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Who is eligible to compete?

Mrs. BLACK GLOBE INTERNATIONAL - Married lady living with her husband as of the start date of the pageant finals. Age 21 & over.
Miss BLACK GLOBE INTERNATIONAL - Unmarried lady, age 18 to 35 as of the start date of the international finals.
MS. BLACK GLOBE INTERNATIONAL- Unmarried lady, age 36 and better as of start date of international finals.
Miss Teen BLACK GLOBE INTERNATIONAL- Single, age 13 to 17 as of the start date of the international finals

Entrant must be a naturally born, genetic female.  Married entrants must be married to a naturally born, genetic male. Any delegate that will be in the next category based on age on or before September 1 following the international finals may opt to compete in the current or upcoming category. Any category that does not meet the minimum number of delegates for that year may have the delegates moved into the next category for competition at the discretion of Black Globe International Pageants CEO or executive designee.

How do I enter?
 Entering the BLACK GLOBE INTERNATIONAL Pageant is easy. Fill out the mailing application on the Be a Queen page on this website in order to receive your initial information pack upon submission with more information.   
If there is a preliminary in your area, you are required to enter into this preliminary pageant in order to qualify for the International title. If you do not win the preliminary, you may apply to enter as an at-large delegate and, if selected, you may compete under a different title as designated by the at-large selection committee.

When do I enter?
July 15 is the final date to ensure that you are included in the program book. However, delegates are accepted until August 5.
Registration Form and Delegate Entry Fee must be paid in full.  Delegates with the most guests attending with Black Globe International Pageants may win a very special sponsored prize. All funds are non-refundable.
August 5 All required paperwork must be received to have time for correction and resubmission if neccessary.  Photo for the Official Program Book must be received in jpeg format and Program Book ads must be received in jpeg format to email blackglobepageants@gmail.com 

What will I be scored in?
Mrs., Ms., Miss Teen and Miss have five (5) categories: 30% Personal Interview, 20% Evening Gown, 20% Spokes Model Competition, 10% Beachwear, 20% Photogenic.  
Photogenic begins with an onsite photo competition. SpokesModel will lead to the development of commerical acting. Any delegate who arrives late, unprepared or in the wrong attire will miss her photogenic opportunity and will receive a 0 in that category for the competition.

Is there an entry fee?
The BLACK GLOBE INTERNATIONAL Pageant is a high quality international pageant system. The official event is self-supporting and relies on entry fees to cover production and cruise expenses. The 2017 pageant entry fee is $697 and includes your shared delegate room on the cruise ship. Other rooming arrangements may be made at the discretion of the Executive offices for an additional fee.  In order to be in the first selection to earn your title, you may submit a deposit of $197 as soon as possible. A limited number of delegates will be selected for each division.
Apply today at Be A Queen!

What does the fee include?
Entry fees includes:
*Shared Delegate room on cruise ship during Pageant Extravaganza
*Winning Pageant Seminars
*Official documents
*Meals on board cruise ship during Pageant Extravaganza 
*Souvenir Program Book 
*Gifts from sponsors 
*Delegate Gift Exchange

Entry fee does not include:
Travel to or from ship. All delegates are responsible for arriving on time. Any delegate not on time is in jeopardy of missing the boat.
•Hotel expenses 
Competition wardrobe  
Program ads
Personal expenses 

Do I need to be a certain height or size?
No, you do not need to be any particular height or size to compete in the Black Globe International Pageant. We celebrate the beauty of Black women in all of our various shapes, sizes, heights and hues! We look forward to crowning you.

May I seek a sponsor?
You may seek sponsors or you may pay the entry fee yourself.  All information submitted regarding sponsors is recognized in the BLACK GLOBE INTERNATIONAL Pageant program book. 

