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January 25 - 27, 2019


Friday, January 25th: (Check-in and Sherri Hill party)

Sherri Hill Party - 6:30 pm

Location: 201 West 5th Street, Suite 1500, Austin, TX 78701

Attire: Your favorite party attire!

Saturday, january 26th: (IJM Group Workshops and individual appointments)

You only need to select one workshop time to attend. Each workshop will last for approximately one hour. Individual appointments will be held at the Westin Hotel. See information below for details.

Location: 201 West 5th Street, Suite 1500, Austin, TX 78701

Mock Interviews - 9:30 am - 10:15 am

IJM Group Workshop - 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mock Interviews - 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

IJM Group Workshop - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Mock Interview - 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

IJM Group Workshop - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sign up below for the one of the three Workshop Sessions.

Sign up below for Mock Interview Sessions. Tip: Schedule a session for before and after session with Bill.

Sunday, January 27th: Individual Appointments Only (No IJM Group Workshops)

The weekend starts with your arrival in Austin! Once you are checked into the host hotel, your weekend kicks off with the opportunity to work with the pageant industry leaders as each contestant embarks upon the 11th anniversary of The International Junior Miss Scholarship Pageant. Friday night culminates with a fun filled evening at the headquarters for SHERRI HILL, Inc. Friday evening’s festivities finds yourself enjoying a party hosted by non-other than SHERRI HILL herself! Photo ops await you as you join Sherri Hill, the IJM staff & sponsors for the perfect photo opportunity. No evening would be complete without a few laughs, as you meet fellow IJM contestants and snack on the sweetest finger foods.

Saturday awaits you as Nikki Clark, International Junior Miss Executive Director, showcases the 2018 opening number dress and provides talking points on how to complete at this year’s national pageant.

Be sure to sign up for a group appointment with Nikki. The day continues with appointments with SHERRI HILL & Keith Pittman, owner of Lasting Impressions Formal Wear; Bill Alverson, interview coach; Lu Sierra, walking coach; and Kathy Whittaker Photography. Make sure you book your personal sessions with these amazing people! They book quickly as you may have experienced in the past.

Much like Friday, Saturday (and Sunday) continues with personal appointments with designer SHERRI HILL and Keith Pittman. The SHERRI HILL headquarters will be the host of your appointments where you can try on the most beautiful gowns in the world and work to customize your perfect dream dress, fun fashion, or both! Leave the SHERRI HILL showroom feeling prepared and ready to take on the National stage in July! Saturday evening concludes with a contestant’s dinner.

On Sunday, we will conclude with personal appointments with Bill, Lu, Kathy Whittaker, and Sherri Hill. We wrap up the evening as we all travel home and continue to prepare as the International Pageant quickly approaches!

Hotel Information:

There are several hotels near the event including: ALoft Austin Downtown, Westin Downtown Austin, Elements Austin Downtown, Hilton Austin, and Fairmont Austin (hotels are listed in order of distance from the event). We just want you to remember that many of our guest coaches will completely sell out so it is imperative that you be on time for your appointments.

The Westin Hotel will be the location for all appointments with Bill Alverson, Lu Sierra, and Kathy Whittaker. Room numbers will be provided once they are checked into the hotel. To book an appointment with Lu Sierra, Bill Alverson, Sherri Hill & Lasting Impressions Formal Wear or Kathy Whittaker Photography, please call 706-596-2003 or 334-687-6871. If you have a scheduled appointment with any of these guests, please remember the following:

Lu Sierra:

  • It is important that she can see your legs for posing reasons. Wear shorts, skinny jeans or leggings.

  • Make sure the shoes you bring are the shoes you can walk in!

  • There will be a lot of important notes, so bring paper and pen! It is best to have someone with you that can take the notes for you.

  • Have a fully charged cell phone. You will be able to record yourself once you perfect the walk/turn.

  • Payment is cash only and is $150 per hour - you will pay Lu directly

Bill Alverson:

  • If you have a prior interview on your computer that you would like for him to review, please bring your computer.

  • Make a list of any questions you need to discuss

  • Payment is cash only and is $175.00 per hour - you will pay Bill directly

Sherri Hill Gown Appointments:

  • Gown appointments run 1 hour

  • Delivery dates for most orders will be between May – June 2019

  • Note that all gowns will be shown in sample sizes

  • Gowns shown during this event will be from the Sherri Hill Couture/Custom collection

  • Sherri and Keith will work with you to create the perfect gown and/or fun fashion

  • All gown and/or fun fashion orders placed will run through Lasting Impressions. A deposit for your order will be required. Please call or email Keith if you need to discuss and/or make payment arrangements.

Nikki Clark:

  • Spend some time navigating the IJM website and/or handbook to help better prepare your questions. Be ready to ask any questions that you are unsure about to make that you are properly prepared for Internationals. This is the perfect to gain clarity on anything that you don't understand.

  • Bring a notebook or notepad for note taking.

Kathy Whittaker Photography:

  • Award winning photographer Kathy Whittaker will be booking appointments during our event.

  • Price: $600.00

  • 2 looks, hair and make-up included

  • 4 full resolution retouched images & additional retouched images with copyright release $50.00

  • Online photo gallery available in 24 hours after the shoot

  • Entire gallery full resolution copyright release no retouching $250, but if purchased the day of the shoot it is $200.00

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