FAQs

What will the Covid-19 precautions include?

Screening (day of, interview day, and workshop)

  • Everyone who enters the building will fill out a Covid questionnaire and have their temperature checked

  • Anyone with a temperature over 99 degrees will be asked to leave and come back after 15 minutes to be re-checked

  • A person with a second temperature screening over 99 degrees will not be allowed into the facility

 

Withdrawal and Refunds

  • Contestants may withdraw and be issued a refund if they have a temperature of 99 degrees or higher upon arrival or have had a positive Covid-19 test within the 10 days prior to the event

  • Any contestant testing positive or contact traced within 10 days of the event MUST withdraw

  • Contestants withdrawing for positive tests must provide the pageant director or site host proof of a positive test

  • Refunds of registration fees only will be given to contestants who are not allowed in because of high temperature or who provide evidence of a positive test for Covid-19

  • Refundable fees include Registration fees, Optional Fees such as Prettiest smile/hair/dress fees, People’s Choice entry fees, Photogenic entry fees, Interview fees and Workshop/Rehearsal fees

  • The following fees are not eligible for a refund: ad sales and sponsorships, prepaid People’s Choice donations, or fees that have already been spent (workshop fees after the workshop, etc.)

 

Backstage Policies

  • Only contestants and people with the proper wristband will be allowed backstage

  • Contestants will be assigned dressing room areas and times. These will be spread around the building and no contestants will ever be within six feet of another contestant in the dressing areas. All contestants will have two hours in their dressing area.

  • Contestants will be allowed one additional female in the dressing area. Contestants under 14 years old will be allowed a second person if they provide their own hair and makeup specialist, but this person must pay the $5 entry fee.

  • Masks or face shields will be required at all times when backstage except when actively changing, applying makeup, or working on hair

  • On site hair and makeup personnel will sanitize their spaces between each contestant

  • All line-ups will be socially distanced until going on stage

  • Dressing areas will be sanitized between contestants

  • All food in the hospitality area will be pre-packaged and sealed

 

On Stage Policies

  • We will work to make the stage portion of the event as similar as possible to previous years.

  • Hair/dress/makeup

  • Contestants will not be required to wear masks or face shields when presenting on stage

  • If the number of contestants in any given group makes social distancing impossible during the awards ceremony, contestants will be asked to be masked or face shielded during the presentation, with the exception of photographs

 

Audience Policies (includes non-contestants on workshop and interview days)

  • Ushers will be provided to seat audience members

  • All seats in the auditorium will be open, but seating restrictions will apply

  • Whenever possible, ushers will wipe down all hard seat surfaces before a new audience member is seated

  • Ushers will ensure that audience members are socially distanced throughout the day. A row will be left empty in front of and behind each family group. Two empty seats will be left between each family group on both left and right sides

  • Audience members will be asked to wear a mask or face shield at all times

 

Interview and Workshop Policies

  • All participants in the workshop will be asked to wear a mask or face shield at all times

  • Interview contestants will be asked to wear a mask or face shield at all times outside of the actual interview. Contestants will be socially distanced in the interview and may remove their mask once the interview begins, but must put it back on before leaving the interview area

 

Volunteer and Staff Protocols

  • The emcee will be distanced from all others and not required to wear a mask

  • Interview judges will be allowed to remove their masks during the interviews. All people in the room will be socially distanced.

  • Any volunteers or pageant personnel not mentioned above will be asked to wear a mask or face shield at all times, including workshop and interview days​​

These precautions can also be found on our Covid-19 Guidelines tab. 

When is the pageant?

The 2021 Little Miss Buford and Miss Sweetheart of Georgia Pageant will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021.  The Interview portion date will be released later.

When is the registration form due?

The registration deadline date is February 1, 2021. You must submit all form(s), optional photos, ads and all payments by that date.

How much does the pageant cost?
Each pageant has a $60 registration fee or you may pay $75 to enter both. There are also optional areas of competition in which contestants may participate. Optionals include: Best Smile/Hair/Dress is $30; Interview is $30; Photogenic is $10 per photo to be judged; and People's Choice is $10. There will also be an optional informational workshop/rehearsal for $30. The date for the workshop will be released later.  Checks/Money Orders should be made payable to "Buford High School" or payments may be made through our online system which is linked on the Payment page.

 

How are the age divisions split up?

  • Baby: 0-18 months

  • Toddler: 19-35 months

  • Wee: 3 years

  • Petite: 4 years

  • Young Tiny: 5 years

  • Tiny: 6 years

  • Jr. Princess: 7 years

  • Princess: 8 years

  • Jr. Young: 9 years

  • Young: 10 years

  • Jr. Preteen: 11 years

  • Preteen: 12 years

  • Jr. Teen: 13-14 years

  • Teen: 15-18 years

*Age groups may be split or combined, depending on numbers, at the director's discretion.

** Interview is open to all girls ages 5-18. 


How do I register?
Simply complete the online registration along with any optional forms and submit payment. 

What are the ads for?
You may purchase/sell ads for the program book in order to offset your costs of participation. We also award trophies/crowns for different levels in our Ambassador Program. For more information, please visit the Program Ads page. 

What is the difference between the two pageants?
The biggest difference between the two pageants is eligibility. You may register for one or both pageants. To participate in the Little Miss Buford Pageant, girls must live full time at a Buford mailing address or attend Buford City Schools. The Miss Sweetheart of Georgia Pageant is open to all girls who live within the state of Georgia.

 

What if my daughter won the pageant last year?

If a contestant won the Miss Buford or Miss Sweetheart of Georgia title in 2020, she may not compete for the same title in the same age division in 2021. For instance, if a contestant won Miss Jr. Teen Buford in 2020, she may not compete for Miss Jr. Teen Buford in 2021, only Miss Sweetheart of Georgia. For another example, if a contestant won Miss Jr. Teen Sweetheart of Georgia in 2020 and is not eligible to compete for the Miss Buford title, she may not compete in 2021 in that age division.


Will there be a photographer there?
Yes. We will have a professional photographer available if you would like to purchase a photo package. Additionally, the photographer will take pictures of the winners that will be released after the pageant.

Is there a cost of admission to the pageants?
Yes, the price for general admission tickets are $5 per person. 

 

Where is the pageant held?
The pageant will be held
 at Buford High School Performing Arts Center. 

The address is: 2455 Buford Highway, Buford, GA 30518


What if I have more questions?
Please feel free to email any questions to littlemissbufordpageant@gmail.com