I understand that if I win, I may receive a robe that must be returned the following year to be passed down.
I understand that if I already won a category I can not enter that category ever again.
I understand I must be walking to two on the day of the pageant to be in Boomtown Baby. Walking with a parent holding the babies finger is acceptable. The parent can not carry the baby.
I understand I must be three to four on the day of the pageant to compete in Tiny Miss and Mister Dunnellon
I understand I must be five to seven on the day of the pageant to compete in Little Miss and Mister Dunnellon
I understand I must be eight to ten to compete in Duchess and Duke of Dunnellon
I understand I must be ten to thirteen on the day of the pageant to compete in Junior Miss and Mister Dunnellon.
I understand I must be thirteen to fifteen on the day of the pageant to compete Princess and Prince of the Rainbow.
I understand I must be sixteen to nineteen on the day of the pageant to compete in Queen and King of the Rainbow.
I understand that if I win, I will be expected to serve the community to the best of my ability for my reigning year from April 2023 to April 2024.
I understand that all categories will have multiple practices. All practices will be held in different locations depending on your directors’ instructions.
I also understand there will be a Picture Day for all categories and if you are absent for picture day your picture will not be included in the Riverland Newspaper unless arrangements are made between you and the Riverland newspaper.
There will be a professional Interview done for Queen and King of the Rainbow. This process will be judged and included in the overall scores.
April 14th is the Pancake Breakfast and decorating of the stage. (This is not mandatory as you will miss school to attend this, but we do highly encourage the older teens to be a part of this process)
April 14th there is a mandatory practice on the stage for all categories, each category will be allotted 45 minutes of practice time. There will be no exceptions for missing this practice. It is for your safety and everyone else’s safety that each contestant attends this mandatory practice. This is the one and only practice that we will have on the stage, and you must attend, or you will not be allowed to be in the pageant and there will be no refunds. If you are age 16 to 19 and arrive late to this practice one point will be deducted.
April 15th 2023 is the pageant during the annual event Boomtown Day.
I understand that we have very limited time to practice. Unexcused practices will have consequences for all ages. The judges will be instructed to deduct one point from the final score per unexcused absence.
I understand that if I am more than 30 minutes late to a practice 3 times this will count as 1 absence resulting in the judges be instructed to deduct one point from the contestants final score.
Practices will only be excused if there is a doctor’s note, a death or a School Related Sport or Club activity. This does not include outside of school activities such as, but not limited to Victoria School of Dance, Balcony Gym or Little League. It must be directly through your school or a club from your school that you are attending such as Football, Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Cheerleading, FFA, Robotics, Tiger Vision, Priority etc.
I understand that I must actively be involved in the T-Shirt Fundraiser as that is a large contribution to our prize money winnings. We expect each contestant to sell at least ten shirts or more. All point deduction rules apply to all ages resulting in the judges be instructed to deduct one point from the contestants final score for not selling the expected amount of shirts.
I also understand that all money that is paid in or collected for fundraising, sponsorship or applications is nonrefundable.
I understand that I must be 19 years old or younger to be a contestant. A copy of your birth certificate will be required for verification purposes.
I understand that I must be born male to compete in Tiny Mister Dunnellon, Little Mister Dunnellon, Duke of Dunnellon, Jr Prince of Dunnellon or King of the Rainbow. A copy of your birth certificate will be required for verification purposes.
I understand that I must be born female to compete in Tiny Miss Dunnellon, Little Miss Dunnellon, Duchess of Dunnellon, Jr Princess of Dunnellon or Queen of the Rainbow. A copy of your birth certificate will be required for verification purposes.
I also understand that I must be enrolled in school at a Home, Pre-K, Elementary, Middle or High School.
I also understand that I must be a resident of Dunnellon or live within a 15-mile radius of Dunnellon’s farthest point to be a contestant. Farthest point is judged by the Marion county school bus system.
I understand that every possible title must have two competing contestants for each category to participate in the pageant by the first practice. Your Money and your sponsors money will be refunded if there is not two competing contestants signed up by the first practice for your category. This only applies to the initial sign up. Once practices begin there will be no refunds if contestants quit.
For ages 16 to 19 the first 6 boys and 6 girls will be excepted for each category. If we are lacking participants on either gender side, we may receive more than 6 applicants to total 12 contestants.
For age range 0 to 15 they can have an unlimited number of contestants.
Contestants will be accepted in the order they are received.
All checks will be payable to Rainbow River Pageants.
All applications and their $30 application fee must be submitted on or before your first practice.
The Sponsor fee and all fundraiser money is to be turned in no later than March 14th 2023.
The final day to sign up for the pageants for the $30 application fee is January 19th 2023. We will allow a late applicant to sign up until February 18th but there will be a $20 late fee. No late fee applications will be allowed after February 18th.
I understand that the rules and guidelines can be changed at any given time without notice.