(Asheville, NC) The Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina (MWNC) Pageant, a nonprofit advocacy and activism organization, is seeking contestants for its 2013 Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina Pageant. The annual pageant will be held on April 6, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Asheville.
The MWNC Pageant showcases the accomplishments and achievements of women who utilize wheelchairs for their daily mobility. Contestants are judged on their personal accomplishments and achievements since the onset of their disability, communication skills, and participation in peer and civic groups. They are also judged on their public relation skills, advocacy for persons with disabilities, self-confidence, motivation, initiative and creativity.
The application deadline with a $100 entry fee is due by 5:00pm on March 1, 2013. Interested contestants should contact the MWNC State Coordinator Brandee Ponder.
The mission of the Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina Pageant is to work with local and state public policy makers and elected officials to increase opportunities in housing, employment, education, and socio-economic issues.
The winner of the Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina becomes the official spokeswoman for the disability community throughout North Carolina and represents the state at the national Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant.