Pageantry in Guyana has been playing a vital role in helping our young women gain more confidence, develop social skills, poise and personality.
However, The Imperial House (TIH) has launched the first of its kind, “The Miss Guyana Teen Scholarship Pageant (MGTSP).”
The MGTSP was launched in 2019 and seeks to empower teen girls and contribute towards their education through scholarships.
This year, eight young women are set to compete in the pageant, for its title and for the opportunity to win a $400,000 Scholarship.
Last year, due to COVID-19, there was no pageant, but a Digital University programme was hosted in place of the pageant.
After receiving 41 applicants from 5 regions and 21 schools and institutions, The Imperial House narrowed it down to 16, of which 12 candidates successfully completed the Digital University and went on to the next step as Quarter-finalists of the 2021 Miss Guyana Teen Scholarship Pageant.
The top 12 were offered a choice to continue or end their journey – the pandemic proved challenging, and for various reasons, four could not continue, which leaves eight delegates to vie for the title.
The delegates are Anasie Fredericks, Jordana Adams, Kayla King, Kristie Kissoon, Kriston Smith, Sephora Persaud, Shequana Holder, and Teija Edwards.
The young women will be competing in various categories, including the elocution, the evening wear category, the talent category, and the personality segment.
Each contestant is also required to self-produce a two-minute video on “dealing with healthy living in the pandemic.”
After the preliminaries, the top 3 contestants will be chosen and will compete in the “answer and question” segment. Whoever scores the highest points in this segment will be crowned the next Miss Guyana Teen Scholar.
The pageant is set for the 4th of September, 2021. In 2019, 18 young women competed in the pageant, and Devya Singh was crowned queen.
The Imperial House is a registered organisation working towards creating and implementing social programs for the advancement of youths in Guyana through pageants and the theatrical arts.
Its mandate is to support social investments through youth empowerment, community service, entrepreneurship, and the advancement of education for young persons.