Pageant for women with disabilities seeks contestants

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 01:27 AM



The annual Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina pageant will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Asheville on April 6. A nonprofit advocacy and activism organization, the pageant is currently asking for contestants to apply.

The pageant acts as a showcase for women utilizing wheelchairs on a daily basis for their mobility. Contestants will be judged on they have accomplished and achieve on a personal level since they became disabled, their ability to communicate, and their level of participation in peer and civic groups. Public relation skills, advocacy for the disabled, self-confidence, motivation, initiative and creativity will also be taken into account during judging.

A $100 entry fee is due along with the application Friday by 5 p.m. Contact the MWNC State Coordinator Brandee Ponder, by calling (828) 230-1129; by email at; or by searching

The pageant winner will act as the official spokeswoman for the disability community at the state level and go on to compete in the national pageant.