Rules

Rules of Eligibility for entering the Miss Northern Ireland Contest 2016 and Miss World Contest

Each contestant
a) shall not be less than 17 years of age and no more than 24 years of age on 31st December of the Year of the Contest

b) shall not have participated as a National in a National Contest conducted by an authorized Licensee within and on the soil of the mainland of Northern Ireland ( unless special permission has been given in writing by Miss World due to extenuating circumstances ) within 12 months prior to the holding of The Miss World Contest

c) holds a valid passport of Northern Ireland and a valid visa where applicable for London and the designated Venue

d) shall have won or been elected as a winner of Miss Northern Ireland Contest elected specifically to participate in the appropriate Miss World Contest or be first runner – up if the winner is prevented by reason beyond her control from participating ( subject to the right as the Promoter to waive or amend the requirement if in its absolute discretion nominated persons are unable unfit or otherwise unqualified to participate in The Miss World Contest and subject to the right of the Promoter to reject without giving any reason any application by a contestant to enter The Miss World Contest)

e) shall be of good character and possessed of charm poise personality and have beauty of face and figure

f) shall be a person whose background is not likely to bring into disrepute The Miss World Contest or Title or the Licensee or the Promoter or any person associated with them Posing for nude or semi nude pictures would be considered in this.

g) shall be a person :-

(i) who usually uses the prefix ‘Miss’ ( or eqivalent ) before her name

(ii) who has never been through any ceremony either valid or invalid and whether civil, religious or tribal which is recognized as a marriage ceremony in any part of the world

(iii) who has never given birth to a child

(iv) has never taken part in any contest for qualification to represent another country

(v) who has never won any Miss World Contest or represented the National Area in any previous Miss World Contest or taken part in any previous international beauty contest.

(vi) Must be born in Northern Ireland or be 5 years continuous residency at time of entry and have a permanent address in Northern Ireland

(vii) Should she win Miss Northern Ireland Contest 2016 title, must come under the exclusive management of the Miss Northern Ireland Beauty Pageant and must be available for all public appearances throughout her reign which includes participation in the Miss World 2016 Contest for a period of up to one month