Miss UVI Format and Judging System

PRE-PAGEANT APPEARANCE: PERSONAL INTERVIEW

Contestants will participate in an interview not exceeding 30 minutes, with three (3) judges during which they will be asked questions about themselves, their goals in life and any other questions which the judges deem to be relevant. Contestants should approach this in the same manner as a job interview where the job to be filled is that of Miss UVI. This interview is designed to examine the contestant's personality, intellect and communication skills.

Personal Interview
Criteria Maximum Points
Content/Intellect 30
Language usage 20
Fluency/Spontaneity 10
Physical presentation 10
Audibility/Clarity 5
Intonation 5
Subtotal 80 points


ORDER OF APPEARANCE ON THE NIGHT OF THE PAGEANT
FIRST APPEARANCE: BUSINESS WEAR/INTRODUCTION
Contestants will appear in outfits that are considered to be contemporary business or work wear. Contestants will also give an introductory speech, not exceeding one-minute, during which they will relay, any information about themselves that they deem to be relevant.
Part 1: Business Wear
Criteria Maximum Points
Deportment 15
Appearance 15
Appropriateness 5
Subtotal 35 points
Part 2: Introduction
Criteria Maximum Points
Content 15
Language usage 15
Fluency/Spontaneity 5
Audibility/Clarity 5
Intonation 5
Subtotal 45 points

SECOND APPEARANCE: AMBASSADORIAL PRESENTATION

Contestants will make a presentation not exceeding three (3) minutes, in a format of their choice, designed to provide information that promotes the university. The contestants will identify a target audience such as high school or international students, new and transfer students, a radio or television audience, and prospective contributors to the institution and any other audience of their choice. However, it must be noted that the message of the presentation must be directed at a target audience.

Ambassadorial Presentation
Criteria Maximum Points
Content 20
Language usage 20
Creativity 10
Intonation 10
Audibility/Clarity 5
Fluency/Spontaneity 5
Subtotal 70 points

THIRD APPEARANCE: PERFORMING TALENT
Contestants will present a performance, not exceeding seven minutes, designed to display any innate abilities, skills and special attributes that they possess and consider to be entertaining.
Performing Talent
Criteria Maximum Points
Expression/Natural ability 30
Uniqueness 15
Cohesion and flow 10
Impact 10
Subtotal 65 points

FOURTH APPEARANCE: EVENING WEAR/QUESTION & ANSWER

Contestants will appear in formal evening gowns of their choice in order to display their natural physical and personal attributes. Contestants will also answer a question designed to solicit their views on a topical social, political, economic or philosophical issue.

Part 1: Evening Wear
Criteria Maximum Points
Deportment 20
Appearance 15
Design of outfit 15
Subtotal 50 points
Part 2: Question and Answer
Criteria Maximum Points
Content/Intellect 25
Language usage 25
Fluency/spontaneity 10
Intonation 10
Audibility 10
Subtotal 80 points


TIME LIMIT VIOLATIONS

The number of penalty points which are deducted for a time limit violation from any of the contestants by the judges are as follows:

  1. Introduction: One half (.5) point deduction for every five seconds over the time limit of one (1) minute.
  2. Ambassadorial Presentation: One (1) point deduction for every ten seconds over the time limit of three (3) minutes.
  3. Talent: One (1) point deduction for every 10 seconds over the time limit of seven (7) minutes.