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UNITED STATES NATIONAL PAGEANTS

2019 PROGRAM BOOK AD PAGE REQUIREMENTS & INFO

AD DEADLINE IS JUNE 7th for STANDARD PAGES

JUNE 15th for OPTIONAL PREMIUM PAGES - NO EXCEPTIONS!

***SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL THE INFO!***

Dear UNITED STATES Delegates:

 

It's a pleasure for all of us at PAGEANT DESIGN to be able to work with you! We are the graphic designers of your official Program Book and our goal is to ensure it is a beautiful memento that you will treasure for years to come! We will ensure that each and every one of you looks awesome on the printed page!

 

 

Please note the following (PLEASE READ IN FULL!): 

As a Delegate, you are required to submit a minimum of 1 (one) Color STANDARD Ad Page for the 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!

• Additional pages are optional and strongly encouraged. Make the most of this experience and capture the Judge's attention

with multiple pages and design options!

 

We are the *only* authorized graphic designers for the Pageant. In order to maintain a visual and aesthetic consistency throughout the entire Program book, *no* other designers are allowed.

• GREAT NEWS! The design of your ad page is ALREADY INCLUDED in your entry fee! This is for the design of 1 (one) STANDARD PAGE.

A "Standard" Ad Page means 1 full page, full color, single photo design (please see the sample below to get an exact idea of what a STANDARD PAGE looks like). There is NO extra charge for this. Again, this is already included with your fees!

• You can also choose from a number of OPTIONAL, more visually complex and eye-catching lay-outs. There are two choices for these OPTIONAL pages:

- A PERSONALITY PAGE (a 2-page "spread" design)

and

- A CUSTOM FRONT COVER.

Please see below for more info on this!

EXTRA FEES:

In the case of the OPTIONAL designs, there are additional fees to consider. These fees cover our graphic design and lay-out services, as well as the printing, binding and shipping costs associated with these additional pages. These fees are payable directly ***on this very webpage*** and will cover the extra design work and printing costs. These fees are SEPARATE FROM the entry fee, or any other fees payable to the Pageant. Please see all the options below for all the details.

 

• You can submit your files and place an order for your ad page/s right here!

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!

 

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

Make your selection, and, if applicable, complete your purchase via the secure PayPal server.

If easier, you can also submit your payment via PayPal to info@pageantdesignsolutions.com

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

 

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

info@pageantdesignsolutions.com

PLEASE ENSURE YOU SUBMIT *ONLY* HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE/S!

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

CHOOSE YOUR AD PAGE STYLE!

(scroll down for steps 2 & 3)

Please select from the lay-out options listed below:

All prices already include PayPal fees

If easier, you can also submit your payment via PayPal directly to info@pageantdesignsolutions.com

STANDARD:
SINGLE PHOTO

1 X Full Color Pageant Ad design & Lay-Out with a single photo of your choosing + your text.

THIS DESIGN STYLE IS ALREADY INCLUDED WITH YOUR FEES! 

1 PHOTO ONLY!

(Please DO NOT send

more than 1 photo!)

 

STANDARD  | $25 (LATE FEE)

INCLUDED WITH YOUR FEES

(normal lay-out time: 5 to 7 *business* days)

This is the "STANDARD" page design. All contestants are REQUIRED to submit this page, which is ALREADY INCLUDED on your entry fee. There are NO additional costs associated with this page. 

The style of this STANDARD PAGE will be like in the example above:

- SINGLE photo ONLY

- Medium close-up ONLY

- Studio (indoors) shot ONLY

- ***NO SELFIES!!!***

- NO crowns & NO sashes

- NO quotes

- Please keep the text VERY, VERY SHORT!

- NO sponsor logos allowed

(sponsors can be acknowledged via text ONLY)

- We require a photo with a ***clean*** WHITE

background, and with an "open" framing (in other words, NO cropping, or as little cropping as possible)

See examples below of what an ideal photo for a

STANDARD Ad page would look like.

NO SELFIES!

 

- Please: *NO* black nor dark backgrounds,

and NO textures nor patterns in the background.

PLEASE SEND ONLY 1  PHOTO OF YOUR CHOICE

 

DEADLINE HAS PASSED!

LATE FEE AFTER DEADLINE IS $25

(Please pay for the late fee below)

"STANDARD" AD PAGE PHOTO SAMPLE:

PLEASE NOTE the following requirements for the STANDARD Ad page photo:

- Medium close-up ONLY (NO full-body shots)

- Studio (indoors) shot ONLY (NO "nature" shots)

- CLEAN WHITE background

- Please NO dark backgrounds

- Please NO textures nor patterns in the background. 

- NO crowns and NO sashes.

- Leave plenty of "space" and "room" around you, to allow us to add the graphics and your Name and Title. 

Use the photos below as a reference. 

And REMEMBER: use *only* clean white or very light backgrounds and leave plenty of space "around" you! :)

Before-After22.jpg
United States-4T KB photo 2018-0703.jpg
Before-After48.jpg
OPTIONAL STYLE #1
PERSONALITY PAGE
(a 2 Page "Spread" Design)

This is the first of two OPTIONAL ad page choices. Our PERSONALITY PAGE is an awesome looking, 2-page wide "spread" lay-out. Think of it as a "centerfold" style ad page, or a magazine article, with both the left and right pages all for yourself! In this option, you can:

 

- Showcase multiple photos.

- Include extensive text, if needed

- Include sponsor logos, if needed 

 

 

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

This 2-page wide PERSONALITY "spread" is sure to capture everybody's attention and will NOT go unnoticed in the Program Book!

 

Create a collage, showcase your many facets and achievements...  be as creative as you'd like!

