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Miss Teen Namibia Pageant - Terms and Conditions for Miss Teen Namibia, Miss Pre-Teen Namibia and Miss Princess

All categories refered to as:  Miss Teen Namibia Pageant.  These T&C's are applicable to all contestants in all categories.    

 The terms and conditions of a binding agreement between the Contestant, her Parents or Guardians and the Miss Namibia Pageant CC and/or its national directors, organizers of the Miss Teen Namibia pageant, to be held in Namibia and all projects leading up to the final pageant.

  1. Contestants must be born female and between 7 and 12 for Princess, 12 and 15 for Pre-Teen and 15 and 18 for Teen as on the pageant date;
  2. Contestants must be single, never married, never pregnant, never a parent, and never had a marriage annulled;
  3. Contestant stipulates that she is of good moral character, and has never been convicted of a crime;
  4. Contestant understands that she is required to furnish a copy of her birth certificate if requested by pageant officials.
  5. Contestant agrees that she has never posed for any photos that would be deemed inappropriate.
  6. All Contestants shall be required to perform a limited number of engagements.
  7. All finalist are compelled to attend the final week preparation for the pageant and attend all rehearsals, if all rehearsals are not attended, the contestant will be disqualified;
  8. All pageant outfits and accessories, hair and makeup is for the contestants own costs;
  9. All traveling and accommodation for contestants and parents are for the contestants own costs;
  10. Contestant agrees to all judging procedures associated with the Miss Teen Namibia Pageant.
  11. The decision of the Judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. Contestant agrees to cooperate with the staff, choreographer, producer, and officials of the Pageant.
  13. The contestant and her parents / guardians, agree to participate in the Miss Teen Namibia pageant, and all projects leading up to the final pageant. They further acknowledge that the contestant will at all times be a representative of the Miss Teen Namibia pageant and all the projects and will at all times support and positively protect the pageant and projects online and off line. Furthermore they agree to act appropriately and be a role model as per the Miss Teen Namibia vision and values.    
  14. My parents/guardians and I understand and agree that I will be disqualified from the competition or should I win the title, relinquish title and prizes if I have been found to have partaken in any activities, including my photo or likeness in any way that would be demeaning to the title Miss Teen Namibia. Further, if I have been found drinking alcohol, using illicit drugs, convicted of a misdemeanor or felony. This morals clause also applies to past behavior prior to this competition, which would reflect negatively on the pageant.
  15. Contestant agrees that all fees paid to Miss Teen Namibia Pageant are non-refundable, under any and all circumstances. Fees will be forfeited should the contestant be unable to compete, and funds collected up to that point will be forfeited. There are NO exceptions to this policy. Further, the contestant is free to withdraw from the pageant at any time, but under no circumstances will you or any sponsor be entitled to a refund, either in full or in part that has been paid. Any funds/items collected up to that point and not paid/handed over, should be paid/handed over with immediate effect on withdrawal. No exceptions to this rule.
  16. The contestant accepts full responsibility for any medical costs they might incur during the pageant period.
  17. Contestant understands that the pageant is not responsible for expenses incurred by family members and friends that accompany her to the pageant, and further, that they will not receive special treatment at any of the functions.The contestant agrees to subject themselves to disciplinary measures, which might be taken against them during the pageant period by the national director. Any contestant that does not comply with the Rules, will be disqualified immediately.
  18. The contestant with her parents / guardians permission, agree to participate in the Miss Teen Namibia pageant, to be held in Windhoek Namibia and all projects leading up to the final pageant. They further acknowledge that neither Miss Namibia Pageant CC, the national director, staff, members or any of its partner institutions delivering training and supplying transport for functions and photographic shoots, will be responsible for any losses, damages or injuries the contestant might suffer/sustain from such activities during the preparation in the pageant period;
  19. Contestant agrees that they have to bring the following to the pageant:
    • One long competition evening gown;
    • One interview suit or dress for her personal interview with the judges;
    • Opening number outfit and other outfits as specified in the pageant manual;
    • Smart Casual clothing for rehearsals;
    • Outfit for Orientation;
    • All shoes and accessories needed for the pageant;
    • Expense money to cover incidentals during the pageant;
    • All clothing and articles for daily use.
  20. The Contestant and her Parents / Guardians agree:
    • To furnish a head-shot and paperwork for pageant production needs. Head-shot to be on a white / light background.
    • To furnish a head-shot for the public voting competition. This will be your choice of photo.
    • Not to incur any debts on behalf of the Miss Namibia Pageants CC / Miss Teen Namibia Pageant.
    • If there are any outstanding fees, including debutant fees on day of registration, I will not be allowed to participate in the pageant.
    • That her Parents’ travel to and from the pageant host city is their own responsibility and that the pageant will only provide transportation to the winner after the pageant.
    • Understands that once she has been selected as an official Contestant to the Miss Teen Namibia Pageants she may make personal appearances representing her title, and further, that she must do so only at events that would be deemed appropriate and honorable, and only with the written approval of the pageant and/or the national director.
    • The pageant has exclusive rights to changes, which may involve titles awarded by the pageant, scheduling, dates and the format of the pageant or any event related to the pageant.
    • Parents/Guardians and Contestants fully understand that you are responsible for your own possessions while at the pageant. The pageant and its staff are not responsible for any of your personally belongings.
