The Miss South Carolina Pageant is less than 2 weeks away from kick off. If you're new to the pageant world or have forgotten the usual order of events, we've got the basics here for you. The journey to crowning Miss South Carolina and Miss Teen South Carolina begins on Tuesday, July 10 and is a weeklong process for contestants, leading up to the big crowning on Saturday, July 14.

Here's how thingswork:
First, the Miss South Carolina Contestants split up into three different groups ' The Mu group, Alpha group,and Sigma group. These groups will take turns competingin different portions of the pageant. 

 
Beginning Tuesday at7:00 pm, the contestants will each compete in three differentcategories- talent, on-stage interview, and swimsuit/evening wear. Ticketsare on sale now for these preliminary nights, Tuesday,July 10 ' Thursday, July 12, through Ticketmaster.com or at the TownshipBox Office.

Each group performs a different portion per night, so there will noshortage of entertainment! From singing to moon-walking dance moves to piano to theatrical monologues, each contestant brings her unique talent to the stage. Watch the highlights from the 2011 pageant.

Get a sneak peek of the competitors by liking the MissSouth Carolina Organization Facebook page to see all 48 Miss contestants as well as the 53 Teen contestants for this year's pageant. You can also 'meet the contestants' beforecoming out to the Township by watching their individual videos on the Miss South Carolina Organization YouTube page.

For more information about the MissSouth Carolina pageant, keep up with the Miss South Carolina Organizationon Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.

T
ickets for the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Pageant are available for purchase at the Township Auditorium box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Book a hotel room online at columbiacvb.com