- How long has the company been operating pageants?
- Are there judges and what are their qualifications?
- Are refunds possible if a contestant decides to withdraw from the pageant?
- What are the obligations of the winning contestant?
The BBB says that parents should not be shy about asking pageant organizers for references or even contacting former winners and participants to get their opinions on the event.
Does it look too good to be true?
The BBB reiterates that any prize that sounds too good to be true probably is. As such, parents should ask questions when they see advertisements like, “Win Big Prizes! Scholarships! Cash! Become the Next Supermodel!"
Concerned parents can check out the BBB’s website for a few more questions to ask a pageant organizer before signing up for an event.
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