Applications being accepted for 2011 Miss Sun Fun, Miss Sun Fun Teen

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Applications are being accepted for the 2011 Miss Sun Fun and 2011 Miss Sun Fun Teen pageants, which must be received by May 13.

Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 26 to compete. An official entry form and contest rules and regulations are available at SunFunFestival.com.

The pageants will be held in association with the 59th annual Sun Fun Festival 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach. Doors open 5 p.m. The public can purchase tickets at the door for $15 (cash only). This year's theme is "Under the Sea."

All contestants will be judged in three equally-weighted categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Important qualities include poise, personality, beauty of face and figure and the ability to speak articulately about the Grand Strand area.

Pageant winners will compete, expenses paid, in the Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageants. Miss Sun Fun and Miss Sun Fun Teen also will represent the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, its member businesses and the Grand Strand throughout their reigns, participating in festivals, promotional trips and local events.

"The Miss Sun Fun pageant offers an exciting and unique opportunity for two young women from South Carolina," said Paula Miles, Miss South Carolina USA/Teen USA director and producer of the Miss Sun Fun pageants. "The Sun Fun Festival and the Miss Sun Fun pageants are long-running traditions that provide an incredible year for the winners."

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