What forms of payment are accepted?
Payment may be made by  credit card via PayPal.com online with funds directed to email BlackGlobePageants@gmail.com 
U.S. Postal Money Orders are accepted until May 2017 and are to be made payable to:
Black Globe International, LLC
27157 Westland Rd
Redford, MI 48240 

Is a payment plan available?
Yes.  Delegates may pay the fee of $697 in full or may select an automatic payment plan via PayPal.  A $197 deposit  is required to initiate a payment plan. Maximum of Three monthly payments must be made in order to complete the payment plan. Payment plans must be set-up on automatic payment via paypal. Failure to remit payment on time may result in loss of title and fees paid. Failure to complete the required payment plan by the July 31 deadline may result in a loss of title and fees paid. There are no refunds on fees paid. Any delegate joining on or after July 5, must pay in full upfront.

If I am unable to compete, will I be issued a refund or a credit?
No.  Due to extremely low entry fees and extremely high production costs, we are not able to return any payments.  Please make sure you are able to participate in the pageant before sending any funds. Some delegates have had the opportunity to compete in the following year based on individual circumstances at the discretion of Pageant officials.

 All fees paid to Black Globe International, LLC are NOT REFUNDABLE and NOT TRANSFERABLE in full or in part. This includes entry fees, advertising fees, pageant activity admission tickets and any other fees paid to Black Globe International, LLC.

Am I required to sell ads for the program book?
No, however, delegates may sell at least one page of ads in the program book as a part of the Black Globe International Self-Empowerment program which leads to the Enterprise Award. A  2017 full page is $350 in ad sales in any combination. Ad salesmay include the delegates photo to increase her recognition. Selling ads assist each delegate in growing her confidence in her presentation skills, communication skills and her ability to use her creativity to help her reach her goals. 

What kind of prizes can I win?
Cash, Jewelry, Trophies, EXPOSURE and more! The Black Globe International pageants obtain sponsors who provide tremendous prize packages and appearance opportunities for the BLACK GLOBE INTERNATIONAL pageant winners. Prizes are awarded based on satisfactory performance of queens and may be changed at any time without prior notice or may be cancelled if a delegate performs in an inappropriate or unsatisfactory manner.

Do all delegates receive a crown & sash?
Some delegates who qualify for and are selected to compete in the International pageant will win the embroidered sash and official crown. We reserve the right to withhold crown and sash until the entire entry fee is paid in full. However, we often order the sash, only, after entry has been paid .There is an approximate 4 week wait time to receive crown and/or sash after the order is placed. Some delegates will win their preliminary and events and others may be selected to come after online selection process. 

Can I compete in another pageant at the same time as this one?
No. Please note that Black Globe International Pageants is a non-compete system, which means that you may not compete for or hold any other pageant title during your reign as a Black Globe International queen on any level.

How will I receive my Final Delegate Packet?
We work mostly through e-mail. You will receive a Final Delegate Packet via email after we have received your final payment. For additional updates, please join our Face Book fan page at www.facebook.com/blackglobepageants to keep up with any changes. That is where we will display the most recent update or change. It is the delegate's responsibility to check the website, fan pages and to stay in contact with respective pageant offices for updates or changes. 

What will I wear during the competition
​Delegates have   multiple opportunities to be seen. During the competition stay queens must be ready to be photographed at most times. 
Arrival day includes workshops and photogenic competition - Please dress in dressy casual attire for photogenic. Photogenic is a photo shoot on site and/or poolside please prepare a fashion look and a swimsuit for the photo shoot. Information is given closer to sail date.
Interview and outing - Interview is business elegance attire. Outings are casual elegance, wearing comfortable walking shoes
The main event: 
         Opening number includes an outfit of cultural or regional expression with a brief written explanation to be read on stage
         Beachwear competition includes swimwear with accessories as seen on the beach
         Super Model competition  is a little black dress while coming on stage to show your skills as a hostess/MC or actress
         Evening gown is an elegant floor length evening gown that you would wear to a red carpet event
Closing breakfast is a crowning and award ceremony. Queens are often invited to a church ceremony when available. Closing includes many pictures: Please wear elegant attire. Book your flight after 3pm preferably with flexible tickets in the event you win the international title and are granted media appearances.

Black Globe International Pageant FAQ'S & RULES