What the ACA provides
800 first-class hotel room nights free of change for the 53 contestants and their chaperones
Meals for the 53 contestants and two chaperones per contestant when they are not at Boardwalk Hall.
A free post-crowning VIP party lasting 90 minutes for the newly-crowned Miss America and 350 guests, including ABC executives, competition hosts and former Miss Americas
One free night on the town for all 53 contestants. The night out will consist of a social event, which may include but is not limited to a casino show.
Security service for all contestants
As many as 1,000 discounted hotel room nights for competition production staff
240 discounted hotel suite nights for the competition’s celebrity judges and VIPs. (This number increases to 254 nights if the competition uses a two-panel judging system)
Group rate discounts for 4,000 hotel room nights for competition fans
Free daily shuttle service for contestants and support staff between the hotels, Boardwalk Hall, production sites and
What the CRDA/ACCVA provide
Free transportation for all 53 contestants from Philadelphia International Airport to Atlantic City with the understanding that the contestants will arrive over a two-or-three-day period
A welcome ceremony for the contestants
Free access to Boardwalk Hall during the four show nights, all rehearsals and all related events. Access will include staff offices, press facilities, West Hall parking and Internet access.
Meals for all 53 contestants and their chaperones while at Boardwalk Hall. The Miss America Organization will split this cost with the CRDA.
Security service for all contestants while at Boardwalk Hall.
Use best efforts to obtain cost-effective labor and production services
Pay one half of the competition’s annual production costs and half of the annual building operations costs up to an annual payment of $2.3 million per year.
Miss America Organization obligations
Pay one half of the competition’s annual production costs and half of the annual building operations costs up to an annual payment of $2.3 million per year. Should the annual cost exceed $4.5 million, the organization will pay 100 percent of the excess costs
Make its best effort to minimize production costs
Provide the CRDA/ACCVA with written reports on production costs every 90 days. The CRDA/ACCVA has the right to review the organizations’ books, correspondence and records pertaining to production costs.
The organization will promote Atlantic City in national press conferences and press releases.
Atlantic City will be promoted in the opening segment of each competition with an in-show promotion running for eight minutes. The contestants will be introduced in groups of 10-to-12 at four or five locations throughout the city selected by the CRDA/ACCVA.
Atlantic City will be featured during in-show promotions, including citywide views projected onto an on-stage screen during the telecast. The organization will also broadcast one bumper containing a verbal mention of the city during the competition.
The organization will include the CRDA/ACCVA and ACA on its website.
Each Miss America will act as a spokeswoman for Atlantic City. She will be referred to as they city’s spokesperson in press, marketing and advertising materials.
Miss America will participate in CRDA/ACCVA and ACA campaigns, and the parties can use the Miss America brand, logo and photographs.
Miss America will make reference to and promote Atlantic City as a destination during any and all television interviews when practicable.
Miss America will make five appearances in Atlantic City. For each appearance, the CRDA/ACCVA and ACA will provide two one-way airline coach tickets, the cost of a two-bedroom suite, meals and all other expenses related to the appearance.
The organization will allow the CRDA/ACCVA and ACA to publish one full-page, four-color advertisement in the Miss America Competition magazine at no cost. Four hundred complimentary copies of the magazine will be provided. The parties can purchase 300 additional copies at cost.
The organization will provide 200 complementary VIP tickets for each preliminary round and the final round of the competition. A discounted set of box seats will also be provided. Fifty VIP tickets to the Miss America parade will also be provided.
Source: Contract between the Miss America Organization, CRDA and Atlantic City Alliance dated May 29, 2013.