The ABPA (Australian Beauty Pageant Awards) is a ceremony aimed at showcasing Australian beauty queens who have made the most outstanding contributions to the pageant industry during the year.
To provide integrity in the judging of the categories, National Directors have been invited to nominate beauty queens who have competed in their respective pageant systems in the specified categories. Entries are judged by a panel of industry heavyweights, each of whom brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the judging process.
This annual event is a first of its kind in Australia. It’s going to be a red carpet affair on December 1 (1-3pm) at the most elaborate and elegant venue – none other than the Grand Ballroom in Hilton Sydney.
The ceremony is organized by StarCentral Magazine and MFN Productions, and the awards are broken down into eight categories as follows:
Beauty Queen of the Year
The beauty queens that defined the year as a whole with ubiquitous industry demand and presence. They distinguished themselves by crossing over to the modeling industry via top-tier bookings with some of the best photographers, stylists, and clients earning next-level visibility, while at the same time giving back to the community – making them 2018’s foremost star.
Miss Humanitarian of the Year
Nothing is more important than giving back to the community, and during the past year, these beauty queens have inspired us all by putting charity first. Devoting their time, energy and status to causes big and small, these women raise awareness and bring hope to those who need it most.
Role Model of the Year
The beauty queens who inspire and sets positive examples for other beauty queens as well as members of their community.
Miss Photogenic of the Year
Based on all areas of photograph. The criteria include the basis of photogenic beauty and captured personality or mood – the ability of a beauty queen to share her true self in the image.
Breakout Star of the Year
The breakout star has had a substantial presence on the pageant and modeling scene, only their careers have just begun to take off in the past several seasons. As a newcomer to the pageant/ modeling industry, these rising stars have racked up coveted campaigns and impressive editorial work in a short period of time and are set to leave a lasting mark on the industry.
Best Street Style of the Year (Miss)
The sidewalk is the new catwalk and these pageant queens bring fashion to the streets with outlandish and eye-catching looks that have made them the girls to watch for.
Miss Swimsuit of the Year (Miss)
The beauty queens who looked the best in swimsuit from across all pageant systems.
Miss Elegance of the Year (Miss)
The beauty queens who wore the best evening gowns in pageantry from across all pageant systems.