We'll make it look AWESOME for you!

AMERICAN PAGEANTS

2018 PROGRAM BOOK AD INFO

AD DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 21st, 2018

NO EXCEPTIONS ON DEADLINES!

 

 

Dear AMERICAN PAGEANTS Titleholders:

 

It's a pleasure for all of us at PAGEANT DESIGN to be able to work with you! We are responsible for the design of this year's official Program Book. We are happy to be part of the AMERICAN PAGEANTS' family!

 

We are also here to help with any questions you may have regarding the design of the program book ad pages, and hopefully make the whole process a little easier for all of you. We want to make sure the Program Book looks great, and that it will be a beautiful memento that you will treasure for years to come! We will ensure that each and every one of you look awesome on the printed page!

 

 

Please note the following: 

• As a Titleholder, you are required to submit a minimum of 1 (one) Color Ad Page for your Program Book,

where you can showcase yourself and, if needed, your Sponsors. 

 

We are here to make life easier and design an awesome-looking ad page for you!

There is a fee for designing your ad page. This fee covers our graphic design and lay-out services so that we can create a professionally designed ad page for you. This fee is payable directly to us (PAGEANT DESIGN). This fee is SEPARATE FROM the entry fee, or any other fees payable to the Pageant. Our fees are for the graphic design of your ad page/s ONLY. 

 

• Since we are the company responsible for the design of the Program Book, your ad page is GUARANTEED to be created and layed-out in the CORRECT, exact program book dimensions, and to be 100% up to spec.

What does this mean? In short: that your page will look GREAT once printed!

 

• You can place an order for your ad page on this very page. In order to do so, simply please follow the instructions below.

 

 

HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER FOR YOUR AD PAGE:

The pageant ad design process is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

 

1) Simply select the type of Pageant Ad design you need by choosing from the styles and options listed below.

Make your selection, click on "buy now" and complete your purchase via the secure PayPal server.

You can also submit your payment via PayPal directly to info@pageantdesignsolutions.com

2) Return to this page and please complete the "Pageant Ad Design Form" form, which you will also find below.

 

3) Finally, after completing the 3 steps described above, please e-mail your photo to:

info@pageantdesignsolutions.com

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR PHOTO IS IN HIGH RESOLUTION!

To place more than a single ad order, simply please follow the same steps multiple times. Mix ad styles as needed!

 

PLEASE NOTE: All 3 steps must be completed

before we can start designing your ad page.

STEP 1 OF 3

(scroll down for steps 2 & 3)

Please select from the lay-out options listed below:

All prices already include PayPal fees

COLOR
Single Photo

1 X Full Color Pageant Ad design & Lay-Out with a single photo of your choosing + your text. Striking and full of visual impact. Unleash the

"cover girl" in you!

Our most popular style!

 

STANDARD  | $79

(lay-out time: normally 5 ***business*** days)

NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO DEADLINE (9/21/18)

PLEASE SELECT FROM THE RUSH OPTIONS BELOW INSTEAD:

RUSH - Need In 48 hours or less 

(EXCLUDING WEEKENDS) | $129

RUSH - Need in LESS THAN 24 hrs. or on WEEKENDS

(SAME DAY FOR ORDERS PLACED BEFORE 1PM EAST) - $199

COLOR
Multiple Photos

1 X Full Color Pageant Ad

design & Lay-Out with up to 4 photos of your own choosing.

Can't choose between

so many great shots?

Use them all!

 

 STANDARD | $189

(lay-out time: normally 5 ***business*** days)

NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO DEADLINE (9/21/18)

PLEASE SELECT FROM THE RUSH OPTIONS BELOW INSTEAD:

RUSH - Need In 48 hours or less

(EXCLUDING WEEKENDS) | $259

RUSH - Need in LESS THAN 24 hrs or on WEEKENDS

 NOT AVAILABLE

REMINDER - AD DEADLINE:

Your Ad Deadline is SEPTEMBER 21st, 2018

 

NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE

Orders described as "STANDARD" above will be fulfilled in aproximately 5 BUSINESS days, except for MULTI-PHOTO and 2-PAGE "SPREADS" ad pages, which will be fulfilled in 7 BUSINESS days instead. In either case, this does not include weekends nor holidaysPlease select one of our "RUSH" delivery options if the above will not allow you to meet the Program Book deadline. Or, better yet...

 

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! RUSH FEES APPLY! 

Nobody likes to spend extra $$$! So do not wait until the very last minute to place your order and SAVE $$$!

THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS ON LATE FEES!

 

WHY DO WE CHARGE A LATE/RUSH FEE?

Simple. We have a printer deadline that we need to respect. We need to MAKE that deadline. If all ad page orders come in late, or at the very last minute, we will NOT have our books ready on time. No printer will wait for us. We also want to make sure that the ENTIRE Program Book is designed properly and ON TIME. The more time we have to work on your ad page, the better the results. Plus, we also like to sleep every once in a while. :)

 

Please do submit your files as soon as possible so that we are not forced to spend countless sleepless nights trying to finish the book on time! :) Having said that, we do understand that sometimes life happens, and that is why we offer the "RUSH" options. 

 

 

NEW!
Centerfold / 2 Page Spread

2-page spread lay-out

single or multiple photos + your text

 

 

Want to REALLY stand out with a lay-out that's fit for a Queen?

This 2-page centerfold is sure to capture everybody's attention and will NOT go unnoticed!

 

Create a collage, use it as your Reign's farewell message, showcase your many facets...

A bigger canvas means bigger possibilities!

