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The pageant is divided into 5 major age categories.

Participants compete in a variety of categories: Cinderella Beauty (Party wear Modeling, Casual wear Modeling), Talent and Tot Personality, Photogenic, and Interview.

Cinderella is based on a 3 tiered system of competitions. Participants start out on the Local level and based on their performance can advance to the State level of competition and then to the final level of competition, the International Pageant.

Age Divisions

Cinderella Baby12 months - 23 months
Cinderella Tiny24 months - 35 months
Cinderella Tot3 years - 6 years
Cinderella Miniature7 years - 9 years
Cinderella Miss 10 years - 12 years
Cinderella Teen13 years - 17 years
Cinderella Woman Division18 years - 29 years

Competition Categories

Cinderella Beauty:

Judged on personal appearance, grooming, poise, personality and stage presentation. The Cinderella Beauty competition is comprised of two events: Party Wear – street length dress for 0-12 yrs age divisions. Simple (Easter type) dresses suggested for these age divisions. Full length formal for 13-29 age divisions and Casual Wear – slacks, shorts, capri’s, or skirts –NO SWIMSUITS, hats, sunglasses, etc. or removal of garments allowed. Age division winners are named “Beauty Winners” and are a combined score of Casual Wear and Party Wear.

Talent and Tot Personality:

Required for ages 3-29 for those who wish to compete for the Overall title or Talent title only. Talent is offered for age division 7-9, 10-12, 13-17 and 18-29 only. An onstage interview will take place for the 3-6 age group. Highest ranking talent in each age group is named “Talent Winner” and the best onstage interview in the 3-6 age division is named “Tot Personality”. Tot contestants are encouraged to wear their party dress for Tot Personality. Talent music must be recorded on a CD and be the only song on that CD. Please bring a back up CD. Talent time cannot exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Turn in talent CD at registration. Some examples of Talent Presentations are: Dancing, Singing, Twirling, Magic Acts, Karate, Tumbling, Cheer Dances, Monologues, Instruments (not provided),  entertaining.


Participants in each age division are judged on photogenic qualities and personality as exhibited in their photographs. Age division winners are named “Photogenic Winner”. Bring picture to the preliminary pageant registration with name and age labeled on the back of the photo. These pictures will be returned and can be no larger than an 8x10. No frames allowed.


At the state pageant a closed door interview with the judges is required for ages 3-26.


At the state pageant judges will have a play date with the tiny tots.

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