    • To abide by all of the rules and regulations now in effect, or any new rules and regulations mandated in the future.
    • I, together with my parents fully understand that we are not allowed to communicate, talk to or interact with any of the official judges prior to the pageant under any circumstances in any way what so ever.
    • Contestant agrees that she will take full responsibility for all items, clothing or whatsoever is loaned to her by the pageant staff or any sponsor. If the item is damaged and not returning in the original state, she will be liable to pay for it. 
    • Understand that if she requires a special diet during the pageant she will be responsible for her own meals at her own cost.
    • Contestant understands that parents/guardians, other family members and friends of contestants must behave in a positive manner at all times.
    • That no parent/guardian, sibling, other family members, friend or anyone else other than pageant staff and contestants are permitted in the rehearsal or dressing area at any time. This will be cause for immediate disqualification.
    • That she will be disqualified from the competition if she has been found to have partaken in any activities, including photo or likeness in any way that would be demeaning to the title Miss Teen Namibia. Further, if found or photographed drinking alcohol, using illicit drugs, convicted of a misdemeanor or felony. This morals clause also applies to past behavior prior to this competition, which would reflect negatively on the pageant.
    • She will not post any pictures of herself on Facebook, Myspace or any other social networking websites that would degrade or embarrass the pageant or national director, Conny Maritz, fellow contestants or her parents/guradians. If asked to remove certain content from any social networking website she will do so immediately without questions. She also understands that she is a representative of young ladies throughout Namibia and will behave and carry herself with the utmost respect as a young woman in this position should. She also understands that she is a minor and as a contestant or future titleholder she will not participate in any illegal behavior during this pageant. Any breach of this will result in immediate disqualification.
    • Contestant agrees that the starting of malicious rumors and poor behavior are grounds for immediate dismissal from the pageant with no refund.
    • Contestant agrees to wear appropriate clothing to any event/workshop which is related to or organized by the pageant.
  21. The Contestant and her Parents / Guardians agree and understand that all contestants must take part in the Debutant Initiative and the following will be adhered to:
    • Each Contestant will be responsible to sell at least one table seating 10 persons at the Pink Bash event, the contestants seat will be free of charge, so for the first table, only 9 seats must be sold.
    • Each Contestant will raise a minimum of one thousand Namibia Dollars cash payable to Miss Teen Namibia as a fund raising initiative which must be paid over to Miss Teen Namibia before the closing date;
    • The contestants initiative and plan must be approved by the Miss Teen Namibia staff;
    • Under no circumstance may this initiative be used to raise funds for the contestant personally;
    • All funds raised under this imitative must be paid over to the applicable and approved entities;
    • If the funds are not paid to Miss Teen Namibia before the closing date, the contestant will not be allowed to take part further in the pageant.
    • If any of the above is not met, the contestant will be disqualified immediately.
    • The winner of the Debutant Initiative will win a prize and be awarded the Miss Debutant title, she will also be an automatic finalist in the pageant.
  22. No funds, items, products or sponsorship maybe raised under the name or banner of Miss Teen Namibia, without written permission from the organizers of Miss Teen Namibia and all the monies, items must be handed over to Miss Teen Namibia national directors/management. Contestants may not raise funds under the Miss Teen Namibia name or banner for their own private use. Any fundraising, sponsorships of gifts must be approved by pageant management.
  23. Contestant and family understand and agree that contestants will be available to appear on behalf of sponsors as requested.
  24. No contestant may be allowed to contact any Miss Namibia Pageant CC / Miss Teen Namibia sponsors without written permission from your National Director.
  25. That false statements on the Contestant’s application and form, failure to perform her obligations hereunder, or any other violation of the terms and conditions set forth, will not only disqualify her from participating in the finals, but shall this infraction occur, that there will be no refund of any fees paid to the pageant or remuneration for financial responsibilities that the Contestant has or will incur.
  26. The contestant does not have the right to make any press/information releases what so ever without the written consent and approval of said press/information release by the organizers before publishing.
  27. Miss Teen Namibia Pageant and its sponsors and directors have the exclusive rights to use photographs or film of delegates, for publicity, advertising, and related purposes, and further agree that there is no remuneration payable to the contestant for such photos. All photos and paperwork submitted to Miss Teen Namibia Pageant become the property of Miss Teen Namibia pageant and are not returned.
  28. The Miss Teen Namibia Pageant reserves the right to use your image in all future pageant advertising promotional materials, website, advertising, video, etc.
  29. I fully understand that Conny Maritz, Miss Teen Namibia Pageant are sole owners of all official photographs and videography taken of the contestants and pageant.
  30. The Contestant agrees that all photos sent in by the Contestant and all photo’s taken at any of the Miss Teen Namibia events and projects may be posted on social media, internet and printed for the use of Miss Teen Namibia events or projects.
  31. The prizes are as stated and are non-transferable or exchangeable. No cash alternatives will be offered.
  32. The contestant and family understand that certain prizes are donated from outside sources, and are donated in good faith. Contestant and family fully understand that the pageant and its staff are not liable for prizes that were advertised but are not awarded by any outside sources.
