CODE OF CONDUCT
Entrant affirms that she is and will continue to be a person of good moral character; that she has not committed and will not commit any act inconsistent with the highest standards of public morals and conventions or that will reflect unfavorably on the pageant, its representatives, sponsors and/or licensees; that she has not appeared in nude or provocative photographs for any film or publication prior to, during the pageant finals, or during her reign should she become a Preliminary Winner or at-large delegate. Delegate will conduct herself in a courteous, professional manner at all times during the America's Miss Pageant™ and while representing an America's Miss™ title. Delegate will not slander or libel other contestants, judges, , staff or anyone else involved with or connected to the America's Miss National Pageant™. Defamatory verbal and/or written remarks against the America's Miss National Pageant™, it's directors, staff, delegates or sponsors will result in immediate disqualification, forfeiture of any and all prizes and awards won, and legal action. Any delegate found publicly posting slanderous remarks on public forums will be immediately disqualified. Good sportsmanship is expected at all times. Disruptive behavior before, during, or after the pageant may result in disqualification, removal from the premises, and legal action. Delegate agrees to sign a Code of Conduct statement indicating agreement to abide by the terms specified here. Failure to sign the Code of Conduct statement does not in any way release delegate from responsibility to abide by the Code of Conduct stated here. All issues related to the Code of Conduct and consequences for violation thereof shall be determined solely and exclusively by the national directors of America's Miss LLC. Entrant agrees to accept such determinations made by the national directors of America's Miss LLC both to herself and others.
PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL PAGEANT EVENTS
Delegates are expected to be on time and present for all scheduled rehearsals and events leading up to and during the pageant finals. Delegates will lose 1 point for each unexcused missed event. In the event of illness, a delegate may be excused from attending an event. America's Miss, L.L.C.’s Production Manager or the National Directors are the only individuals with the authority to release a delegate from a scheduled event.
If selected as an America's Miss™ National titleholder, delegate agrees to sign a contract stating agreement to arrange and make a minimum of 12 appearances throughout her year’s reign. Appearances may include but are not limited to parades; radio, television and newspaper interviews; and public appearances at events. Winners are expected to provide the national office with photos of appearances for the America's Miss National Pageant™ website and promotion. If delegate is unwilling to sign the contract and/or unable or unwilling to fulfill the obligations, the title won and all prizes will be awarded to the first runner up.
The reign of the America's Miss™ titleholders will commence immediately after crowning and will end immediately following the crowning of their successor the following year. America's Miss™ titleholder agrees to make monthly contact with America's Miss® National Pageant, by phone, letter, fax or e-mail. America's Miss agrees to provide America's Miss® National Pageant with photocopies of articles pertaining to her reign and pictures of appearances for the pageant history scrapbook. America's Miss agrees that she will not enter any other pageant or compete for any other titles during her year’s reign without the prior written permission from America's Miss® National Pageant. The America's Miss National Pageant™ title is the overall winner’s main pageant-related priority. Winner is expected to give her time and energy to this title and this title only during their year’s reign. Permission for America's Miss to participate in other pageants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Winner may have a modeling, commercial tie-up, personal management and/or agency contract, which contract however does not include, authorize or permit the use of the name of the America's Miss National Pageant™, or any other registered tradename, trademark or logo of America's Miss® National Pageant, or any title designation or reference with respect to the pageant in any manner. America's Miss agrees to attend the next year’s pageant to crown her successor. Winner’s lodging and meal expenses will be arranged for and paid by America's Miss® National Pageant so long as all of his/her duties have been fulfilled during his/her reign.
STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT:
Publicity and Promotion. By virtue of participation in the America's Miss National Pageant™, delegate agrees to allow America's Miss® National Pageant, the right to use her name, likeness, voice and/or biographical information for purposes of publicity and promotion now and in the future. Delegate understands that her name, likeness, voice, and/or biographical information may be used on the internet, in print advertising, press releases and merchandise related to the America's Miss National Pageant™ (e.g., t-shirts, tote bags, hats, other apparel, mouse pads, and other promotional materials.) Delegate agrees to release America's Miss, L.L.C. from liability for any injury resulting from publicity and promotion. Delegate agrees to waive any and all compensation for use of her name, likeness, voice, and /or biographical information for purposes of publicity and promotion.
