Minnesota Pageant

The Mrs. Minnesota America and Miss Minnesota for America Strong pageant will be on June 2nd, 2024 at 4:30pm

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Dear Prospective Delegate,


Win a fabulous vacation to the Mrs. America Pageant  likely to be held in Las Vegas!
City and County titles are now available!!
The Mrs. Minnesota America Pageant will be held  on June 2nd, 2024 at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan MN 55121.   Our web site information is:  http://www.mrsminnesotaamerica.com To qualify, You must be married, at least 18 years of age, reside in Minnesota and a US citizen.
For your application to the Mrs. Minnesota America Pageant (use the 2020 application and change the year).  If you have any questions concerning the application process, please feel free to contact me. The entry fee is $650. We require a $250 deposit to reserve a title. Please note that all payments are non- refundable. We accept checks sent to the Mrs. Minnesota America Pageant, 1918 Twin Circle Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55118 or PayPal, our account premiermodeling@hotmail.com (please use family friends option if possible). Tickets will be available, to the extent that we are limited in seating, through Brown Bag and will cost $25 per ticket, a reduction from prior years. Husbands will not require a ticket. The Mrs. American pageant will again be held this year in Las Vegas, for the first runner-up. It was highly successful this year. Program ads cost $195.00, specifics to follow  In addition , we will need a color photo of you for the program book, emailed to carlschwaylaw@yahoo.com. We will plan a post pageant party if possible. ALL EMAILS TO ME SHOULD STATE THE SUBJECT MATTER IN THE REFERENCE LINE. Make sure to retain a copy of all of your documents. Sashes are optional and cost $75. They are beautifully embroidered and take about two weeks to construct .Each contestant may have one female helper back stage.
I would appreciate it if you would send me your cell number if you have not already done so.
I look forward to your application.  In the past it has been difficult reaching many of you by phone. I would really appreciate it if you would acknowledge receipt of this email and let me know if you have interest (for those not entered already).
Thank you again for your interest. There still is plenty of time to enter!
Carl Schway
Executive Director for the Mrs. and Miss for  Minnesota America Pageants


Greetings Mrs. Minnesota America and Miss Minnesota for America Strong delegates,

The following is a list of reminders and deadlines to note:

  • All paperwork and deposits, if not previously sent, are due on or before May 1
  • Please email your headshot, in color
  • Ads are due on or before May 1st; any questions about your headshot or ads should be directed to our printer, Mike, at sdmpinc@qwestoffice.net.
  • We are auctioning off an ad for the back cover which will be in color.  The minimum opening bid is $300, just $105 more than the cost of a regular ad. If you are interested, send me an email with your offer any time prior to midnight July 1st. The winner will be determined by the email date and time if there is a tie.
  • Make sure that you have a costume and a short statement describing it. (i.e. Good evening, my costume represents the beautiful lakes of the state of Minnesota. From Twin Cities, I am Carl Schway).
  • We will not provide hair or makeup assistants. This is up to you. You may have one female helper backstage.
  • Tickets will be sold by Brown Bag Tickets per my previous email to you and are currently on sale.
  • We are working on a post-pageant party to be held on Saturday night following the conclusion of the pageant.
  • Try to place a news article in your local papers.
  • The cost of ads is your responsibility as are sponsor ads; they are not required but encouraged. Use your imagination, for example when approaching a prospective sponsor, charge them $350 for an ad and throw in 2 tickets to the pageant. Ads thanking sponsors are highly recommended as we will not be listing them this year in the program book.
  • When sending emails, always indicate what you are emailing in the subject line at the top, (i.e. head shot, application, fact sheet, ad)
  • The interviews will commence around 1PM. We will have a meeting prior thereto at about 12PM so check in will be at 11AM. Interviews will be conducted alphabetically.
  • There may be a short rehearsal following interviews.
  • Husbands will escort their wives in the evening gown competition. They should wear a dark suit, tux, or military uniform. If your husband cannot attend, we will provide you with an escort.
  • Swimsuit competition will be on stage. You must wear a one or two-piece swimsuit, one color, at your discretion.
  • Optional, please order your sashes if you have not done so! They are beautifully embroidered and a great memento of the pageant. The should also be worn at any appearances that you may make. The cost is $75. They may take up to 2 weeks to construct. They should be worn at all pageant events including rehearsals.
  • We will not be sending out all of the forms previously sent for those of you who are repeating and wondering where they are.  The only forms to complete this year are the applications and fact sheets.
  • We accept PayPal to our account,  premieremodeling@hotmail.com, checks, made payable to the Mrs. Minnesota Pageant, reference your state and mail to Carl Schway 1918 Twin Circle Drive Mendota Heights, MN 55118, or Visa/MC., need name on card, number, expiration, code and billing address.

We are very much looking forward to meeting all of you. If you have any questions feel free to contact me, but please adhere to these deadlines!

Best of Luck,
Carl Schway, Director