  33. I as contestant and we as parents / guardians of this contestant commit myself/ourselves to this pageant, and will not get involved in fighting, disruption or interfere in any program or event in this competition, or make false accusations of any sort to any person. I understand that if a problem occurs, I am obligated to discuss the problem with the organizers first. 
  34. Contestant understands that she may compete in the pageant again unless she has been named the winner.
  35. Contestant agrees that immortal behavior, at the discretion of the pageant, shall result in the immediate disqualification, loss and return of all prizes awarded, and the forfeiture of the title. Contestant understands that in such an event she will be responsible for any damages sustained by the pageant.
  36. As a finalist in this pageant, I maybe selected and have the option to compete in other competitions, locally or internationally, I will do so at my own choice and pay all fees, travel arrangements and all expenses to cover the competition. I will not hold the Miss Teen Namibia pageant responsible for any costs.
  37. Should I win this pageant, I as contestant and we as parents / guardians of this contestant agree that,
    • I will abide by all the rules set out by the pageant;
    • I will accept and wear my crown with honor and integrity;
    • I agree to behonest, show humility and respect and be a role model and a legacy and represent my country with pride;
    • I will become the face and the voice of the pageant, be articulate and well versed in the program’s mission statement and I am willing to sell that program wherever I go.
    • I will, as soon as possible, launch my charity project and support it as much as I can during my reign;
    • I accept that I am contractually required to attend and fulfill my responsibilities for the duration of my reign.
    • I am responsible for portraying good behavior while performing my duties in sash and crown as well as during down time.
    • I agree to stay in good health and maintain the appearance resembling which I was crowned.
    • Not adhering to these contractual obligations could result in dethronement in which case the 1rst runner-up will resume the title of Miss Teen Namibia.
    • The winner's parents will sign a one year contract with the organizers.
    • I fully understand and agree that if I am the winner of the Miss Teen Namibia Pageant title I will not be permitted to enter another pageant during my reign.
    • I fully understand that as the winner of the Miss Teen Namibia, the rules and regulations, including judging criteria may differ at an international pageant, and that I entered the pageant knowing this and shall abide by all judging and scoring categories of competition at international competition.
    • I fully agree and understand that if I am currently a titleholder of a local school, town or national title prior to my participation in the Miss Teen Namibia Pageant, in will not be allowed to retain this title should I be crowned, unless the title is a national pageant affiliated with the pageant.
    • If the contestant become the titleholder and relinquishes this position for any reason, all prizes must be returned in full and in the condition received.
    • Contestants agrees that if she is the winner of the Miss Teen Namibia Pageant she will not make any personal appearances without the written permission of Conny Maritz, Miss Teen Namibia Pageant and/or one of its employees.
    • I agree that should I win the title of Miss Teen Namibia that I will participate in the International Pageant and pay any fees needed to attend. Miss Teen Namibia pageant will give all funds raised to the winner to help cover costs, but if there are not enough funds, I will agree to pay any outstanding amounts.
    • I fully understand and agree that if I am a winner of the Miss Teen Namibia Pageant I will be expected to post the applicable social media posts as required and help promote the pageant as requested by my national director.
  38. My parents/guardians and I understand and agree that I will be disqualified from the competition and relinquish title and prizes if I have been found to become pregnant or marry during my entry year or if I win, during my reign.
  39. Conny Martiz and the Miss Teen Namibia Pageants has made it clear to our contestants and titleholders there will be a zero-tolerance policy for any illegal behavior, or major violation of the rules and regulations of any candidate seeking the title. We believe our program encourages contestants to be good role models for our youth. We also encourage young women to become aware of the issues facing society and to become socially active in promoting causes that matter to them.
  40. Contestant and parents understand that Conny Maritz or the Miss Teen Namibia Pageants cannot be held liable should the international pageant be cancelled, postponed, changes qualification requirements, etc.
  41. I as contestant and parents / guardians of this contestant have read, understood and commit myself/ourselves to all the rules and regulations of this pageant and further declare that I fully understand the content and implications thereof.
    • I hereby fully revoke any rights to institute civil action, which I might have or acquire during this period against Miss Namibia Pageant CC and accept full responsibility for my personal safety and property for the duration of the pageant.
    • Contestants and parents may not start or participate in any Crimen Injuria Act against the organizers, sponsors, presenters, employees or any organization or individual involved in this Pageant.
    • Contestant agrees that any dispute arising or relating to participation or the obligation of the Contestant and the pageant stipulated herein, shall be settled in accordance with the Namibia Law, and the Namibian Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over such disputes.
    • We understand that this is a voluntary, deliberate, and legally binding agreement between the Contestant, her parents/guardian and Miss Teen Namibia Pageants CC and will abide by these rules.

 

Defined terms used in these terms and conditions:

MTNP                                                                                   Miss Teen Namibia / Miss Namibia Pageants CC

Director                                                                                National Director, Conny Maritz

The Pageant                                                                       Miss Teen Namibia Pageant

Contestant / Entrant                                                       Contestant and Parents/Guardians

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