Galaxy Rules & Regs

 

   

Why Galaxy...

 

Emphasizing beauty, style, and cultural appreciation, the Galaxy International Pageant® is a personal development opportunity for women of all nations.  The delegates who become part of the Galaxy International Pageant® gain confidence and poise in an increasingly competitive world.  The pageant affords each delegate the opportunity to grow and advance her personal and career goals while acting as a role model in her community.

   

 

   

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Why Galaxy...

 

Emphasizing beauty, style, and cultural appreciation, the Galaxy International Pageant® is a personal development opportunity for women of all nations.  The delegates who become part of the Galaxy International Pageant® gain confidence and poise in an increasingly competitive world.  The pageant affords each delegate the opportunity to grow and advance her personal and career goals while acting as a role model in her community.

   

 

 

Rules & Regulations

 

 

ELIGIBILITY & ACCEPTANCE

DIVISIONS:

 

Mrs. Galaxy® 
Must be legally married to a naturally born genetic male as of the start date of the pageant event. This applies to participation in any preliminary pageant (e.g., local, state, provincial, national) leading to the international competition itself.

Ages 21 & over. Must also be legally married before participating at a state prelim and the Galaxy international pageant itself.


Miss Galaxy®

Must be unmarried (e.g., single, divorced, widowed, single mother) as of the start date of the pageant event. May not compete while pregant. This applies to participation in any preliminary pageant (e.g., local, state, provincial, national) leading to the international pageant itself.  Must not become pregnant during her reign as state titleholder or international winner.

Must be at least 19-29 years of age.  Delegates participating in preliminary pageants leading to the Miss Galaxy® pageant may be 18 years of age provided that they will reach their 19th birthday 60 days after the International Pageant.


Ms. Galaxy®

Must be age 30 & over. (e.g., single, divorced, widowed, single mother). Applicants who are married cannot "choose" to enter this division simply because of age.

 

Miss Teen Galaxy®
Must be single and never married as of the start date of the pageant event. This applies to participation in any preliminary pageant (e.g., local, state, provincial, national) leading to the international competion itself. 

Must be at least 15-18. Applicant must not turn older than 18
as of August 31 the year of the International Pageant. Delegates participating in preliminary pageants leading to the Miss Teen Galaxy® pageant may be 14 years of age provided that they reach their 15th birthday before the international finals.

Teens must agree that they are not in the process of becoming married for a year prior to the international pageant and a year after the international finals.

 

Gender:

Entrant must be a naturally born genetic female.

 

Official Language.

English is the official language of the Galaxy International Pageant®.  It is not a requirement for delegates to speak English.  Delegates who do not speak English must provide their own interpreter during all pageant events. Galaxy Pageants is not responsible for providing an interpreter for delegates who do not speak or understand the English language.

 

Preliminary Pageants: 

If a preliminary pageant is held for which entrant qualifies, entrant must first participate in the preliminary pageant before applying to enter the Galaxy International Pageant® as an at-large delegate unless special conditions are met (ref.  “At-Large” Entry / Title Representation section below).

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. Galaxy Pageants, Inc., its officers, agents and employees are not liable to entrant for anything whatsoever in connection with the preliminary pageant.

Entrant agrees to attend the Galaxy International Pageant® if selected as the winner in a preliminary pageant and further abide by all the required services, rules and regulations governing this pageant.

Winners of preliminary pageants are not eligible to re-compete in the same division at the same preliminary pageant but may re-enter once their status changes such that they become eligible for a different division.

Winners of preliminary pageants may re-enter the international pageant as an at-large delegate once they have fulfilled their obligations as specified by the rules and regulations of the preliminary pageant.

Participants of preliminary pageants who are not named as the winning titleholder(s) may apply to become an at-large delegate following the conclusion of the preliminary pageant.

 

“At-Large” Entry / Title Representation:

“At-large” refers to the status of any delegate who enters the Galaxy International Pageant® directly at the international level without first winning a preliminary pageant.  Entrants may apply directly to the international pageant as an “at-large” delegate under the following conditions: 

* If no preliminary pageant is offered for which entrant qualifies;
* If preliminary pageant director has waived the participation prerequisite as
part of the preliminary pageant affiliation agreement;
* If preliminary pageant director has agreed to entrant’s participation as an at-large delegate due to special circumstances;
* If entrant has fulfilled the preliminary pageant participation requirement and did not emerge as the preliminary pageant winner;
* Delegates compete equally at the international pageant regardless of status as a preliminary winner or at-large delegate and regardless of title representation. 

