Miss HOC: 2017

Thank you for your interest in Miss Heart of Charity 2017 (Miss HOC)! The pageant, exclusively for females age 2 and up, will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia, MD. Join us for lite bites, entertainment, and surprise giveaways, all while supporting two great charities – Food on the 15th and Cool Kids Campaign! Doors open at 1:30.

Contestant Fee$75; Includes your application and entrance fees, 2 complimentary tickets for your guests, the monetary portion of your charitable donation, lite fare, your Opening Number t-shirt, and a Heart of Charity swag bag.

Additional Tickets – $15; Available for purchase beginning Monday, January 9, 2017 either via EventBrite (Click HERE) or cash. For cash sales, you must contact us on or before February 25th as no tickets will be sold at the door. All guests must have a physical ticket or an EventBrite receipt. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to HOC’s charities of choice.


(1)  Theme for Miss Heart of Charity 2017 


American Pride

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(2)  Age Divisions


2-3 (Jr. Princess)

4-6 (Princess)

7-9 ( Sweetheart)

10-12 (Preteen)

13-15 (Jr. Teen)

16-18 (Teen)

19 & Up (Ms)


(3)  Opening Number


All contestants will participate in the Opening Number dance on pageant day. Rehearsal will be held on pageant day as well, & the time is 12:00 noon.

Attire: Your Opening Number t-shirt* & decorated blue denim jeans. Since our theme is American Pride, we ask that each contestant decorate her Opening Number jeans accordingly. Anything goes… Show us your creativity; think red, white & blue! Two contestants with the most unique pair will win our HOC Fashionista Awards – one from the lower division & one from the upper division (Determined by a separate panel of judges).

*T-shirts will be distributed on Pageant Day.


(4)  Categories of Competition


Category #1:  Personal Introduction, 20% | 30 to 45 seconds | Include name, age, school/work & hobbies | Ages 2-3, name & age only

Category #2:  Casual Wear, 20% | A least one clothing item or accessory should be camouflage | Something for a weekend event or an outing with friends

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Category #3:  Red Carpet Wear, 20% | Your choice of color(s) | Gala, premiere, or traditional red carpet attire | Think “Fun Fashion” |  Party dresses, rompers, gowns, cocktails, hi-lo’s, etc.

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Category #4Onstage Question, 20% | Age-appropriate topics | No questions about religion, current events or politics

Category #5:  Community Service, 20% |  3 non-perishables or toiletries in a bag with your name & number of items | More than 3 items qualifies you for Heart of Charity’s Spirit of Giving Award but will not affect score | Low salt/sugar items appreciated | Donated to senior citizens


(5)  Queens’ Gift Package


 $25 Gift Card

Heart of Charity Rhinestone & Heart Crown

Official Heart of Charity Trimmed Custom Sash

Floral Bouquet, Compliments of Creative Florals

Bath & Body Gift Basket, Compliments of Earth’s Enrichments (Upper Division Only)

Bath & Body Gift Bag, Compliments of Mya’s Magical Moments (Lower Division Only)

Satin Crown Bag with Lace Details & Bow Accent

Appearance & Volunteer Opportunities

Heart of Charity Queens’ Photoshoot

Heart of Charity Royalty Outing

Sequined Sash Box


(6)  Additional Awards


Eager Beaver | 1st Contestant to Register

 HOC Fashionista | Most unique themed-wear

 Spirit of Giving | Largest donation of non-perishables and/or toiletries


(7)  Registration


1| Click HERE to complete your Miss HOC 2017 application.

2| Once your application is submitted, click HERE to pay your $75 Contestant Fee via PayPal. When checking out, be sure to note the following:

  • Email address to where the funds are going: taylorjames614@gmail.com
  • You must click, “Send Money to Family & Friends”.
  • If you are unable to make a PayPal payment & prefer to pay your fee in cash, contact Whitney James West at 443.742.4614.

3| The deadline to register for Miss HOC 2017 is Saturday, February 18, 2017.


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Wilde Lake Interfaith Center | 10431 Twin Rivers Rd | Columbia, MD 21044