2024 Delegate Contract Information
a.Ms. Senior Alabama 2024-2025: The winner (ages 60 – 69) of Ms. Senior Alabama 2024 will compete at Ms. Senior World, Biloxi, MS in November 2025, or their set date (after her year of reign). A separate contract will be provided with more details regarding rules and guidelines of the winner and will be signed by the winner and Chairman of the Board of Directors after the pageant closes on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Ms. Senior World will require several days in Biloxi, MS. You may visit the Ms. Senior World website for more information. MSA, Inc. will cover the majority of expenses for participation in Ms. Senior World as per funds allow.
Ms. Super Senior Alabama 2024-2025: The winner (ages 70 and up) of Ms. Super Senior 2023 does not compete in a national pageant. A separate contract will be provided with more details regarding rules and guidelines of the winner of Ms. Super Senior Alabama and will be signed by the winner and the Chairman of the Board of Directors after the pageant closes on Saturday, June 1, 2024.
b.If I win the Ms. Super Senior Alabama title, I understand that if I choose to enter Ms. Senior World or any other pageant during my reign with MSA, Inc., the expenses would be my own, and I would relinquish my title with Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. in entering the other pageant organization. I agree not to enter other pageant systems, while under contract with Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc.
c.Purpose of Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc., and relationship with ALL other pageant systems other than Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc.: Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. is not under contract or agreement with any other pageant system, whether preliminary, national, state, online, or otherwise. As a delegate or titleholder of Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc., I may not enter other pageants from the point of registration for the 2024 MSA pageant through the date of the Ms. Senior Alabama pageant of the following year. Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. promotes community outreach and involvement, encourages women ages 60 and above that each has a purpose and place in the community, and provides a network of sisterhood for women across the state for emotional support and to promote the platform and passions of each delegate. MSA, Inc. seeks to only recruit women who desire to participate in the Ms. Senior Alabama pageant, participate in community events as per listed in this contract, and who seek to join the sisterhood of women of MSA, Inc. We ask that applicants do not accept registration from Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. unless willing to follow these contractual guidelines, join our purpose, and who will not dissolve their contract to join other pageant systems during the contractual time period. If planning to participate in other pageant systems, we ask that you do so before or after signing a contract with Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. If dissolving a contract with Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. delegates relinquish participation in all MSA, Inc. events and photos wearing sashes and crowns given by MSA, Inc.
d.I fully and completely understand by entering into a contract as a delegate with Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. the above statement regarding my participation with MSA, Inc. and agree not to dissolve my contract to enter another pageant system until the time my contract ends, which is the date of the pageant of the following year after the pageant in which I will participate. I will only dissolve my contract due to emergency situations and will communicate in writing to the Chairman of the Board of Directors in such a situation. I will not register or enter any other pageant system during my time under contract with Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc.
e.Runners Up & Delegate Positions: If I am awarded 1st Runner Up to Ms. Senior Alabama, I understand that if Ms. Senior Alabama 2024 cannot fulfill her duties, I will be required to accept the title of Ms. Senior Alabama 2024 unless medically unable to do so. If I am awarded 2nd-4th Runners Up positions, I understand responsibilities are moved to the next delegate in line if the person in the position ahead of me is unable to fulfill their duties for any reason.
f.I understand that I may not enter Ms. Senior World, or another pageant system while holding my position with Ms. Senor Alabama (whether runner up or delegate with a title of a certain area) unless choosing to relinquish my title with Ms. Senior Alabama to enter another pageant organization. All delegates are awarded titles upon registration and under contract to the Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. organization to promote Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc., and serve in their communities until the date of the Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. pageant of the following year. See paragraph above regarding other pageant systems.
g.Sponsors and People's Choice: I understand that it is a suggested goal to have sponsors totaling the amount of $400 for ads/listings in the Ms. Senior Alabama 2024 Program Book, and $200 of the $400 is required for me to obtain sponsorships. I understand the $200 may be paid by outside sponsors or by me. I also understand that People's Choice is a fundraiser to cover expenses of Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. and to donate funds to a nonprofit organization benefiting other women, and or children, as chosen by the Ms. Senior Alabama Board of Directors each year. It is my responsibility to share the People's Choice voting opportunity with my friends and family and strive to reach the suggested goal of $100 of People's Choice votes (votes are $1.00 each.) I may vote for myself for People's Choice. I may have sponsors to cover my expenses for registration, clothing, travel, and lodging for participation in MSA, Inc.