Eligibility for at-large country, regional, cultural, state and city titles is determined by meeting at least one of the following criteria: 

* Current or prior residency in the country, region, state, city;
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Current or prior employment in the country, region, state, city;
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Current or prior student status in the country, region, state, city;
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Current or prior property owner in the country, region, state, city;
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Born in the country, region, state, city;
*
25% cultural heritage for cultural / country titles 

At-large applicants are asked to rank order their top three title choices. Upon receipt of required deposit, at-large applicant is placed into “pending” status regarding title assignment. At-large applicant may make payments or may make payment in full at the time of application.

At-large titles are assigned upon receipt of paperwork, photo(s) and payment in full of required fees.  If two applicants apply for the same title, the title will be awarded to the first applicant who makes payment in full, regardless of when the initial applications were filed.  The other applicant will be assigned another available title for which they qualify upon receipt of payment in full.

Galaxy Pageants, Inc. retains full and ultimate authority for any and all decisions regarding assignment of titles to at-large delegates for representation associated with the Galaxy International Pageant®. 

Titles commence upon receipt of written notification from Galaxy Pageants, Inc. and expire at the end of the calendar year during which the Galaxy International Pageant® is held.

Galaxy Pageants, Inc. retains the right to reserve any title for any reason and to award titles in reserve status to at-large delegates based upon criteria established by Galaxy Pageants, Inc. (e.g., “U.S.” national titles and North American continental titles will be offered to runners-up from the previous year’s international finals before being released to the general public for representation.)

Entrant agrees to attend the Galaxy International Pageant® once confirmed as an “at-large” delegate and further to abide by all the required services, rules and regulations governing this pageant.

At large delegate agrees to look solely to Galaxy Pageants™ with respect to all matters relating to the application, the preparation, rehearsal, performance and selection process and all other matters relating to this pageant.

Galaxy Pageants, Inc. retains the right to assign titles to at-large delegates at any time for upcoming Galaxy pageants (i.e., a 2005 at-large state titleholder may be assigned during the 2004 calendar year, even if the title is being held contemporaneously by a 2004 at-large delegate).

 

Returning Delegates:

Former winners of the titles Mrs. Galaxy®, Miss Galaxy®, and Miss Teen Galaxy® are not eligible to compete in the same division but may re-enter once their status changes such that they become eligible for a different division.

At large delegates may re-enter the international pageant from year to year. 

Winners of preliminary pageants are not eligible to re-compete in the same division at the same preliminary pageant but may re-enter once their status changes such that they become eligible for a different division.

Winners of preliminary pageants may re-enter the international pageant as an at-large delegate in the same division.

 

ENTRANCE FEES & PAYMENTS

An entry fee is required to enter the Galaxy International Pageant® as an at-large delegate.  The fee amount is advertised on the official pageant website.  Delegate may seek sponsors or may pay the entry fee herself.  All sponsors are recognized in the Galaxy International Pageant® program book at no charge.  Payment may be made by personal check, money order, or credit card via PayPal.  Delegates may make payments toward the total entry fee.

Payments of any amount must be made at least every 30 days until the total fee is received.  Failure to remit payment every 30 days may result in loss of title and fees paid.

Delegate's title will be assigned and her crown and sash will be ordered after payment has been received in full by Galaxy Pageants, Inc.  Please see “At-Large Delegates / Title Representation for details regarding title assignment.

The Galaxy International Pageant® is self-supporting and relies solely upon entry fees to cover production expenses. Production expenses include but are not limited to:  advertising, hotel rentals, theater rentals, performers’ fees, judges' expenses, staging, supplies, prizes, awards, etc.

A significant percentage of the entry fee is directed back to each delegate in the form of crown, sash, meals, entertainment, parties, gifts, and prizes.

Refund Policy

All fees paid to Galaxy Pageants, Inc. are NOT REFUNDABLE and NOT TRANSFERABLEin full or in part for under any circumstances. This includes, but is not limited to entry fees, advertising fees, pageant admission ticket sales fees, guest meal fees and any other fees paid to Galaxy Pageants by anyone including, but not limited to, delegates, sponsors, and advertisers.

 

DEADLINES

The entry deadline is posted on the official website.  Entry fees must be paid in full by the entry deadline. Preliminary pageants must be concluded by the entry deadline.  There will be no exceptions under any circumstances

All required delegate paperwork (e.g., Biographical Information Form, etc.) must be complete and received by Galaxy Pageants by the paperwork deadline which is posted on the Galaxy website.

All deadlines are strictly enforced and must be adhered to by entrant and preliminary pageant directors.  Entrant (and director, if applicable) understands and agrees to the following penalty for late submission of required items, including paperwork, photography and full payment of fees by posted deadlines:  A total of 1 point per day per late item is deducted from delegate’s total score.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

PhotographyEntrant must submit a headshot photo for the Galaxy website, a photo. Photos may be emailed to Galaxy@galaxypageants.com sent via traditional mail service.

AttireDelegates provide their own competition and opening number attire.  Other wardrobe requirements will be sent to official delegates.

