- $80 for entry into Eastern States Pageant of America on March 1 and 2 ($350 value)
Pageant contestants may be between the ages of 3 and 24. The natural pageant, which forbids makeup for contestants younger than 13, promotes poise and self-confidence while awarding scholarships, vacations, and gift packages. Winners advance to the national level in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Eastern States Pageant of America also offers optional competitions—talent, actress, photogenic, modeling—throughout the pageant weekend.