Photography & Videography. Delegates and their families are permitted to take photos and video during events leading up to the on-stage pageant competition event. Cameras or videography will not be allowed during any on-stage competition events. Individuals who fail to comply with this rule will be asked to leave the venue without benefit of refund for admission ticket. Professional photography and videography will be made available by the Official America's Miss™ National Pageant Photographer and Videographer.
Disqualification / Title Relinquishment. If delegate is disqualified or relinquishes, for any reason, any title awarded to her, all prizes must be returned in full, and in condition received. If, for any reason, the winner resigns or is disqualified, the 1st runner-up will assume the title and all prizes.
COVID-19/Pandemic Liability Release Waiver.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have declared a worldwide pandemic. Due to it’s capacity to transmit from person-to-person through respiratory droplets, the government has set recommendations, guidelines, and some prohibitions which America's Miss, LLC (the “Organization”) adheres to comply.
In consideration of my participation, or my child’s participation in the foregoing, the undersigned acknowledge and agree to the following:
I am aware of the existence of the risk of my physical appearance to the venue and my participation to the activity of the Organization that may cause injury or illness such as, but not limited to Influenza, MRSA, or COVID-19 that may lead to paralysis or death.
I have not experienced symptoms that of fever, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, or dry cough or exhibiting any other symptoms relating to COVID-19 or any communicable disease within the last 14 days of the national pageant.
I have not, nor any member(s) of my household, traveled by sea or air, internationally for the past 14 days prior to the national pageant.
Following the pronouncements above I hereby declare the following:
I am fully and personally responsible for my own safety and actions while and during my participation, and I recognize that I may be in any case be at risk of contracting COVID-19.
With full knowledge of the risks involved, I hereby release, waive, and discharge the Organization, its board, officers, independent contractors, affiliates, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury or death, that may be sustained by me related to COVID-19 while participating in any activity while in, on, or around the premises or while using the facilities that may lead to unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19.
I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Organization from and against any and all costs, expenses, damages, lawsuits, and/or liabilities or claims arising whether directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the released party due to injury, loss, or death from or related to COVID-19.
I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Liability Release Waiver and understand its contents; that I am at least eighteen (18) years old. Delegates who are under the age of eighteen (18), the parent/guardian of the Delegate waives release of liability of Delegate and fully competent to give my consent; That I have been sufficiently informed of the risks involved and give my voluntary consent in signing this Liability Release Waiver as my own free act and deed with full intention and to be bound by the same, and free from any inducement or representation.
This waiver will remain effective until laws and mandates relevant to COVID-19 are lifted.
Limitation of Liability / Responsibility
a.) America's Miss, L.L.C., its officers, directors, agents and employees are not liable to entrant for anything whatsoever in connection with any preliminary pageant leading to the America's Miss National Pageant™. Preliminary pageant entrant agrees to look solely to the preliminary Pageant Director with respect to all matters relating to her application, rules, regulations, policies, preparation, rehearsal, performance and selection process, and all other matters relating to the preliminary pageant. b.) , its officers, employees, and pageant personnel are not responsible for accidents, injury or theft incurred at the time of the America's Miss National Pageant™ or travel to and from.
c.) America's Miss, L.L.C. is not responsible for negligence or fraud on the part of pageant sponsors, judges, or contract vendors (e.g., photographer, videographer, etc.) who may be providing products or services to delegates at the America's Miss National Pageant
d.) America's Miss, L.L.C. is not responsible for negligence or fraud on the part of the host hotel.
e.) America's Miss, L.L.C. is not responsible for arranging travel or intervening / resolving disputes surrounding travel to the host location for the pageant competition.
f.) America's Miss,, L.L.C. is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage caused to any and all prizes, gifts, and awards bestowed upon entrant after these items become the property of entrant. Entrant agrees to incur replacement and/or repair costs to lost, stolen, or damaged items including but not limited to: crown/tiara, sash, plaques, trophies, etc.
By submitting the entry form and fee(s) to America's Miss National Pageant™, or Director of any Preliminary Pageant leading to the America's Miss National Pageant™, delegate agrees to abide by all policies, rules and regulations set forth by America's Miss National Pageant™. Participation in the America's Miss National Pageant™ also indicates acceptance and agreement to abide by all policies, rules and regulations set forth by America's Miss National Pageant™. Delegate attests that all information submitted is true and accurate. Falsification of information and failure to comply with the policies of the America's Miss National Pageant™, may result in immediate disqualification and/or forfeiture of prizes won without benefit of refund in full or in part at the sole discretion of America's Miss National Pageant™.