In this case, we recommend photos with a "wide" (or landscape) format. This is NOT a requirement, however. Merely a recommendation. Portrait photos may not be ideal in this case. The extra-wide format of the 2-page spread works best with horizontally-shaped images, but it *CAN* also work with any other image, too! See the samples below for ideas!

For more samples, click here to check out our SAMPLES section!

PLEASE NOTE: This optional upgrade requires an additional fee:

This additional fee covers the 100% custom design of the more complex lay-out,

as well as the printing of the extra page.

 

These fee is payable on this page, below. See below.

 

 

2-PAGE SPREAD - MULTIPLE IMAGES - Example
Fredericksen, Kadance SPREAD 300dpi.jpg
Sollers, Su Joing AD 7-8 SPREAD.jpg
Kouretas, Alexandra DOUBLE-PAGE.jpg

PERSONALITY PAGE ADDITIONAL FEE

• Optional DESIGN FEE for the design and the costs associated with printing, binding and shipping of your PERSONALITY PAGE in our National Program Book

$319

 

HAVING TROUBLE PAYING WITH A PHONE?

If you are using a phone to make a payment, and in the event that you are not able to check-out through our website, simply please send in your payment directly via PayPal to these addresses: 

 

For the PERSONALITY PAGE DESIGN FEE, please send your payment to:

info@pageantdesignsolutions.com

MISS TX US 2017 FRONT COVER.jpg
OPTIONAL STYLE #2
YOU ON THE FRONT COVER!
(a custom-made Program Book Front Cover Design)

When we say that you can be a "Cover Girl", we mean it!

Our CUSTOM FRONT COVER DESIGN is the perfect eye-catcher and an incredible personal memento!

 

 

- Yes, now YOU can be on the cover of the official Program Book!

- You will receive 5 (five) copies of the book with YOU on the cover 

(perfect for gifts to friends and family). These copies are ***included*** with the printing fee listed below.

- SINGLE photo ONLY

PLEASE NOTE: This optional upgrade requires an additional fee:

1) DESIGN fee (covers the design of YOUR 100% unique Front Cover!)

2) PRINTING fee (covers the printing of 5 (five) extra copies of the official Program Book,

with YOU on the cover! And extra copies can be ordered on request!

 

The extra fee is payable on this page. See below.

QUESTIONS? Please call us! 954 923 7215

 

CUSTOM FRONT COVER ADDITIONAL FEE

• Optional DESIGN FEE for the design and the costs associated with printing, binding and shipping of your CUSTOM FRONT COVER

(includes 5 copies of the actual book with YOU on the cover!) 

$659

 

HAVING TROUBLE PAYING WITH A PHONE?

If you are using a phone to make a payment, and in the event that you are not able to check-out through our website, simply please send in your payment directly via PayPal to these addresses: 

 

For the PERSONALITY PAGE DESIGN FEE, please send your payment to:

info@pageantdesignsolutions.com

STEP 2 of 3:

PAGEANT AD DESIGN FORM

You can use this form for ALL the design options (STANDARD, PERSONALITY PAGE and CUSTOM COVER)

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 misspellings 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!

 

RESPECT THE DEADLINE! - NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

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 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. 

 

 

IMPORTANT!

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE INFO BELOW

By submitting your photo/s of choice via e-mail to us, you authorize us to use said photo/s for the purposes of creating your ad page. You also assume full responsibility for the use of the photo/s. We assume that the photo/s have been purchased by you from your photographer or photography business of choice. We also assume that by submitting the photo/s to us, you have previously received and signed the proper Release Form (provided to you by said business) that allows you to use the photo/s in any way you choose. We are not responsible nor liable for the misuse of the photo/s on your part in any way, shape or form. We will of course give full and proper credit to the photographer of your choice, as indicated by you when you fill out the form above. If the "Photographer Credit" line is left empty by you in the form above, we also assume you have full ownership of said photo/s and are free to use it/them in any way, shape or form. 

CHOICES, CHOICES...

Please note: due to the fact that the photo selection for an ad page is a very personal one, and due to time constraints, we kindly ask that you choose the image you'd like to use on your ad page yourself and that you ensure that you send us the CORRECT photo. In the case of the STANDARD option, please submit ONLY 1 (one) PHOTO! Unfortunately, due to our very strict deadline, we do *not* have time to browse through multiple image choices for each STANDARD ad page. Thank you for your help and understanding!

MAKE SURE YOU SEND US THE CORRECT PHOTO!

The photo determines the entire lay-out and design of your ad page, so please do note that if you change your mind and decide to use a different photo after-the-fact (after the page has been designed using the photo originally submitted by you), a new order would be required.

We can *not* change the photo once an ad page has been designed.

Please do keep this in mind and always ensure you send us the correct image file.

 

A NOTE ON HIGH RESOLUTION ("Hi-Res") PHOTOS

• NO LOW RESOLUTION IMAGES!

We want to make sure your ad page looks great once printed! But for that, we need a *high resolution* photo file (and one *without* any photographer "watermarks" or super-imposed logos). 

How to retrieve the original, hi-res file? Easy! 

Your photographer should have this file, or it could have been provided to you on a CD or a download link

(for example, a Dropbox link... if so, please do share that link with us). 

 

• If you have a download  link provided to you by your photographer, please share that link with us. 

 

Please also note the following: 

• Do *not* use any non-professional software to crop or alter the original image file in any way. 

 

- Do *not* use an app to alter the original file!

 

- Please use a desktop computer instead of a phone when submitting the photo 

 

• Do *NOT* take a "screenshot" of the photo with your phone!

• if using a desktop or laptop computer is not possible, please always select "actual size" or "large" when sending the file and never "small" or "medium".

 

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