This press release uses a format that is generally accepted by most media. The release should be double-spaced. Keep it brief and in inverted-pyramid style: most important news first, secondary news next, etc. If the story runs on to a second page, identify your story in the upper left-hand corner. End the release with three # symbols bottom-center.
Contact: <contact information>
<DATELINE>--<description of participants> from all over the <name of your area> will compete for the title of <title name> at a competition to be held <date and time of competition> at <location of competition>. Tickets are <ticket price>.
<details about the pageant>
For more information, please contact <contact person> at <contact number>.