister information.Since the form cannot be saved and revisited, it is almost imperative that the two candidates complete the form at the same time and have the necessary information about their fair.Every field on the form is “required”, meaning it will not submit if a field is left blank.

We also require a birth certificate from both contestants.In order to attach the birth certificate, you will need to scan it and store it on the computer you will be using to complete the application.Please save it as “2018 (contestant’s name) BC”.

To access the form, visit our site at www.kafs.net, hover on the PAGEANTS button and scroll down to the LITTLE MISS AND MISTER button, clicking on the button.A page featuring a photo of last year’s pageant winner appears. Scroll down to the blue bar below the photo and click on the REGISTER button at the right.

When the form appears, fill in each field.Please use upper and lower case, correct spelling and grammar.

At the point where it asks for the birth certification, you will need to find it in your storage and OPEN it so the name of the file appears in the window.

Read the “terms and conditions” and AGREE TO them.

Click the “I am not a Robot” and SUBMIT button.


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