Applications are currently being sought for the titles of Little Miss Cherokee, Junior Miss Cherokee and Teen Miss Cherokee. All applications must be completed and turned into the Cherokee Welcome Center by Friday, Aug. 3 at 4:30pm. Info: Mollie Grant 554-6434 or Lisa Penick 497-1845.
Download an application below:
2012 Pageant Regalia Guidelines
Contestants are required to have the 18th Century clothing to compete in the pageants. Things needed are as follows:
Match coat, wrap skirt, and leggings-colors are dark blue or red these were the Cherokee’s traditional colors. Does not have to be wool.
A feather cape takes place of the match coat.
One or two trade shirts-One white trade shirt and/or one trade shirt with a 18th Century print or both.
Silver earrings (ball and cone or other 18th Century styles such as round silver earring with heart designs, flower designs or clan designs etc).
Silver bracelets in the 18th centrury styles
Corn bead necklaces, trade bead necklaces are also allowed.
Baskets-River Cane, white oak and Honey suckle in the traditional dyes (blood root, yellow root, walnut and butternut).
Belts- Finger woven or beaded
Moccasins- pucker toed moccasins
Little Miss, Junior Miss and Teen Miss Cherokee Pageant
Rules and Regulations
- You are required to attend all of the meetings and practices. Failure to do so will result in loss of points or disqualification of contestant.
- Parents, relatives, friends, sponsors or unauthorized Chaperones will not interfere with the contestants, pageant committee members, or pageant competition. Any interference will result in loss of points or disqualification of contestant.
- Parents, relatives, friends, sponsors or unauthorized Chaperones will not go to Tribal Council requesting funds (For travel, clothing, and/or educational materials) unless you have raised $250.00 from fund raisers and this will be a one time matching opportunity ONLY.
- All contestants must dress appropriately for all activities and always be ready for unscheduled and/or unannounced appearances.
- Absolutely no illegal drugs, tobacco, cigarettes or alcohol substances will be allowed during pageant competition. Failure to do so can result in disqualification.
- Use of abusive or vulgar language will not be tolerated any time during the pageant competition.
- Boyfriends will not be permitted to fraternize or distract contestants during the pageant. You are responsible for appropriate behavior during your role as a contestant. Failure to do so can result in disqualification.
- You will need to bring all items needed for your competition to rehearsal. This includes individuals that will be a part of your talent presentation.
- Contestants must have a good attitude before, during, and after the pageant.
- You are responsible for you belongings at all times. The pageant committee and coordinators are not responsible for contestants’ personal belongings, loss of articles, theft or injury.
- Talent must be traditional.
- You are not allowed to run in another pageant while you are still a reigning princess.
- You are required to pay a $20 application fee, which will cover miscellaneous expenses.
– EBCI Pageant Board