International Junior Miss, Inc.
2019/2020 Season State Contract & Indemnity Agreement
I, ___________________________________________, have of my own will, applied to represent the state/county/region of ______________________________ in the International Junior Miss, Inc., __Jr. Princess __Princess __Pre-Teen __ Jr. Teen __ Teen __Miss division (as determined by my age as of January 1, 2020), and upon winning my state title, I am committed to representing my state/county/region in the 2020 International Junior Miss International Finals.
BY INITIALING THE FOLLOWING POINTS, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND MY OBLIGATIONS AND THE RULES OF THIS AGREEMENT Contestant (age 18 or older) or Parent/Guardian MUST initial and sign below.
I understand that my state/national pageant is independently produced by the state/national pageant director and that International Junior Miss, Inc. and the International Director is in no way responsible for fees paid/sent to the state director, or prizes, awards and gifts promised by the state director. _______
I understand that if for whatever reason I am unable to compete at the International Pageant for any reason, that I will return the state crown, sash and prizes in the condition in which it was received. I understand that if the crown, sash and or prizes are not available to be returned in the condition in which it was received, I agree to pay all replacement costs within 10 business days. ____________
I understand that all fees paid to International Junior Miss, Inc. are NOT REFUNDABLE and NOT TRANSFERABLE in full or in part under any circumstances. This includes, but is not limited to entry fees, advertising fees, pageant admission tickets, guest meal fees and any other fees paid to International Junior Miss, Inc. by anyone including, but not limited to, contestants, sponsors and advertisers. ____________
In accepting a state/county/region/city title, I understand that I must get written permission prior to participating in any pageants. Furthermore, I agree that I will not participate in any other pageants and/or programs which will inhibit my ability to participate at the 2020 International Finals, complete my reign and return to crown my successor if applicable OR any other national/international level pageants whatsoever before the 2020 International Finals.
I understand that I will not advance as a finalist in the International Competition should I compete in any other national/international level competitions between January 1, 2020 and the 2020 International Finals, June 29 - July 4, 2020. I further agree that at no time shall I wear or be photographed in any crown that is not designated as the official crown of the International Junior Miss, Inc. with my Official International Junior Miss title sash. Likewise, I agree that at no time shall I wear or be photographed in any sash that is not designated as the official sash of the International Junior Miss, Inc. with my Official International Junior Miss Crown. As an IJM State Queen, I am required to serve my title for the duration of the pageant season. Should I resign my title for any reason, I agree to sit out any and all IJM events until I am eligible to compete again or until the next pageant season, whichever comes first ____________
I understand that I may not alter my sash in any way including but not limited to adding rhinestone banding or my name to the back of the sash unless added by the International Office. I understand that if this rule is broken, I must replace my sash at my own expense. __________
I understand that I am responsible for paying the International Package Fee for the International Program book within 90 days of being awarded the state/regional title. I understand that the International Package fee must be paid in full before I/my child is able to compete in the international competition and/or awarded an international title. Payment plans are available through the International Office and must be made in advance. _______
I understand that the entrant must compete in the correct age division and must not be married or never have been married or have had a marriage annulled. Delegates cannot be pregnant or must never have given birth to a child. Age divisions are determined by January 1, 2020. Delegates may move up to the next division should their birth date falls between January 1 – July 4, 2020. __________
I understand that the International Junior Miss, Inc. may change the date and/or location of the State/International Competitions as deemed necessary. _________
I agree to forever hold the International Junior Miss, Inc., its directors, employees, volunteers and staff members harmless of any and all claims and damages or liabilities due to theft, accident, loss or injury during or resulting from my child/my participation in the 2019 International Finals or any International Junior Miss Preliminary/State/Regional Program or activity/event. _________
I give permission to International Junior Miss, Inc. to forever use my/the entrant's photographs, speeches, testimonials, videos, etc. for publicity purposes and future material without compensation. ___________
I understand that scholarships are determined by the number of participants. Each contestant must raise or donate a minimum of $50 to the International Scholarship Fund on the state/national level. The International Package includes a $100 donation on the International Level. ________________
I understand that should I win at the state level, I will receive the amount of $50 per person that compete in my division up to $2500. I further understand that I will receive 50% of my earnings upon winning my state title and the remaining balance upon successful completion of my reign. Successful completion of my reign is defined as attending the 2020 International Junior Miss International Finals, making appearances with my state pageant, not competing in any national/international pageants before the 2020 International Junior Miss International Finals, not competing in any other pageants without permission and returning to crown my successor at next year’s state pageant, staying the entire duration of the pageant and fully participating in the state pageant events. ___________
I understand that all optional contest cash awards are based on a minimum of 5 contestants per division and the award may be reduced to no less than the single-entry fee paid to enter the optional competition should less than 5 in the divisions participate. I also understand that International Junior Miss, Inc. is not responsible for any prizes or awards that are forfeited by sponsors. ________________
I understand that there is a $35 charge for NSF Checks and that all unpaid NSF Checks will be reported to the County District Attorney's Office. _____________________
As the parent (legal guardian) of the above-named participant in the International Junior Miss, Inc., I do hereby agree to abide by the rules and regulations, directives and provisions for contestants as set forth by the International Junior Miss, Inc. I represent and acknowledge that I have read this agreement regarding my obligations with respect to participation at the International Finals/State Program, non-refund of fees, the return of crowns and sashes, and conflict of interests.