Austin Anne Burrell
2015 Recipients - President's Volunteer Service Award
To further our goal of promoting volunteerism and service in our communities, the United America Pageant is now a certifying organization for The President’s Volunteer Service Award.
All United America and Petite United America Pageant local, state and national contestants, reigning queens and former queens are eligible to register for this award through United America’s page on the PVSA website.
We encourage everyone to use the site to track their community service time and activities. Many of our contestants and queens will earn this award and be recognized at our 2015 national pageant. Recognition levels start at 50 hours per year (age 14 and under), 100 hours per year (15 and older), and 200 hours per year for groups.
United America Queens and Contestants should create an account at http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/ to begin tracking their hours. Contact us at UACommunityService@gmail.com after your account is created.
At our 2015 pageant, sixteen participants received these awards. A combined total of over 5,000 service hours were contributed by these sixteen award recipients.
Community Service is now one of the competition categories in which our contestants are scored.Read on for more details and answers to frequently asked questions about this competition.
General Instructions for Contestants
1. Create a Word document that is a minimum of one and a maximum of three pages.
2. Place your name and title at the top of each page.
3. The content of these pages can include any or all of the following
Which activities count?
Does presentation count?
Yes. Please be careful of spelling and grammar. Make your page look as nice and appealing as you can.
What if I don't have Microsoft Word or don't know how to use it?
You are allowed to have someone help you create and format this document in Microsoft Word.
If you don't know anyone who can help you: In order to maintain fairness and impartiality, we want to avoid having anyone involved with the pageant to help you with this. However, if you are not able to find anyone to help you, we will locate someone who can assist you.
How will this be judged?
The judges will give each contestant a score for her submission based on their overall impression of the pages. Some things the judges may consider are: