Miss HOC: 2018

Thank you for your interest in Miss Heart of Charity 2018 (Miss HOC)! The pageant, exclusively for females age 2 and up, will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Doubletree by Hilton Columbia, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045. If you are currently a state or local titleholder, no worries! You are still welcome to compete as HOC is strictly a charity pageant, and our titles are non-binding. So… 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, and a Heart of Charity swag bag.

Opening Number T-Shirt$10; You will receive your own exclusively designed white tee on pageant day with a turquoise/gold graphic and personalized “I am” message. Every contestant is required to order one.

Additional Tickets – $15; Available for purchase beginning Monday, January 8, 2018 either via EventBrite or cash. For cash sales, you must contact us on or before February 26th 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 2018 

Bohemian Glam

(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, & sneakers. Since our theme is Bohemian Glam, we ask that each contestant decorate her Opening Number jeans accordingly. Anything goes… Show us your creativity; think turquoise, gold, white, & black! 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% | Something for a weekend event or an outing with friends | Think gladiator sandals, fringes, shabby chic, etc. | Outfit does not have to contain theme colors

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.

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

Category #5:  Community Service, 20% |  5 non-perishables or toiletries in a bag with your name & number of items | More than 5 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

Official Heart of Charity Rhinestone Crown

Official Heart of Charity Embroidered Sash

Floral Bouquet, Compliments of Creative Florals

Gift Certificate, Compliments of Be Victorious Prep

Gift Certificate, Compliments of Mollie’s Photography

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

50% Discount Certificate for Handmade Skirt Suit or Dress, Compliments of  Suiting Your Queen (Lower Division Only)

Social Media Consultation, Compliments of Whitney ‘Nic’ James

Bath & Body Gift Bag, Compliments of Mya’s Magical Moments 

Spring Heart of Charity Photoshoot & Breakfast

Sweet Treats, Compliments of Kake Korner

Appearance & Volunteer Opportunities

Holiday Gifts


Surprises Throughout the Year

(Updated as of February 22, 2018) 

(6)  Additional Awards

Eager Beaver | 1st Contestant to Register

 HOC Fashionistas | Most unique themed jeans

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

(Since Heart of Charity’s primary focus is community service, Miss Spirit of Giving is an official HOC title with certain privileges. Therefore, if a HOC divisional winner donates the most items, she will receive a prize & onstage recognition. The Spirit of Giving title, however, will then go to the person with the next highest number of donated items. The winner will receive a special crown & sash.)


(Junior & senior division awards given for each competition. Registration deadline – February 17th)




Volunteer Service

Academic Achievement 

(Winners determined by a separate panel of judges)

And, new this year…

The Heart Of Charity Prince Program

Learn More

(7)  Registration

1| Click HERE to complete your 2018 Miss HOC application and t-shirt order form.

2| Click HERE to complete your 2018 Miss HOC optional competition application.

3| Once your application and t-shirt order form are submitted, click HERE to pay your $75 Contestant Fee and $10 t-shirt fee via PayPal ($85). Optional fees can also be paid at this time. 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 and prefer to pay your fee in cash, contact Whitney James West at 443.742.4614.

4| The deadline to register for Miss HOC 2018 is Saturday, February 17, 2018.