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Non-Profit 501c3

Ms. Wheelchair Alabama-America Inc.

1170 Point Clear Place # 1712 * Huntsville, AL 35824

Email: mwa.alabama@gmail.com PH: 256-368-7673

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2020 Ms. Wheelchair Alabama America Competition

January 24-25, 2020

Huntsville, AL 

Leadership Summit January 24, 
Crowning Gala January 25,
Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center
Applications must be received by December 20th, 2019
Note Deadline change due to venue contract.

The mission of Ms. Wheelchair Alabama America is to provide an opportunity of achievement for women who happen to be wheelchair users to successfully educate and advocate for the more than 54 million Americans living with disabilities. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms. Wheelchair America is not a contest to select the most attractive individual. It is instead a competition based on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for persons with disabilities. The selected representative must be able to communicate both the needs and the accomplishments of her constituency to the general public, the business community and the legislature.

The Ms. Wheelchair Alabama America Competition is not a typical beauty contest, but rather a competition to select the most articulate, accomplished delegate to serve as a role model and spokesperson for people with disabilities in Alabama. Contestants will be scored based on their ability to communicate ideas & concepts, and project a powerful and positive vision for all disabled people in Alabama.

The Competition will be a 2-day event.  Day 0 (Thursday evening) will be a fun meet n greet in the Coordinators Hotel Suite (arrive by 6pm).  Day 1 (Friday) will be workshops & service projects and fun!  Day 2 (Saturday) will be interviews, speeches, on stage questions, and the crowning gala. 

 

All applications & Entry Fees must be received in the competition office by December 20th, 2019.

Entry Fee:  $300 till Dec 1 then it goes up to $350.

The entry fee can be paid online by using the button below or mailed with the application (money order, credit/debit card, sponsorship company checks only, NO personal checks).   

 

Applications may be emailed to coordinator@mwa-alabama.org.  Applications postmarked or emailed after  12/20/2019 will not be accepted unless special arrangements have been made through the competition coordinator.  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a U.S. female citizen

  • Be 21 years or older

  • use a wheelchair or scooter for 100% of her public mobility

  • be a resident of Alabama for the last 6 months

  • demonstrate effective communication skills

  • be available to act as a representative for people with disabilities

  • MUST be able to attend the Ms. Wheelchair America national pageant if crowned Ms. Wheelchair Alabama America            

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