h.Media: I understand I am required to have the GroupMe app, an email address, and the ability to check these communication venues, as well as the ability to log into virtual meetings and practice with videos which may be provided to me for opening and closing numbers.
i.Appearances, Events, and Interviews: As a delegate of Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc., it is required that I participate in at least 3 appearances, events, and/or interviews from the point of registration until registration of the next year. I understand that all appearances, events, and interviews must be communicated and approved by Kim Crawford Meeks, Chair of the Board of Directors and/or Dana Self, Community Ambassador of the Board of Directors. I also understand that I am required to invite my fellow delegates to these occasions via the GroupMe messaging venue.
j.As a titleholder of Ms. Senior Alabama and Ms. Super Senior Alabama, I am required to participate in at least 6 appearances, events, and/or interviews from the point of being awarded the title until the pageant of the next year. All of my appearances, events, and/or interviews will also be communicated and need approval by Kim Crawford Meeks, Chair of the Board of Directors, and/or Dana Self, Community Ambassador of the Board of Directors. As a titleholder, I am required to invite my fellow queens to at least 3 of the 6 events during my reign. I understand that appearances, events, and interviews are not my opportunity to promote my own religious or political beliefs. I may promote a nonprofit as approved by the Ms. Senior Alabama Board of Directors, community events, volunteerism, and encourage other women that they have a purpose and place in their communities.
k.Behavior: I understand as a delegate of Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc., that bullying, slander, rudeness, hateful behavior, sexually explicit behavior or conversation, will not be tolerated. The Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. Board of Directors reserves the right to dismiss any delegate or remove the title of any titleholder at any time for any of the above behaviors, or behavior similar to the said above, and without explanation. Any family member communicating with, harassing, accusing, or threatening a Ms. Senior Alabama Board Member or delegate, will be reported to the delegate immediately. The Ms. Senior Alabama Board of Directors is not under contract with any family member or friend of a delegate, nor will we communicate with anyone other than our delegates who are under contract or title of Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc.
l.Biography Forms: Biography forms are due April 15, 2024. Do not submit this form until after the live workshop on March 1, 2024. I understand that the script will not be changed at the pageant or after Biography Forms are due.
m.Backstage & Dressing Rooms: As a delegate of Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc., I understand that I must have all outfits on hangers and ready to wear. It helps to organize each outfit by putting all items together for that outfit. I should place jewelry in a bag and hang it on the hanger with the appropriate outfit and organize it in this manner for traveling and when setting up in the dressing room. When I arrive at the venue, I will check into my hotel room. I will then leave my outfits for Queen's Dinner, Interview with the Judges, pajamas and personal items in the room. I will take these outfits: evening gown, opening number, active lifestyle, and fashion runway to the dressing room and hang them together on the rack near my assigned table, along with any personal items and accessories needed in the dressing room.. Again, I will keep all elements of each outfit together.
n.The dressing rooms are full of many items. It is my responsibility as a delegate to organize and manage my outfits, shoes, and accessories. Other delegates are not allowed to help me to find lost items or organize my items because asking other delegates to take care of me takes time away from them. We will have dressing room attendants to help with things like zipping zippers and to keep up with the schedule, but they are not allowed to organize my personal items. My family members and friends are not allowed in the dressing rooms during set up, rehearsals, pageants, or after the pageant. I will wear something appropriate but comfortable to rehearsal on Friday. I must clean my area in the dressing room before leaving (throw away trash, take all personal belongings with me.)
o.If I have a hairdresser, they may style my hair in my hotel room before my checkout time, or in a designated area chosen by the Backstage Director. Room for hair stylists in the dressing rooms is not provided.
p.If I'm not staying Saturday night, I will be required to check out of my hotel room by 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. My personal belongings that I do not need in the dressing room will need to be taken by me or a family member/friend of mine to my vehicle or held at the hotel desk, as arranged by me. I will not bring all of my belongings from the room to the dressing room.
