EVENT UPDATES

 

First and foremost -  we hope each and every one of you and your families are healthy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. 

 

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 nearly six months away. Some of you have asked what would happen if we had to cancel this year’s pageant. Please see further down for details.*

  • PAGEANT PREP WORKSHOPS AND OPEN CALLS: Due to COVID-19, we are cancelling all of our in-person Open Calls and Pageant Prep workshops. Instead, like many schools, we are transitioning to a digital, remote format.

 

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.

 

By making a $275 payment (which is half of your $550 sponsor fee) you will receive the following in the mail. This package is only available to those State Finalists who have not already attended a Pageant Prep workshop. Since they are unable to attend one in person, we are mailing materials and offering them this virtual option. Once your $275 online payment is received you will receive:

 

  • 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.

  • A “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). We normally offer this for sale, but since we know you are disappointed that you can't attend an in-person workshop, we are giving you one for free as a little bonus. 

  • Your CD of photos from your Open Call photo shoot.

  • A $10 NAM Boutique gift certificate to be used on pageant weekend! Our NAM boutique features jewelry, t-shirts, sweatshirts, NAM stuffed animals, keepsakes and more fun items. Again, this is a little bonus since you weren't able to attend an in-person workshop. 

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

  • *In the unlikely event of cancellation of this year’s state pageant, the $275 payment you make now 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 are producing the virtual training now with an expectation that it will be ready to roll out beginning Monday, March 23. We already have the NAM Planners in stock and ready for shipment. We are now printing all of the materials and assembling the “NAM Pageant Prep Workbooks”.

 

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

 

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

 

For those of you who have already paid your full sponsor fee and have not attended an in-person Pageant Prep workshop, your packet will be mailed out in the first batch – thank you!  If you have already made a partial payment and need to make an additional payment to reach $275, just send us a quick email and we will send you a custom online link for that amount. And yes, if you'd still like to take advantage of the  special offer to "SAVE $75 on your sponsor fee by PAYING $475" - it''s available for a few more days, just click here: LINK TO PAY $475.

 

Check out the super cute NAM PLANNER that you will receive in your packet (namplanner.com has all the details!)