Who We Are
Miss & Mr Africa New Zealand (MANZ) is an exceptional annual beauty pageant and the only one of its kind in New Zealand. This prestigious pageant is designed to empower young females and males of African descent and inter generational African history i.e. grandparents. The contestant will be trained to be women and men who appreciate the meaning of inner beauty with the purpose of strengthening their characters to enable them to touch and change their lives and of those in their communities and the world at large.
What We Do
What makes us stand out from the crowd?
We provide a platform that encourages self awareness and self esteem. Miss and Mr Africa New Zealand is also a showcase of African talent, culture, heritage, fashion, music, art and beauty.
Our vision is to:
- Provide a platform for young Africans living in New Zealand to showcase their beauty, culture, talent and creativity.
- Build Self-esteem and confidence in young Africans growing up in a diverse culture.
- Help educate the general public about Africa in order to eliminate stereotypes and myths that exist due to ignorance.
- Build leadership skills.
Miss and Mr Africa Auckland aims to develop personal growth in Africans residing in Auckland, New Zealand. As an organisation we aim to foster enhancement of the youth potential, talents and culture. The mission of Miss Africa Auckland is to promote health, fitness and inner beauty among African youth while producing positive role models for the community. We believe that involvement in the community should be encouraged. As an organisation we aim to develop African youth that will embody principles of self-confidence and self-worth. Dubbed a pageant with a difference, Miss and Mr Africa New Zealand aims to prepare young African youth for a better future in the diverse New Zealand society. At the end of the training sessions and pageant the youth should be uplifted and empowered to be comfortable with themselves, their natural talents, capability, beauty and culture.
Miss Africa New Zealand (MANZ) Pageant has designed a judging system to encourage distinction, and achievement among all contestants. This is ensured by steering away from the physical appearance of the contestants and focusing on their confidence, eloquence and poise.All the judges will be provided with detailed rules and regulations about Miss Africa New Zealand (MANZ). There will be a panel of judges who will give scores to individual contestants after each section. After each of the competition segments, the judges along with the Miss Africa New Zealand will total the scores.
To uphold and maintain the image of this prestigious contest, we select judges based on their experience, professions, and appreciation of the African culture. Individuals familiar with, or related to any contestant will not serve on the panel of judges.
Rules & Results
- Applicants should be knowledgeable of the Rules & Regulations governing Miss and Mr Africa New Zealand (MANZ) and agree to abide by them.
- The organizers reserve the right to amend the rules and regulations at any time.
- Contestants must acknowledge that all costs, except those met by the organizers, relating to attending Finals & Grand Final is their own responsibility.
- Contestants are responsible for their transportation to and from the competition venue, rehearsals or when they are needed by the organizers for media interviews.
- Applications are open to male and female.
- Applicants must be at 18-26 years on date of pageant.
- Applicants must be of African descent, or either parent being African and at most one of your grandparents with proof.
- Applicants with parents from two countries will choose to represent only one of the countries.
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a humanitarian platform and an appropriate community project supporting the New Zealand African Welfare Services Trust.
- No Pageant experience is required.
- Applicants must be legally residing in New Zealand.
- Applicants must have no criminal record.
- Applicants must not be pregnant.
- The crowned winner shall be an ambassador for New Zealand African Welfare Service Trust.
- Contestants will be required to perform and attend public events and workshops.
- Interested previous contestants within the age bracket (18-26 years) can still apply.
- Applicants must agree to recognize that the Judges decision is final and irrevocable.
- Application forms will be filled and submitted online.
- A contestant must fill out their own Application Form as truthful as possible.
- Registration fee is $50 (NZD).
- All Registration fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.
- The organisation will issue an invoice for payment of the registration fee of $50 to the contestants.
- Each contestant must pay their own Registration fees within ten (10) working days of the date that the invoice is issued.
D: Competition Structure
The Grand Finale shall have four categories as outlined below:
- Formal Wear
- African (Traditional)
- Creative wear
- Evening Wear
The winners of MANZ will not give any interviews, or endorsements without the written permission of the organiser. Communication between contestants and judges is strictly prohibited at all times during the pageant, as concerned parties will be disqualified. All questions and concerns must be addressed to Miss and Mr Africa New Zealand (MANZ) Organizers.
(F) Good Conduct
Inappropriate behavior or disrespect for the Miss and Mr Africa New Zealand (MANZ) Rules may result in the disqualification of the contestant.
Categories of the awards:
- Miss and Mr Congeniality
- Miss and Mr Photogenic
- Miss and Mr Talent
- Miss and Mr Fitness
Upon completion of the entire program, each finalist will receive a certificate of participation. All the best in this journey of becoming Miss and Mr Africa New Zealand.