Applications for the annual Miss Madison County Pageant are now available and plans for the 2016 pageant are underway. The Miss Madison County pageants will be held on Feb. 20 at the Madison County Central School auditorium. This year’s pageants will include age divisions from birth through 23 years of age. The Baby to Junior Miss pageant will be held on Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. The age divisions are: 0-11 months old (separate division for boys and girls); 12-23 months old (separate division for boys and girls); 2-3 years old (separate division for boys and girls); 4-6 years old; 7-9 years old; and 10-12 years old. Each girl/boy will compete in the “formal wear” competition, with optionals available for Photogenic, Prettiest Smile, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire and Best Stage Presence. The three divisions consisting of the 4-6 year olds, 7-9 and 10-12 divisions will be asked an onstage question during formal wear. The questions will be fun, personal questions that the contestants will be able to answer easily. Question examples include: “What is your favorite food?” “What is your best friend’s name?” And other personal questions such as these. No questions regarding family will be asked. The Teen Miss Madison and Miss Madison County pageant will be held at 3 p.m. that same day. The Teen Miss Madison division is for girls ages 13-15 years of age. Each young lady will compete in a sportswear and an evening gown competition. The Miss Madison County division is for girls ages 16-23. The Miss contestants will be judged during a private interview, a casual wear competition and an evening gown competition. Both Miss and Teen Miss contestants also have the option of entering the optional divisions of: Photogenic, Prettiest Smile, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire and Best Stage Presence. Every contestant will receive a trophy and the queens in each division will receive a crown, trophy and sash. The deadline to enter the pageant is Tuesday, Feb. 2. Applications may be picked up at the Greene Publishing office, Owens Propane or Becky’s Dance Steps Studio, or one can be emailed to you. For more information please contact the pageant director, Cheltsie Holbrook, at (850) 973-4141, (850) 464-2315 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit the Miss Madison County Pageant facebook page at www.facebook.com/MissMadisonCounty.