July 28, 2018 | St. Philips College - Watson Auditorium
Located on Martin Luther King Dr

All women deserve to feel beautiful, and those with special needs are no different. The Miss Sweetheart Special Needs Pageant treats its contestants like royalty, treating them to makeovers and giving them a real beauty pageant experience. You'll love seeing lives changed.

Girls and women of all ages are welcome (newborn to 99+).

The pageant is limited to 25 sweethearts, so get your application in early!

All participants will receive a crown, banner, T-shirt, goodie bag and surprises. A ramp and assistance will be provided if needed. Age-appropriate makeup and hair pieces may be used (if for medical reasons).

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Areas of Competition

Formal/Party Wear/Sunday Dress

Pretty in Pink
Wear anything with pink in it.

For ages 8 and older (a parent may accompany a non-verbal contestant). Wear an outfit of your choice.

Additional Optional Competitions available:
Talent, Western Wear, Costume, Casual Wear, Photogenic and Portfolio.

Awards will be given for each Optional Competition entered.

Competition Descriptions

Very important, we do not expect you to go out and buy anything new, it can be anything you have in your closet. this is about your daughter strutting her stuff on stage. "It is not about the dress, it is all about the girl in the dress!"

Competitions (everyone competes in)

Pretty in Pink - Anything with a little pink in it. They can wear anything they want. We have had scrubs, pink flamingo, pink flapper, casual wear, dressy wear, it is completely up to you.

Formal/Party/Sunday Wear - It is a dressier portion of our competition, but she can wear whatever she chooses.

Interview - If you daughter is 8 years old or older she will Interview with the judges: Interview she will wear her Miss Sweetheart T-shirt and bottoms and shoes of her choice. Questions come from their info sheet, we try to have this for life skills for your girls.

Optional Competitions

Optionals are just that, optional. They are additional chances for your daughter to model on stage and receive additional awards.

Talent - MUST BE 1 MINUTE 30 SECONDS MAXIMUM. Your attire is completely up to you if it is appropriate. Please make sure if they are dancing, they have some type of bloomers under their dance outfit. Please make sure they have some type of straps on the top portion to secure the outfit from coming down in their excitement! Clear elastic, make straps out of ribbon, etc. These can be safety pinned or sewn by hand.

Casual Wear - her favorite outfit, anything she wants to wear.

Western Wear - we have had Indians, cowgirls, etc. Whatever they want to wear.

Costume - Their favorite costume, just make sure if it is short, they do have some type of bloomers under it for coverage.

Photogenic - picture must be a printed picture of any kind. Family snapshot, school picture, etc. We must have them printed, we can't be responsible for anyone’s iPads, phones, computers, etc., and we do not have the time nor the resources to have a computer to download your photos.

Portfolio - same as above just 3 or more pictures.

This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.

11:00 - 12:30 Hair and make-up for contestants 8 years and older
12:30 - 1:00 Contestant registration
1:00 - 1:45 Orientation and rehearsal
1:45 - 2:30 Interview for contestants/eat pizza after interview
2:55 Contestants ready to compete on stage
3:00 Pageant begins
  • Optional competition
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Formal/Party/Sunday Wear
  • Awards & Crowning the 2017 Miss Sweetheart Queens
5:00 - 5:30 Pageant over

Applications & Payments

The online application will be available May 2, 2018.

If you have further questions, please contact:

Rhonda Bannister


Anna Twitty


If you're interested in volunteering, being a sponsor, or making a donation please contact Anna Twitty atwitty@sotx.org or 210.530.9898. Volunteer slots are limited for this event.