Categories for the All American Goddess Pageantry System (PRELIMS)
The All American Goddess Pageants have 5 categories: Interview, Creative Costume, Talent, Evening Gown/After Six Attire, and On-Stage Question. Evening gown applies to the Goddess Pageants and After Six to Gent. Interview for the Goddesses can be done in their Drag Persona or their "Civilian" Identity.
Note: On-Stage Question is only done by the Top 10/12 at Nationals on Final Night.
Each contestant will have a seven (7) minute interview before the panel of judges. The suggested attire is that of a professional interview for a job. Contestants will be judged on intelligence, ability to communicate, attitude, composure, personality, alertness, vocabulary and grammar, general knowledge, personal appearance, and overall effectiveness of interview. Questions will NOT be political in nature.
Each contestant will present themselves to the audience and judges in a Creative Costume. This is NOT a "mini talent" category. There is a three minute limit, and each contestant must introduce themselves on the microphone giving their name and contestant number. Contestants will provide their own music for this category and can either lip sync, or model with their costume. There is no set up time for props. Contestants will be judged solely on their costume by creativity, fit, ability to model costume, speaking ability, music selection, and overall effectiveness of Creative Costume and Introduction
Each contestant will be judged in a Talent selection of their choice. It may be of any type that will not put themselves or the audience in danger. No Excessive Glitter, No Fire, and No Water may be used in this category. The actual Talent is limited to seven (7) minutes and will be timed at rehearsal. There is a five (5) minute limit total set-up and tear down time if needed for props or preparation. There will be a 1 point per judge deduction for time infractions. These deductions can ruin you in the "ordinal" system of judging, so DO NOT GO OVER THE TIME LIMIT. Contestants will be judged on Talent Ability (lip-sync, dance, live vocal, etc,) Entertainment Value, Costuming and Makeup, Sound Quality, and effectiveness of props and dancers if used. Remember, if you put props and/or dancers on the stage with you, they will be judged as well.
EVENING GOWN & AFTER SIX ATTIRE
EVENING GOWN: Each contestant will be judged one at a time and comparatively in a full-length evening gown. It may be of any color, style, and fashion. Contestants will be judged on gown selection, fit, hair/makeup, accessories, poise, modeling ability, and general appearance. AAG promoters will provide music for this category. AFTER SIX ATTIRE: Each contestant will be judged one at a time and comparatively in their After 6 Formal Attire. It may be of any color, style, and fashion. Contestants will be judged on attire selection, fit, hair, accessories, poise, modeling ability, and general appearance. Attire should reflect masculinity and should not be excessively embellished with beads and or rhinestones or appear to be a costume. Music will be provided for this category. Curtains will close between each contestant, but will remain open when called back for the Comparative portion of category.
Contestants will compete in an On-Stage Question after the Evening Gown/After Six Competition. This will be a separate score from Evening Gown/After Six. Contestants will be judged on poise, confidence, ability to communicate, vocabulary and grammar, and overall effectiveness of answer. Questions will be determined by random draw and will NOT be political in nature. You will compete in On-Stage Question immediately after comparative Evenng Gown/After Six Attire. DO NOT attempt to change for Q & A, you will not have time to do this and you will lose administrative points.