TravelDelegates make their own travel arrangements.  Galaxy Pageants™ is not responsible for arranging international travel or intervening / resolving disputes involving international travel to the United States of America for the pageant competition.  Galaxy Pageants™ will provide entrant with a statement of acceptance into the pageant that verifies delegate status when attaining necessary travel documents.

HotelDelegates are required to stay at the host hotel (unless delegate lives close enough to drive from home to pageant events each day).  Delegates and their families must make their own hotel reservations.

MinorsDelegates who are under 18 years of age as of the pageant date must be accompanied by an adult.  Galaxy Pageants™ assumes no responsibility for minors.

 

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 photographs for any film or publication prior to, during the preliminary or pageant finals, or during her reign should she become a preliminary Winner, at-large delegate or Galaxy International Pageant® Titleholder. Some exceptions may apply on a case-by-case basis.

Delegate will conduct herself in a courteous, professional manner at all times during the Galaxy International Pageant™ and while representing a Galaxy International Pageant® title.

Delegate will not slander or libel other contestants, judges, Galaxy Pageants™ staff or anyone else involved with or connected to the Galaxy International Pageant®.  Defamatory verbal and/or written remarks against Galaxy Pageants™ and the Galaxy International Pageant® will result in immediate disqualification, forfeiture of any and all prizes and awards won, and legal charges. 

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 charges.

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 Galaxy Pageants™  Entrant agrees to accept such determinations made by Galaxy. both as to herself and others.

Participation in Galaxy International 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. Galaxy Pageants™ President is the only individual with the authority to release a delegate from a scheduled event.

International Winners’ Contract

If selected as a Galaxy International Pageant® winner, delegate agrees to sign a contract stating agreement to arrange and make a minimum of 25 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 Galaxy Pageants™ with photos of appearances for the Galaxy International 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 four overall Galaxy International Pageant® winners (i.e., Miss Teen Galaxy®, Miss Galaxy®,
Ms. Galaxy®, Mrs. Galaxy®) will commence immediately after crowning and will end immediately following the crowning of their successor.

Galaxy International Pageant® titleholders agree to make monthly contact with Galaxy Pageants™ by phone, letter, fax or e-mail.

Overall Galaxy International Pageant® titleholders (i.e., Miss Teen Galaxy®, Miss Galaxy®, Ms. Galaxy®, Mrs. Galaxy®) agree that they will not enter any other pageant or compete for any other titles during their year’s reign without the prior written permission from Galaxy Pageants, Inc. The Galaxy title is the overall winners' main pageant-related priority.  Winners are expected to give their time and energy to this title and this title only during their year’s reign.  Permission for Galaxy titleholders to participate in other pageants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Winners 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 Galaxy International Pageant®, or any other registered tradename, trademark or logo of Galaxy Pageants, or any title designation or reference with respect to the pageant in any manner.

International winners agree to attend the next year’s pageant to crown their successors.  Winners’ travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be arranged for and paid by Galaxy Pageants.

 

Publicity and Promotion.

By virtue of participation in the Galaxy International Pageant®, delegate agrees to allow Galaxy Pageants, Inc. 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 Galaxy pageant (e.g., t-shirts, tote bags, hats, other apparel, mouse pads, and other promotional materials.)  Delegate agrees to release Galaxy Pageants, Inc. 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 Galaxy International 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, any of the three international winners resign or are disqualified, the 1st runner-up in the appropriate age division will assume the title and all prizes.

Limitation of Liability / Responsibility

a.) Galaxy Pageants™, its officers, directors, agents and employees are not liable to entrant for anything whatsoever in connection with any preliminary pageant leading to the Galaxy International 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.)  Galaxy Pageants, Inc., its officers, employees, and pageant personnel are not responsible for accidents, injury or theft incurred at the time of the Galaxy International Pageant® or travel to and from.

c.)  Galaxy Pageants, Inc. 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 Galaxy International Pageant
®.

d.)  Galaxy Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for negligence or fraud on the part of the host hotel.

e.)  Galaxy Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for arranging international travel or intervening / resolving disputes surrounding international travel to the
United States of America for the pageant competition.

f.)  Galaxy Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for providing an interpreter for delegates who do not speak or understand English.

g.)  Galaxy Pageants, Inc. 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.

Agreement.

By submitting the entry form and fee(s) to Galaxy Pageants, Inc. or Director of any Preliminary Pageant leading to the Galaxy International Pageant®, delegate agrees to abide by all policies, rules and regulations set forth by Galaxy Pageants. Participation in the Galaxy International Pageant® also indicates acceptance and agreement to abide by all policies, rules and regulations set forth by Galaxy Pageants, Inc..  Delegate attests that all information submitted to Galaxy Pageants, Inc. is true and accurate.  Falsification of information and failure to comply with the policies of Galaxy Pageants, Inc. 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 Galaxy Pageants, Inc.