Printed pageant programs are essential to show the contestants photos, biographies, scholarships, awards and prizes. Programs can become souvenirs filled with memories that the contestants and families can treasure for years to come.
Family, friends and attendees will use the programs to learn more about the pageant and contestants. An introduction, printed schedule, message from the director, and judges biography are important. The reigning queen, past royalty and appearances of the previous winner should also be included.
Gwen Nanna used the left page to showcase the winners from the previous year and give a short biography about them. This helps generate excitement for the contestants that are participating in this year’s competition. She also used the same magenta color throughout the program to give everything a unified look. Click here to read the full case study.
Donnela’s advice for a printing project is “keep it simple!" She hosts many pageants throughout the year and using a similar format means that she doesn’t have to start the design from scratch every year. This means she has more time to focus on the pageant! Click here to read the full case study.
Other Things to Include:
- Pageant Staff
- Scholarship Rules
- Upcoming events or workshops
- Advertising pages
- Ads that sponsor contestants
- Special thanks page
- Autograph page
Selling ad space in your program is a great way to generate additional funds for the pageant. The ad pricing can vary depending on the size of the event and other factors. Choose pricing that works best for your project.
“My goal for the Miss Georgia United States Pageant is to encourage every young woman that steps foot on the pageant stage, not to “win” a crown, but to be their personal best.”
– Amy Brady, Director of the Miss Georgia United States Pageants. Click here to read the full case study.
Our Pricing Suggestions for Ad Space
Full Page: $20 - $200 Half Page: $10 - $70
Quarter Page: $5 - $45 Business Card: $5 - $20
Design It Yourself
If you want to design your own booklet, feel free to design your project from scratch and send us the print-ready PDF. You are not required to use our free tools below to create your booklet.
Free Online Design Tool
Most of the examples you have seen throughout this blog post were created with our free online design tool. It’s simple to get started - create an account, upload your pictures and add your text by following the steps in the diagram below.
Free Templates Tool
If you have Adobe design software, we have FREE downloadable templates available for you to use in order to ensure that you have all the file requirements and specs correct the first time. Using our blank templates is great because the files are already checked and have the proper format we need to print. Use our templates to help you double check your designs so that when you submit your order, your files are error free!
Order your booklet today and give your contestants and families a memory-filled souvenir that they can treasure for years to come! If you're loooking for a more unique project, consider printing a beauty pageant calendar like the one on the right that we printed for the Beehive Beauties.