Host a Preliminary Pageant

Miss Gay Illinois USofA is open to contestants who have successfully won or placed as first-alternate in a franchised preliminary pageant. If you would like to host a preliminary pageant, please review the Preliminary Pageant Agreement and email a signed copy to along with details on your preferred date and venue for the preliminary pageant. The Preliminary Pageant Agreement needs to be countersigned and executed before the prelim can be added to the Events Calendar.

You will also need to pay the preliminary pageant fees, which include two entry fees (for the winner and first runner-up of your preliminary pageant) and the performance fee for the reigning Miss Gay Illinois USofA. Preliminary pageant fees are nonrefundable and need to be paid a minimum of ten (10) business days prior to the date of the preliminary pageant. Preliminary pageant fees can only be paid through this website by clicking here.

Download ballots, comment cards, the judges' handbook (with scoring guidelines), and the audit sheet (for tallying final scores) for your judges here: