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COMPETITION RULES

1. Candidate must be female (recognized medically and legally as a female in the United States), single (never married or marriage annulled), never have given birth to a child (cannot be a parent or guardian of any other adult or minor person) and cannot be currently pregnant.

2. Candidate must be a United States citizen and have been a legal resident for a period of 6 months within the boundaries of the City of Fontana and/or unincorporated areas. All candidates must meet residency eligibility requirements and provide acceptable supporting documents if requested. All candidates must be high school graduates or currently attending high school.

3.Teen Candidates must be between the Freshmen-Junior grade levels in High School, and Miss Candidates must be between a Senior in High School-Age 25. Each candidate, under 18 years of age, must have a parent or guardian’s signature affixed to the Application.

4. The Pageant Committee reserves the right to disqualify any contestant at any time, for a sufficient reason, as determined by majority vote. The Pageant Committee also reserves the right to limit the number of contestants.

5. Candidates must be of good moral character, and will be judged on poise, charm, personality, appearance, and communication skills by a panel of judges. However, there will not be a specialized talent presentation required. Miss and Teen Candidates will appear in a dress or black shorts and pageant shirt for posture competition. Evening gown attire will be long evening gowns and appropriate heels. All garments worn are subject to the approval of the Pageant Committee.

6. Candidates must attend all rehearsals and other activities as requested by the Pageant Committee. No family, parents, or friends are allowed at rehearsals, but the Miss Fontana Pageant Committee will provide chaperones.

7. I hereby authorize The Miss Fontana Pageant and Miss Fontana, Inc., permission to use my likeness in a photograph in any and all of its publications, including but not limited to all Miss Fontana Pageant and Miss Fontana, Inc., printed and digital publications. I understand and agree that any photograph using my likeness will become property of the Miss Fontana Pageant and Miss Fontana, Inc., and will not be returned.

8. I acknowledge that since my participation with the Miss Fontana Pageant and Miss Fontana, Inc., is voluntary, I will receive no financial compensation.

9. I hereby irrevocably authorize the Miss Fontana Pageant and Miss Fontana, Inc., to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute any photos for purposes of publicizing the Miss Fontana Pageant and Miss Fontana, Inc., programs if for any other related, lawful purpose. In addition, I waive the rights to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photograph.

10. I hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge the Miss Fontana Pageant and Miss Fontana, Inc., from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.

11. I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and am competent to contract in my own name. If the person signing is under age eighteen (18) or not competent to contract, there must be consent by a parent or legal guardian, as follows: I hereby certify that I am the parent or legal guardian or and do hereby give my consent without reservation to the foregoing on behalf of this person.