About the American Child Pageant Judges Association (ACPJA)

The ACPJA Mission Statement tells all about the American Child Pageant Judges Association

The American Child Pageant Judges Association (ACPJA) was founded for the purpose of providing safe, qualified judges to child pageants across the nation. 

Our founders have many years of experience participating, organizing, directing and judging child pageants. After many years in the pageant business, it became clear that finding qualified, child-safe judges would continue to be a challenge. We thought it was important to anser some of the main questions parents and non-judges had like… “What do pageant judges do?” and also answer the more difficult question for Pageant Directors… “How do I find pageant judges?”.  It was essentially necessary to create a platform for providing this very needed service to the pageant community.

Back in 2016, we have created such a platform with the hopes of preserving the craft and integrity, and growing the businesses of child-pageants across America. As we continue to plan our future goals we want to continue helping directors find the best quality judges available. We also want to help people get certified to be outstanding pageant judges as well as serving the industry by holding the all judges to a higher standard. Just as we hold the industry accountable, we hope to continue to set the bar of high standards and keep stepping up our game and the industry’s game. The kids deserve it. We hope to create great opportunities for the kids.

This pretty much sums up everything about the American Child Pageant Judges Association mission.

About the American Child Pageant Judges Association (ACPJA)

One hundred percent of our proceeds are donated to charity.

23 thoughts on “About the American Child Pageant Judges Association (ACPJA)”

    1. Hello Danielle! The coupon should be active in about an hour or so. I would suggest trying back in the morning! We are actually going Live! don’t forget to register.

  1. I am interested in becoming a judge. I have been involved in our local Ashtabula County Covered bridge pageant since it was started 4 years ago. Also I have judge a couple local pagents. I was our county fair king in 2006.
    My question is do you get paid or is it volunteer? Not sure how the professional pagents run.

    1. Hello Joshua,

      It really depends on the pageant if you get paid or not and your agreement with the pageant Director. I would hope that pageant directors are compensating judges for their time. With the ACPJA certification, I would definitely expect to be compensated as a judge.

      Thank you,

  2. Hello! I am a pageant professional who has experience in competition, judging, coaching, and directing. I am interested in taking the course since I don’t have much experience judging child pageants, but I would like to know if there will be anymore specials?

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