Cinderella Pageant at EAC Fine Arts Auditorium this month

Cinderella Pageant royalty rides a float in the 2021 Graham County Fair Parade. The 2022 pageant will take place Jan. 22 at the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium. - David Bell Photo/Gila Valley Central

SAFFORD — Eastern Arizona Cinderella announced its popular pageant is returning this month.

The pageant is Jan. 22 at the Eastern Arizona College Fine Arts Auditorium, and is open to participants 0 to 29 years old in eight divisions:

● Infant – 0 to 11 months

● Baby – 12 to 23 months

● Tiny Tot – 24 to 35 months

● Tot — 3 to 6 years

● Miniature Miss – 7 to 9 years

● Miss – 10 to 12 years

● Teen – 13 to 17 years

● Woman – 18 to 29 years

Participants compete in the categories of photogenic, interview or playtime, casual wear modeling, party wear modeling, and talent or tot personality. 

Winners of each category advance to the Arizona State finals, but everyone who participates is eligible to attend and represent this area. 

Tot through Women division winners get $75 paid toward the registration fee at the state finals, while Eastern Arizona College is sponsoring a one-year of full tuition scholarship for Overall Teen and Overall Woman winners this year and going forward.

For more information, attend the information workshop at Safford Dance Academy on Saturday, Jan. 8.