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UNITED STATES NATIONAL PAGEANTS

2020 PROGRAM BOOK AD PAGE REQUIREMENTS & INFO

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

Dear UNITED STATES NATIONAL PAGEANTS 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!): 

 

• Great news! As a Delegate, you will be featured in one STANDARD Ad Page in the official Program Book!

It's all already included with your All-Inclusive Fee, so there is NO extra cost for this! :)

You are just required to submit a photo to us (more on this below), so that we can showcase you and your Title!

• Additional pages (which we call PERSONALITY PAGESare optional and strongly encouraged.

Make the most of this experience and capture the Judge's attention with multiple pages and unique 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.

• The design of your STANDARD ad page is ALREADY INCLUDED in your All-Inclusive 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 samples below to get an exact idea of what a STANDARD PAGE looks like).

• You can also choose from a number of OPTIONAL, one-of-a-kind, more visually complex and eye-catching lay-outs.

We call these PERSONALITY PAGES (which can be either a single-page, or a 2-page "spread" design) and we also offer an incredible

CUSTOM FRONT COVER option! 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 All-Inclusive 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 SUBMIT YOUR STANDARD AD PAGE PHOTO & INFO

and

HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER FOR YOUR PERSONALITY PAGE:

The process is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

 

STEP 1) Simply select the type of 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 AD PAGE
INCLUDED WITH YOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE FEE
All Contestants Receive this design at NO extra charge! :)
SINGLE PHOTO ONLY

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

THIS DESIGN STYLE IS ALREADY INCLUDED WITH YOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE FEE!

• 1 PHOTO ONLY! (Please DO NOT send more than 1 photo!)

Normal lay-out time: 5 to 7 *business* days

PLEASE DO NOT DELAY AND SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO FOR THIS PAGE ASAP!

*A $25 late Fees will apply if you submit your photo and info after the deadline*

This is the "STANDARD" page design.

All contestants are REQUIRED to submit this page,

which is ALREADY INCLUDED on your All-Inclusive Fee

The style of this STANDARD PAGE will be like in the examples featured above.

In order to create the best-looking page possible for you, we require the following:

- SINGLE photo ONLY

- Medium close-up ONLY

- Studio (indoors) shot ONLY

- NO crowns & NO sashes

- NO quotes

- Please keep the text VERY, VERY SHORT!

- NO sponsor logos allowed in this option

Sponsors can be acknowledged via text ONLY, but please keep this very, very short

so that we can focus on YOU! :)

- 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)

DO NOT USE A PHOTO THAT HAD ORIGINALLY A NON-WHITE BACKGROUND, AND THEN ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THAT BACKGROUND YOURSELF. THIS ONLY MAKES THINGS WORSE! :)

See examples below of what an ideal photo for a STANDARD Ad page would look like.

*NO SELFIES!*

 

 

"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.

- OPEN FRAME. Leave plenty of "space" and "room" around you,

to allow us to add the graphics and your Name and Title. 

(REMEMBER: do NOT crop the image and ensure the frame is very "open". This is important!)

Use the photos below as a reference. 

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

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OPTIONAL STYLE #1
PERSONALITY SINGLE PAGE

1 X Unique single page design with a single photo of your  choosing.

Striking and full of visual impact!

This is the first of our OPTIONAL ad page choices.

100% custom made just for YOU!

 

In this option, you can:

- Showcase your unique look

- Include extensive text, if needed

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.

IMPORTANT: LOGOS are considered additional images, so *no* logos are allowed on a SINGLE PHOTO option. Please select our 2-Page Spread option (below) if you would like to include logos.

 

OPTIONAL STYLE #1 COST:

$150

(LAY-OUT TIME: 5 *business* days)

PAYING WITH A PHONE?

If you are using a phone to place your order, and depending on the settings on your device, you may not be able to enjoy all the check-out options offered through PayPal. But no problem! In that case, simply please send in your payment directly via PayPal to this address: 

 

info@pageantdesignsolutions.com

OPTIONAL STYLE #2
PERSONALITY 2-PAGE SPREAD

Our second PERSONALITY option is an awesome looking, 2-page wide "spread" lay-out.

Think of it as a "centerfold" ad page, or a magazine-style article, with both the left and right pages all for yourself! 

 

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!

 

In this option, you can:

- Showcase multiple photos.

- Include extensive text, if needed

- Include sponsor logos, if needed 

- 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. 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 above for ideas!

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.

 

OPTIONAL STYLE #2 COST:

$319

(LAY-OUT TIME: 5 *business* days)

PAYING WITH A PHONE?

If you are using a phone to place your order, and depending on the settings on your device, you may not be able to enjoy all the check-out options offered through PayPal. But no problem! In that case, simply please send in your payment directly via PayPal to this address: 

 

info@pageantdesignsolutions.com

OPTIONAL STYLE #3
YOU ON THE FRONT COVER!

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! Any number of extra copies can be ordered on request.

 

The extra fee that covers all of the above is payable on this page. See below.

QUESTIONS? Please call us! 954 923 7215

 

OPTIONAL STYLE #3 COST:

$659

(LAY-OUT TIME: 5 *business* days)

PAYING WITH A PHONE?

If you are using a phone to place your order, and depending on the settings on your device, you may not be able to enjoy all the check-out options offered through PayPal. But no problem! In that case, simply please send in your payment directly via PayPal to this address: 

 

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!

 

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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