This is a mandatory competition. The winner of the People’s Choice Award is the contestant with the highest number of votes on the MISS EASTLANDS® website and Facebook page combined. The winner and her tally will be announced at the Crowning Gala. Because of the nature of this competition, the People’s Choice Award is an elevated opportunity for public recognition and self-marketing. The winner will receive a crown and sash.
In order to enter, contestants must provide a high resolution head shot, a biography not exceeding 200 words, and an introductory video of up to two minutes, giving your name, your home city, pertinent biographical details, your reason for entering the pageant and your plans for the future. The video must be in HD quality (that is, 720×1080 resolution) with professional standard lighting and no background noises. Videos should be uploaded to the MISS EASTLANDS® YouTube Channel. Details about how to access the channel will be provided.
When preparation is complete, all requested components—headshot, biography and YouTube link—should be sent to email@example.com. Contestant biographies will appear on the MISS EASTLANDS® roster, in publications and press releases, and elsewhere; so ensure that they are well written. After submissions are made, no changes will be permitted.
Although the People’s Choice Award is both a mandatory and fast-track competition that earns the winner a place in the top six, it is independent from the competition for the MISS EASTLANDS® titles that is, the winner of the award will not have a corresponding score counted toward her overall pageant tally.