Optional Events

Snowflake Benefit Pageant

Optional competitions are not required to win a queen's title.  They are just a fun way to have more stage time, experience a greater variety of competition and raise more money for the Oregon Food Bank.  You may sign up for as many events as you like using our online Registration Form.

Premium Optionals

Talent Optional Competition (ages 6+) ~ $25
Trophies will be awarded for 1 Junior (ages 6-12) and 1 Senior (ages 13+) overall talent winner. Depending on the number of entries received, there might also be a medal awarded in each age division. This is an optional competition and does not count towards a contestant's overall score.  Each contestant will have 2 minutes to present their talent.  Please keep costumes age appropriate and limit the amount of props used.  If you cannot set up on stage in less than 30 seconds, then we will have to ask you to leave props behind. We also request that all Talent music be submitted via our online form at least 1 week before the pageant so our sound person can make sure things run smoothly and on time.

Snowflake Benefit Pageant Casual Wear Samples

Casual Wear Optional Competition (ages 6+) ~ $20
Trophies will be awarded for 1 Junior (ages 6-12) and 1 Senior (ages 13+) overall Casual Wear winner. Depending on the number of entries received, there might also be a medal awarded in each age division. This is an optional competition and does not count towards a contestant's overall score.  Each contestant will have 30 seconds to model their casual wear outfit.  Contestants may create their own routine or use the X's on stage. Only props that can be carried and are part of the outfit (eg. umbrella, golf club, purse, etc.) can be used during the casual wear presentation.

Photogenic Optional Competition (ages 4+) ~ $15 plus $5 for each additional entry
Trophies will be awarded for 1 Kinder (ages 4-5), 1 Junior (ages 6-12) and 1 Senior (ages 13+) overall optional photogenic winner.  Depending on the number of entries received, there might also be a medal awarded in each age division.  For ages 4 and older, this is an optional competition and does not count towards a contestant's overall score.  For the Baby division, it is a required area of competition.  Photos will be judged using a combination of composition, background, lighting, and contestant's poise and personality. For older contestants, hair, makeup, wardrobe, and accessories must all harmonize with each other.  Because Snowflake Pageant is a natural pageant, contestants in younger divisions (12 and under) must not have any makeup or noticeable retouching.  Contestants in older divisions are also encouraged to submit more natural photos as well.  Glamour shots like those used in glitz pageants will not score well in Snowflake Photogenic.  Please keep photos 8x10 or smaller and bring prints with you to check-in on pageant day.  You may enter Photogenic as many times as you like.

Snowflake Optionals Trophy

Photogenic Baby (ages 0-3) ~ 1 entry included in registration plus $5 for each additional entry
The baby contestant with the highest Photogenic Score.  Winner receives a special Most Photogenic Baby trophy.  1 photogenic entry is required for the Baby Division and is included in the registration fee.  Babies may submit additional photogenic entries as an option for an additional $5 fee per photo entry. Photos will be judged using a combination of composition, background, lighting, and contestant's poise. Because Snowflake Pageant is a natural pageant, contestants in the Baby Division (ages 0-3) must not have any makeup or noticeable retouching. Glamour shots like those used in glitz pageants will not score well in Snowflake Photogenic. Please keep photos 8x10 or smaller and bring prints with you to check-in on pageant day. You may enter Photogenic as many times as you like.

Complete Details can be found on our Baby's Division Page.

Free Optionals

Snowflake Benefit Pageant Donations TrophyTop Fundraiser (any age)
The contestant with the most monetary donations. Winner receives a trophy.  Depending on the number of entries received, there might also be a medal awarded in each age division.

Most Food Donations (any age)
The contestant who brings in the most food donations based on pounds measured by Oregon Food Bank staff at pageant day check-in.  Winner will receive a trophy.  Depending on the number of entries received, there might also be a medal awarded in each age division.

Snowflake Benefit Pageant Most Referrals TrophyMost Referrals (any age)
The contestant with the most referrals. Referral must list contestant name on registration form in order to be counted towards the Most Referrals score. Winner will receive a special trophy, a beautiful snowflake theme umbrella and can earn free Optionals entries and/or discounts off of registration fees. For more information visit our Referrals Program page.

100 Points Snowflake Pin (any age)
Any contestant with a Donation Score of 100 or more will receive a special rhinestone snowflake pin. Points are tallied by total monetary donations collected plus pounds of food collected.

Snowflake Benefit Pageant

Personal Introduction
Contestant with the highest score in each age division will receive a medal.
On-Stage Question
Contestant with the highest score in each age division will receive a medal.
Snowflake Benefit Pageant MedallionHoliday Wear
Contestant with the highest score in each age division will receive a medal.
Formal Wear
Contestant with the highest score in each age division will receive a medal.
Fund Raising
Contestant with the highest score in each age division will receive a medal.

Snowflake Benefit PageantEarly Bird Plushie
Any contestant who registers and pays in full by the "Early Bird" deadline will receive a cute little 3-inch snowflake plushie at pageant day check-in!

NOTE:  Crowns, trophies and other prizes are subject to change!