Producing Beauty Pageants, A Director’s Guide, 2nd Edition by Anna Stanley
The newest edition of Producing Beauty Pageants is a must read for anyone interested in producing/directing their own pageant. It is also an interesting read for those interested in competing in pageants. The guide contains tips on starting a pageant business, including how to find and secure a venue, admission tickets and program books without breaking the bank. There are chapters dedicated to social media and directing a pageant, along with chapters on recruiting contestants and securing a qualified panel of judges. Of considerable interest are the notes throughout the book on how a well known national pageant system runs their business. To obtain more detailed information on producing pageants and starting your own business, it is suggested you read the author’s book series on producing pageants.
“If you are new to the pageant industry, you might be surprised at all of the different types of pageants there are and the different rules governing each sort….Once you figure out what type of pageant you will produce, then you will be on a path to starting your own pageant business.” (Producing Beauty Pageants, Chapter 2)