 

 

2-PAGE SPREAD - MULTIPLE IMAGES - Example

• Up to 2 photos + text across 2 full pages | $259

• Unlimited photos + text across 2 full pages | $312

 

STEP 2 of 3:

PAGEANT AD DESIGN FORM

IMPORTANT: Please double-check the spelling of all names and verbiage BEFORE you submit the form below!

PLEASE NOTE: we are not responsible for any mispellings nor omissions on the form submitted by you.

So please DOUBLE-CHECK and TRIPLE-CHECK the content of your form before submitting it! :)

 

IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE SPONSORS THAT NEED TO BE LISTED ON YOUR PAGE,

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEPARATE THE NAMES OF THOSE SPONSORS WITH COMMAS AND/OR SEMICOLONS!

STEP 3 OF 3

after completing the 3 steps described above, please e-mail your photo to:

info@pageantdesignsolutions.com

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR PHOTO IS IN HIGH RESOLUTION!

 

THE LONG VERSION:

 

• WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU NEED FROM ME IN ORDER TO DESIGN A GREAT PAGEANT AD?

(JUST 2 THINGS!)

 

1) YOUR PHOTOS: When it comes to the choice of photos, we recommend using one single shot. It is true: one picture speaks louder than a thousand words, and we think that the pageant ad pages with just one great looking photo strike the best balance between impact and sophistication. But, hey, if you have a lot of great photos to choose from, why not create a dynamic multi-photo ad? We'll make it look great one way or the other! Check out our "Design Samples" section for more!



Ideally, your image/s would come from a professional photographer, and you would have a high-resolution copy of it/them. That's the file/s we would need you to e-mail us. Please e-mail all your images to info@pageantdesignsolutions.com. The higher the resolution of your images, the better the final ad will look like. Low-resolution images, on the other hand, could make the final product look "grainy", "pixelated", and will diminish the visual quality of your ad. This is a key ingredient that can make or break your ad! Our format of choice for photos is JPEG, in 300dpi or higher resolution. We also accept PDF, PNG or TIFF files. 

 

 

Remember: the judges will see your headshot and your ad page in the program book BEFORE they meet you in person,

so first impressions are crucial!



 

2) YOUR VERBIAGE: In order for us to receive the text you'd like to use in your ad, simply complete the Pageant Ad Design Form above. This is where you would enter the verbiage you would like to use on your ad/s, including any sponsor information, if applicable. We recommend that you keep the amount of text at a bare-minimum. Your full name is really what's important. Inspirational quotes, "thank you" and "best wishes" messages are of course always welcome, but remember: the more space you use for the text, the less space we have to work with your photo/s (and the more chances you have to bore the judges!). Short and sweet wins! 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions or comments you might have!





• DO I GET TO SEE THE AD BEFORE IT'S FINAL?

 

Of course! You will be able to receive (via e-mail) a preliminary version of the ad for your approval and error-checking. Once you are 100% happy with the results, we will e-mail you the final version of the ad in a high-resolution, printer-ready format. You will then be able to e-mail this final version of the ad to your Pageant Producer, Director or Organizer. 

 

PAGEANT AD NO-NO's:

 

• NO LOW RESOLUTION IMAGES

Your photographer should have given you 2 different versions of your images: 1 low-res (for preview purposes, e-mail or easier file sharing) and 1 final, fully edited file in high resolution. We would need the hi-res one. This photo usually is delivered on a CD, USB stick, or via an online file-sharing service such as Dropbox, Sendspace, etc. The higher resolution will translate into a MUCH better looking printed ad, with no digital artifacts such as pixelation and "noise", nor any compression issues. In short, low res photos look terrible on the printed page. Hi-res images look stunning.

 

• NO FACEBOOK / CANDID / PHONE PHOTOS

The goal is to make you stand out and look great! Blurry, shaky, out of focus, or poorly lit and/or framed candid photos taken with a phone are not really going to let you do that. Unless you have great photographic skills and a decent DSLR camera, go with a pro photographer! It'll be a great investment for your pageant or modelling career.

 

• NO PHOTOS WHERE WE DO NOT SEE YOUR FACE!

Yes, believe it or not, we have had cases where all the images submitted to create an ad suffered from the issue described above.

 

• NO "WATERMARKED" PHOTOS

If your photographer provided you with a photo with his/her logo as a digital "watermark", and this "watermark" is positioned on top of or somewhere very close to your body or face, please ask him/her to provide you with a non-watermarked, uncompressed file. However, if the "watermark" or logo is somewhere else, not on your body but on an area where it can be easily "removed" (see the example above), then that's no problem at all!

 

• NO SCANNED SPONSOR BUSINESS CARDS

This one is more of a "maybe" instead of an emphatic "no". If you know your way around a scanner and can submit a properly scanned business card of your sponsor/s (in 300dpi or higher resolution, properly framed/cropped, etc), then go for it! But ideally, we would prefer a digital, hi-res logo in Ai, Eps or Psd format. This will ensure the highest file quality and best possible results for your ad.

 

• NO, UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN NOT RE-DO AN AD DESIGNED BY SOMEBODY ELSE

We pride ourselves in creating fully original, custom-made ads for each one of our clients. We also are unable to re-do, modify, change the wording or "enahnce" an existing ad designed by somebdy else, mostly beacuse we do not have access to the original, editable or "layered" files of that ad.

 

• KEEP IT SIMPLE!

Even if you have many sponsors or family members to thank (and we agree that IS a great thing!), the reality is that most judges will not really bother to read more than one or two sentences on your ad, but their eyes will hopefully be attracted to the fluidity and dynamic nature of the photo and the lay-out. So, of course, do go ahead and give credit where credit is due, but keep it short and simple! 

 

 





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