Ms. Wheelchair Maine

Did you know 141,000 people in Maine have a physical, mental or emotional disability? That is equivalent to 20% of the population or 1 in 5 Maine residents.

Ms. Wheelchair Maine is not a beauty pageant; it is about celebrating and empowering women with disabilities. The competition is based on accomplishments, bringing positive awareness to disabilities, knowing the ADA and being able to communicate with the disabled and non-disabled community.

Information on the 2011 Ms. Wheelchair Maine title holder can be found here: Link

 

 

 

 

About the Competition

Requirements

  • Must be a female Maine resident that’s between the ages of 21-60
  • Must use a scooter/wheelchair for 100% of her mobility.

Prize Package

The winner will receive the following:

  • Cash towards the entrance fee and an opportunity to represent the state of Maine in the National Ms. Wheelchair America 2013.
  • Official ‘Ms. Wheelchair Maine 2012’ sash and crown.
  • Official ‘Ms. Wheelchair Maine’ stationary, thank you cards and business cards.
  • A one-year online subscription to New Mobility Magazine.
  • A restaurant gift certificate.
  • A gift basket of Mary Kay products.
  • A Ms. Wheelchair t-shirt.
  • And much more!

The 1st runner-up will receive the following:

  • A restaurant gift certificate.
  • A Ms. Wheelchair t-shirt.
  • And much more!

*All contestants will receive a certificate, flowers and (besides the winner) a chance at competing next year!

 Responsibilities of the State Titleholder

  • Travel within the state to do speaking engagements and public appearances for the following: political leaders, public education, Hospital/Rehabilitation Facilities, a parade and supporting various disability organizations.
  • Be willing to assist in fundraising and finding sponsors for the Ms. Wheelchair Maine organization for her trip to the National competition.
  • Travel to the National Ms. Wheelchair America and represent the state of Maine.
  • Be willing to advocate the platform she has chosen to raise awareness and the accomplishments of women in wheelchairs.
  • Assist in future recruitment of future contestants, act as a hostess for next year’s pageant, prepare a farewell speech/letter, and crown the new titleholder.
     

To obtain an application packet or get more information about the competition please email: mswheelchairmaine2011@gmail.com