They will be judged more on their poise and projection while modeling. Remember, less "younger" type modeling and more grace and eye contact with the judges. Be relaxed and show your personal style and inner beauty. This is your chance to to shine. 
Hands on hips are allowed but should be at a minimum.
Star Only: One parent per contestant is permitted if the contestant needs assistance on stage.

All AmeriFest pageants are natural pageants. The girl's ages 7-12 criteria is listed below. 

Sportsmanship

Dresses must be floor length and age appropriate. Dresses should graze the floor and never see the foot or shoe.
Socks and shoes are personal preference but it is suggested to not wear black shoes for beauty.

Stage Time

Attire

It's More Than Just

A heavier full makeup is allowed, just remember to keep it age appropriate. No fake lashes.
Hair pieces are strictly prohibited, this includes pony or hair clip in extensions.
Spray tans are strictly prohibited.
Very short acrylic or gel nails are permitted, just not too long or unnatural looking.

If there is poor sportsmanship by a parent, contestant, or family member, not only do you set a bad example, but the contestant could be relinquished of title and all prizes. This includes behavior in the dressing area, in the ballroom, back stage, inside or outside the facility.
All scoresheets and comments are emailed within 14 days of the pageant.

Enhancements