q.Family & Friends at the Pageant: Family and friends are not allowed in the dressing rooms at any time during Ms. Senior Alabama events. If my family member is my designated stylist or make-up artist, they may assist me in my hotel room before time to be in the dressing room for the pageant, or assist me in a designated area as chosen by Backstage Director. I will communicate to my family and friends that noisemakers are NOT allowed at the pageant or Queen’s Dinner. If they are used, they will be taken away until after the event. Family and friends are not allowed on the stage also. Allowing family and friends into private areas or on the stage could result in dissolution of my contract.
r.Queen's Dinner (Friday night before pageant): This is a meet and greet dinner the night before the pageant. The pageant will sponsor this dinner at no extra cost to delegates. Any guest attending will have to purchase a ticket to the dinner. Each delegate may purchase (1) one ticket for (1) one guest to Queen’s Dinner if guests are allowed at the Queen’s Dinner. I understand that venue space does not always allow space for guests. I will plan to wear a cocktail dress, jumpsuit, or evening wear pants/top in the designated color chosen by the MSA, Inc. Board of Directors. I may wear a long evening gown, but I do not need to feel this is necessary and add unnecessary expense to my budget. For the 2024 Queen’s Dinner, I will wear an outfit of any shade of pink and any material. All of my accessories will be white, gold, or pink. I will wear a pink, white, or gold hat or fascinator to the 2024 Queen’s Dinner. The members of the Board of Directors and a photographer may attend. The judges will not be at the dinner. I will be asked to stand and introduce myself. Sashes and crowns are required at the dinner. I may wear the same pink outfit for opening number, but do understand that my photos will show I’m wearing the same outfit. Wearing the same outfit is for Queen’s Dinner and Opening number is allowed, but be sure to wear comfortable shoes for the opening number and an outfit that enables movement of required choreography. Also, MSA, Inc. does not allow or promote outfits with cutouts in the stomach, skirts and shorts that are too short and revealing, or outfits that show too much cleavage.
s.Hotel/Lodging for the Live Workshop, Rehearsal Days, and Pageant: I understand that Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. has secured a discount rate for delegates for the workshop, pageant, and rehearsals. The MSA, Inc. Board of Directors highly recommends staying at the hotel as chosen by the Board of Directors. It is not required to stay at the hotel, but I understand that a hotel is chosen in close proximity to the pageant and workshop venue for the delegates convenience in arriving for all planned events. If I do not stay at the designated hotels as chosen by the Board of Directors, I understand it is my responsibility to arrive at all planned events on time. If late for interview with the judges, there is not a time to make up this interview and score will be zero for this portion of competition missed.
t.Interview with Judges (Saturday morning before pageant): I will wear something that I would wear to a job interview or would wear if invited to be a keynote speaker. Suits, whether slacks or a skirt, with a jacket are great for this interview. I may also wear a dress. I will be sure I am able to comfortably sit down. I will look at myself or have someone make my picture sitting in the outfit to assure it is appropriate. I will think about my jewelry and shoes I wear with this outfit. I will enhance with jewelry and shoes but do not go overboard. I will remember to stay business minded when planning for the interview. This is my first impression with the judges! I will not wear crowns and sashes to the interview. If my leg shows through a slit, due to length, or for any reason, I will wear hose or tights.
u.Opening Number: An all pink outfit, of any shade of pink is required for the opening number. You may not wear black pants or a skirt with your top or bottom, but may only wear pink. No other colors are allowed for the opening number. This may be a dress, jumpsuit, or pantsuit, but no evening gowns or long dresses. You will wear your crown and sash. Wear something stylish. Be sure you can walk, move, and dance in the outfit you choose. For opening number, please wear pink or gold shoes, and be sure you are able to walk up and down steps, around the stage, and perform simple dance movements in them. There will be a simple ribbon routine taught to you on the live workshop day. You will rehearse several times the day before the pageant also. If you wear another color with your outfit other than all hot pink, you will not participate in the opening number. The shade of pink should be as close to light pink and hot pink as possible, without coral or purple hues, but any shade of pink is allowed. If my leg shows through a slit, due to length, or for any reason, I will wear hose or tights. Also, MSA, Inc. does not allow or promote outfits with cutouts in the stomach, skirts and shorts that are too short and revealing, or outfits that show too much cleavage.
