First and foremost -  we hope each and every one of you and your families are healthy. You are in our thoughts and we send (virtual) hugs to each of you!

UPDATE: March 23, 2020

In light of recent developments, we would like to provide an update.

  • ​STATE PAGEANT: The Illinois and Indiana NAM state pageant schedule remains the same: September 4-7 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis. We are remaining positively focused on providing a wonderful weekend for our State Finalists and their families. We continue to monitor reports from health officials and are fortunate that our state pageant is not until September. Some of you have asked what would happen if we had to cancel this year’s pageant. Please see further down for details.

  • APPLICATIONS: If you have not yet submitted an application for the state pageant, we encourage you to do so today by clicking here: namiss.com - once the website opens, click on "APPLY NOW" at the top of the page. 

This remote “virtual” training format provides many advantages:

  • State Finalists will have something exciting and positive to focus on during this challenging time. This can be a welcome distraction and gives them something to look forward to us as they prepare for the exciting, fun-filled state pageant!

  • It is safe and convenient to participate in pageant preparation from home – without a need to continuously juggle schedules or travel to a hotel for a group meeting.

  • The online program can be accessed multiple times which helps with reviewing and reinforcing the lessons and training.

  • The printed materials are organized, colorful, and provide lots of tips and planning guides.

 

If this is your first year competing at a NAM state pageant and you have not yet attended an in-person Pageant Prep workshop - you are eligible for this offer. By making a $275 payment (which is half of your $550 sponsor fee) you will receive the following in the mail. As soon as your $275 online payment is received you will receive:

 

  • ​PAGEANT PREP WORKSHOPS: Following the current guidelines of health officials, we have cancelled all of our remaining in-person Pageant Prep workshops. Instead, like many schools, we are transitioning to a digital, remote format.

  • Your “NAM Pageant Prep Workbook” filled with training guides, tips, instructions, feedback sheets, sponsor brochures, tips for obtaining sponsors and receipts, planning sheets, wardrobe tips, walking pattern instructions, and more.

  • Your “NAM Planner” spiral datebook that also includes calendars, tips, and planning tools plus space to color in with markers, add stickers, etc. (see photo below).

  • If you attended an Open Call photo shoot, you will receive your CD of photos.

  • A $10 NAM Boutique gift certificate to used on pageant weekend! Our NAM boutique features jewelry, t-shirts, sweatshirts, NAM stuffed animals, keepsakes and more fun items.

  • Plus, you will receive online access to the virtual “Pageant Prep” training videos to help you prepare for the pageant!

  • Your remaining $275 balance will not be due until June 1st. 

In the unlikely event of cancellation of this year’s state pageant, payments you have made for 2020 will automatically secure your spot for the 2021 state pageant. You would not need to qualify again – and any payments you have made will remain on your account as a credit and will roll over to the 2021 pageant.

 

We encourage you to make your $275 payment so your packet can be in the first batch to go out: LINK TO PAY $275.