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Miss Earth Australia 2017 - Beauties for a cause

Miss Earth Australia is a national beauty pageant that promotes awareness of environmental issues and the steps that can be taken by everyone to reduce our environmental footprint. Our pageant is part of Miss Earth International, which has organisations in 120 countries and is now one of the world’s top three international beauty pageants. Contestants come from all States and Territories. The winner, Miss Earth Australia 2017, will be sent to the international pageant to compete against candidates from around the world. This year Miss Earth Australia is asking everyone to plant trees because they remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and, symbolically, they are objects of beauty. Our sponsors, however, are asked to plant trees to inspire those around them (such as family, friends, suppliers, clients and employees) to initiate their own tree planting scheme. A national tree planting scheme can make a huge difference to the atmosphere and to attitudes. Small steps lead to bigger steps and, on a national scale, they add up to a significant cumulative achievement. Australians are very concerned about the well being of the environment. They want to do something that is significant and achievable. This is an opportunity for your business to support our cause and to be recognized by the community as socially and environmentally responsible. Miss Earth Australia 2017 will be the thirteenth Australian candidate has been sent to the international pageant.

Miss Earth International

Miss Earth International

Miss Earth International was founded in 2001, with the slogan ‘Beauties for a Cause’. With the purpose of drawing attention to environmental issues and it has succeeded in attracting worldwide support.

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The contestants

The contestants

About 100 contestants will be invited from around Australia to Sydney for the National Pageant and a week of training and festivities. Before coming to Sydney they will speak to groups in their communities about environmental issues and of the many worthwhile pain free steps that can be taken to cut down on energy use and save water. At these meetings the audience is asked to plant trees and to ask their friends to do the same.

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The pageant

The pageant

The Miss Earth Australia 2017 Pageant will be held in Sydney in September 2017. The contestants will arrive one week beforehand to participate in several functions and to receive training for the Pageant which is a theatrical and fun filled event. These beautiful young women will stay together at a Hotel where they will receive training in choreography and receive fittings for their gowns and costumes. They will go on excursions and attend tree plantings and dinners and functions.

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Judging

Judging

Judging is broken down into two main events: Preliminary Judging and the National Pageant. The assessment occurs through the week and is completed at the National Pageant when the winner and runners-up are announced.Preliminary Judging (the semi-finals) takes place mid-week. The Panel of Judges (some of whom are sponsors) assess the contestants whilst they 1. deliver a short speech on environmental issues; 2. participate in a talent quest; 3. present themselves in swimming costumes; and 4. participate in a fashion parade in their evening gowns.

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AWARDS

The Judges select winners for the following awards: Miss Earth Australia 2017, Miss Earth Australia 2017 Air, Miss Earth Australia 2017 Water, and Miss Earth Australia 2017 Fire. The Judges will also select winners for Green Achievers Award, Best in Gown, Producer’s Innovation’s Award, Environmental Speech, Best in Swimsuit, People’s Choice Award, Miss Charity and Best Talent. A Panel of Photographers will select Miss Photogenic. The candidates will select Miss Friendship. The winner of Miss Earth Australia 2017 will travel overseas for 3 weeks in October 2017 to represent Australia at the International Pageant where contestants from 120 countries will compete for the international crown.

MEET OUR TEAM

Maria James

Maria James

Founder and Managing Director for Miss Earth Australia Macquarie Grammar School - Model Couch, Fashion event coordinator, organiser Fashion Events, Model Coach · 18 June 2013 to present · Sydney, Australia Cry of Mother Earth - 18 October 2014 to present Charity Fashion Events - ongoing Runway Model of the World - Female Edition - National Director · Sydney, Australia

Lisa Keller

Lisa Keller

Host for Miss Earth Australia 2017 Lisa is an international television presenter and model. Studied Media and Communication at Deakin University currently working at Worldwide Prestige.

Juliet Costudio

Juliet Costudio

Managing Director for Miss Earth Australia

Edna Wacher

Edna Wacher

CEO for Miss Earth Australia Edna is an overseas-trained psychologist, Multicultural Health Development Officer for Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service, chairperson of the Wyong Shire Council Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC). She was honoured with the ‘Citizen of the Year, 2014’ award.

Beatrix Kertay

Beatrix Kertay

Miss Earth Australia - organizer and webmaster for MEA - RTV Television Network Miss Asia Australia Pageant - organizer, webmaster -

Anika Sweetland

Anika Sweetland

Health and Wellness Educator at Anika Sweetland Sustainable Now and Gascoyne Development Commission Member at Australian Electric Vehicle Association