v.Active Lifestyle: This outfit should represent my more casual side. It should state what I do to stay active mentally or physically. I may play tennis or golf, travel, exercise, dance, write, sing, paint, do puzzles, etc. Therefore, go with something you do and love. The outfit may be any color. I will be allowed to carry one (1) prop. Example: if I play tennis, I may carry a tennis racket. The prop must be something I am able to carry on and off stage without assistance and requires no setup. If I need help deciding on active wear, call Kim Crawford-Meeks at 205-381-6767, and she or one of the board members will assist you. I understand that swimsuits are not allowed in Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. Also, MSA, Inc. does not allow or promote outfits with cutouts in the stomach, skirts and shorts that are too short and revealing, or outfits that show too much cleavage. If my leg shows through a slit, due to length, or for any reason, I will wear hose or tights.
w.Fashion Runway: I will show off my modeling ability with this outfit. I will think of models walking and showing off their outfits in runway fashion shows. I may wear a jumpsuit with a train, cocktail dress with a train, dress, or pants outfits with sequins/rhinestones. I understand that no evening gowns are allowed for this outfit. This outfit may be any color. If my leg shows through a slit or for any reason, I will wear hose or tights. Also, MSA, Inc. does not allow or promote outfits with cutouts in the stomach, skirts and shorts that are too short and revealing, or outfits that show too much cleavage.
x.Elegance & Inner Beauty (Evening Wear worn in this portion) with On-Stage Question: This is my chance to be glamorous. My dress should be long and elegant. I will wear shoes I can walk and stand in. Most delegates wear dresses with lots of sparkles or beads. Wear something that picks up the lighting. I will be mindful that I will be wearing my evening gown for the closing number, therefore I need to be able to move my arms freely. If I plan to wear high heels, I will practice walking around the house in them and up and down stairs. I will not buy new shoes and wear them the first time on the day of the pageant. If my legs show through a slit or at all, I will wear hose or tights. Also, MSA, Inc. does not allow or promote outfits with cutouts in the stomach, skirts and shorts that are too short and revealing, or outfits that show too much cleavage.
y.My evening gown must not require being held up when walking around the stage. I must have my outfits altered to an appropriate length for walking without tripping or holding them. If I bring an evening gown or outfit to the pageant that I have to hold, or trips me when walking on the stage, I will be required to pin the dress, or change outfits. My evening gown may have a train, cape, bow, beading, sequins, feathers, and be of any material other than material that is transparent and skin and/or private body parts may be seen through the material. I will model my evening gown and then approach the microphone for my question. After answering the question, I will step back for a final pose, then exit the stage. This is my chance to be glamorous, show my personality, and demonstrate my ability to answer questions and speak publicly.
z.Philosophy of Life
I understand that I am required to verbally present my philosophy of life which will be 30 - 45 seconds in length and recorded at the live workshop, placed on the Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. website, social media, and YouTube channel, will be given to the judges for scoring, and will be shown at the pageant. The philosophy of life will be scored by the judges as part of overall scoring for the pageant. I may read my philosophy of life in the recording, but it is highly recommended to memorize it, and to speak naturally from your heart. The philosophy of life should express my purpose, passion, and/or platform. If quoting someone, I must give the author’s name in my philosophy. If my philosophy is longer than 30-45 seconds, the Board of Directors reserves the right to shorten. Political beliefs may not be included in the philosophy statement. I will wear a business/professional outfit for the Philosophy of Life recording, as described in the interview portion of this contract.
aa.Crowns and Sashes
Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. will provide a sash and crown, with MSA, Inc. Board approved title, to wear as instructed throughout the contractual period. Delegates/queens may not wear crowns/sashes of other pageant systems, or crowns and sashes they have personally been given or have purchased, during their contractual period or at any time at a Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. event or photo.
I am a female, have always been a female, and am medically and legally a female, and identify as female.
cc.Media, Film, & Photography Release Form
Facebook Page & Instagram: Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc.
YouTube: Ms. Senior Alabama
In the event there are any print or electronic media coverages associated with participation in any Ms. Senior Alabama function, I hereby grant permission for use of any photograph or video or likeness of myself without obtaining subsequent permission or consent or without payment or further consideration.
dd.I am signing as a delegate with my name and date below, because I have been accepted and have registered as a delegate of Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc., and have read and do understand the contract, rules, and guidelines of being a delegate and/or titleholder with the Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. organization, and agree that I meet all requirements, and agree to adhere to all policies and regulations of this agreement.